Captain Boomerang: Bio, Origin & History

Captain Boomerang

Real Name: George Harkness

First Appearance: The Flash #117 (December, 1960)

Powers: Possesses an Arsenal of Boomerangs

Affiliation: Rogues Gallery, Suicide Squad, Secret Society of Super Villains

Enemies: The Flash

Did You Know: Captain Boomerang was brought to life in the Suicide Squad movie by Jai Courtney. Jai Courtney also played Kyle Reese in Terminator Genisys

A Little History

Raised in a life of poverty, George was the illegitimate son of an American toy-maker and an Australian named Betty. Due to his mother’s transgressions, George grew up being hated by his Stepfather, Ian. After all, Ian was not the true Father to George.

While in school, George crafted a boomerang and upon using it, he quickly realized that he was good with it. Outside of school, George found himself in a little bit of trouble when he and a friend attempted to rob a store. Learning of the event, his stepfather Ian threw him out of his house.

Seeing the trouble her son was in, his mother provided him with a plane ticket and instructed him to get into contact with a man named Wiggins (his illegitimate father). After finding him and as luck would have it, Wiggins was searching for a spokesman for his new product (a boomerang). George fit the bill.

Wiggins supplied George with a costume and gave him the name, Captain Boomerang. Realizing that the job didn’t pay too well, George took it upon himself to use his formidable boomerang skills to start robbing jewelry stores.  

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