Real Name: Flash Bomba
Identity/Class: Human transformed by magic
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Philippines
First Appearance: Unknown.
Powers/Abilities: Flash has superhuman strength, the ability to walk up walls, to generate "thunderclaps" using his large hands or block almost anything with same. In spite of his enlarged extremities, Flash Bomba is not in the least clumsy, and is a skilled unarmed fighter. He can also mystically summon "devil horses" to create a stampede (similar to the way the ghosts did in Lord of the Rings 3).
History: Flash Bomba was man who lost the use of his legs in an accident. Because of this, he trained the rest of his body to an incredible level of athletic ability and did everyday stuff using his hands to compensate for the loss of his ability to walk. Eventually he heard a rumour about a "Tikbalang" (a mythological creature with the body of a man and the head of a horse) who would grant powers to anyone who could defeat it in battle. Flash Bomba challenged the Tikbalang and set a time and place for the battle. He defeated it despite his physical limitations and the Tikbalang granted him superpowers. But as a jest, the Tikbalang gave him powers that made him look awkward. Flash was given the Tikbalang's magic hair, said talisman allowing Flash to transform into his super-powered version - a being with large hands and feet, as well as superhuman powers. Using his new abilities, he became a crimefighter.
Comments: Created by Mars Ravelo. Flash Bomba appeared in Klasiks Magasin, but I'm unsure if this was where he was first published.
Thanks to Raffy for information. He also provided the images, which were taken (with permission) from Gerry Alanguilan's site.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Flash, any of the DC speedsters of that name
Flashback of Omega Flight
Flashback of the Blood Syndicate
Flash Damingo, Platypus Space Ranger
Flash Gordon, foe of Ming the Merciless
Flash Lightning, Golden Age hero
Flashpoint, StormWatch traitor
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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