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Marvel Boy

Appearing in "Call Me ... The Uranian!"

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  • Maxwell Deacon (First and only known appearance)
  • Nazis (Only in flashback)

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  • Skyraiders
    • Harris
  • Admiral Dewey
  • Private Wheeler
  • Flo (waitress)

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Synopsis for "Call Me ... The Uranian!"

In the Philippines the United States Navy is in a worn torn battle with a giant flying battleship in the sky that's being called the Man o' War. None of their artillery or planes are able to get close enough to it to do any real damage due to it's ability to shoot charged bolts of lightning. Just when the situation is looking to be at it's lowest, a rocket comes flying into the conflict. The rocket is piloted by a man who identifies himself as Bob Grayson the Uranian Man. Bob who has many advanced gadgets is able to put an end to the conflict quite easily, taking down the Man o' War and capturing the enemy's leader Maxwell Deacon.

After the battle had ended the Navy wasn't very trusting towards Bob. The Navy officials had him imprisoned until they could figure out if he was an ally or an enemy spy in disguise, as well as to identify what his ship was made of. Meanwhile back on Uranus, where Bob is from, a group of Uranian scholars and elders are listening to prerecorded feedback from Bob's headband. The Uranians wish to return to Earth after having been banish thousands of years prior. The group attempts to transmit to Grayson through the headband to offer knowledge over nuclear fusion to the Earthlings in exchange for their trust and respect, but Grayson had already decided to break out of the brig before the orders were transmitted. Disguised as a private, Bob sneaked out of his prison cell and read the thoughts of the guard that was safeguarding his rocket. Upon reading the mind of the guard Bob obtained the password and was able to make it onto his rocket unnoticed. By the time the Navy officers were alerted to his missing cell Bob had already begun taking off and was easily able to escape anything they'd sent to chase after him.

After gaining the knowledge of how xenophobic the people of Earth were first hand during these times, Bob thought he'd try his luck across the globe in New York City. Bob parked his rocket in Central Park. Normally this may have been incredibly noticeable, but considering this was the time of year during a Science Expo and the ship didn't stand out. A couple days later Bob witnesses a group of construction workers falling from a scaffolding and saves their lives, however the press mistakenly labels him as some sort of movie stunt and calls him the Venusian.

While reading the self same paper that misrepresented him, Bob is approached by a man representing Timely Comics. The man introduces himself as Dean and after a bit of talking invites Bob to come visit with them at their offices. After showing Bob around the station Dean informs him that Bob could work with them to supply the writers with fantastical stories based of his life so that it could be turned into comic book stories for all to read.

Bob agreed and eventually shared with Dean that the Uranians were originally from Earth thousands of years ago, and while Bob considers himself one of them he was actually born on Earth in Germany during the Nazi's reign. Bob also explains that while his father worked for the Nazis he wasn't doing so willingly. Bob's father was a scientist and his mother was a young Jewish woman. Bob's mother was eventually discovered to be of Jewish decent and was murdered for it. Afterwards his father continued to do broadcasts that'd he'd send off into space looking for signs of life. The Uranians received his messages and responded; they taught his father how to build a rocket that would make the journey to the seventh planet. The scientist that was looking for a way out of Germany and away from the war followed their instructions and built the rocket allowing Bob and himself to fly off to Uranus. Bob who was still an infant at this time was raised and taught there as one of their own. Like most Uranians he was mostly educated in a variety of sciences and telepathy.

Upon receiving all of this information, Dean, told Bob to go out and embrace Bob Grayson as his secret identity as any good superhero need one. During so Timely would print these stories and while they were basing the comic off Bob's point of view and information the writers opted to take some liberties that would more appeal to the readers of the time and one of those changes was that Bob was no longer going to be referred to as the Uranian instead he was now to be called Marvel Boy.

Appearing in "Marvel Boy and the Lost World"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Boy #1

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Synopsis for "Marvel Boy and the Lost World"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Marvel Boy #1

A massive earthquake has caused an island to rise out of the Pacific ocean. Upon the islands discovery, the various nations of the world mobilize to try and lay claim to the new island in the hopes that they can claim any resources that might be found. However one group has beaten all others, the pirate crew led by Count Varron, a man without a country, whose ship was sailing the area just as the island rose out the ground. Varron gloats over his luck and how he managed to beat the rest of the world in claiming the island.

