Corn was born as Billy Buckenhimer Junior, the son of a prominent farmer. When Billy came of age he inherited the family business. One day Billy tried an untested experimental genetically engineered fertilizer from the Cristix corporation. The corn harvest was huge that year, but something strange happened. The chemicals from the fertilizer somehow infused Billy with Corn DNA, giving him superhuman strength and resistance to injury. Billy now spreads fear, using his new super corn powers to exact vengeance on those responsible for his mutation.