Created by: Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Paul Ryan
1st appearance: Flash vol. 2 #134, February 1998
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 a bond with 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.