Real Name: Jack Pomade

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: former street beatnik; now superhero and band member

Affiliations: The Atomics; Madman

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: Mr.Pomade (father)

Aliases: The Booger

Base of Operations: Snap City

First Appearance: (as a normal human / street beatnik) Madman Comics #1 (Dark Horse); (began to develop powers) Madman Comics #15 (Dark Horse)

Powers/Abilities: Able to bend, stretch and distort his body like rubber.

History: Jack was one of a group of street beatniks who stumbled across an alien spore left behind by Zenelle, an alien female looking to find a mate. The spore caused all of them to mutate, giving them a warty, pustulent appearance. At first they were extremely unhappy with this disfigurement, and blamed their exposure on the hero known as Madman, but eventually Jack discovered the change hadn't ended with their initial appearance alterations. He discovered that his body had become malleable, able to stretch and distort into any shape; in addition, activation of this new power rid him of his lumpy looks. Calling himself Mister Gum (though the press preferred "The Booger"), he decided to become a superhero, and convinced the rest of the mutated beatniks to try activating their powers too. Thus was born the Atomics.

Comments: Created by Mike Allred

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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