Tempest (DC Comics)

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Tempest is the name of three different American fictional characters published by DC Comics.

Joshua Clay[edit]

Main article: Joshua Clay

The first character with the superhero title, Clay is an African-American member of the second Doom Patrol. Along with Captain Comet, he was one of the few DC Comics heroes initially identified as a mutant.

Clay was murdered by a temporarily deranged Niles Caulder (The Chief) in Doom Patrol.[1] His death was not undone by the events of Infinite Crisis, as he will become a Black Lantern.

Christopher Champion[edit]

The second hero was Christopher Champion, son of Martin Champion and member of the second Atari Force team. He was born with the power to traverse the Multiverse without the team's ship, the Scanner One.


Main article: Garth (comics)

The third character bearing the same superhero title, Garth is initially known as Aqualad,[2] Aquaman's teenage partner. Like many other such 'kid sidekicks' popular in the Silver Age, his powers were originally very similar to his mentor's. As Aqualad, Garth is a founding member of the original Teen Titans. Later, Garth becomes Tempest, gains his own set of powers and skills, very different from Aquaman's, and learns that his origin is similar to that of Aquaman.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Doom Patrol comic book, volume 2, issue #55.
  2. ^ Adventure Comics, comic book issue #269.