Real Name: Doctor Tom Harper
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) human
Occupation: (currently) Director of Project Cadmus / billionaire; (formerly) super-hero
Affiliations: (currently) Project Cadmus, Dr. Curt Connors, Dr. Dabney Donovan, Professor Dubbilex, Dr. Otto Octavius, Dr. Ray Palmer, Dr. Hank Pym, Professor Yatz; Challengers of the Fantastic, Reed "Prof" Richards, Ben "Rocky" Grimm, Sue "Ace" Storm, Johnny "Red" Storm; Spider-Boy (Pete Ross); Super-Soldier (Clark Kent); (formerly) Dr. Victor Von Doom; General "Thunderbolt" Ross; Johnny Stormtrooper; Peter Parker
Enemies: Bizarnage; Dr. Doomsday (Victor Von Doom); King Lizard
Known Relatives: none
Base of Operations: Project Cadmus, New York
First Appearance: Spider-Boy #1 (April, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: In his youth, Tom Harper was a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant with the agility, strength, endurance and reaction time of an Olympic-level athlete. As the Guardian Angel, he wielded the "Badge of Honor," a durable golden shield shaped like a police badge adorned with a wing insignia.
Since retiring from super heroics, the elderly Tom Harper has avoided physical altercations and prefers to battle injustice by using his vast fortune to fund Project Cadmus.
(World's Greatest Comics) - Inspired by the exploits of Super-Soldier (Clark Kent) during the 1940s, billionaire Tom Harper underwent intense physical training and became the homefront hero of World War II, the Guardian Angel.
Years after World War II, Tom Harper decided to leave the swashbuckling to the younger generation of heroes. Retiring his winged shield, Harper used his vast fortune to fund Project Cadmus, a scientific think tank dedicated to creating a better, safer world through cutting-edge science.
(Spider-Boy #1 (bts)) - As Director of Project Cadmus, Tom Harper made it the project's mission to re-create Super-Soldier (who was thought to have been killed in a battle with the Nazi robot Ultra-Metallo in the final days of World War II). Along with Project Cadmus scientists Victor Von Doom, Reed "Prof" Richards, Dabney Donovan, Otto Octavius, college intern Peter Parker, and General "Thunderbolt" Ross (who was the last surviving member of the original Super-Soldier experiment of the 1940s), Tom Harper attempted to create a Super-Soldier clone with the genetic ability to manipulate gravity. But the experiment was secretly sabotaged by Dabney Donovan (although it was Peter Parker's inexperience that was blamed) and the clone was released prematurely. The teenaged clone, who was thought to be "more spider than boy," became the hero known as Spider-Boy (Pete Ross).
Boy #1) - "Big Trouble!" - After Reed "Prof" Richards (who was at the time
under the influence of the "evil DNA" that Doctor Dabney Donovan secretly
added to his diet) set the homicidal D.N.Alien known as
Bizarnage free from his holding cell
in Project Cadmus, the murderous symbiote began running amok through Cadmus'
genetic research facilities. The Bizarnage symbiote attempted to graft
itself onto Director Tom Harper so that it could become the "big boss" of
Project Cadmus. Although Tom Harper told Spider-Boy not to worry about
him, Spider-Boy nonetheless saved the day by tricking Bizarnage into setting
Harper free. After Bizarnage was captured, Tom Harper defended Doctor
Dabney Donovan from Ben "Rocky" Grimm's
accusations that it was Donovan responsible for Bizarnage's
Comments: created by Karl Kesel, John Czop, Mike Wieringo, and Gary Martin
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.
Profile by Skullogeist
If you like the Amalgam stuff, Skullogeist recommends these two sites:
Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.
Guardian Angel is an amalgam of:
The Angel of Earth-616, Tom Halloway, @ Marvel Comics #1
The Guardian of the mainstream DC Universe,
James "Jim" Jacob Harper, @ Star-Spangled Comics #7
Last updated: 06/05/03
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