Real Name: Robert Tunstall
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: None known
Affiliations: None known
Enemies: None known
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: None known
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Super Spider-Man and Captain Britain Weekly#244 (October 12th, 1977) - statue of him only. No actual appearances.
Powers/Abilities:Armed with an "atomic lightning bolt"
History: Electro-Man was seen for the first (and only) time in Mr. Waxman's "Hall of Superheroes", a waxworks showcase of famous heroes he kept in the back of his comic shop. Waxman prided himself in the realism and attention to detail displayed in each of the figures, claiming they rivalled those of Madame Tussaud's. Unfortunately for him, the murderous Slaymaster had disguised himself in the Electro-Man costume and murdered the aged shopkeeper using a working copy of the hero's atomic lightning bolt.
Comments: Created by Jim Lawrence, Ron Wilson, and Fred Kida.
Profile by Loki
Why do I think this guy needs an entry? Because all the other figures in Mr.Waxman's collection (Thor, Spider-Man, and the Hulk) are genuine people in Captain Britain's universe, which suggests that the Electro-Man figure would also be one. This theory is strengthened by Waxman's comparisons of his figures to those of Madame Tussaud's, the world famous exhibition of waxworks based on real people. Finally, the young boy who witnesses Waxman's murder exclaims "You're not the real Electro-Man", and not something along the lines of "But Electro-Man is just a comic book character" -- the statement used again implies there may well be a real Electro-Man somewhere. The fact we have never seen him before or since means little -- he could have been a British hero or one who operated in the "Lost Generation" years. Admittedly all this is supposition on my part, but I for one would like to see the lost adventures of this great hero who is clearly meant to rank alongside Spidey, Thor and the Hulk.
Maybe Electro-Man was a British superhero and is somehow connected to the World War II superhero Tommy Lightning of the Crusaders (as seen in The Invaders I#14 and 15). At the end of Invaders#15, Tommy Lightning and the other Crusaders threw off their supposedly useless equipment when Alfie (who wore the power source of the equiment) was killed. But maybe Tommy still had one piece of equipment that he never used... the "atomic thunderbolt" which would one day wind up in the hands of Electro-Man. - John Kaminski
Electro-Man's real name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.
CLARIFICATIONS: No known connections to and not to be confused with
Mr. Waxman should not be confused with: Appearances:
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uper Spider-Man and Captain Britain Weekly#244 (October 12th, 1977) - Jim Lawrence (writer), Ron Wilson (pencils), Fred Kida (inks), Larry Lieber (editor)
Last updated: 04/29/03
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