Purple Haze is a fictional character, a superhero and a member of the Superior Squad. He takes his name from the Jimi Hendrix song. True to the song, he appears to have the ability to emit a disorienting purple smoke as he fights.
A late real-life addition to the group, he appears much less often than the other members. He also occasionally speaks in AAVE. His very rarity and diction—as well as his resemblance in speech to Luke Cage and in appearance to Black Lightning—suggest that Purple Haze exists as a comment on the treatment and stereotypes of black comic book characters in the Silver Age.
- ↑ Simpsons Comics #39