When T.H.U.N.D.E.R. developed a flight suit, they wanted someone to wear it who would not suffer any form of vertigo. Under his professional name of the Raven, Lawson had been an acrobat, sky-diver and gymnast; moreover, he has unusually acute sight and hearing. Thus, he was tagged for the job. At first, Lawson intended to steal the suit and sell it to the highest bidder. However, when Lightning
saves his life on an outing, he has a change of heart and decides to work with the agents.
Raven's costume changed virtually with every issue. Equipped with glider wings, rocket jets, golden bird claws and metal wings to form a bullet-proof pod, to be used as a battering ram or to create an airtight "cone". Over time, Raven was given "claws," a laser unit on the back of each glove, the rays of which were capable of slicing through metal or stunning adversaries.
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In the THUNDER Agents published by DC Comics, Raven is seen captured by Spider. NoMan
is later recruited to rescue him, but is knocked out by Spider agents. Raven seems to have been kidnapped in a gambit to lure NoMan to rescue him, in order to get one of NoMan's bodies.