Captain Boomerang
Captain Boomerang
Personal Info:
Real Name: George "Digger" Harkness
Also Known As: Mirror Master, George Green
Place Of Birth: Kurrumburra, Australia
First Appearance: The Flash Vol.1 #117 (1960) Silver Age Villain
Known Associates: Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, Trickster I, Abra Kadabra, Captain Boomerang (Owen Mercer), Pied Piper, Doctor Alchemy (Albert Desmond), Golden Glider, Rainbow Raider, Tarpit, Top, Inertia, Trickster II
Group Affiliation: The Rogues, Secret Society of Super Villains, Suicide Squad formerly White Lantern Corps
Base Of Operations: Central City, Missouri
Grudges: The Flash
Creators: John Broome and Carmine Infantino
Gallery: Click
Boomerangs: Captain Boomerang carries a number of boomerangs in his satchel. He is an expert at throwing the weapons and as well as ordinary Boomerangs he has a number with special properties.
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 I at DC Database
Captain Boomerang I at Flash: Those Who Ride The Lightning
Captain Boomerang I at Comic Vine