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Real name: Benjamin K. Krullen
First Appearance: Doom Patrol Vol 2 #10 (July, 1988)
Created by: Paul Kupperberg
Erik Larsen
Affiliations: Nuclear Legion
Portrayed by: Chris Browning



Benjamin Krullen was once a sergeant in the United States Army serving in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, Krullen attempted to massacre a village of innocent non-combatants. One of the soldiers in his platoon, sixteen-year-old Josh Clay was horrified at what he had witnessed, and the experience activated his latent Metahuman abilities. The sergeant was consumed by the concussive impact of Clay's attack and gained his own superhuman abilities as a result.

Early Years[]

Years later, the sergeant adopted the costumed identity of Reactron. His entire body was covered in a special protective suit. He harnessed the ability to project explosive blasts of atomic radiation and once fought against Power Girl and the Doom Patrol. Reactron was also a member of the Nuclear Legion alongside Professor Radium, Geiger, Mister Nitro and Neutron. The Nuclear Legion was hired by the Secret Society of Super Villains to invade Blüdhaven and assist the Nuclear Family in recovering the source of a radiation leak. While there, the group fought the new Atomic Knights. Reactron later went on to become a thorn in the side of Supergirl. He fought against her on more than one occasion, but Supergirl was never able to stop him for good.

New Krypton[]

A short while later, Reactron was recruited by General Sam Lane as part of a special contingent to deal with threats of an extraterrestrial nature. He was outfitted with a piece of Gold Kryptonite and partnered with renknowned Superman villain Metallo. The two began wreaking havoc in the streets of Metropolis with the sole intent of drawing out random Kryptonians who had recently arrived on the planet Earth. Upon doing so, they followed the Kryptonians back to their home in the Arctic, New Krypton, and began laying siege to the city. During the battle, Reactron killed Supergirl's father, Zor-El.

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