Real Name: Marvex

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional android

Occupation: Defender of mankind

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Dr. Narr, his creators

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Super Robot

Base of Operations: Earth

First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics #3 (Timely, April 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Able to make huge leaps through the air. Able to run at superhuman speed. Invulnerable - made of "fabri-steel". Computer mind. Able to send and receive radio waves.

History: (Daring Mystery Comics #3-5, ga) Marvex was an android designed by aliens from the Fifth Dimension as a tool for their planned conquest of mankind, whom they had been observing. He rebelled against his programming, killed his creators, then wrecked their lab, causing an explosion which sent him through the dimensional portal to Earth. Having now burnt his bridges, he elected to become a superhero and defend his new home.

A group of aliens observe the Earth from their home in the Fifth Dimension. They decide that humans would make good slaves, and so they create a vaguely human-looking android to help them enslave homo sapiens. They name this android 'Marvex.' But when Marvex discovers their plans he goes rogue and kills the aliens. He then wrecks the lab, causing a strange explosion which sends him to Earth. Once here he decides to help humanity by becoming a superhero.

Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.


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