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"Rider Of The Air Waves": While starting his new job as a truck jockey, Hal Jordan receives an emergency call from a female truck driver in a hostage situation. Hal goes there as Green Lantern and saves the woman. He then investigates the source of a static that interf

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Oliver Queen

Green Lantern (Volume 2) #100 is an issue of the series Green Lantern (Volume 2) with a cover date of January, 1978.

Synopsis for "Rider Of The Air Waves"

While starting his new job as a truck jockey, Hal Jordan receives an emergency call from a female truck driver in a hostage situation. Hal goes there as Green Lantern and saves the woman. He then investigates the source of a static that interfered with their communications. Hal follows the sound waves and encounters a green-costumed kid trapped in a two-dimensional space. The hero materializes and confounds Green Lantern with a villain, so he attacks. After Green Lantern overtakes him, the kid presents himself as the son of the old crime-fighter, Air Wave, taking his mantle. Air Wave, who can ride through sound, got trapped while practicing until Green Lantern released him.

Meanwhile, Master-Tek, a terrorist hired by a foreign nation, attempts to destroy the communications system in that region. As a result, Hal and the female trucker get uncommunicated. Green Lantern and Air Wave investigate the source of the jamming and encounter Master Tek. The criminal overtakes Green Lantern, but Air Wave sneaks behind him by riding the sound waves. The young hero distracts him enough for Green Lantern to recover and take care of Master Tek. With the villain defeated, Green Lantern proposes Air Wave to introduce him to Green Arrow to learn how to fight.

Moments later, Air Wave He tells Green Lantern that he deduced his identity as Hal Jordan, and the kid reveals that his name is also Hal Jordan. Green Lantern then connects the dots and discovers young Hal is his cousin, the son of an uncle he never met, and that uncle was the original Air Wave.

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  • Hal Jordan's Big-Rig


Synopsis for "Beware the Blazing Inferno"

When the latest in a series of Star City bombings injures the leg of Roy (Speedy) Harper, who is playing with his band Great Frog at a high school concert, Green Arrow and Black Canary are driven to discover the culprits. The bombers prove to be the Blazing Infernos street gang, but they find out that their backers are three businessmen in town, named Marcus, Barkis, and Fish. The heroes, with the help of Roy, take down the gang and their backers, who have been causing the bombings to raise insurance rates. Meanwhile, Mayor Jack Major is almost certain that Oliver Queen is Green Arrow, and wants him to run for mayor in the upcoming election. Oliver agrees to do so.

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  • Blazing Infernos (Street gang) (Single appearance)
  • Justin Marcus (Single appearance)
  • Harry Barkis (Single appearance)
  • Leonard Fish (Single appearance)

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  • Mayor Jack Major
  • Commissioner Elmer Durgin

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Trivia

  • In this issue, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) says to Air Wave (Hal Jordan), "This is a first. Two superheroes with the same real name!" As suggested, with the exception of clones and alternate universe counterparts, this instance is one of the first times two superheroes shared the same civilian name.
    • Later in DC's publication history, across New Earth and Prime Earth, other hero parings have shared the same happenstance like Terra (Tara Markov) and Terra (Tara Markov II), Flash (Wally West) and Kid Flash (Wally West II), and retrospectively Black Canary (Dinah Lance) and Black Canary (Dinah Drake-Lance).


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