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James “Jim” Barr is the son of a police officer who was murdered in the line of duty. Jim decided to avenge his father by devoting his life to crime fighting. At first Jim tried to join the police but was rejected from the police Academy. This purely down to physical reasons, so he applied for a job in ballistics. Jim used his knowledge of chemistry to develop a drug that would increase his muscle mass and brain power using his 'crime cure'. His formula was shown to make him strong enough to smash a tank.
He also invented a Gravity Regulator Helmet which was bullet shaped and gave him his name, which allowed him to fly and deflect bullets. His first case involved capturing a well known gangster, which Bulletman crashed into his hideout to arrest him.
After a successful time as a hero Bulletman decided to create a second Gravity Regulator Helmet for his girlfriend Susan Kent, daughter of policeman Sgt. Kent, who took the name of Bulletgirl.
Bulletman and Bulletgirl occasionally teamed-up with other empowered heroes such as Captain Marvel and his sister Mary Marvel. Bulletman and Bulletgirl later became members of Shazam's Squadron of Justice and fought up against menaces such as the savage King Kull. After many years crimefighting the duo married and remained active until the events of Infinite Crisis.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
All of Bulletman's powers stem from his Gravity Regulator Helmet.
Appearances, Images, and QuotesEdit
- This version of James Barr (Earth-S), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
- Bulletman and Bulletgirl were Fawcett Comics' second most popular characters after Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family.
- They were leased by DC Comics along with the rest of the Fawcett comics stable of characters in 1972, and then acquired outright by DC in 1991. However, most of the Bulletman stories lapsed into public domain prior to the said acquisition, which would later allow AC Comics to reprint their Golden Age adventures.