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Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino

The Original Universe


Real Name: Garth Ranzz
Aliases: Lightning Man, Lightning Boy
Identity: Public
Occupation: Legionnaire
Status: Active
Homeworld: Winath
Race: Winathian
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Imra Ardeen Ranzz (wife); Graym Ranzz (son); Garridan Ranzz (son); Ayla Ranzz (twin sister); Mekt Ranzz (brother); Luc Ranzz (father; deceased); Perla Ranzz (mother; deceased)
Base of Operation: Legion Headquarters, 31st Century Earth, United Planets
Group Affiliation(s): Legion of Super-Heroes
Gender: Male
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Reddish Blonde
First Appearance: (as Lightning Boy) Adventure Comics Vol. 1 #247 (April 1958); (as Lightning Lad) Adventure Comics #267 (December 1959)
Creators: Otto Binder and Al Plastino


Garth Ranzz of Winath received his lightning powers on Korbal. Along with Imra Ardeen and Rokk Krinn, he was one of the three founders of the Legion of Super-Heroes.


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For a definitive list of appearances of Lightning Lad in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #13 (March 1986)

Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #4 (August 1988)