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Killer Wasp
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Justice Society of America
# 9
Created by David S. Goyer
Geoff Johns
Stephen Sadawski
In-story information
Team affiliations Injustice Society
Secret Society of Super Villains

Enhanced physical capabilities
Winged flight
Ability to project blasts of electricity

Killer Wasp is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain, primarily a foe of the Justice Society of America. He has a particular vendetta against Wildcat. He is called Killer Wasp by Wildcat.

Fictional character biography

The son of Wildcat's foe Yellow Wasp, Killer Wasp was the test subject of many of his father's experiments. Yellow Wasp mutated his son into a half-insect/half-human hybrid. Soon after, Yellow Wasp kidnapped Wildcat's son, Jake. Rather than slaying the hero's child, Yellow Wasp began to think kindly of Jake, raising him as a (some would say favorite) son. Killer Wasp soon killed the two in a fit of jealousy. Shortly afterward, he joined the Injustice Society formed by Johnny Sorrow. The group of supervillains attacked JSA headquarters while most of the team was out, with only Wildcat in the building. Killer Wasp faced off with Wildcat, who taunted him, claiming he was too scared to face him in a hand-to-hand fight. Wasp took off his mask in response, and engaged in open battle. In the end, Wildcat was victorious.

During the Infinite Crisis storyline, Killer Wasp popped up as a member of Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s Secret Society of Super Villains.

Killer Wasp shows up again in JSA All Stars #2, again fighting under the command of Johnny Sorrow, as part of the Injustice Society. He is killed shortly after when Johnny cuts open his chest and removes his heart.

Powers and abilities

Killer Wasp is a human/insect hybrid. He has enhanced strength, agility and endurance. He also has wasp-like wings on his back which allow him to fly up to speeds of 50 mph, and the ability to shoot electrical blasts from his hands.

Other versions


In the alternate timeline of the Flashpoint event, Killer Wasp is imprisoned in military Doom prison. During the prison break Killer Wasp joined Heat Wave and Eel O'Brian to retrieve his weapons. When Heat Wave is defeated by Cyborg, Killer Wasp willingly surrenders.