Bob Roland was a young geologist active in the 1940's who traveled to Los Palmas, Mexico to investigate a strangely active volcano with his female companion Carol. Their exploration of the cooled volcanic rock was interrupted when they were captured by the evil Flame Men and brought to their master the Sub-Earth Man, a giant comprised of molten rock and flame. Learning that the Sub-Earth Man and his Flame Men ruled the Earth millions of years ago before the planets surface cooled, Bob and Carol were horrified to discover that they sought to destroy the human race and reclaim the surface world.

Feigning to fear for his life, Bob pretended to sell out humanity for his and Carol's own safety and told the Sub-Earth Man of an "ideal" spot to attack that was supposedly near a major city. Leading the Sub-Earth Man to the location, the massive creature allowed Bob and Carol to leave while he created a new volcano in the area. However, this all proved to be a trick on Bob's part, and what was supposed to be a populated city was in reality the ocean.

Realizing that he was tricked, the Sub-Earth Man used the heat of his domain to cause the flooding water to rise in temperature and cause a massive tidal wave on the planet's surface. Anticipating this, Bob rushed to get some TNT and used it to blast the Sub-Earth Man's cavern, cutting off its heat from the surface, ending the tidal wave's threat. Bob, however, was convinced that was not the last they would hear of the Sub-Earth Man and vowed to destroy the creature once and for all.[1]

If Bob ever succeeded or not remains unrevealed.


Bob is a skilled geologist.

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