Powers: He is able to drain the strength from those around him in order to gain super-strength. He uses the stars on his jacket as throwing weapons.
Bio: A teacher of physical education at Gotham High School. When a group of seniors brought ecstasy to a school dance, one of them died of a heart attack. Joe Public decided he would avenge the boy's death by bringing the ecstasy dealer to justice. In the process, he was attacked by the alien parasite Gemir but survived and was left with his superpowers.
Annual 01 - 'Joe Public' TPB vol. 02 - 'Batman: Shadow of the Bat Volume 2' TPB vol. 03 - 'Batman: Shadow of the Bat Volume 3' #25 - 'Knightquest: The Crusade: Joe Public: The Birth of a Hero' #50 - '50th Issue Villain Special'