Appearing in "Taking Flight"Edit
Synopsis for "Taking Flight"Edit
A series of bombs are going off across America and only one spy knows the location of the next bomb. Currently held in NYPD custody, the spy gives a list of demands. F.B.I. Agent Belgard steps in to try and take over the situation which starts an ego argument about jurisdiction. Bob Grayson dressed in his Uranian garments and calling himself Marvel Boy offers to lend the government agents a hand. Agent Belgard brushes him aside but Bob when heading out the door calls him by his name leads to Marvel Boy to action, showing the audience that he can read minds with the use of telepathy he gives the agents the terrorists real name which is Oscar Koepnik. Marvel Boy also explains that the spy's plan is to wait to see which government buildings are evacuated, so that his organization can get more targets to bomb.
Marvel Boy is able to pin point the location of the spy's hidden missile which is in a silo at a farm in New Hampshire. Marvel Boy and Ben make their way to the missile in Bob's rocket. Upon arriving at the farm they see the missile has already begun its launch. Using a sort of tractor beam, Bob pulls the missile into space and detonates it so that it can't harm anyone with it's destruction or its deadly radiation.
Meanwhile back at Bob's home city of Urania, the elders of the city have tried to get Bob to return to them to speak with how to proceed next. Bob has been reluctant to do so, so the elders decide to pay a visit to Bob's father. Upon answering the door and some small chit-chat a spritz of gas is sprayed into Bob's father's face causing him to drop to the ground.
Back on Earth Bob is discussing his book with Dean from Timely comics, when the pair is met up with a pair of women. It's Dean's fiancee and her sister Violet. Bob and Violet hit it off and after dinner they take a walk through Central Park. While walking and talking about Violet's life she then turns the focus to Bob who tells her the truth, that he's from Uranus and that he's a superhero, he offers to show her his rocket. When they make it to the Science Expo Violet takes it as a joke, but she's soon proven wrong when Bob stops a heroine junkie that was trying to disassemble his rocket for parts to sell for more drugs. He blasts the man with some energy knocking him out. Not soon after Bob notices his headband has a message for him, upon looking at it he sees that it involves his father and that he has contracted a virus. Giving a hurried goodbye Bob jumps into his rocket and heads home to Uranus.
Once home Bob discovers his father had passed. Bob stays on Uranus and attends his funeral. It is tradition for him to stay on Uranus for a full year, but given their long year cycle in comparison to Earth it is agreed he only has to stay for 1 Earth year. During that year he's given new technology that allows him to fly and trains with it, before heading back to Earth.
Once back on Earth Bob is greeted with a horrible sight, a sniper on a roller coaster shooting at innocent civilians. Bob makes quick work of the sniper by firing a small missile at him from his rocket. Bob then announces to the civilians that he's back.
Appearing in "Screaming Tomb"Edit
- Madame la Morte (Death)
Synopsis for "Screaming Tomb"Edit
This story is reprinted from Astonishing #4.
Marvel Boy is visited by his friend Starr Ryder who tells him that she is joining her father on an expedition of an old tomb in Europe for the next while, he wishes her luck on the expedition telling her that if she needs any help just call. When Starr and her father arrive in Europe, they inform their guide that they wish to search the Rosetti tombs and are informed that the tombs are haunted. Dismissing their guides claims they plan an expedition into the tombs.
As they travel deeper into the tombs they encounter vampire bats, and hear a horrible scream from down below. Despite Starr's fears, they continue on until they come across an army of the undead under the command of a vampire named Madame la Morte. As the explorers are taken prisoner by la Morte's minions, Starr manages to escape back to the surface and sends out a telegram to Marvel Boy asking for his help.
