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Jakeem Thunder

Art from the cover to JSA #80, by Alex Ross.
Jakeem Thunder and the Thunderbolt
Art by Alex Ross. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (690x1046, 702 KB)Art from the cover to JSA #80. ... Rosss rendition of the Justice League Nelson Alexander Alex Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book painter, acclaimed for the photorealism of his work. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance (1) Flash vol. 2 #134 (February 1998) (cameo)
(2) JLA #26, (Feb. 1999)
Created by Grant Morrison (writer)
Mark Millar (writer)
Paul Ryan (artist)
Characteristics
Alter ego Jakeem Johnny Williams
Affiliations Justice Society of America
Young Justice
Notable aliases J.J. Thunder
Abilities Ability to summon and control a powerful genie, the Thunderbolt

Jakeem Johnny Thunder (initially called J.J. Thunder, a name he dislikes) is a fictional character published by DC Comics and a member of the current version of the superhero team the Justice Society of America. Jakeem first appeares in Flash vol. 2 #134 (February 1998), and was created by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Paul Ryan. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... The Flash is a title given to a series of DC Comics superheroes. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Grant Morrison in 2006. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... Notable people named Paul Ryan include: [1]Paul Ryan (artist) Paul Ryan (politician) Paul Ryan (singer) Paul Ryan (illustrator) (Squadron Supreme) Paul Ryan (stalker) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Young Justice is the name of a comic book written by Peter David and published by DC Comics, and the DC Universe superhero team within it, created by Todd DeZago. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The Flash is a title given to a series of DC Comics superheroes. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Grant Morrison in 2006. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... Notable people named Paul Ryan include: [1]Paul Ryan (artist) Paul Ryan (politician) Paul Ryan (singer) Paul Ryan (illustrator) (Squadron Supreme) Paul Ryan (stalker) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...

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Character History

Jakeem is a precocious black teenager from Keystone City (home of the original and current versions of the Flash), he came into possession of Johnny Thunder's "genie" Thunderbolt. This was during a Justice League/Justice Society crossover, when the world was being threatened by an evil Thunderbolt. With Captain Marvel's help, Jakeem was able to "merge" the two Thunderbolts, with the command for summoning the Thunderbolt being So Cûl (pronounced "so cool"). Keystone City is a fictional city featured in stories of the Flash published by DC Comics. ... The Flash. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ancient Assyrian stone relief of a genie. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... For other uses, see Captain Marvel. ...


Jakeem later, and somewhat reluctantly, joined the Justice Society. Like Johnny before him, he often caused trouble by wishing for things without meaning to, due to poorly-worded commands.


Last Laugh

During the "Last Laugh" story arc where certain villains in the DC universe had been affected by the Joker's laughing gas, a Jokerized Solomon Grundy attacked the JSA headquarters, knocking out the then-caretaker of the museum Alexander Montez. Jakeem and Stargirl were the only two at the headquarters at the time to fight against Grundy, who soon retreated after taking Jakeem's pen which contained the Thunderbolt. Jakeem told Stargirl he wanted to get the pen back not because he saw the Thunderbolt as his power, but because the Thunderbolt was his friend. The Joker is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain widely considered to be Batmans archenemy. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... Eclipso is a fictional character, a villain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Courtney Whitmore is the fictional superheroine Stargirl in the DC Comics Universe. ...


During the fight with Grundy, Jakeem jumped on his back with a can of paint he used to spray Grundy in the eye. Grundy then knocked Jakeem off of him and continued after Stargirl pinning her against the wall. Bleeding from the mouth, Jakeem saw that his pen had fallen into a small sewer. Realizing that Stargirl was in trouble, he desperately stretched to reach the pen which was just beyond his finger tips. In doing so, a purplish-pink wave of energy appeared in Jakeem's eyes and around the pen which levitated up into his grasp. Jakeem briefly wondered how he was able to do this feat, but then decided to figure it out later as he summoned the Thunderbolt (who appeared cracking his knuckles ready for the fight) and told him to burn Grundy from the inside out. After the fight, Stargirl and Jakeem had come to see each other on better terms.


Johnny Thunder

When Johnny Thunder returned, having apparently recovered from Alzheimer's disease as the result of one of Jakeem's wishes, he demanded the Thunderbolt back. However, it turned out that this was actually the villainous Ultra-Humanite, controlling Johnny's body. Jakeem was able to wrest control of the Thunderbolt back, but Johnny lost his life. Jakeem then wished that the Thunderbolt could save Johnny somehow. In desperation, the Thunderbolt merged with Johnny, creating a new being with the memories of both (although a recent issue of JSA, dealing with a Jakeem "gone mad", has shown a Johnny separate from the genie and a denizen of the fifth dimension, part of the "Thunderbolt family"). The Ultra-Humanite is a fictional supervillain appearing in stories published by DC Comics. ...


Recently when returning from the fifth dimension with Mr. Terrific, Hourman and Stargirl, they saw Mordru battling with Nabu. Mr. Terrific was about to give orders to attack Mordru when Jakeem intervened and told them to sit back (previously Mordru had slit his throat). Jakeem grabbed Mordru in a rear naked choke while stabbing him in the throat with his pen, then saying "so cool" to summon the Thunderbolt from out of the pen, which eletrocuted Mordru. Jakeem then asked the Thunderbolt to remove Mordru from their sight, which was followed by a please. Mister Terrific is the name of two different superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Hourman (spelled Hour-Man in his earliest appearances) is the name of three different fictional DC Comics superheroes the first of whom was created by Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey in Adventure Comics #48 (April 1940), during the Golden Age of Comic Books. ... // Character Biography Mordru (also known as Mordru the Merciless) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe whose main foes are the Legion of Super-Heroes in the future world of the 30th and 31st centuries and the Justice Society of America and the Lord of Order...


Current status

Jakeem resents being seen as a kid by the rest of the team, especially Stargirl, although as the closest to his age on the team, he sees her as a friend. Living in Keystone, he has formed a friendship with Bart Allen, at the time the teenage superhero Kid Flash (formerly known as Impulse, currently known as The Flash). Courtney Whitmore is the fictional superheroine Stargirl in the DC Comics Universe. ... Bartholemew Bart Allen II is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Jakeem Thunder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (796 words)
Jakeem and Stargirl were the only two at the headquarters at the time to fight against Grundy who soon retreated after taking Jakeem's pen which contained the thuderbolt.
Jakeem briefly wondered how he was able to do this feat but then decided to figure it out later as he summoned the thunderbolt (who appeared cracking his knuckles ready for the fight) and told him to burn Grundy from the inside out.
Jakeem resents being seen as a kid by the rest of the team, especially Stargirl, although as the closest to his age on the team, he sees her as a friend.
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