Original Captain Boomerang got himself killed in some botched assassination attempt during a the Identity Crisis. Although honestly this was one character needed the retcon/Reboot desperately.
But then Capt. Boomerang was fun to read with his Australian slang and his all around annoying personality he was one of the things that made The Suicide Squad a fun read.
I wish we new more about his son however. He does have a cool new look and with his super speed power. Then Blackest Night changed all that. The son was killed and the father resurrected.
He’s back and in the pages of The Flash and Brightest Day. Sadly, he’s now throwing black energy boomerangs around and is far less of a joke. His golden age will always be as the foil in Suicide Squad.
Slowly, the Blackest Night and Multi-Colored Lanterns thing took over pretty much every DC Book on the market in late 2010
However, “Digger”, as he was portrayed in the Squad series, will always be one of my favorite characters of all time. I never thought that he needed “super powers”, and the fact that he fought the Flash without them made him even more bad-ass.
Want to know more about him? Here’s a Justice League episode ( Task Force X) featuring Rick Flag, Deadshot, Plastique, Clock King and none other then the original Capt. Boomerang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymDVBXeZGMs