Chemical King (DC)
Real Name: Condo Arlik
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The ability to control chemical reactions.
Chemical King was a fairly long-serving member of the original Legion who wasn't used very much over the years. It's speculated that writers found his character too difficult to integrate into plots.
He was introduced in an Adult Legion story as a statue, a brief mention of his noble sacrifice in stopping World War VII being readers' first impression of the character. It took more than ten years—until Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #228—for DC to finally chronicle his death completely.
The writers did so little with the character that he's not known to have had any romantic relationships with other Legionnaires. It's even difficult to ascribe a general personality to him. Action Comics (1938)
No character vaguely like this one appears in the 2004 re-imagined Legion. In fact, he was basically ignored in post-Zero Hour continuity, as well.
First Appearance: Adventure Comics (1938) #371
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2995: The Legion of Super-Heroes Sourcebook (1992)
#381 Adventure Comics (1938)
- 'The Dictator Of Earth!'#387
- 'Even A Superman Dies!'#389
- 'The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!'
#354 Adventure Comics (2009)
- 'The Adult Legion!'#371
- '[LSH:] The Colossal Failure!'#372
- '[LSH:] School for Super-Villains!'#374
- '[LSH:] Mission: Diabolical!'#375
- '[LSH:] The King Of The Legion!'#377
- '[LSH:] Heroes For Hire!'#379
- '[LSH:] Burial In Space!'
#11 DC Comics Classics Library (2009)
- 'Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton: The Epilogue is the Future/Man of Valor, Finale'
HC vol. 02 DC Special (1975)
- 'The Legion of Super-Heroes - The Life and Death of Ferro Lad'
#28 Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds (2008)
- 'Earth Shattering Disasters'
History of the DC Universe (1986)
La Legion Des Super-Heros (1984)
La Legion des Super-Heros et les Nouveaux Jeunes Titans (1984)
#17 Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
- 'Titans: Les cendres aux cendres!'
#283 Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
- 'The Startling Secret of Wildfire!'#300
- 'The Future is Forever!'
#59 Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
- 'Ghosts In The Clubhouse'
Secret Origins (1986)
#47 Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981)
- 'Featuring Legends of the Legion of Super-Heroes'
#2 Superboy (1949)
- 'R.J. Brande Is Dying!!'#3
#176#195#197 Superman (1987)
- 'Timber Wolf: Dead Hero, Live Executioner!'#198
- 'The Fatal Five Who Twisted Time'#200
- 'The Legionnaire Bride of Starfinger'#201#208
- 'Vengeance Of The Super-Villains!'#211#218
- 'The Secret Villain the World Never Knew'#228
- 'That a World Might Live ... A Legionnaire Must Die!'#229
- 'Hunt for a Hero-Killer'
Superman Extra (1980)
#1974-16 Superman: Mon-El (2010)
- 'Superman: Erdbeschützer GmbH'
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Cadre to Chris KL-99'#13
- 'Krona to Losers'
Legion Academy (DC)(Earth-0)
Legion of Super-Heroes (DC)(Earth-0)
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