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Ira Quimby was dubbed I.Q. by his gang because of the initials of his name and bizarre crimes he committed.

After being abandoned by the group, IQ returned to the gang and showed them how he had the intelligence to become the leader of the gang. He did this by building several scientific devices he then used to commit a series of extraordinary crimes that were thwarted by the sudden appearance of Hawkman and Hawkgirl.

Escaping the Hawks, IQ goes to the museum of Midway City looking to find out if there is something there responsible for giving him super intelligence. He soon discovers a stone alien who was responsible for his flashes of genius. He then steals the stone, accidentally leaving behind several fragments. From these fragments, Hawkman is able to deduce that an particular aura of energy was contained in the rock alien. Following a trail of this energy, Hawkman managed to locate and capture the IQ's gang and bring them to justice.

While in prison, Quimby discovered that prolonged contact with the alien stone had left residual energy in his mind, energy that could be triggered simply by exposing him self to sunlight. His advanced mind restored, Quimby escaped prison and embarked on a new campaign of crime. However, he was again defeated and captured by the Hawks.

Later, Quimby was one of the many mad scientists kidnapped and taken to live on Oolong Island to become a member of the Science Squad.

Quimby worked with Prometheus, stealing technologies and in gratitude, Prometheus poisoned him, causing Quimby's brain to regress to that of an infant.[1]


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.



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