She’s got electric powers so it works. Plus she was on the Thunderbolts once, and they all had little bolt logos, so that’s double points.
He’s the modern embodiment of King Arthur, and he wears a shirt that has something vaguely to do with that. Either way, they sold a lot of t-shirts. And you, down there in the comments, the guy who’s gonna say he’s not a superhero? Shut it.
I have never had a completely grasp on how to explain Frank Einstein, but regardless, that is one hell of a design, and perhaps the most striking of all the bolts in graphic form.
2. The Flash
Flash is probably going to be the first guy you think of when someone says superhero and lightning bolt, they think of Barry Allen, or Wally West, or Jay Garrick, or Bart Allen, or Max M– you get the idea. Perhaps the best thing about writing Wally West out of continuity is that we don’t have to see that last costume they designed for him recently. Either way.
1. Captain Marvel
He’s called Captain Marvel, and he was created a year before Jay Garrick, and his bolt gets the top spot. You say the magic word-KRAKOOM-and there’s the famous jersey/tunic/shirt/suit thing. He’ll go up against anyone in comics, and have a shot, but also have the childlike wonder that these symbols were originally meant to represent. At least until recently.