Eddie Earhart was the founder of the activist group known as the Coalition to Resist Atomic Power. Eddie and his followers believed that nuclear power only served to pave the way for a destructive future. They would frequently hold protest rallies at power plants and college campuses. Their true motivations however, were darker still. Eddie was actually an eco-terrorist and used his coalition as a vehicle to stage bombing attacks against nuclear power plants.
One afternoon, Eddie recruited an impressionable young high school student named Ronnie Raymond to his cause. Ronnie wanted to impress a girl named Doreen Day, so he joined the Coalition in the hopes of making Doreen think that he was politically active. He had no idea what the Coalition's true aims really were. Eddie told Ronnie that they were going to stage a protest at the new Hudson Nuclear Power Plant. When they arrived however, Ronnie discovered that Eddie planned on destroying the building. They found one lone researcher inside the planet – a physicist named Professor Martin Stein. Eddie leapt upon Stein and knocked him out with one blow to the jaw. Ronnie tried to stop Eddie, but the angry young activist turned on him and rendered him unconscious as well. He left Ronnie's body slumped in a corner next to Professor Stein and planted the TNT explosives. He intended on using Ronnie as a scapegoat should the authorities ever question him about what took place at the Hudson facility.
Eddie and the other Coalition members quickly left the building moments before the bomb detonated. What he didn't realize however was that neither Ronnie nor Stein died in the explosion. The nuclear radiation, coupled with the concussive power of the TNT fused their bodies together into one composite being – the super-hero known as Firestorm.
Firestorm flew out of the burning ruins of the power plant and tracked Eddie down. He quickly grabbed a hold of him and turned the entire coalition over to the authorities.
What became of Eddie Earhart after prison has yet to be revealed.
- 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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