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Quote1 Victor Volcanum can do anything! Victor Volcanum has done everything! He is well-bred! Well-read! And the evident superior of all men! Quote2
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Victor Volcanum was a well-traveled explorer who was accidentally stranded in a magma-chamber within the Earth's crust and became a paranoid megalomaniac.

Victor Volcanum was a balloonist and explorer from the 19th century, who lost himself in a subterranean fissure during one of his exploits. By ingenuity and manipulation of the materials available to him, Volcanum altered his metabolism so that he could retard his aging with a magma-hot phosphorous concoction and spent the following century building a flying hi-tech gondola and a small army of mechanical "Pseudo-Men." Jimmy Olsen and the Newsboy Legion were among the first modern above-worlders to come across Volcanum's volcanic lair, and though they were treated with courtesy and hospitality, they took a stand against Volcanum when he expressed the intent to destroy the Earth's major cities and rule the planet as an absolute monarch. Superman arrived in time to thwart Volcanum's mad ambition and smashed his flying gondola into an inoperative state, whereupon Volcanum appeared to commit suicide by triggering an explosion.[1][2]

Years later, Volcanum re-emerged and was discovered by Superboy and Knockout, in response to Volcanum's abduction of a geological survey team from Hawaii. Knockout seduced Volcanum and then goaded Superboy to kill him for her pleasure. An enraged Superboy, believing that he had intentionally caused harm to his captives, beat Volcanum to a pulp but refused to execute him. Knockout responded with disappointment and crushed Volcanum's skull with her fist, causing his remaining Pseudo-Men to initiate the self-destruct sequence on his underground facility.[3][4][5]

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  • Flying Gondola


  • 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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