Real Name: Johnny Bates
Identity/Class: Human transformed by magic
Occupation: School boy
Affiliations: Marvelman; Young Marvelman
Enemies: Dr Gargunza
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Marvelman
Powers/Abilities: Incredible strength (able to lift hundreds of tons), superhuman speed and able to fly at around Mach 3. Invulnerable and able to survive in space without ill effect. Exceptionally intelligent beyond the human norm. Able to cause thunderclaps by clapping his hands.
History: Much like his friends and partners, Kid Marvelman was given a magic word that allowed him to transform from a young boy into a superpowered being. In his case the magic word was "Marvelman".
Comments: Created by Mick Anglo. In the 1980's Warrior comics would see a revived version of this character, updated and very different in many aspects.
CLARIFICATIONS: Should be confused with
Kid Marvelman, the evil 1980's revival of Johnny Bates
Kid Miracleman, what they called the 1980's revival of Kid Marvelman in the U.S. to avoid lawsuits
Not to be confused with
Marvelman, the 1950's version of his friend and partner Micky Moran
Marvelman, the 1980's version of his friend and partner Mike Moran
Miracle Jnr, another Mike Anglo creation
Miracle Man, Marko, a 1920's character
Miracle Man, a.k.a. Superhombre, yet another Mike Anglo creation
The Miracle Man, from Archie Comics
Miracleman, what they called the 1980's Marvelman in his American reprints
Young Marvelman, the 1950's version of his friend and partner Dicky Dauntless
Young Miracleman, the 1980's revival of his friend and partner Richard Dauntless
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