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Weather Wizard


Weather Wizard, art by Brian Bolland Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x759, 150 KB)The Flash villain Weather Wizard, found at http://spider-bob. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance The Flash #110 (December 1959)
Created by John Broome
Carmine Infantino
Characteristics
Alter ego Mark Mardon
Affiliations Rogues
Abilities Weather manipulation derived from "weather wand"

Weather Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics supervillain. The Weather Wizard first appeared in Flash #110 (December 1959-January 1960). DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Broome (aka: pen names John Osgood and Edgar Ray Meritt) was a writer-contributor to DC Comics. ... Carmine Infantino (born May 24, 1925, Brooklyn, New York City) is an American comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. ... Some members of the Flashs Rogues Gallery. ... Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers (also spelled super-powers). Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Fictional character biography

Escaping a prison transport, Mark Mardon fled to his brother's house only to find him dead. Mardon's brother, Clyde, a scientist, had just discovered a way to control the weather before dying of a heart attack (although recent evidence implies that Mardon murdered his brother and either lied about or blocked out the memory of finding his body). Mardon took Clyde's notes and used them to make a wand to generate weather and embarked on a criminal career as The Weather Wizard, sometimes using his powers on a small scale (such as zapping someone with lightning) and sometimes a larger scale (imprisoning a town in winter), almost always facing defeat by The Flash (Barry Allen). A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... Weather is a term that encompasses phenomena in the atmosphere of a planet. ... Double lightning. ... Barry Allen is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe and the second Flash. ...


After Barry Allen's death during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Weather Wizard went into semi-retirement for a while, until, during Underworld Unleashed, he teamed up with other Rogues which included Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Captain Boomerang I, and Mirror Master II, as part of a ploy for greater power. Ultimately, it ended with their deaths and the release of the demon Neron. They were later resurrected as soulless demons, by Neron to use against Barry Allen's successor Wally West, who manipulated Neron to return the Rogue's souls. The Weather Wizard and the others, save Heat Wave, returned to a life of crime. Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... Underworld Unleashed was a crossover by DC Comics in 1995. ... The Flashs Rogues Gallery. ... Captain Cold, also known as Leonard Snart, is a comic book villain created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino for The Flash comic book, and is one of the scarlet speedsters enemies. ... Heat Wave is a fictional villain in the DC Universe and a primary foe of the Flash. ... George Digger Harkness and his son Owen Mercer, both known as Captain Boomerang, are fictional supervillains in the DC Universe. ... Mirror Master is a fictional character, a recurring foe of the Flash with large technical knowledge and skills involving the use of mirrors. ... Neron is also an alternative name of the Roman Emperor Nero. ... Wally West is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. ...


Weather Wizard joined up with Blacksmith and her rogues. Through her, he learns he has a son from a one night stand with Keystone City police officer Julie Jackham. Their son, Josh, had exhibited internalized weather-controlling abilities and Mardon wanted to have the same ability without the use of his wand. He tried to kidnap Josh from Wally's wife, Linda and dissect him to understand out how his son gained that ability. He was stopped by Flash and sent to Iron Heights, but escaped. After Blacksmith's group disbanded, the Weather Wizard, along with Mirror Master and Trickster II, joined up with Captain Cold, who declared himself the leader of the Rogues. Mardon was also the representative of the rogues for the Secret Society of Super Villains. Blacksmith is a DC Comics supervillain and a rogue to the Flash III (Wally West). ... Keystone City is a fictional city featured in stories of the Flash published by DC Comics. ... Linda Park (also Linda Park-West) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. ... Iron Heights is a fictional maximum-security prison which houses the many Flash rogues and metahuman criminals of Keystone City and Central City when they end up captured. ... The Trickster is the name of two DC Comics supervillains and a enemy of the Flash. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ...


In other media

In the 1979 TV Specials Legends of the Super-Heroes, Weather Wizard was portrayed by comedian Jeff Altman. Barbara Joyce as the Huntress from Legends of the Superheroes. ... Jeff Altman (born in Syracuse, New York, August 13, 1951) is a comedian who has appeared as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman 36 times. ...


Weather Wizard was introduced in Superman: The Animated Series episode titled "Speed Demons," where Superman and the Flash competed for the title of 'fastest man alive'. Also in that episode, Mark's brother Clyde wasn't dead and Mark siphoned the energy off of Superman and Flash through the monitoring arm bands. With Clyde's help, Superman and The Flash defeated him. He was played by Miguel Ferrer. Superman: The Animated Series is the unofficial title given to Warner Bros. ... Miguel Ferrer (born February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California) is a Puerto Rican-American actor who is often cast in movies as a villain. ...


In an episode of Justice League, Weather Wizard was a member of the Superman Revenge Squad and was defeated. He was played by Corey Burton. Hereafter is an episode of season two of the animated series Justice League Unlimited. ... Justice League is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Adventures of Superman #543 An organization collaborates to destroy Superman which include Maxima, Barrage, Riot and Anomaly. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is a voice actor. ...


In Justice League Unlimited, Weather Wizard appears as a member of Gorilla Grodd's Legion of Doom. He was also seen as a background character and a display in the "Flash and Substance" episode. Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was an American animated television series produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... The Legion of Doom was a group of supervillains led by Lex Luthor that appeared in Challenge of the SuperFriends, a animated series that starred superheroes from DC Comics. ...


Miguel Ferrer also portrayed a similar villain, The Weatherman, the antagonist in the 1997 Live-action TV pilot Justice League of America. Justice League of America is an unsuccessful TV-pilot based on the characters of The Justice League. ...


External links

  • Alan Kistler's Profile On: THE FLASH - A detailed analysis of the history of the Flash by comic book historian Alan Kistler. Covers information all the way from Jay Garrick to Barry Allen to today, as well as discussions on the various villains and Rogues who fought the Flash. Various art scans.
  • Hyperborea entry for Weather Wizard

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Weather Wizard: Information from Answers.com (565 words)
Weather Wizard is the name of a fictional DC Comics supervillain.
Weather Wizard was introduced in Superman: The Animated Series episode titled "Speed Demons," where Superman and the Flash competed for the title of 'fastest man alive'.
In an episode of Justice League, Weather Wizard was a member of the Superman Revenge Squad and was defeated.
Weather Wizard (1038 words)
Weather Wizard is a BASIC program which works on all 8-bit Atari computers of any memory size.
Weather Wizard asks you for the previous barometer reading, then the current barometer reading.
Weather Wizard bases its predictions on several simple forecasting "rules" which are fairly accurate for locations in the Northern hemisphere.
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