Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Fringe character,
possible human mutate (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Lightning Bolt (flying, electricity-generating villain), Rain
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#12)
Powers/Abilities: Lightning Bolt is capable of
moving as fast as a bolt of lightning. He can also contact nature
to produce and project lightning bolts.
History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#12)) - The heroic Lightning Bolt was enemies with Sunlight, Fireball and Rain Man.
(Spider-Man Magazine (I#13) - BTS) - Lightning Bolt
became enemies with a new, villainous Lightning Bolt, who could fly and
Comments: Created by Greg Vendetti.
Lightning Bolt was a 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 Greg Vendetti of Guilford, Connecticut. As a fringe character, Lightning Bolt was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there was also no evidence to say he did not exist on Earth-616...
Lightning Bolt's height & weight were impossible to approximate, as he never seen next to any character whose height & weight had been officially determined. Additionally, Lightning Bolt's eye & hair color were impossible to determine, as he was only ever seen with his cowl on.
Lightning Bolt's origin was never shown but, for some reason, I imagine him being a mutated human.
It was not clear if the Fireball listed as an enemy
of Lightning Bolt was the member of the Seekers linked in this profile
(and who first appeared a year prior to Lightning Bolt's appearance) or
if it was perhaps a misspelling of the name of Fire Ball,
another Spider-Man Magazine superhero. I'm inclined to lean towards
either it being the Seekers character or perhaps a new Fireball
character created by Joey Cortez for Lightning Bolt's back story. If
the Fireball listed in Spider-Man Magazine turns out to be an original
character, I will add a subprofile of this new Fireball but until then,
I'm going to stick with the previous character we've already seen.
The issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring Lightning
Bolt was not numbered but recent reprints of the comic strips from the
issue in trade paperbacks of Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures
of the X-Men identify the issue as #12.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Lightning Bolt has no known connections to:
Rain Man is a known enemy of Lightning Bolt.
--Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) - BTS
Sunlight is a known enemy of Lightning Bolt.
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#12), p15, splash page (Lightning Bolt, main image)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) (Spring, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Lightning Bolt" - Greg Vendetti (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)
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: 04/01/2020
Last updated: 04/01/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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