Real Name: Tony Steel
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Enemies: Mervin Small
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Man without Fear
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Valiant (Slave of the Screamer, 1970)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, but reduced intellect.
History: While experimenting with samples of dust from the planet Monthro, laboratory assistant Mervin Small discovered living cells, from which a race of super-beings had developed. Believing they might contain the elemental power from which the "Monthroids" developed, Small concluded they might transform his meek and humble life, giving him the means of creating a being with the strength and wisdom he never had. However, though he was seemingly considering transforming himself, he felt he needed to first test his discovery on a guinea pig, starting with a man who was already nearly a perfect physical specimen. He chose the adventurous Tony Steel, due imminently to do a sky-diving exhibit near the lab. Using a radiation device disguised as a camera, Small secretly beamed power-cells into sky-diver Tony Steel and, by means of a radio signal which only Steel could hear, activated the alien energy. This caused him to undergo an amazing transformation into a creature Small dubbed as a Monthroid, "a creature of strength and wisdom, such as ordinary man has never known." Using a sonic device hidden in a camera, Small then attempted to control the creature and use him to commit crimes.
Comments: I'm not actually sure if the creature became known as the Screamer, or whether the title of the strip refers to the sonic device used by Small (making him the Screamer)
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Angar the Screamer, Marvel supervillain
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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