Alias


Atom Smasher II

Nuklon


Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Albert Julian "Al" Rothstein
Occupation

Adventurer

Automobile Customizer


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Florida
Group Affiliation

Black Reign

(The) Conglomerate

Infinity Inc.

Justice League

Justice Society

Suicide Squad


Base of Operations
New York, New York
Height
7' 6" to +15'
Weight
280 to +700 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

Biologically inherited superhuman strength, speed, agility and durability. Exposure to thorium radiation granting an ability to increase to heights to over 15 feet and increase or decrease mass and density to pass through solid matter.


Accessories
None
Common Enemies

Brain Wave II

Icicle II

Ian Karkull

King Kobra

Mordru the Dark Lord

Solomon Grundy

Ultra-Humanite


Regularly Appearing

Infinity Inc.

JSA


First Appearance

Nuklon

All-Star Squadron #25 (Sept. 1983)


Atom Smasher II

JSA Secret Files and Origins #1 (Aug. 1999)


Creator

Nuklon

Roy Thomas & Jerry Ordway


Atom Smasher II

James Robinson, David Goyer & Stephen Sadowski


Origin

Grandson of Terry Curtis (the villain known as Cyclotron) and godson of the golden-age Atom, Al Rothstein is quite literally, a living legacy. Inheriting super-human strength as a result of his grandfather's atomic-powered physiology, Rothstein took the alias of Nuklon as a founding member the second-generation super-hero team Infinity, Inc.


Subsequent exposure to thorium radiation gave Rothstein limited control over his molecular structure, Manifesting itself in an ability to modulate the size and density of his body.


Abandoning the Nuklon identity, Rothstein has now adopted a name that pays homage to his predecessors Cyclotron and the Atom by calling himself Atom Smasher.


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