Emil Frank was a doctor who worked in New York City, and lived with his son Robert. In 1941, Emil was visited by a mobster named Grannio who asked him to patch up a rival mobster named Jennings. This was unknown to Jennings and as he operated to remove the bullet from Jennings' body, Grannio interfered with the operation, causing Jennings to die. Liable to be charged with murder, and with Grannio and his minion Spike threatening to swear that he killed Jennings in cold blood, Frank was forced to leave the country. Taking Robert with him, they relocated to Africa.

While exploring, Robert was bitten by a poisonous snake. Going into a coma from the venom, Bob was rescued by a mongoose. Witnessing this, Emil noticed that the mongoose was mortally wounded. In his distress, he decided to use the mongooses blood to revitalize his son. Despite how ludicrous his idea was, Robert was revived from the brink of death, and amazingly enough was somehow endowed with super-human speed. The strain was too much for the elderly Emil, however, and he passed away, explaining the changes that happened to Robert.

Robert would avenge his father's death by returning to New York. As the costumed hero known as the Whizzer, Robert captured Grannio and cleared his father's name.[2]


Emil was a skilled doctor.

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