Real Name: Lon Crag

Identity/Class: Magically altered human

Occupation: Art student

Affiliations: Menelaos

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Amazing, Man of Mystery

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: U.S.A. Comics #5 (Timely, Summer 1942)

Powers/Abilities: Roko has the "wisdom of Ulysses, the battle-prowess of Agamemnon, and the invulnerability of Achilles" - he also has Achilles' heel. Superhuman strength. Able to fly.

History: Sixteen year old Lon Crag was a high school art student at Goodfield High School who drew a picture of Menelaos which somehow came to life and offered him a wish. Being a patriot, he asked to be a hero, like his idol, Captain America. So Menelaos told him that if he said the magic word, Illium, he would gain the powers of some of the great Greek heroes of myth. Sure enough, Lon discovered that he could transform into Roko, a tall, muscular man with a small shield emblazoned with a triskelion, and he used this identity to fight crime and evil.

Comments: Created by Melville Henry and Jack Alderman.

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

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

Back to US Independents Page


All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.