Who the Clix? Cave Carson

Posted February 24th, 2023 by Joe Pangrazio

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Appearances in Heroclix:  Brave and the Bold
First Appearance: Brave and the Bold #31 (August 1960)
Team Affiliations: Forgotten Heroes
Powers/Abilities:  Highly intelligent; Cybernetic eye
Created by:  France Herron - Bruno Premiani

Artwork and character is copyright/trademark DC; used under Fair Use

Professor Calvin “Cave” Carson is an expert geologist, skilled cave diver and spelunker. Along with his friends Bulldozer Smith, Johnny Blake and Christie Madison, Cave adventures beneath the Earth's surface. Eventually Cave starts the Mighty Mole project, focused on advances in digging machines to help mining-access. However, government funding is focused on space travel and the Mighty Mole project is put on hold.

Cave later joins the Forgotten Heroes to repel the Appellaxian invasion. During this time he works alongside Aquaman in finding an underwater grotto. Cave later works with the Time Masters. Cave later faces Eclipso after the villain conquers the nation of Parador and has both his legs broken before Eclipso leaves him for dead.

Cave survives and takes time to heal. When Sand is trapped in the Earth's crust, Cave helps the JSA retrieve him. He also later helps with earthquake rescue efforts in India and Japan.

Around the time of his wife's illness, Cave receives a cybernetic eye. After her death, he begins to receive visions from the eye. At first he believes it is malfunctioning but eventually he discovers that it is seeking to show him a greater truth regarding his wife's people as well as his daughter.

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