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04 March 2005 @ 10:37 pm
Ten random things: March 4  

Ten comic book characters with super-speed:

  1. The Blitz (Big Bang Comics)
  2. MPH (Astro City)
  3. The Blur (Marvel Comics)
  4. Impulse (DC Comics)
  5. Johnny Quick (DC Comics)
  6. The Terrific Whatzit (DC Comics)
  7. Lightning (T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents)
  8. Quicksilver (Marvel Comics)
  9. Turbo Charge (Milestone)
  10. The Whizzer (Marvel Comics)

There were actually two Marvel Comics characters called The Whizzer; I was specifically thinking of the "Golden Age" character who was part of the Liberty Legion. He got his powers, if I recall correctly, after receiving a blood transfusion from a mongoose, or something like that.

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Marshall Ryan Marescammaresca on March 5th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
Which "The Blur"? The Supreme Power one, or the New Universe one?
John Heaton: comicsjheaton on March 5th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of the Supreme Power one. I wasn't even aware of the New Universe character.
pauraquepauraque on March 5th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
Mongooses are fast?
John Heaton: supermanjheaton on March 5th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
So it would seem. And having now refreshed my memory of the Whizzer's origin, I can further inform you that mongoose blood is also an antivenin for cobra venom.

Also, boa constrictors are native to Brazil and can wink.
Marshall Ryan Marescammaresca on March 5th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
The Flash of the "Stan Lee Imagines the DC Universe" got her super-speed powers by an accidental overdose during an infusion of hummingbird DNA.
pauraque: ps/ss obrigado amigopauraque on March 6th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
Of course!