When Marvel Boy gets the telegram he takes his rocket to Europe and meets with Starr. The pair go back into the Rosetti tomb to search for her father and the missing explorers. They are soon attacked and taken prisoner by la Morte's ghouls. Marvel Boy is shackled and his wrist bands are confiscated. When one of the ghouls puts the wrist bands on, Marvel Boy tricks him into activating the light beam in them his
disintigrating his minions. Marvel Boy then knocks out the ghoul and frees himself and recovers his wrist bands. He then frees Starr and they find la Morte's inner chaimber. They attack before la Morte's minions can sacrifice Starr's father and the other explorers. His light beams destroy the ghouls while Madame la Morte flees into one of the wall tombs. Marvel Boy corners her and destroys her with his light rays and then seals her tomb up. With the threat over, Marvel Boy leads Starr and the others to safety on the surface.
Appearing in "Murder By Magic"Edit
Synopsis for "Murder By Magic"Edit
This story is reprinted from Astonishing #6.
On the planet Uranus, Matthew Grayson meets with his son Marvel Boy. He tells him of reports he has heard from Earth about a magician who has been making it big in the theater scene who has been baffling experts with his feats of magic. Seeking to learn more, Grayson sends Marvel Boy to Earth to investigate to see if the magicians abilities could be of assistance to universal science. Marvel Boy flies his rocket to Earth to meet with a New York scientist named Professor Simon Sigmund when he arrives.
Meeting with Sigmund, the two men go to see the latest show of the magician named Pasha Emit Erut-Uf. The two watch as Pasha and his assistant Eve Namada put on their magic show. Pasha amazes the audience when he makes Eve float into the air. Calling from an audience member, Marvel Boy goes up and waves a hoop around the girl to show that there are no ropes used to levitate the girl. The next trick, Pasha has Marvel Boy assist in tying Eve up and suspending her into the air. The girl suddenly vanishes and reappears free from her bonds. After the show the scientist is convinced that the pair use real magic, and Marvel Boy is convinced to speak with them the next day.
However the next morning when Marvel Boy pays a visit to the theater he learns from Eve that Pasha has gone missing and that his hotel room was in shambles. Marvel Boy agrees to do what he can to help save Pasha. On his way out he buys a newspaper and reads a story about how the First National Bank was robbed when someone managed to pick the time lock on the vault. Meanwhile, at a criminal hideout, a gang of crooks have kidnapped Pasha and forced him to help them rob the bank.
Having suspected this, Marvel Boy meets with police and comes up with a plan to catch the crooks. Disguising himself as Pasha, Marvel Boy puts on the next performance of the magician. When some of the crooks who kidnapped sees the phony Pasha they assume that the real magician managed to break out of their hideout. They kidnap the phony unaware that the police are trying to find them. When they arrive at the hideout, the mobsters realize that the place is too quiet. They go inside alone leaving the phony Pasha in the car. Inside they find that their minions are dead.
Marvel Boy is shocked when suddenly the real Pasha appears in the car and explains that he is aware of Marvel Boy's plan and tells him that he has come up with one of his own. The two return to the theater and another show is put on. The mobsters go to the show in order to eliminate Pasha for escaping from them. However, during the show Pasha uses his magic powers to blow apart all the mobsters limbs limbs, killing them bloodlessly. Shocked Marvel Boy tells Pasha that that he will be arrested for manslaughter, but Pasha insists that he acted in self-defense. Before the police can arrest Pasha, he and his assistant tell the authorities that they cannot hold him and that they will leave, saying they may be back in a few hundred years and suddenly vanish.
The police are baffled, but Marvel Boy explains that the secret behind Pasha and his assistant lie in their names, and suggest that perhaps the entire thing never happened at all.
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From fan-favorite writer of X-MEN VS. AGENTS OF ALTAS comes a look back at the birth of one of Atlas' strangest heroes...the mysterious Uranian! Bob Grayson is starting to get the hang of super-heroing, but who is he doing this for? Does the Uranian Council really want to help our world - and are we even worth saving? Experience the Marvel Universe of the 50s through the eyes of the original Marvel Boy! PLUS: re-presenting selections from Marvel’s vault of Golden Age Marvel Boy classics!
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