The Blimp

    Character » The Blimp appears in 67 issues.

    A member of the Inferior Five, the Blimp is capable of extremely slow flight.

    Short summary describing this character.

    The Blimp last edited by abdullah5122 on 08/12/20 07:59AM View full history


    The Blimp is the son of Captain Swift (a parody of the Flash), a member of the Freedom Brigade who was capable of running and flying at exceptional speeds. The owner of a diner by day, he and other superhero progeny formed the incompetent superhero group the Inferior Five.


    The Blimp was created by E. Nelson Bridwell, Joe Orlando and Mike Esposito.

    Major Story Arcs

    The Inferior Five

    The Blimp joins his team in a series of adventures that, much to his surprise and the surprise of everyone around them, lead to victory for the team.

    Angel and the Ape

    The Blimp joins his team in battling Gorilla Grodd with Angel O'Day and Sam Simeon. Blimp and Awkwardman are sent to the roof to help guide their gorilla allies, but accidentally knock over a water tower, causing the gorillas to believe they are under attack. The gorillas shoot at them, but they survive and rejoin their team, ultimately defeating Grodd.


    The Blimp appears at Booster Gold's funeral as a pallbearer.

    The Brave and the Bold

    Blimp and the team are plucked out of 1972 by the Legion of Substitute Heroes. The two teams share a misadventure. At its conclusion, Blimp and the rest of the team are accidentally dropped off in 2010.


    Awkwardman joins his team in fighting the forces of Gridlock. When Bat-Mite arrives and reboots the team, he is transformed into the more powerful Zeppelin. He becomes much more successful, but also more vicious. He is turned back to normal at Tough Bunny's request.

    Alternate Versions

    The Superior 5

    Hindenberg, of the Superior 5, is a serious, villainous adaptation of the Blimp.

    Powers and Abilities

    The Blimp inherited his father's capacity for flight, but lacks his father's speed. He can only fly very slowly, and "with a tailwind."


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