Roberts, Red. Red Roberts is framed because he knows too much about crime in his city. But his electrocution does not kill him. Instead, it gives him electrical powers–an electrical punch, the ability to project lightning from his hands, and the ability to change into electrical impulses and travel via wires–which he uses to escape from jail and then capture the criminals who framed him, which include the mayor. Roberts is pardoned and goes on to use his powers to fight further crime. He appears in stories with titles like “The Opium Smugglers” and “The Dawson Kidnapping.”
First Appearance: Rocket Comics #1 (Hillman), Mar 1940. 3 appearances, 1940. Created by ?
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