Garth Ranzz

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Lightning Lad in Legion: Secret Origin v1 #3.

Garth Ranzz is a male comic superhero that features in DC Comics.




Garth Ranzz in Adventure Comics v1 #247.

Garth Ranzz


The New 52


Personality and attributes

Garth Ranzz in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds v1 #1.

In his adulthood, he was thankful to Superman for teaching him right from wrong in their youth with Garth considering Kal-El more of an elder brother than his actual brother Mekt. (Action Comics v1 #864)

Powers and abilities

His hands thus operated like the negative and positive poles of a battery that meant that meant he could release super-lightning from his body such as when he clapped his hands together. He could use these for a variety of effects such as creating special lightning-flashes that did not fade away for 10 seconds allowing him to write words in space. (Adventure Comics v1 #247)


  • Garth Ranzz was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino where he made his first appearance in Adventure Comics v1 #247 (April, 1958).

Alternate Versions

In other media


  • In the DC Animated Universe, Lightning Lad made several appearances in the shared continuity setting.
    • In Superman: The Animated Series, Lightning Lad appeared in the animated television series episode "New Kids In Town".
    • In Justice League Unlimited, Lightning Lad appeared in a non-voiced role in the animated television series in the episode "Far From Home."
  • In Legion of Super-Heroes, Lightning Lad appeared as a main cast member in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Andy Milder.
  • In Smallville, Lightning Lad appeared in the live-action television series in the episode "Legion" where he was portrayed by actor Calum Worthy.
  • In The Flash, Lightning Lad was referenced by name in the live-action television series set in the Arrowverse in the episode "Nora". XS commented to the Flash that his emblem was cooler than Lightning Lad's.


Video games


  • Adventure Comics v1:
  • Legion of Super-Heroes:
  • Action Comics v1:

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