Captain Boomerang
Captain Boomerang
Personal Info:
Real Name: George "Digger" Harkness
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Kurrumburra, Australia
First Appearance: Flash Vol.1 117
Died: Identity Crisis 5
Resurrected: Blackest Night Flash 2
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Black Lantern Corps, Former member of the Rogues, Secret Society of Super Villains, Suicide Squad
Base Of Operations: Central City, Missouri
Grudges: All sentient life
Creators: John Broome and Carmine Infantino
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Captain Boomerang is an expert at throwing boomerangs.
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
Australian born George Harkness is the illegitimate son of an American toy-maker W.W. Wiggins. He was a troubled teenager always getting into scrapes with the law. His presumed father always resented him because of his mother's affair with Wiggins, and after one of George's capers led to a particularly nasty family fight, his mother sent him to the United States, arranging with Wiggins to give him a job in Central City. "Captain Boomerang" was created as a gimmick to create interest in boomerangs.
One day, after a particularly lousy performance, Boomerang tried to pick someone's pocket. He was spotted by the Flash, but Digger threw a boomerang at him and flattened him. Realizing what he could do, he began his criminal career as Captain Boomerang.
Captain Boomerang was a member of the Flashes rouges gallery until he was tricked into attacking Tim Drake's father Jack but he was shot and killed during the assassination. He was resurrected by a Black Lantern Power ring.