Atomic Skull
Atomic Skull
Personal Info:
Real Name: Joe Martin
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Action Comics 670
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Society
Base Of Operations: Metropolis
Grudges: Superman
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Enhanced Abilities: The Atomic Skull has superhuman strength, agility and endurance.
Radioactivity: The Atomic Skull has the ability to project blasts of radioactive energy.
When it was revealed that an alien gene-bomb detonated in Earth's orbit, it led to several tests of the human race. One man, Joseph Martin, proved to be a meta-human. While going about his daily routine, Martin was struck by an intense blast of energy. Once he was awake, he discovered himself balding, and in possession of superhuman strength. Later, Joe Martin was battered by three hoodlums, and left with severe head injuries. This massive head trauma instantly led to psychic damage; Martin lapsed into complete insanity, and lost his grip on reality. He immediately began to act as one of his favourite characters, the hero from the old movie serial, the Atomic Skull. Now a true menace to society, The Atomic Skull became one of Superman's deadliest villains.