Lightning Lass (Ayla Ranzz)

The Religious Affiliation of
Lightning Lass
Ayla Ranzz

Religion: Winath nature religion CBR Scale: S

Name: Lightning Lass

Alter Ego: Ayla Ranzz

Other Names: Spark; Light Lass; Gossamer; Pulse; Live Wire

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #308 (May 1963): "The Return of Lightning Lad!"

Creators: Edmond Hamilton, John Forte

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 85

   Comic Book Appearances: 84

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: The Legion of Super-Heroes

Gender: female


From email sent by Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, 16 March 2006

From email we received from Dan'l Danehy-Oakes on 16 March 2006:

I notice that your Big List only mentions one member of the "Legion of Super-Heroes." Several others have pretty clear religious leanings of one sort or another...

Lightning Lad (Garth Ranzz; a/k/a Live Wire) and his sister, Lightning Lass (Ayla Ranzz; a/k/a Light Lass and Gossamer) practice the nature religion of their native world, Winath, though not devoutly.

[Others listed]

This character is in the following 14 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #308 (May 1963): "The Return of Lightning Lad!"
All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (Mar. 1978): "The Millennium Massacre"
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #10 (Aug. 2007): "The Lightning Saga, Final Chapter: The Villain Is the Hero in His Own Story" (2-panel cameo)
Justice Society of America
Justice Society of America: Kingdom Come Special: Magog #1 (Jan. 2009): "The Secret Origin of Starman"
Legion Worlds
Spider-Boy Team-Up #1 (June 1997): "Too Many Heroes -- Too Little Time" (character based on)

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