I've always considered Livewire the Harley Quinn of Superman's world. They're both formidable villains created by Bruce Timm for the DC Animated Universe. Since their unassuming beginnings they've both become pretty popular in mainstream comics and video games. Livewire has also appeared on television in Smallville and very recently in Supergirl. Harley is way more popular obviously, but Livewire has always had my attention. Just to clear up her first appearance dates: She debuted in the comic Superman Adventures #5 (March 1997) and her first television appearance was in Season 2, Episode 5 of Superman: The Animated Series ("Livewire" - September 1997). Leslie Willis was a shock-jock hosting an outdoor concert in Metropolis during a dangerous storm. Superman tried to get the concert to disband, but Leslie refused and was struck by lightning. Her hair turned blue, her skin turned white, and she gained crazy electrical power - irrationally blaming Superman for all of it. Revenge-based villains thrill me.
There are not a lot of Livewire products out there. In fact, I believe there are only four. But when I was thinking of candidate for my next Character Spotlight, she was high on the list. Hopefully there will be more that I can add to this post in the future.
Let's get to the pictures!
DC Universe: Justice League Unlimited
Wave 8 - Three Packs - Mattel 2010
Livewire - Superman - Weather Wizard
Here are a few images of Livewire in her animated form. She appeared in Superman: The Animated Series, New Batman Adventures, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited - and I believe she looked identical in all four series.
The New Batman Adventures - Bendable Figures
Bad Girls Set - NJ Croce 2015
Roxy Rocket - Catwoman - Harley Quinn - Poison Ivy - Livewire
Batman / Superman: Series 07
DC Collectibles - July 2009
Designed by Shane Davis
Sculpted by Ray Villafane
Livewire comes with two electricity accessories.
(I actually photographed this figure twice. In the first round, her skin tone looked very blue.)
This Livewire also comes with a figure stand.
Here are some assorted pics of Livewire from the comics.
#012 Livewire - NECA 2011
And now for some final pics of Livewire from various media...
Justice League: Gods and Monsters
Time for a Group Shot!