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Albert Michaels
Dr. Michaels (Issue 01) 2
Real name: Albert Michaels
AKA: Atomic Skull (Conjecture)
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Affiliations: Star Labs
SKULL (Conjecture)

Dr. Albert Michaels was a scientist at Star Labs.

Background Information

In the comics, in the Earth-One reality, Albert Michaels was a brilliant but distinctly unfriendly scientist-administrator at Star Labs with a rare nervous system disorder that short-circuited the electrical impulses in his brain, creating painful and uncontrollable seizures. When he couldn't find a cure, he secretly contacted the criminal organization SKULL, and they implanted him with a radium-powered device designed to harness his neural disorder into deadly atomic "brain-blasts" in exchange for him becoming their agent. However, these mental blasts were difficult to control and only made his condition worse, a situation he blamed on Superman after the Man of Steel captured the only SKULL scientists that could have cured him. Swearing revenge, the evil genius donned his distinctive yellow and green costume with its visored cowl-topped skull mask and eventually became the organization's leader, The Atomic Skull, flying around in a sleek skull-shaped hovercraft of his own design assisted by his similarly costumed lover Felicia who was a panther he had artificially evolved into human form.

Powers and Abilities

Super Powers



As seen in Fugitive from Space (1988).
As seen in the Super Amigos cards


Super Friends (comic book)

Superman (TV series) (1988)

Super Powers Collection


  • Albert Michaels makes his first appearance in Superman Vol 1 # 303 (September 1976).[1]


  1. For more information about that DC comic book, click here.

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