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Encyclopedia > Hector Hammond
Hector Hammond
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Green Lantern (vol. 2) # 5
(March-April, 1961)
Created by Gil Kane
John Broome
In story information
Alter ego Hector Hammond
Team affiliations The Society
Abilities Telepathy, mind control, telekenesis, genius-level intellect

Hector Hammond is a fictional character, a DC Universe supervillain who is primarily an enemy of Green Lantern. The character was created by John Broome and Gil Kane, and originally appeared as in Green Lantern (vol. 2) # 5 (March-April 1961). Unlike many supervillains, Hammond does not use an alias. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Showcase #22 (Oct. ... John Broome (1738 - 1810) was a New York political figure. ... The Secret Society of Super Villains (SSoSV) is a group of comic book villains that exist in the DC Universe. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... The Green Lantern redirects here. ... John Broome (aka: pen names John Osgood and Edgar Ray Meritt) was a writer-contributor to DC Comics. ... Showcase #22 (Oct. ...

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Fictional character biography

Hammond is a fugitive on the run from the law when he discovers the fragments of a strange meteor in the woods (part of this meteor lands in Africa, where it evolves the gorillas inhabiting the area. One of these gorillas later becomes the supervillain Gorilla Grodd.[1]). Observing that radiation from the meteor has caused the nearby plants to evolve rapidly, Hammond decides to kidnap four scientists and expose them to the meteor. The radiation causes their intellects to evolve, but also has the side effect of sapping their wills. Hammond is able to force the scientists to use their hightened intellect to create amazing new inventions, which Hammond sells for his own profit. Photo of a burst of meteors with extended exposure time A meteor is the visible path of a meteoroid that enters the Earths (or another bodys) atmosphere, commonly called a shooting star or falling star. ... For other uses, see Gorilla (disambiguation). ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... A scientist, in the broadest sense, refers to any person that engages in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge or an individual that engages in such practices and traditions that are linked to schools of thought or philosophy. ...


Hammond rapidly becomes a rich celebrity due to the wealth he has acquired. Hal Jordan asks his friend and mechanic, Thomas Kalmaku, to take on the role of the Green Lantern while Jordan investigates Hammond. Jordan creates a duplicate power ring and costume for Kalmaku to fool Hammond. Unaware of the impersonation, Hammond kidnaps Kalmaku, steals his ring and turns him into a chimpanzee. Jordan confronts Hammond personally in a destructive battle of power rings that ends only when Hammond's ring charge expires, allowing Jordan to capture him and restore Kalmaku and the scientists. Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Thomas Kalmaku is a character in DC Comics, associated with Green Lantern. ...


Hammond returns in Justice League of America #14 (September 1962), where he has managed to escape from prison and deliberately exposes himself to the meteorite. The radition causes his brain to grow to enormous size, granting him psionic powers as well as immortality in the process. Unfortunately, his body becomes immoblized and he loses the power to speak. Trapped in a motionless state, Hammond is still able to use his psionic powers to control the Green Lantern's mind. He attempts to steal the Green Lantern's ring, but Jordan manages to command his ring to drain itself of power when it leaves his finger. He is then able to render Hammond unconscious with a punch to the jaw.[2] Willamette Meteorite A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earths surface without being destroyed. ... Parapsychology is the study of the evidence involving phenomena where a person seems to affect or gain information about something through a means not currently explainable within the framework of mainstream, conventional science. ...


Hammond is responsible for the creation of the second Royal Flush Gang in Justice League of America #203 (June 1982). Hammond and the Gang are defeated when Dr. Martin Stein, one half of the superhero Firestorm, subdues Hector on the astral plane. The Royal Flush Gang are fictional characters in DC comics. ... This article is about the Ronnie Raymond/Martin Stein version of Firestorm. ...


In addition to battling Hal Jordan, Hammond has also fought Alan Scott[3] as well as Kyle Rayner[4]. For other uses, see Allan Scott. ... This article is about the DC Comics character. ...


After Green Lantern: Rebirth

Hammond has reappeared now that Hal Jordan has returned as Green Lantern. Recently, after his capture and further experimentation by the gremlins, he seems to have recovered the ability to speak without using telepathy.


Hammond was last seen in the Infinite Crisis: Villains United special, being broken out of prison along with several other supervillains. Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ...


Powers and abilities

Hammond in his mutated state exhibits genius level intellect, potent telepathic and telekinetic abilities, and on occasion displays the ability to absorb and mentally redirect Green Lantern's emerald plasma.


Notes

  1. ^ Flash vol. 2 69
  2. ^ Green Lantern vol. 2 #25
  3. ^ Green Lantern Quarterly #2
  4. ^ Green Lantern 80-Page Giant #2

External links

  • GLC Web Page
  • History of Hector Hammond
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