Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Fringe character,
possible human mutant?
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Fire Ball,
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#13)
Powers/Abilities: Lightning Bolt can generate
electricity througout any part of his body, a power he can use to fly.
Eyes: White (no visible irises)
History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#13)) - The
villainous Lightning Bolt was enemies with Fire Ball and the previous,
heroic Lightning Bolt.
Comments: Created by William R. Louis.
Lightning Bolt was the product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain" section that ran in most earlier issues of the Magazine. In Lightning Bolt's case, he was created by then-10-year-old William R. Louis of Vernon, New York. As a fringe character, Lightning Bolt was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there is also nothing to say he did not exist on Earth-616 either...
Lightning Bolt's height & weight were impossible
to approximate, as he was never seen next to any character whose height
& weight were officially determined.
Lightning Bolt's origin was never shown but I'm leaning towards him being a mutant, given his X-Men-like costume. Speaking of which, Lightning Bolt suspiciously looks like a blonde Legion (David Haller)....
Lightning Bolt was referred to as "Lightning Bolt II"
by William R. Louis in the Magazine, referencing "Lightning Bolt I" as
his enemy. Unfortunately, there were two other "Lightning Bolts" prior
to this character but I'd imagine Louis was referring to the heroic
Lightning Bolt seen in Spider-Man Magazine (I#12).
The issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring this Lightning Bolt was not numbered but recent reprints of the comic strips inside Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures of the X-Men trade paperbacks identified the issue as #13.
Fire Ball's name was misspelled "Fire-ball" in
Lightning Bolt's section of Spider-Man Magazine (I#13). It's possible
this was meant to be a new character named "Fire-ball" but given that
the article acknowledges a previous heroic Lightning Bolt, it seems
likely that William R. Louis intended this to be the heroic Fire Ball
also seen in a past issue of Spider-Man Magazine. If this ultimately
proves to be a new character, I will update this profile to reflect
Profile by Proto-Man.
Lightning Bolt has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#13), p15, splash page (Lightning Bolt, main image)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#13) (Summer, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Lightning Bolt II" - William R. Louis (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)
First Posted: 04/08/2020
Last updated: 04/08/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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