Created by Bob Rozakis and Mike Grell

The Original Universe


Real Name: Noah Kuttler
Occupation: Underworld Information specialist
Known Relatives: Wendy Harris (daughter); Marvin White (son, deceased)
Group Affiliation(s): The Society
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 169 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red
First Appearance: Detective Comics #463/2 (September 1976): "Crimes by Calculation"
Creators: Bob Rozakis and Mike Grell


Little is known about Noah Kuttler a.k.a. the Calculator. There are indications of him being active as a supervillain as early as 1975, fighting Starman Mikaal Tomas, but his main career has lasted for about ten years. Often dismissed because of his goofy looks, a keyboard strapped to his chest and an LCD visor on his forehead, it is often forgotten that his technology (of unknown origin) was extraordinary. By punching numbers on his keypad, he was capable of generating almost any energy construct, much like a Green Lantern Ring. The computer in his costume could calculate anything, anticipate any attack, and conclude how to strike at opponents. However, the Calculator had to encounter his opponent at least once before having sufficient info to use. Calculator first made a name attacking members of the JLA – Atom (Ray Palmer), Black Canary, Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), Elongated Man, and Hawkman. The villain allowed himself to be captured once by all of them, then being able to defeat them. He would have won had he not been outsmarted by Batman.

Later, Calculator fought Air Wave, Blue Beetle, and Hero Hotline, but was defeated every time. Finally, he decided to ditch his costumed identity. Inspired by stories about “the Oracle”, an information source to superheroes, he found a new career. His computer and skill with information makes him a perfect info broker for supervillains, Charging $ 1,000 per question, the Calculator constantly stands in contact with criminals who need to learn hard-to-get facts about their victims or enemies.


For a definitive list of appearances of Calculator in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #4 (June 1985)