- Real Name Harold "Hal" Jordan
- Alias Maser
- Identity secret
- Alignment Good
- Affiliation JSA Reserves, Captains of Industry
- Gender Male
- Hair Brown
- Citizenship American
- First appearance Green Lantern vol 2 # 100 (Jan 1978)
- Last appearance Infinite Crisis # 4 (March 2006)
At a young age, Hal Jordan was found to exhibit the power to transmute into energy. Just as his father had modified his helmet and was preparing to train him to use his powers, Larry was killed. Eventually, Hal decided to follow in the footsteps of his father's career and took up the mantle of Air Wave. At some point, he became able to control his transmutation to energy without relying upon his father's equipment.
When Air Wave was recruited by the Institute for Metahuman Studies to join a group of highly capitalist superheroes called the Captains of Industry, he used the code name Maser after undergoing extreme gene-modification at the hands of Doctor Moon. This group was relatively short-lived and he soon resumed using Air Wave as his moniker. He next appeared fighting Kobra and his plot to seize control of the world's media resources. When freed by the JSA, the seriously weakened hero destroyed Kobra's satellites, which were targeted to annihilate many of Earth's cities.
Later, Air Wave joined the JSA reserve in battle during the Imperiex War, as well as against the triumvirate of Mordru, Obsidian, and Eclipso.
Air Wave was "dispersed" during a battle during Alexander Luthor's plot to remake the universe and was presumed dead.