Real Name: Rockman
Identity/Class: Unknown - member of human subspecies?
Occupation: Ruler of the underground kingdom of Abysmia
Affiliations: Whizzer, Major Liberty, Vagabond, Jack Frost, the Defender, Rusty, Captain Terror
Enemies: Zombo (Master of Men's Minds), Roffler (an enemy agent), Pixie King
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Underground Secret Agent
Base of Operations: Abysmia
First Appearance: USA Comics #1 (Timely, August 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, able to move at great speed, supertough. Doesn't need to breath, able to survive immense pressure, such as at the depths of the oceans. Rockman travelled around in an advanced "digger car" (also known as his "mole ship"). He can fire a beam of red energy from the metal plate on his forehead.
History: (USA Comics #1-4) Rockman was the ruler of Abysmia, an underground kingdom somewhere beneath the United States, inhabited by the descendants of the first white inhabitants of the American continent. Monitoring the conflict raging above his home, Rockman decided to intervene, and travelled to the surface world to assist the Allies, believing that if the Axis forces should prevail, they would eventually invade his kingdom too.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Basil Wolverton.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Rockman, member of the Society of Heroes
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