James Rice was the adoptive father of Todd Rice, and married to Shirley Rice. He was an abusive alcoholic. Years after leaving home, Todd returned as Obsidian and mentally tortured Rice while under the control of Ian Karkull. Rice was rescued from Obsidian's clutches by the JSA, but later attacked Obsidian in order to stop him from killing his real father, Alan Scott. Rice disappeared into a shadow dimension with Obsidian. He has not as yet returned.


  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two 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 no longer apply.



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