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Thomas Corbett (Earth-X)

Real Name
Thomas Corbet
Current Alias

Marital Status
First appearance
Appearance of Death


Tom Corbet, alias the mystical Neon the Unknown was one of the most powerful heroes battling in World War II. He was serving in the French Foreign Legion when the war in Europe had begun. In northern Africa, his platoon was ordered to put down a native tribe that was being supplied by the munitions manufacturer, Morgan Crooke.

It was a suicide mission on foot and all but Corbet perished in the heat. With his last effort, Tom stumbled upon a mystical oasis. When he drank from its phosphorescent waters, he was transformed… glowing! He found that he was able to emit neon-like rays which were powerful enough to kill a tiger. He also could fly, and discovered an impending air attack. Taking the name Neon the Unknown, Corbet led his former comrades in the Legion to victory.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Neon's powers include the generation and manipulation of "neonic rays." This energy could be used to fly, to blind, or as force. It was known to be powerful enough to decapitate large dinosauristic animals, and could disable a fleet of airplanes by killing their engines. It could ignite substances to generate flame, or sever things like a knife. Neon also once turned his ray into a "cold gas," and could use it to form a barrier. In its very first manifestation, this power transformed Corbet's Foreign Legion uniform into a superhero costume.


“Neon’s powers enable him to understand the jumbled sounds of native speech.”



Neon's powers enable flight and have a direction-finding capability.


  • In his appearances in Hit Comics, "Corbet" is spelled with one "t" not two.



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