Chronos I
Nick Name
Time Thief
Civilian ID
David Clinton



Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record, presumed wiped from time.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation

Crime Champions

Injustice Gang of the World

Injustice League

Secret Society of Super-Villains

Base of Operations
Ivy Town
5' 10"
175 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Black, but balding
Known Powers

Normal human with a genius level intelligence and skills as a master inventor.

Average athlete and hand-to-hand combatant.


Wide array of time inspired weapons, including exploding hourglasses, a wrist-watch that projects razor-sharp hands, a device that can slow time in localized areas and a sun-dial shaped flying platform.

Note: Given a short term ability to travel through time by the demon Neron.

Common Enemies

Atom II

Blue Beetle II

Justice League

Regularly Appearing

The Atom

Blue Beetle Vol. 2

Justice League of America

First Appearance
The Atom #3 (Oct. - Nov. 1962)
Gardner Fox & Gil Kane

A petty criminal all his life, David Clinton realized he was being arrested because he didn't take the time to plan his crimes properly. Admiring the clockwork precision with which everything in prison was run, he decided he would make time work for him rather than against him.

Fascinated with timepieces and deft with his hands, and possessing an inventive mind, he spent the remainder of his prison sentence laboring in the prison workshop, learning all he could about clocks and their mechanisms. Finally released, Clinton designed a costume and embarked on a new criminal career as the time thief called Chronos.