Publisher: Marvel comics
Created by: Robert Townsend
1st appearance: The Meteor Man (Movie, August 3rd 1993)
Team Affiliations: None
Legal Status: Us citizen with no criminal record
Height: 5’10 Weight: 185 lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
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.