Kurt Emminger obtained his powers after being pulled into a Time Storm. The Time Storm gave him superhuman strength.
Barricade was created by the writer and artist Bob Hickey.
Major Story Arcs
Kurt was pulled into a Time Storm after some scientists used a laser on the Time Stone when Kurt and the LeBeck family were present. Kurt and Jenn LeBeck found themselves in prehistoric times, and with new abilities. While Jenn was being treated as a goddess, Kurt was due to be sacrificed to the locals new goddess (Jenn), which is when Jenn found that she could transform into some kind of fire form, and Kurt realized he had superhuman strength. After several fights with the local cavemen, Kurt and Jenn met up with Jenn's father, Warren, after he, Pandora and Shalimar came from the future.