Air-Wave--1- Rat

  • Real name: Lawrence 'Larry' Jordan
  • Identity: Secret
  • Alignment: Good
  • Affiliation: All-Star Squadron
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: Brown
  • Citizenship: American
  • First appearance: Detective Comics #60 (Feb 1942)
  • Last appearance: DC Comics Presents #40 (Dec 1981)


Law clerk Lawrence 'Larry' Jordan had recently graduated from law school and was an intern at the Brooklyn District Attorney office. Noticing the rise of crime, Jordan decided to become a costumed crimefighter using technology, using his interests in radio and electronics to create his equipment, including a cowl radio system that allowed him to listen in on police reports and special skates that enabled him to travel along telephone lines. He was accompanied by an outspoken parrot named Static, who occasionally aided him in battle. His superhero activities were noticeable enough for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to request his participation in the All-Star Squadron.

Larry Jordan retired from his career as Air-Wave in 1948 and married Helen soon afterward. Their son, Harold (Hal), was born as Jordan continued his research into radio wave conversion.

Larry was killed by a man he had once prosecuted as a district attorney. Joe Parsons was an escaped convict who took revenge by breaking into his home. Larry's costume malfunctioned as he tried to protect his family and he died from a shotgun wound to the chest.

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