Marvel Man


Disambiguation: Wendell Vaughn, Earth-616

First published in: 1978

Wendell Vaughn was on guard duty at a research facility where a team of scientists were performing experiments on the Quantum Bands retrieved after the disintegration of The Crusader. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent was selected to wear the bands in order to test them, but he lost control of the power and was disintegrated. Shortly thereafter, criminal scientists from A.I.M. attempted to steal the bands. Wendell put them on and managed to repel the attack. He was able to avoid the fate of the agent by remaining calm and in control. His actions led to him being recruited for the new S.H.I.E.L.D. Super-Agents team. Although he was given the codename "Marvel Boy", he quickly decided "Marvel Man" was more appropriate. He later changed his codename to "Quasar", and was eventually selected to be Protector of the Universe by the cosmic entity known as Eon.

Marvel Boy created by Don Glut, Roy Thomas, and John Buscema.

Wendell Vaughn first appeared as Marvel Boy in Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #217 (January 1978). He called himself Marvel Man beginning in Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #218 (February 1978). He changed his codename to Quasar in The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #234 (April 1979). Quasar was chosen by Eon to be Protector of the Universe in Quasar (Marvel, 1989 series) #2 (November 1989).


Quantum Bands


  1. alias of - Wendell Vaughn [Marvel Boy / Marvel Man / Quasar, Earth-616] (p. 1978) (English)

Group Memberships:

  1. Defenders [Earth-616 / heroes] (p. 1971) (English) (formal) 1978 - 1978
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).