Jakeem Thunder- J.J. Thunder

J.J. Thunder

Created by: Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Paul Ryan

1st appearance: Flash vol. 2 #134, February 1998

Citizenship: USA

Alias: Jakeem Johnny Williams, J.J. Thunder

Team Affiliations: JSA- Justice Society of America

Legal Status: Minor with no criminal record

Height: 5’7                    Weight: 130 lbs

Eyes: Brown                  Hair: brown

Relatives: Phil Williams (father), unnamed mother, Jimmy Williams (brother, deceased), unnamed grandmother (deceased), unnamed half-brother, Lashawn (aunt), Jenny (aunt)

Powers: As the possessor of the magic pen he is granted any with by the genie there in. The genie’s power is limitless in our dimension but misunderstandings and mispronunciations often cause problems for the two.


Jakeem is an African-American teenager and Black Superhero with a tragic past. His father does not know of him and his mother died of cancer soon after he was born. He’s from Keystone City, and came to possess the genie-powered Thunderbolt pen which once belonged to the golden age hero Johnny Thunder who was suffering from Alzheimers. When an evil genie came to Earth, Jakeem was instrumental in saving the planet when he was able, with Captain Marvel’s help, to merge his genie with the evil one thus ending the threat. The now fused genie is summoned by saying the words “So Cûl” (pronounced “So cool”). He then became a reluctant member of the renowned Justice Society of America. Here he made friends with Fellow Black Superheroes Mr. Terrific, Amazing Man and Lightning.

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About Ryn Fraser

Caribbean born college teacher with a degree in Philosophy, 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 Wikipedia, Comicvine, Independent comics, IGN, Gamespot, and Islandstage.net. View all posts by Ryn Fraser

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