Meanwhile on the planet Uranus, Matthew Grayson observes the island rising out of the ocean on Earth through his telescope and decides that this is the opportunity to send his son, Robert back to Earth to be its champion. He calls in Robert and explains that in 1934 after his wife and daughter were killed by Nazis, he built an atomic powered rocket for him and his son to flee the Earth. In space, their ship was redirected to the planet Uranus where they were surprised to find people living there. Matthew and baby Robert were welcomed with open arms and Robert was raised as a Uranian, mastering their technology and developing telepathy. Giving his son arm bands that emit a powerful bright light and a ship to travel to and from Earth, Matthew warns his son that he must take special uranium pills to maintain his strength while on Earth. Dubbing his son Marvel Boy, Matthew and his assistant Denga watch as Robert flies his ship toward the planet Earth.

Back on Earth, Count Varron announces his dominion over the island, which he dubs Verronland and warns other nations to keep away. Just then Marvel Boy's ship lands on the island and the hero is attacked by Varron's men. Surprised by such hatred, Marvel Boy fights off the men and leaves in his ship to explore the island some more to make sure there are not other beings living on it that might suffer from Varron's evil. Marvel Boy spots a strange species of Fish People rising out of a cave on the island and greets them. He learns that 1200 years ago the island sank and the Fish People's ancestors developed the ability to breath under water. Suddenly Varron and his men arrive and attack, forcing the Fish People to flee back to their land. One of them, a female is taken hostage while Marvel Boy is fighting Varron's minions. Marvel Boy agrees to stop fighting if Varron lets the girl go and he and his men return to their ship. Varron agrees but he and his men secretly begin plotting to blow up the Fish People with TNT so they can claim the island for themselves. Marvel Boy then goes to the Fish People who warn him to stay away, telling them that they intend to return to the waters below to avoid the violence of the surface men.

Marvel Boy returns to the surface and meets with military officials who are arriving on the island when there is a sudden earthquake. Marvel Boy boards his ship and scouts around and spots Varron and his men setting off explosives. However instead of eliminating the Fish People, this causes the island to sink once more, drowning Varron and his men, ending their menace and the dispute over the island.

Appearing in "The Runaway Planet"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Astonishing #3

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Synopsis for "The Runaway Planet"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Astonishing #3

Returning home to the planet Uranus on the summons from his father. Arriving home, Marvel Boy is told by his father that a rabble rouser named Casimar is causing trouble on Uranus. He asks Robert to figure out who Casimar is working for and why. Marvel Boy goes out into the city and comes across Casimar addressing the public asking them to rise up against their rulers. When he finishes his speech, Marvel Boy decides to follow Casimar to see where he goes. Casimar returns to his home and radios his master, the ruler of the Satanians and reports his progress unaware that Marvel Boy is spying on him.

Marvel Boy reports back to his father and they agree to gather his Youth Patrol to deal with Casimar in a peaceful fashion. The next day when Casimar is addressing the Uranians, Marvel Boy and the Youth Patrol quiet his speech, using his light beams to blind Casimar and take him into custody. With the Santanians still to deal with, Marvel Boy takes his rocket to the planet Satania where he is met by armed Satanian warriors. Marvel Boy surrenders in peace, asking to speak to their leader.

Marvel Boy is taken to their leader where he learns that the Satanians worship the sun. Marvel Boy suddenly realizes why they are causing trouble on Uranus: Satania is heading into the sun, threatening to destroy their world and are seeking to invade Uranus and take it over in order to avoid destruction. The Satanian leader orders Marvel Boy locked away, but the hero fights free and spotting Satana, daughter of the king, kidnaps her and takes her back with him to Uranus. Back on Uranus, Marvel Boy shows Satana that the people of Uranus live in peace and harmony and have developed a peaceful utopia on their planet.

Marvel Boy then takes Satana back to Satania where she shows her father reports Marvel Boy brought with them showing proof that Satania is not really hurtling into the sun. Realizing that there is no threat to his world, the leader of the Satanians realizes the errors of his ways and thanks Marvel Boy for his help. Marvel Boy returns home where he is congratulated by his father.

Solicit Synopsis

A young man has travelled billions of miles through space in a rocket to help our world. But is Earth of the 1950's ready for a new super hero? Before he became the dark figure the Agents of Atlas call The Uranian, Bob Grayson raced through the skies as Marvel Boy! From the critically acclaimed writer of AGENTS OF ATLAS and FALL OF THE HULKS: ALPHA comes this all-new look back at one of Marvel’s first heroes!

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