Curt Engstrom (Alchemist)
The character, created by Mark Waid and Greg LaRocque, first appeared in Flash vol 2, #71 (December 1992). The name "Alchemist" had previously been used for a Golden Age character in a Justice Society story and would later be used for the post-Zero Hour version of Element Lad
Within the context of the stories, Curt Engstrom is a scientist working at S.T.A.R. Labs as a part of a team studying Doctor Alchemy's Philosopher's Stone. He steels the Stone but is captured and jailed before he can figure out how to use it. Escaping, he creates the identity of the Alchemist and uses the stone in an attempt to get revenge on the lawyer who betrayed him. He is instead recaptured by the Flash.
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