The Ray can fly at Incredible speed, or about 300 mph, with energy stored in his body. With a strong enough beam of light to "ride on," he can increase his speed to Shift Z, or 3750 mph; alternatively, he can carry passengers at slower speeds.
Martial Arts A & B * Journalism * Writing
The Freedom Fighters * The Justice League of America
In 1940, "Happy" Terrill, a reporter for a New York newspaper called The Star, was covering the ascent of Professor Styne's "strato-balloon" into the upper atmosphere by accompanying Styne in its passenger cabin. A strange and powerful electrical storm arose, and Terrill bravely left the cabin to close its outer air lock. Terrill was on the outside of the balloon when air turbulence swung it directly into the electrical storm. Terrill was hit by large amounts of electrical energy, but instead of killing him, it gave him super-powers. Thus Terrill became the costumed crimefighter known as the Ray.
The Ray became a member of the wartime All-Star Squadron. He was recruited by the mysterious Uncle Sam to join his Freedom Fighters in battling the Axis powers on a parallel Earth called Earth-X. The Ray remained on Earth-X for decades fighting the Nazis, who eventually took over Earth-X. Finally, the Freedom Fighters, and members of the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America succeeded in overthrowing Earth-X's Nazi government.
The Ray and other Freedom Fighters then journeyed to another parallel Earth, Earth-1, where they found themselves unjustly wanted by the law. After this situation was resolved, the Freedom Fighters returned to Earth-X.