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Lightning (Tower)

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Lightning tower

Real Name

Guy Gilbert

First Appearance

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4 (1966)

Original Publisher

Tower Comics

Created by

Steve Skeates, Mike Sekowsky, and Frank Giacoia

Golden Age Origin

Guy Gilbert was the leader of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Squad until he was given a uniform that gave him super-speed so he became the member of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents known as Lightning. However, each time he uses the suit, it speeds up his metabolism and decreases his lifespan.

Golden Age Appearances

  • T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #4-20


  • Tower Comics never registered its titles with the US copyright office and also did not include a correct copyright notice on their books. According to US copyright law all works published between 1923-1977 that did not comply with copyright law became public domain upon publication.
  • Only the Tower Comics version of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents is in the public domain. All subsequent versions published by DC Comics, JC Comics, Deluxe Comics, etc. are NOT.

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