Perhaps the most famous of all the Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan put on the Lantern's ring for the first time in 1959. Reinvented from the original 1940s crime-fighting Alan Scott Green Lantern by John Broome, this new Green Lantern was a science fiction adventurer. He battled aliens, giant monsters, wealthy sociopaths out to steal his ring and the efforts of his ladylove, Carol Ferris, to discover his true identity. As the Green Lantern of the Silver Age of comic books, Hal Jordan captured the imagination of a space-minded society of the '50s and '60s.
Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 3 collects the adventures of Hal Jordan as he takes on the responsibility of the ring and the lantern in Green Lantern #23-35.