A Superhero With The Power To Give You Cancer?

In Watchmen, Dr Manhattan is charged – falsely it later transpires – with giving cancer to his nearest and dearest.


It's something that happens to Spider-Man in the alternate future set Spider-Man: Reign by Kaare Andrews.


These are considered bad things. In the parody Saturday Morning Watchmen, it's a joke that Dr Manhattan "can give you cancer" as a superpower.

Well, in today's Squadron Supreme, we meet Jim Hammond, the Original Human Torch.


And his powers? To differentiate himself from the other Human Torch?


Is this going to be added to his Official Marvel Universe Handbook entry?

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Who will be hosting a special New Year's launch party on Friday from 7pm, tying in to the release of issue 2 of Comic Heroes magazine, with Kieron Gillen, Jessica Martin, Paul Cornell, Rachael Stott and more.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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