Meteor Man (comics)
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|First appearance||August 1993|
|Created by||Robert Townsend|
|Alter ego||Jefferson Reed|
|Abilities||Superhuman strength, speed and hearing
Telepathy with dogs
Temporarily absorb a book's content by touch
Meteor Man is a comic book spin-off of the 1993 MGM film The Meteor Man. Marvel Comics produced a 6-issue limited series written by Bert B Hubbard and Dwight D Coye. Robert Walker (Illustrator), Jon Holdredge (Illustrator) where Meteor Man met Spider-Man and Night Thrasher. The fictional superhero was created by director/actor/writer, Robert Townsend.
The Meteor Man is (formerly cowardly) schoolteacher Jefferson Reed, who witnessed a robbery by two kids who were trying to join the local gang, the Golden Lords. After hiding in a dumpster to evade the pursuing members, he emerges and is struck by a chunk of green meteor that grants him superpowers. He eventually uses his newfound powers (with the help of the fed-up residents) to clean up the neighborhood and put the Golden Lords out of business. However, Simon Cain, leader of the Golden Lords, has also been exposed to the same meteor. Both men try to avoid getting drained of their powers and need constant exposure to a meteor fragment or they will lose their powers. In an effort to gain a constant supply, Simon Cain has volunteered himself for study to a secret government facility, and one storyline had Jefferson Reed going to Arizona as it is rumored that a larger hunk of the same meteor had landed near the Grand Canyon.
Powers and abilities
The meteor that struck Jefferson Reed gave him superpowers that ranged from superhuman strength, speed, and hearing, healing powers, flight, x-ray/laser vision, invulnerability, telekinesis, super breath, being able to understand the language of dogs, and imbue fertility.
When Meteor Man touches a book, he can temporarily absorb the contents of the book and use it for 30 seconds.
The one weakness to Meteor Man is that his powers are easily drained that he must recharge upon touching a meteor fragment.
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