published by DC Comics
. The Weather Wizard
first appeared in The Flash #110
Mark Mardon was a career criminal having been arrested and
convicted of burglary multiple times. While being transported to
Tri-State Prison, Mardon was able to escape his guards and flee.
Seeking refuge, Mardon sough out is brother Clyde, who was a
reclusive scientist who live on a lake nearby where Mardon escaped.
Mardon arrived to find that his brother, lying on the floor of his
lab, clutching a pile of notes. Mardon's brother had died of a
heart attack, but not before (in a convenient plot twist) discovering
a way to control the weather. Clyde had intended to use this new
knowledge to help others, but his brother had other ideas. Mardon
took the information in his brother's notes and created a small
portable device in the shape of a wand that would allow him to
create localized weather conditions, both indoors and out. He donned
a costume and mask and went on a crime spree as the Weather Wizard.
The Weather Wizard's activities brought him to the attention of
the Silver Age Flash and the two battled on a number
of ocassions with Mardon ending up on the losing side. He eventually
teamed up with others of the Flash's foes to form the Rogues Gallery
though with no better results.
Upon the disappearance of the Flash, Mardon hung up his Weather Wizard
costume for a time. He did come out of retirement to battle some
of his own partners in the Rogues Gallery at the side of the
hero Blue Devil.
Then Mardon was approached along with the other members of the
Rogues Gallery by Abra Kadabra and offered great power. Mardon
and the others accepted and found that they had been tricked into
a deal with the demon Neron. Neron sought to use the original
Rogues Gallery to entrap the latest person to wear the mantle
of the Flash Wally West. The Rogues Gallery were killed and
brought back to life with great powers but no souls and unleashed
upon the world. They were eventually brought back to normal after
the Flash defeated Neron.