Marvel Boy

Real Name: Martin Oskner Burns

Identity/Class: Magically empowered human

Occupation: School boy

Affiliations: Unidentified "Shadow"

Enemies: Goderich von Blubber

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: U.S.A. Comics #7 (Timely, February 1943)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength and invulnerability. His costume provides enhanced intelligence ("wisdom of Abe Lincoln"), superhuman speed ("speed of Mercury") and the ability to fly.

History: (U.S.A Comic #7, g.a.) Martin Burns was a youth who gained powers when the mummified remains of Hercules (!) fell on him during a museum visit, and the dead demi-god's "extract" entered his body through a wound he had received. That night he was visited by a Shadow, which informed him he now possessed the spirit of Hercules, and so he put on a costume, and went out to fight crime.

Comments: Created by Bob Oskner. Originally he had no middle name, but in his Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe entry was given a middle name honouring his creator and distinguishing him from the other Martin Burns Marvel Boy.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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