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Human Bomb (DC)(01 - Roy Lincoln)
Real Name: Roy Lincoln
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His touch makes anything explode. He doesn't appear to have much control over the power. He can't turn it on or off, and it doesn't seem like he can adjust the strength of the explosions (though presumably he could hit a person multiple times and add the power of several explosions together).

Anyone invulnerable who's stronger than him. Or anyone who can move faster than the speed of an explosion. Or anyone who could discover precisely what kind of explosion he sets off and find a way to control it, chemically.

27-QRX. All you need to know about Roy Lincoln is contained in those six little characters. For they comprise the code name of a dangerous super-explosive he and his father, Professor B. Lincoln, were creating to help in the war effort. They also changed Roy Lincoln's life forever.

When enemy agents stole into their laboratory and killed his father, Roy had only one priority: keep the formula away from the "other side', no matter what the cost. Probably thinking he'd either die by their bullets, or die by poisoning, he quickly ingested the one sample he and his father had managed to create.

Instead of killing him, it transformed him into a walking explosive--a Human Bomb--making anything he touched burst into flames.

He defeated the invaders (one would assume by killing them) and abandoned his quiet life of research for one fighting crime.

One of the major emotional arcs for the character--to the extent it's ever been explored--is finding a way to interact normally with people without making them explode. Were he a Marvel character, he'd surely be jealous of the Human Torch, who can turn his powers off.

In truth, the name of the formula used has varied considerably over the years. It's been written also as QRX-27 and X-24.

First Appearance: Police Comics (1941) #1

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Issue Appearances:
52 (2006)

All-Star Squadron (1981)
America vs. the Justice Society (1985)
Blackest Night (2009)
Blue Beetle (2006)
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
Convergence (2015)
Convergence Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters (2015)
Convergence: Infinite Earths (2015)
Countdown (2007)
Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
Crisis on Multiple Earths (2002)
Damage (1994)
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015)
DC Comics Presents (1978)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Enginehead (2004)
Freedom Fighters (1976)
Freedom Fighters (2010)
Green Lantern (2005)
History of the DC Universe (1986)
Infinite Crisis (2005)
Jack Cole and Plastic Man (2001)
JLA: Year One (1998)
JSA (1999)
Justice League of America (1960)
Justice Society of America (2007)
Men of Mystery Comics (1999)
Police Comics (1941)
Steve Ditko Omnibus (2011)
Superboy (1994)
Superman/Batman (2003)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Golden Age (1993)
The New Teen Titans (1984)
The OMAC Project (2005)
The Ray (1992)
The Ray (1994)
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (2007)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
World's Best Comics: Golden Age Sampler (2003)
Young All-Stars (1987)

Group Affiliation(s):
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
Black Lantern Corps
Freedom Fighters (DC)

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