Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Nitro. Robert Hunter was a specimen for the intergalactic race of beings called the Kree who altered his genetic makeup to the point where Robert could explode and re-form himself over and over again. Thus was born the villain, Nitro the Nuclear Man. He made his first appearance in "The Most Cosmic Superhero of All! Captain Marvel" #34, in 1974.
In the subheading of the book, there was a small statement which introduce Nitro as 'The Man Who Killed Captain Marvel' and that is exactly what he did. Although Captain Marvel's death did not happen in that particular story, Nitro had lain the groundwork for the Captain's later death in that issue. Nitro exposed the hero to a nerve gas which gave him the cancer that later ended his life as seen in Marvel Comics' classic "Death of Captain Marvel" graphic novel, in 1982. Nitro was also directly responsible for setting in motion the events which started Marvel Comics' "Civil War" in 2006, which brought about the Superhero Registration Act after he killed a group of superheroes and villains during a heated battle, along with 60 elementary school children.
Captain Boomerang. Australian-born, George "Digger" Harkness, or Captain Boomerang, saw his first appearance in "The Flash" #117 (vol. 1), in 1961. Although he possesses no superpowers, Captain Boomerang devised a wide variety of trick boomerangs with which to commit his crimes, such as exploding ones, razor-sharp ones, and even flying ones with which he could use to make his getaways.
Captain Boomerang was a long-standing member of the Flash's Rogues Gallery of villains, along with Mirror Master, The Trickster, Weather Wizard, Heat Wave, Abra Kadabra, and Captain Cold, as well as a member of The Suicide Squad, headed by government liaison, Amanda Waller, which also included members Deadshot, Vixen, and The Bronze Tiger. Captain Boomerang was killed in the 2004 DC mini-series, "Infinite Crisis" by Robin's father (Tim Drake), Jack Drake.
"Aquaman" #29 (vol. 1). He's a former member of the Injustice Gang, an arch-enemy of Aquaman, and he's family. In 1966, Aquaman's step-brother, Orm, a.k.a The Ocean Master, made his debut in "Aquaman" #29 (vol. 1).
In DC's pre-Crisis history, Orm and Arthur (Aquaman) were the sons of Thomas Curry, but shared different mothers. Orm was extremely jealous of Arthur because Aquaman was born with incredible, aquatic powers while he himself was born normal.
In the post-Crisis history, the two are still half-brothers, but this time the father they share is a wizard named, Atlan, who was from Atlantis. The feud between the brothers is something that is a part of Atlante-an history because it is foretold that every ruling king would have strife with his sibling, so Aquaman and Ocean Master are just playing out their parts as far as Atlante-an fate is concerned.
The updated version of Ocean Master now possesses great magical and telepathic powers along with a special trident he uses to focus energy blasts through; he will experience great pain if he is ever separated from it. He can only breathe underwater and endure the incredible undersea pressures by wearing his body armor.