Dorothea Tane (1848-1882) was born in the American southwest in the 19th century. She lived in Mesa City, Arizona and was the wife to Sheriff Tane. Dorothea and Bill gave birth to a son they named John. John Tane eventually became the western hero known as Johnny Thunder.

  • Although Dorothea died during her first appearance, she has made subsequent appearances in numerous flashback tales dealing with her son's origin.