Real Name: Ivan Kronov
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Soviet agent
Affiliations: Golden Age The Soviet government
Silver Age Cold Warrior, the Great Video, Red Skull, Skull-Face, Fritz Von Voltzmann, Yellow Claw
Enemies: Golden Age Bucky, Captain America
Silver Age Gorilla Man, Human Robot, Marvel Boy, 3-D Man, Venus, Jimmy Woo
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Active in Russia, but seen operating in the U.S.A.
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #78 (Atlas, 1954)
Powers/Abilities: Electro could generate electricity and release it as lightning-like blasts.
History: (Captain America Comics #78, ga) Electro was sent to America to fight Captain America on behalf of his Communist masters. However when he confronted the U.S. hero and his sidekick Bucky, the duo managed to short-circuit the Russian assassin, apparently killing him.
(Captain America Annual #13, What If I #9) Electro was revived by the Red Skull and fought Captain America and Bucky again. A few years later he was recruited by the Yellow Claw as part of a plot to kidnap the President, but alongside fellow criminals, he was defeated by a band of heroes brought together by F.B.I. agent Jimmy Woo.
Comments: There is a far more in depth profile for Electro here. I don't see the point in duplicating the excellent work there, so the above is just a basic run-down on the character.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Electro, Timely comics robot
Electro, Spider-Man villain
Electro, British hero
Electrocutioner, enemy of the Elementals
Electro Girl, British heroine
Electrode, Southern Knights
Electroman, British hero
Electron, enemy of the DNAgents
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