SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Mr. I.Q.
Mr. I.Q. (Issue 00)
Real name: Ira Quimby
Species: Metahuman
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Affiliations: Injustice Gang
Rogue of: Hawkman

Ira Quimby, aka I.Q. is a brilliant scientist, turned petty crook, and a frequent enemy of Hawkman.

Background Information

In the parallel universe, known as Earth-One, Ira Quimby, in late 63' is accidentally exposed to the radiation from a rock that had been irradiated by one of Adam Strange's Zeta Beams. Quimby soon discovers that he has gained a genius level intelligence and begins dubbing himself I.Q.

He starts using his new intellect to plan a series of jewelry heists. I.Q.'s heightened intelligence turns out to short-lived, but re-exposure to the rock restores it. Hawkman is able to track down I.Q. by analyzing traces of the rock, and arrests I.Q. and his new gang.

A few years later in 65', the imprisoned I.Q. discovers that his heightened intelligence returns whenever he is exposed to sunlight. He is able to create an invisibility device out of common items and escape from jail, and resume his life of crime.[1]

Powers and Abilities

  • Super intelligence: Thanks to exposure to modified Zeta Beam radiation, I.Q. is super intelligent. His intelligence allows him to create advanced weapons and tools out of common objects. The power and duration of his intelligence are determined by how much sunlight he has been exposed to.


Ira Quimby did not appear in any episode of the Superfriends TV Show.

Earth-One Appearance:

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

Earth-1A Appearance:



  1. As revealed in Hawkman, Vol. 1 #7 (April 1965), which can be found at the DC Database.
  2. Go to the DC Database for more on Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #61 (March 1968).
  3. Go to the DC Database for more on Mystery in Space, Vol. 1 #87 (November, 1963).
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