Thursday, January 8, 2015

"The Flash" vs 'Weather Wizard'

Sneak Peek the origins of DC Comics' 1950's super-villain 'Weather Wizard', aka 'Mark Mardon' on the news that actor Liam McIntyre ("Spartacus: War Of The Damned") will play the character in "The Flash" TV series for episode #15 and #16:

Actor Chad Rook portrayed bank robber 'Clyde Mardon' on the pilot episode of The CW's "The Flash", when Mardon and his brother Mark are caught in a plane crash when the 'S.T.A.R. Labs' particle accelerator explodes. It is unknown what happens to Mark, but Clyde survives, and discovers the energy from the explosion has given him the ability to create and control the weather. After rampaging throughout the city with his new powers, he is stopped by 'Barry Allen' and shot by Allen's foster father, 'Detective Joe West'.

Created by writer John Broome and illustrator Carmine Infantino, 'Weather Wizard' debuted in DC Comics "The Flash" #110 (December 1959).

"...escaping a prison transport by leaping from the window, 'Mark Mardon' fled to his brother's house only to find him dead. Mardon's brother, 'Clyde', a scientist, had just discovered a way to control the weather before dying of a heart attack.

"Mardon took Clyde's notes and used them to make a wand to generate weather and embarked on a criminal career as 'Weather Wizard', wielding the wand that enabled him to control weather patterns. He can produce blizzards, summon lightning bolts, fly using air currents, produce fog, generating winds and tornadoes..."

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