Johnny Thunder (I). “When Johnny Thunder was an infant, some brown men snatched him and took him to Badhnisia, an ancient island kingdom steeped in mystery. Because Johnny was born in the seventh cycle of their moon, Lahseen, the Badhnisians took him through the seven great gates and gave him a strange power.” This power is mastery over a pink lightning bolt, which obeys his wishes and is extremely powerful. Thunder is a member of the Justice Society of America. His superpower is to command the lightning bolt, which is a kind of genie which will do anything when commanded by the magic words, "Cei-u." Most of Thunder’s opponents are ordinary criminals, although there is one group of robbers who use an Egyptian “flight stone” to commit crime. Thunder appears in stories with titles like “The Mystery Woman,” “Hunting for Arsonists,” and “The Story of the Man Who Couldn’t Lose.”  


First Appearance: Flash Comics #1 (DC), Jan 1940. 100+ appearances, 1940-1949+. Created by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier.

 

 

 

 


 

 

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