Element Lad is a male comic superhero who features in DC Comics.
The unique conditions of his homeworld afforded him the power to alter the molecular state of an object and change its structure into another element. Despite such power, the people of his world were not a greedy race and had been taught to only use their powers to create useful objects. Their powers attracted the attention of the space pirate Roxxas whose crew wanted to use such people to transmute common elements into rare metals and jewels. It was said that the people of his world resisted and in response the pirate crew committed genocide of the population with only Jan Arrah being the only survivor who went on the run. (Adventure Comics v1 #307)
Personality and attributes
When he hunted down Roxxas, he initially took the name of Mystery Lad to hide the nature of his powers from others. After being accepted by the Legion, they gave him the name of Element Lad on account of his powers. (Adventure Comics v1 #307)
Powers and abilities
The unique radioactive properties of his homeworld gave some of its inhabitants unique powers to change the chemical elements of a substance from one state to another. This was achieved by mental radiation that allowed them to alter an objects atomic structure. (Adventure Comics v1 #307)
- Element Lad was created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte where he made his first appearance in Adventure Comics v1 #307 (April, 1963).
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