Real Name: Jim Hollis
Identity/Class: Human transformed by magic
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Active worldwide
First Appearance: Smash! # 15 (1966-67)
Powers/Abilities: Able to stretch and distort his body like rubber - he can extend his arms at least fifty feet. He can survive falls from great heights, as he "has no bones to break", and blows from people or heavy objects merely bounce off him - even bullets. By extending his legs to superhuman lengths he can cover long distances in very little time.
History: Cursed by an Indian fakir, our hero was turned into a man of living rubber.
(Untitled, Smash Annual 1969) Rubberman has hired an apartment in a high-rise, hoping to get some piece and quiet from the press. But a fire forces him to show himself once more, and he rescues a number of people from the conflagration. Afterwards he locates some evidence that suggests sabotage, and a quick check around insurance companies turns up a man who has being buying and insuring old tenements. Captured by the crooks while eavesdropping on their plans, he escapes and catches the crooks red handed as they prepare to burn down another building.
Comments: Created by Ken Mennell and Alfredo Marculeta.
Rubberman, identified also as James Hollis, was revealed to be among the superheroes imprisoned by the government in Albion.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Rubberman, a.k.a. Tiger Boy
Rubberman, Philippines hero
Ping the Elastic Man, DC Thomson character
Plastic Man, Quality hero
Thin Man, Marvel hero
Elongated Man, DC hero
Mr. Fantastic, Marvel hero
any other stretching heroes or villains
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