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The Lightning. The Lightning was created by Franklin Adreon (Boroff, Copperhead, Daredevils of the Red Circle) and Ronald Davidson (Rex Bennett, Masked Marvel, Nyoka) and appeared in the film serial The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938).
The Lightning intends to use SCIENCE! to CONQUER THE WORLD! He is a brilliant inventor and criminal mastermind who attempts to use his electrical torpedoes, wing-shaped aircraft, and thunderbolt pistol to kill his enemies, protect his secrets, and ultimately rule the world. He is pursued by Tom Grayson and Frank Corby, a pair of Marine lieutenants. The Lightning kills most of Grayson and Corby’s unit and later kills Grayson’s father before Grayson takes him down.
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