Wanted for murder, Jake Simmons fled from police on an airplane, through the middle of a storm. His plane was hit by a lightning bolt and then crashed into a meteor crater.
Found by the Ultra-Humanite, Simmons is used as a guinea pig for him, that puts an electrical room in the battery. As a result, his body turned into a living battery, dubbed "Deathbolt," he became an ally of Ultra-Humanite, until his defeat to the All-Star Squadron.
- Electrokinesis: Deathbolt's body functions as a living electromagnetic battery. He can absorb, channel, and redirect electricity for offensive attack.
- Aviation: Deathbolt possesses at least a rudimentary knowledge of aviation. He was piloting an airplane that was struck by lightning shortly before coming into the care of the Ultra-Humanite.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and no longer apply.
- Deathbolt's costume is "a green-and-purple/gray version of garb worn by Novelty Press' Golden Age hero Blue Bolt".
- 18 Appearances of Jake Simmons (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Jake Simmons (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Jake Simmons (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Jake Simmons (New Earth)
- Deathbolt at dccomics.com
- Deathbolt at Wikipedia.org
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #6
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