Lazarus was created by Tom McNellis.
He first appeared in H.A.V.O.C. vol. 2 #1.
Art by unknown
Real Name: Billy
Luckily, he found help at an LA homeless shelter, being taken by Father Rodriguez. In time Blitz got back on his feet, now a born again Christian. This one time monster was now a man of God. Yet it seemed Blitz faced another challenge, perhaps the greatest the Lord had presented him to this point. Blitz was diagnosed with terminal cancer & given 6 months to live.
Although rich in spirit, Blitz had no money for treatment to help fight his condition. A "fate" encounter led him to cross paths with a former business partner, Harley Rucks (who worked for XYZ corporation). Rucks offered Blitz free treatment in an experimental treatment designed to attack & destroy the cancer. As Blitz's luck would have it, the radiation treatments & eventual surgery went horribly wrong. Despite the surgeons "best efforts", Blitz died in surgery. But in a "miracle", he was rejuvenated by the surgical team, now imbued with super strength. Blitz, throughly duped by the doctors & Rucks, changed his name to Lazarus, believing it a sign from God that he been given a second chance. The doctors also discovered Lazarus' ability to generate energy (low grade radiation), having the ability to project it at will.
The former Blitz Bonecrusher, still a proud & somewhat stubborn man, was now a giant among mortals. Thankful for his "second chance", Lazarus has ventured to New York City, hoping to use his powers for good instead of his former selfish needs.
Lazarus has no idea that what was done to him was intentional. The corporation keeps close tabs on him, sometimes feeding him misinformation to keep him from discovering the truth.
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