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In the 1940s Joshua Williams and his brother Joel invented the remote control robot known as Flexo for the purposes of fighting crime, and would often use their invention to get themselves out of trouble.

In their first recorded appearance the Williams brothers collected a sample of radium for experimentation only to be tricked into coming to a woman's aid and getting mugged. Using their Flexo robot and a radium detector the two brothers tracked the mastermind behind the thefts to Dr. Murdo's lab. With Flexo, they captured Murdo and his men and destroyed Murdo's lab.[1]

Next Josh was captured while attempting to deliver plans for a torpedo repellent, leaving Josh tied to a tree for hungry wolves. Joel used Flexo and rescued his brother and recovered the stolen plans.[2] When using Flexo to investigate a series of arsons, Josh once more needed to be rescued by his brother when he was left to burn to death in a building. Joel used Flexo to save Josh and they stopped the Iron Duke, the man responsible for the arsons.[3]

In his last recorded appearance, Josh accompanied his brother Joel to the nation of Teutonia to recover a stolen formula of destructive potential. There the two brothers were captured while attempting to recover the formula, and put before a firing squad. With their control device they summoned Flexo who rescued them and recovered the plans.[4]

Joel's subsequent activities remain unrevealed.

Powers and Abilities


No known paranormal powers


Josh is a capable fighter and a brilliant inventor. With his brother he has invented Flexo the robot and designs for a torpedo repellent



Josh sometimes operates a remote control that allows him to operate Flexo the robot.

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