Bomber (Dark Horse Comics) over a white background


Tina Shanklin


Bomber is a minor character in the Dark Horse Heroes universe. She’s part of a superhuman street gang, mostly appearing in Barb Wire stories.

For context, it is recommended that your first read the Gangs of Steel Harbor article.


  • Real Name: Tina Shanklin.
  • Marital Status: Presumed single.
  • Known Relatives: Dina (aka Cutter, twin sister), father (name unrevaled).
  • Group Affiliation: Wolf Gang.
  • Base Of Operations: Steel Harbor.
  • Height: 5’6” Weight: 131 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: White


Powers and Abilities

Bomber can create smouldering spheres of blue-white energy in her hands. She can then detonate it with considerable force.

She usually throws them like grenades. But she once built up a very large one (backed with Hero Points ) and had it explode in her hands. She and and the ground right below her were unharmed, but the maxed-out detonation dug quite a crater.

In most circumstances, Bomber must used her Power at diminished potency, to avoid collateral damage and friendly fire.


Bomber and her sister Cutter are both OGs  of the Wolf Gang. Apparently, Hunter helped them escape from their father circa 1992. Nothing else is known about what was happening at the Shanklin home, why the sisters wanted to leave, and what prevented them from doing so. It has been stated by secondary sources  that her father was abusive.

Bomber uses her full power

When Hunter refused to help against the 1994 gang war launched by the Prime Movers, Bomber decided that it was a moral and strategic mistake. She broke rank, leaving to help Barb Wire and convincing Breaker to come with her. She briefly thought that she had beaten Mace Blitzkrieg with a maxed-out bomb, but was soon knocked out.

Though at one point she had plans to leave the Wolf Gang, Bomber was still with them when they last appeared.


See illustrations.


Determined, independent and wanting to fly with her own wings.

Bomber is somewhat reckless among the Wolf Gang :

  • She feels that they are cramping her style a bit.
  • She doesn’t always with Hunter and the style he wants the gang to have.
  • She feels that her little sister Dina is being too influenced by her leader.

She seems somewhat protective of her sis, but not irrationally so. Bomber was dismayed that Cutter preferred siding with Hunter despite her efforts.

Bomber can be manipulative and deceptive if she needs to.

She’d rather call people by their real names than use street handles (which she thinks are silly). But Hunter wants street handles to be standard.


(Throwing a bomb) “Catch !”

(Sarcastically) “Hosanna, the beneficent ‘Hunter’ who saves good girls and boys. All he asks in return is that they be happy. I guess I’m just looking a gift wolf in the mouth.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Justice
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 04 Occupation: Wolf Gang OG
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 025

Bomb: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Bomb can be thrown.
  • Bomb does not include AV – use DEX.

Charisma (Persuasion): 04, Vehicles (Land): 03

Area Knowledge (Wolf turf in Steel Harbor), Credentials (Wolf Gang, High).

Street (Low), Barb Wire (Low), Wolf Gang (High, from Credentials).

Dependent (Cutter, zero points).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Dark Horse’s CGW.

Helper(s): Capita-Senyera, Darci.