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Atoman (Heinrich Melch)
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Earth-Two
Pre-Crisis
Characteristics
Real name Heinrich Melch
Alias Atoman
Gender Male
Alignment Bad
Occupation Criminal
Family none known
Affiliation none known
First appearance World's Finest Comics vol 1 #271 (Sep 1981)
Universe Pre-Crisis/Earth-Two
Alternate versions none known
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History[]

Heinrich Melch was a soldier in Nazi Germany whose father was charged with developing a plan to stop Superman. Melch was dosed with a special chemical developed by his father using Green Kryptonite in order to transform his son into a super soldier. The experiment succeeded and Melch started his plan to kill Superman.

Melch's first attempt failed and he was presumed dead. Many years later, he was transported to Earth-One, where he gained more superpowers and, under the alias of Atoman, he attempted to eliminate the Earth-One Superman. Melch was stopped by the combined work of Earth-One's Superman and Batman, who transported him back to Earth-Two, where he lost his powers and he was captured by the Superman and Robin of Earth-Two.

Pre-Crisis/Earth-Two[]

Non-canonical versions[]

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