SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Captain Boomerang
Cap Bomerang (Issue 00)
Real name: George Harkness
AKA: Digger Harkness
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Affiliations: The Rogues
Injustice Gang
Suicide Squad
Rogue of: Flash

Captain Boomerang is a supervillain and an enemy of the Flash who uses boomerangs for weapons.

Background Information

In the parallel universe, known as Earth-One, George Harkness was a native of Australia, who was raised in poverty, during which time he developed great skill in making boomerangs.

He was secretly the illegitimate son of an American soldier and an Australian woman. He was sent to America by his mother who was desperate to get him away from his stepfather. While in America, he was hired as a performer and boomerang promoter by a toy company which was, unbeknownst to him, owned by his biological father. Audiences ridiculed him, and he eventually turned to using his boomerangs for crime.

He became a recurring enemy of the Flash, typically by devising altered boomerangs which could produce astonishing effects (some would explode, others had razor-sharp edges, etc.), and using them ruthlessly. He became a staple member of the Rogues Gallery, a group of villains dedicated to opposing Flash.

Powers and Abilities

Super Powers




Captain Boomerang did not appear in any episode of the Superfriends TV Show.

Earth-One Appearance:

  • Justice League of America Vol. 1, #61 (March 1968)[1]
  • JLA 80-Page Giant, #2/2 (November 1999) -- post-crisis retconned appearance

Earth-1A Appearance:


  • The Captain Boomerang appeared in Flash, Vol. 1 #117 (December 1960).[2]
  • He was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino.
  • A man dressed as Captain Boomerang appeared in an episode called "Eclipsed" in the animated TV series Justice League which ran on the Cartoon Network from 2001-2004. He appeared an actor in a commercial the Flash was starring in.


  1. Go to the DC Database for more on Justice League of America Vol 1, #61 (March 1968)
  2. Go to the DC Database for more on Flash, Vol. 1 #117 (December 1960).
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