Real Name: Marty Eastman
Identity/Class: Chemically enhanced human, later cyborg
Affiliations: Blitz (partner), Whiz Kids
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Earth A
First Appearance: Big Bang #3 (Calibre)
Powers/Abilities: Able to move at superhuman speeds
History: "Overweight junior high science prodigy" Marty Eastman tried to invent a metabolism enhancer to lose weight. Instead, he duplicated the Blitz formula, but with only a temporary effect. These "Rocket Pills" gave him super speed and the exercise soon got him into "tip-top shape".
He co-founded the Whiz Kids in the 1960's, but became addicted to the Rocket Pills in the early '70's and had to give up his career for a few years. By the early 1980's he had become leader of the Whiz Kids, eventually leaving to look for his lost love, Moray. He was crippled in the explosion that killed the Silver Age Blitz, returning to action in the 1990's as the cyborg, Overdrive.
Comments: The explosion that killed the Earth A Blitz and crippled Cyclone was first mentioned in Big Bang # 4 (Calibre series), but it has never actually been depicted.
Thanks to Chris Adams for information about this character.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Cyclone, Golden Age superhero
Cyclone, Quality Comics hero
Cyclone, Wild Cards Ace and superhero
Cyclone, Marvel supervillain
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