Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ranzz Twins!

According to the 1976 DC Calendar, today will be the birthday of twin Legionnaires Garth Ranzz and Ayla Ranzz, better known thoughout the galaxy as Lightning Lad and Light(ning) Lass. 
Lightning Lad was one of the three founding members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, traditionally counted third because he was the last of the three to be elected leader. He served as Leader during Eleven.
Light Lass was the twentieth member to join. At the time she called herself Lightning Lass and was the replacement for her brother, who was in a death-like coma. When he rejoined active duty, she had her powers changed from lightning to gravity nullification. She changed her name to Light Lass. A few years later, her lightning powers returned and she returned to using the code-name Lightning Lass.
The Ranzz Twins are both Scorpios. For them, success boils down to the food and drink they choose. If the food gives them energy instead of bogging them down, this will help them increase their productivity and make more money as well.

As we continue Dave Cockrum Week here at the Legion of Super-Bloggers, we wonder if Dave Cockrum knew that he nearly shared a birthday with the Ranzz twins? Dave did a lot of re-designing for the the Legion, but arguably his most famous costume design is for Lightning Lad. The "Emma Peel" look for Light Lass is pretty nifty, too, though.


  1. One of the few known illustrations of Light Lass's rarely seen power of super-weird eyebrows.

  2. Yeah I think someone didn't color her hair in properly!