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SuperFriends Team Member

Black Vulcan
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Real name: not known
Species: Metahuman
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Hair: black
Base: Hall of Justice
Affiliations: SuperFriends
Abilities: none
Played by: Buster Jones
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Black Vulcan in his first appearance

Black Vulcan is a superhero with the ability to control lightning. He can also travel at the speed of light and beyond, allowing him to break the time barrier, and travel through time. He's also a member of the Justice League of America.

Earth-1A History

Nothing is know about Black Vulcan's origin.

Continuity from the William Street Universe

In the William Street Universe, a counterpart of Black Vulcan exists.

In this universe, the Black Vulcan is a former Superfriend who also has the power to control electricity.

Black Vulcan soon joins Harvey Birdman, and together with a group of other minor heroes (as well as Jesse Jackson) they decide to form the "Multi-Culture Pals."

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Powers & Abilities

Super powers

SuperFriends Team Members

SuperFriends Founding Members:

SupermanBatmanWonder WomanAquamanHawkmanSamuraiGreen LanternFlashBlack Vulcan

Expanded Team:
HawkgirlApache ChiefEl DoradoAtomGreen ArrowPlastic ManRima

Comic Book Team Members:
Black CanaryElongated ManRed Tornado

Junior SuperFriends:
Marvin WhiteWendy Harris

GleekWonder Dog

Other Known Justice Leaguers:
The HuntressBlack OrchidCaptain MarvelMary MarvelSupergirlGreen Fury


Hanna Barbera’s Super Friends, Season 3 (1978):

  • Coming Soon!

Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law (2000-2007):

  • Very Personal Injury
  • More coming soon!


  • As originally depicted, Black Vulcan's costume had the super-hero equivalent of pants, but in later episodes his legs are bare.
  • Black Vulcan was created to replace an already existing hero named Black Lightning when legal reasons with Black Lightning's creator, Tony Isabella and DC, prevented the character from being used.
    • Black Vulcan originally being intended for the show is referenced in the Black Lightning DC Nation short "Clothes Make the Hero", as viewers can see the Black Vulcan costume in the background. This seems to indicate that the Jefferson Pierce of this universe once was Black Vulcan at a certain point in his career as a superhero.
  • The character of Black Vulcan was created by Hanna-Barbera Productions and is unique to the continuity of the Super Friends television series.
  • Black Vulcan made his first DC Comics appearance in DC One Million 80 Page Giant # 1,000,000 (August 1999).[1]

Other Versions

Black Lightning

Black Lightning

Black Vulcan was a take off on Black Lightning, a character who already existed in the DC Comics Universe. Apparently there were challenges with the creator of Black Lightning, so Black Vulcan was invented.

When Black Lightning wasn't generating electricity through his body, he was a high school teacher and former Olympic decathlete. Jefferson Pierce returned to his old neighborhood in the Southside (Suicide Slum) of the city of Metropolis, with his wife Lynn Stewart and his daughter Anissa to become the principal of Garfield High School. Black Lightning debuted in Black Lightning vol.1, #1[2] (April 1977), and was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden.




Juice is a fictional character featured in the animated series Justice League Unlimited and is a member of the Ultimen, a team of heroes deliberately made to be represent the members of the SuperFriends created for the TV show.[3]

External Links


  1. Click here] for more information about this comic.
  2. Go to the DC Database for more on Black Lightning vol.1, #1
  3. For more on Juice member of the Ultimen go to the DCAU

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