Thunder Head (Character)

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Publisher: Image Comics

Created by:  Erik Larsen

Real Name: Kevin Gorelick

1st appearance: Savage Dragon #171, June 2011

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: US citizen with no criminal record

Height: 6’1              Weight: 190 lbs

Eyes: Orange           Hair: None

Relatives: Rapture (Mother, deceased), Skullface (Father, deceased), Malcolm Dragon (1/2 Brother), Willie (Uncle)

Skills and abilities: Proficient street Fighter.

Powers: Superhuman strength.



Born to the super humans Rapture (from another dimension) and Skullface. Like his father he had a deformed appearance which often ostracized him from his peers. His father was a super villain and member of the the “Vicious Circle”, Savage Dragon’s most fearsome foes. Skullface was the right hand of Overlord the undisputed most powerful foe of Savage Dragon. Despite this Skullface ensured that his son attended school and always did his homework [Savage Dragon #171]. Thunder Head could not understand why school was important because he wanted to join his father in a life of crime.

Thunder head First appearance
‘First appearance of Thunder head’ From Savage Dragon #171, art by Erik Larsen

His father warned him to stay away from a life of crime at all costs, David promised his dad before his death that he would stay away from crime [Savage Dragon #171]. Years later after his mother was killed he continued to stay away from crime.

The Vicious Cycle

When he was fired because of his appearance despite being a good worker and got an eviction notice he thought all his sacrifice had been in-vain. He was recruited into the “Vicious Circle” when they promised they could resurrect his dad. While perpetrating a crime he fought Malcolm Dragon, his 1/2 brother. In this first encounter he managed to hold his own an escape [Savage Dragon #171]. He delivered the desired device to the Circle thus completing his mission [Savage Dragon #172]. While at the graveside of his father alongside Wargod, they were thwarted by Malcolm Dragon and his adopted sister. During the battle the “resurrection machine” was damaged and Wargod was killed. When Malcolm realized they were brothers he allowed the reluctant villain to escape [Savage Dragon #182]. While  visiting his father’s grave he witnessed a resurrection of ‘The Claw’ [Savage Dragon #183].

He was pulled into Claw’s plot and was abused by him. When Claw was stopped Kevin was severely injured and had to be hospitalized. Malcolm and him bonded during his recovery. Though he was told he may never walk again he vowed he would recover [Savage Dragon #189]. After leaving the hospital he got a job in a restaurant and using leg bracers was walking again [Savage Dragon #190-193].


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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