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Created by Bob Haney, Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani

The Original Universe


Real Name: Larry Trainor
Aliases: Thomas Munroe, Phillip Sloan (see History)
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Adventurer, former Test pilot
Status: Active
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: unnamed mother
Base of Operation: Oolong Island, formerly Happy Harbor
Group Affiliation(s): Doom Patrol
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10½"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
First Appearance: My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963): "The Doom Patrol"
Creators: Bob Haney, Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani


A test pilot, who piloted his plane through some strange energy belts, finding when he landed that he glowed with negative radiation. He was held in isolation until Niles Caulder was able to come up with a solution in the form of radiation-proof bandages. Trainor discovered that the negative energy inside him could be projected for around a minute, performing great feats - using this ability he joined Caulder's Doom Patrol until the team was destroyed, at which point he lost the energy to one Valentina Vostok.

Years later, Trainor wanted the energy back. He got it - and then some. It transpired that the negative energy had some form of sentience, or at least a plan, and it fused Trainor with his female doctor, creating possibly the first hermaphroditic super-hero, Rebis.

Trainor would later end up in sole control of the negative energy again.


For a definitive list of appearances of Negative Man in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #16 (June 1986)

Who's Who Update '88 #2 (September 1988)