Meteor man (Character)

Meteor Man

Publisher: Marvel comics

Created by: Robert Townsend

1st appearance: The Meteor Man (Movie, August 3rd 1993)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Us citizen with no criminal record

Height: 5’10            Weight: 185 lbs

Eyes:  Brown            Hair: Black

Relatives: None

Skills and abilities: Variable

Powers:He could absorb all the knowledge from any book he touched. Also possessed flight, healing factor and superhuman strength.


Jefferson Reed is a mild-mannered school teacher in Washington D.C. His neighborhood is terrorized by a local gang called the Golden Lords. One night, Jeff steps in to rescue a woman from the gang, only to end up running from them himself. Hiding in a garbage dumpster, he manages to escape, and as he climbs out of it, he is struck down by a glowing green meteorite which crashes down from the sky. His spine is crushed and he receives severe burns. A small fragment of the meteor was left over and was taken by a silent vagrant. Reed awakens several days later in the hospital, but when his bandages are taken off, he is miraculously healed from all his injuries. He then comes to realize he’s been granted superhuman abilities and wages war on the local gangs.

Facts: Before there was Hancock, Blank Man or the travesty that was Steel…..there was THE METEOR MAN! Making his movie debut in 1993. He was the product of actor/director Robert Townsend’s attempt at creating a Black Superhero for the silver screen! After the movie hit theaters the character went on to star in a 6 issue mini series published by Marvel Comics.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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One thought on “Meteor man (Character)

  • February 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    i remember watching this when i was a kid,bill cosby was the vagrant haha


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