Crash Britanus

Real Name: ? Britanus (he is called Britanus by the officer who demobs him in 1946)

Identity/Class: Human mutrate

Occupation: formerly Soldier working for Army Intelligence; now adventurer

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: World Crime Buster

Base of Operations: Britain.

First Appearance: Crasho Comics #1 (1947)

Powers/Abilities: Crash can fly, is able to "tune in" to telephone conversations, and has other, undisclosed powers. Its a fair bet he has a fair bit of invulnerability if he could survive the pressure wave, heat and radiation from a nuclear explosion near ground zero.

History: A foundling discovered as a small child by an English missionary in Africa in 1920. Unbeknown to the missionary the child was the direct descendant through a line of Chieftains to the first man on Earth. The missionary took the child home to England with him, where he gained the nickname "Crash" due to his sporting prowess. When war broke out Crash enlisted, and in 1940 he joined the Intelligence, which in turn led him to be in Hiroshima when the bomb was dropped. The explosion transformed him into "the World Crime Buster" (complete with mask and costume). In 1946 he was demobbed and began fighting crime in Britain.

Comments: A man transformed by being at ground zero during a nuclear explosion. How silly is that? Well, lets ask the Hulk, Captain Atom and Doctor Manhattan. Perhaps the first to discover nuclear radiation isn't nearly as lethal as scientists would like us to believe (tongue firmly in cheek here), but far from the last.


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