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
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: The Rogues, Former member of the Suicide Squad, Injustice Gang I, Secret Society Of Super Villains I
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.