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The Human Bomb is the name of two superheroes in the DC Universe, the most famous one originating from the Golden Age.

Roy Lincoln[]

Human Bomb

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Real Name
Roy Lincoln
First Appearance
Police Comics #1 (August, 1941)
Paul Gustavson
Team Affliations
The Freedom Fighters, All-Star Squadron, Black Lantern Corps
Base of Operations
Biochemical explosion generation, Prolonged lifespan
Skills and Abilities
Talented chemist, Fine hand to hand combatant

Roy Lincoln is the first superhero named the Human Bomb and was part of the Quality Universe and later the DC Universe.


Roy Lincoln was a scientist working on the mysterious chemical explosive 27-QRX.  When Nazis attempted to steal it, Roy decided to drink it rather than risk it getting into enemy hands, unintentionally gaining the power to generate explosives, which he used as the hero the Human Bomb.


Very little is known about Roy Lincoln's early life, save that he was raised by his father Professor B. Lincoln.  When he grew up, he became a chemist and frequently worked with his father, a demolitions expert.  In 1941, Roy's father created 27-QRX, a chemical with incredible explosive potential.  When Nazi agents learned of it's existence, they tried to steal it and the method to make it in order to give Germany an edge in World War II.


Appears in Batman: TBATB.

Dr. Andrew Franklin[]

He was once a scientist who was caught in the blast that destroyed Blüdhaven and had been held as an experiment in the secret internment camps within the shattered city. Later, he was recruited into S.H.A.D.E. and first displayed his powers when he plucks off a piece of his fingernail, flicks it, and killed an oncoming troop of Atomic Knights in the resulting explosion. He is a lifelong fan of Green Lantern, even refusing to attack him during the Battle for Blüdhaven. Uncle Sam remarked that a drop of Franklin's sweat would be sufficient to level Manhattan. Andy is highly emotional, and is hurt deeply because his teammates refer to him as a freak because of his destructive powers. He has a higher sense of morality than his teammates, however he has shown that he will use lethal force when he sees his friends hurt. When Father Time sent the agents of S.H.A.D.E. after Uncle Sam, Human Bomb turned on the team. Human Bomb, along with Phantom Lady, Doll Man, and the new Ray (Stanley Silver), sided with Uncle Sam and Firebrand to become the new Freedom Fighters. The group focused on removing Father Time from power. The new Freedom Fighters faced a new Miss America and a traitor from the inside: the Ray. However, with the help of the original Miss America, Ray Terrill, and new members Black Condor, the Invisible Hood and Red Bee, the Freedom Fighters defeated Father Time, and S.H.A.D.E. was placed under the command of Director Robbins.