Real Name: Fred Parrish
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Student, college football player
Affiliations: Lois (Lois Blake, sidekick), Twister, Sub-Zero
Enemies: Green Sorceress, Marto
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Harvard
First Appearance: Blue Bolt #1 (Funnies, Inc, 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Can fire bolts of lightning. Also uses a lightning gun, which seems a little redundant under the circumstances.
History: Star Harvard football player Fred Parrish is practising in an out of the way spot when he is struck by lightning. Needing medical attention, he attempts to fly his plane back to civilisation, but instead crashes. He awakens to find himself in the underground laboratory of Dr. Bertoff, a scientist who saved his life, somehow using radium deposits to not only heal him, but to grant him incredible powers. Benton explains that he is under attack by the forces of the Green Sorceress, and needs Fred's help to stop her. Fred adopts the identity of the Blue Bolt, and eventually convinces the Sorceress to end her attacks after he saves her life.
Fred then returned to the outside world, where he continued to fight crime using his powers. After a while he was joined by Lois Blake, a heroine (with no codename) who shares similar powers to his. Eventually his powers fade away, and he drops his costume but continues to adventure and fight crime as a normal man.
Comments: One account I have names the scientist who saves Fred as being Dr Bertoff, another as Dr Benton. I'm not sure which is correct.
Image used to the right courtesy of Darrin Wiltshire's Micro Heroes site, used with permission.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Blue Bolt, son of Captain Thunder
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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