In the Initial Era, M.C. Jammer first appears in W.O.R.D. #1 (1992). Leroy Pitch is zapped by a strange lightning storm while listening to his boombox. The zap gives him the power to rap loudly. He takes the name M.C. Rap. (Later, his creator changed the character's name to M.C. Jammer). He then meets up with his friends who also were zapped and given powers. Together, Kenpo, Burrito Man, M.C. Jammer and Sombrero decide to become superheroes and they form a team - W.O.R.D.