After a year of Flash publications (starting with #105 in 1959), the Flash was in need of some new enemies who could keep up with him.
Gorilla Grodd and Weather Wizard had been introduced a few issues earlier, but it wasn’t until Captain Boomerang’s first appearance in Flash Comic #117 that the Fastest Man Alive got a true rival.
While not significantly powered or even superhuman, Captain Boomerang (real name Digger Harkness) is an expert at throwing weapons.
In Flash Comic #117, Captain Boomerang manages to knock Flash unconscious with a lightning boomerang and then nearly drowns him.
Since his first appearance in Flash #117, Captain Boomerang has appeared in over 300 comics, including the Darkest Night storyline.
While not obviously apparent in Flash #117, it is later revealed that Captain Boomerang is from Australia.
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First appearances always make for a valuable comic, and Flash #117 is worth a considerable amount, especially given its 10c cover price.
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