Johnny Quick possesses the power to move at Class 1000 speed, and can attain velocities of 10,000 m.ph. His super-human endurance enables him to run great distances without tiring. He has an aura of unknown physical properties which protects him from the rigors of motion at super-speed.
Photography * Journalism
The All-Star Squadron * Sees All/Tells All News * Tubby Watts
Johnny Chambers' guardian, the great scientist Professor Gill, working from a clue he found on a piece of papyrus from the tomb of a king named Amen, developed a secret formula for giving a person the power to move at superhuman speed. Knowing that he himself did not have long to live, Gill told Chambers the formula and instructed him to use it in the cause of justice. Chambers fulfilled Gill's wish by becoming the costumed crimefighter Johnny Quick. As Johnny Chambers, he worked as a newsreel photographer for Sees All/Tells All News, and he entrusted his friend and assistant, Tubby Watts, with the knowledge of his dual identity. As Johnny Quick, he became a member of the wartime All-Star Squadron, and he fell in love with his fellow Squadron member Liberty Belle. The two were married in the spring of 1942 in their secret identities of Johnny Chambers and Libby Lawrence.
Johnny Quick's present whereabouts and activities, if any, have yet to be revealed.
When he speaks the formula "3X2(9YZ)4A," Johnny Quick gains the power to move at superhuman speed. Saying the formula is not the only factor in giving Johnny Quick his super-powers, but those other factors involved have yet to be revealed. Despite previously published accounts, it is also not yet known how many other people, if any, could gain such powers by speaking the formula. Johnny Quick speaks another formula, "Z25y(2AB)6," when he wants to "turn off" his super-speed power.