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As a fetus, Hugo Danner was injected with a serum made from insect blood by his father. When he grew up, he developed superhuman strength. He joined the French Foreign Legion at the outbreak of World War I.[1]

Powers

Super-human strength and reflexes, invulnerability

Abilities

Trained soldier


  • Based on the character from the 1930 novel Gladiator by Philip Wylie (that supposedly inspired Superman).
    • The story in Marvel Preview #9 covered the first half of the novel, but was never finished.
    • In the novel, Danner never found his place in the world and in the end, was struck dead by a bolt of lightning.

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