Johnny Thunder I

Johnny Thunderbolt

Nick Name
Civilian ID
Johnny "John" L. Thunder


Boxing Champion

Federal Law Enforcement Agent

King of Badhnisia

Naval Seaman

Rodeo Cowboy

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Bronx, New York
Group Affiliation

All-Star Squadron

Justice Society

Base of Operations
New York, New York
5' 11"
175 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue, now Magenta
Hair Color
Blond - Grey with age, now Magenta.
Known Powers

Normal human in possession of a genie-like being known as Cei-U, pronounced "Say You", that will manifest when called and perform any task requested.

Note: Johnny Thunder's soul has merged with the genie Cei-U and has become the thunderbolt he once commanded.


Cei-U: Powerful magical being from the fifth-dimension capable of performing any feat imagined.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

All Star Comics Vol. 1

Flash Comics Vol. 1

JSA Vol. 1

First Appearance
Flash Comics Vol. 1 #1 (Jan. 1940)
John W. Wentworth & Stan Asch

Born in the Bronx at 7 a.m. on the seventh day of the seventh month of a year ending in seven (1917) on a Saturday, the seventh day of the week, coinciding with the Seventh Circle of the Moon Lahseen in the calendar of the small Asian country of Badhnisia, Johnny Thunder was destined for a special fate.

Kidnapped as an infant by Badhnisian tribalists who thought he was their key to mastery of the world, he was exposed to mystical rituals. At age seven, he became master of a living Thunderbolt that could do anything all he had to do was utter the words "cei u" (pronounced "say you"), and the Thunderbolt would do his bidding for an hour.

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