SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Axle Storm
Brain Storm (Issue 00) 2.jpg
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Relatives: Fred Storm

Axel Storm had created a special helmet that allowed him to absorb stellar energy, which he could use to create virtually anything with his imagination could conceive.

Background Information

On the parallel universe of Earth-One, Axel Storm was a scientific genius. He had used the helmet he created to bring the entire Justice League of America to his headquarters. He wanted them to see him execute his brothers murderer - Green Lantern. He also wanted to steal the powers and abilities from the Justice League members and redistributed them to random people. However, Green Lantern explained that due to Brain Storm's interference with his attempt to capture Fred (who just robbed a bank), the combination of both their powers transported Fred to France and erased his memories. The Justice League convinced Brain Storm to end his vendetta against the Green Lantern. However, Brain Storm realized that escape was the best course of action and teleported away without a trace, leaving the JLA to turn his brother over to the police.[1]

Brain Storm soon returned however to plague the League once again. This time, he used his powers to give each team member a severe physical disability. Superman was struck blind, Flash's legs were fused together, Green Arrow suddenly had no arms, Green Lantern began to stutter both literally and mentally, and Hawkman developed breathing problems. In spite of these handicaps, the JLA managed to overcome the odds and fight back against Brain Storm. After the battle, Brain Storm restored all the JLA members back to normal. Brain Storm retaliated though and used his power to create duplicates of himself. He also succeeded in capturing the League, turning all but Batman into his drone slaves. Finally determining which foe was the real Brain Storm, Batman knocked him out, relinquishing his control over the JLA members.[2]

Powers and Abilities


  • Delusional: The effects of his helmet warped Axel Storm's mind, twisting his ideals, and making him see things as he wants to see them, not necessarily as they truly are.


Stellar-Energy Helmet: Brain Storm's special helmet enables him to absorb and channel cosmic energy for a wide variety of effects


Earth-One Appearance:

  • Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #32 (December, 1964).

Earth-1A Appearance:


  • He first appeared in Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #32 (December 1964) and was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky.


  1. See: Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #32 (December, 1964) at the DC Database.
  2. This is story is shared with Earth-1A continuity. See both SuperFriends Comic Book issue: Limited Collectors' Edition #C-41 (December 1975 / January 1976) and Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #36 (June 1965).
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