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In his old age, he told tales of the Justice Society, but no one believed him except his great-grandson. Wally West I appeared to him and urged him to look for the Justice Society. He cried for the Thunderbolt to come back in vain, and contemplated his past actions. He still blamed himself for the loss of the Justice Society.
Johnny Thunder was at his retirement home, staring out the window, waiting for his family to take him out to dinner. Unfortunately, they didn't not show up. Later that night, Thunder escaped from the retirement home as one of the orderlies claimed that he would not get far. He headed to an old steel mill, where he was assaulted by a group of thieving junkies. However, he was saved by Saturn Girl and Rorschach (Reggie Long). Johnny Thunder found Alan Scott's Green Lantern Power Battery. Rorschach asked Johnny Thunder what was that Lantern. Rorschach, Saturn Girl and Johnny Thunder met up with Ozymandias at the Owlship. Using Ozymandias' pet lynx Bubastis (revealed to have been cloned from the original Bubastis that Doctor Manhattan disintegrated and containing a sliver of his power) and the Lantern Battery, Ozymandias transported everyone to Doctor Manhattan's location at the Joker's “fun house” where the Comedian was. After the confrontation with Doctor Manhattan, the injured Ozymandias makde it back to the Owlship, attacking Johnny and Saturn Girl, declaring that he could save everything and everyone. Ozymandias had Johnny Thunder and Saturn Girl imprisoned in his hideout. When Saturn Girl faded upon no longer being part of the current timeline, Ozymandias left as Johnny Thunder mourned Saturn Girl's disappearance and Alan Scott's Green Lantern was shown near him. When Doctor Manhattan undid the experiment that erased the Justice Society of America and the Legion of Super-Heroes, Ozymandias revealed Johnny merged himself with Thunderbolt as Johnny Thunderbolt and helped Superman defeat the forces of Black Adam.
Powers and Abilities
- Summoning (Formerly): Johnny could originally summon the djinn Thunderbolt by using the magic words "cei-u"; the djinn would fulfill all his orders to the letter, even the unintentional, for an hour.
- Johnny Thunder was created by John B. Wentworth and Stan Aschmeier, first appearing in Flash Comics #1. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's New 52 DCU: Rebirth #1 one-shot.
- 13 Appearances of John Thunder (Prime Earth)
- 2 Images featuring John Thunder (Prime Earth)
- 1 Quotations by or about John Thunder (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: John Thunder (Prime Earth)
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