For today’s post we must travel back to the 31st Century in the DC timeline continuity. As it turns out, the future of DC is not very bright. It’s a good thing that there are heroes there that continue to try to make things better. That brings us to our featured hero: Invisibility Kid.
When Jacques Foccart’s younger sister, Danielle, fell ill with an extremely rare neurological disorder, he became desperate for help. After taking her to countless doctors—all of which were perplexed—Jacques approached the genius superhero Brainiac 5 as a last-ditch effort to help his dying sister. The good news: Danielle was cured of her condition! The bad news: Brainiac used a piece of circuitry from a decommissioned cybernetic super-villain to cure her which subsequently possessed her and caused her to go on a murderous rampage.
In order to help the other superheroes stop his possessed sister, Jacques was granted an invisibility serum that was created by Lyle Norg, the original Invisibility Kid. After the crisis with his sister was averted, the Legion of Super-Heroes voted Jacques to join their ranks. He would take on the name of Invisible Kid in honor of Norg. As Invisibility Kid he not only had the ability to turn himself invisible, he had the ability to become completely undetectable—he cannot be seen on any form of visible spectrum, he cannot be heard auditorily, and even telepathically he cannot be sensed. With these abilities he would become a permanent member of the Legion Espionage Squad.
Fast forward five years. The Legion of Super-Heroes have been disbanded and the world is under the secret control of beings called the Dominators. In response to Earth’s oppression, resistance cells across the world began to appear. Jacques, still utilizing the moniker of Invisibility Kid, led the resistance against the Dominators and they eventually won. Jacques was a planetary hero after this. So much so, the people of Earth decided to make him the President of Earth.
Brandon Blackmon was born and raised in Clinton, NC. After high school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology. He attended Pfeiffer University where he received a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist. Brandon is a proud blerd (Black nerd) and a firm advocate and believer that representation matters in all forms of media.