Real Name: Victor Marshall

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Actor

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Unidentifieded alien race

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Koru

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#33/1 (July, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Victor Marshall was an accomplished actor, and was also gifted at applying make-up and performing stunts.

History: (Tales to Astonish I#33/1)- Victor Marshall was once a great theatrical actor, and appeared in plays such as "Comrades of Camelot," "Royal Intrigue," "The Kiss and the Sword," and "Rustler's Revenge". However, as he grew older, parts became harder and harder to come by, until he found himself unemployed. Dejected, he finally determined that it was time to put his life as an actor behind him, and place all of his old props and posters into dead storage. He contacted a warehouse owner on Elm Street to place all of his items into storage.

However, along the way he misread the address he wrote down as 911 instead of 116, and wound up at the wrong warehouse. To his amazement, within the warehouse he found advanced machinery, like that of a spaceship, and a force of alien invaders. He saw them test their gamma-blasters, which could disintigrate steel, and their micro-machine, which could reduce an entire city to dollhouse-size. Marshall realized that Earth would have no chance against these invaders, and determined that he would himself thwart their scheme.

He hid himself behind a doorway and knocked out one of the aliens named Koru. Then he set to work with his make-up kit and made himself up to look just like Koru, and donned Koru's uniform. Masquerading as the alien, he returned to the others and claimed that Earth contained a germ which was destroying all life on the planet, including the human population. He claimed that he had also been striken by the germ, and would soon die. He convinced the fleet to leave Earth while he stayed behind to cover their tracks. They saluted him as a hero, and departed, never to return.

As Marshall watched the ship depart, he realized that now he could deal with the end of his career, for he had played the greatest part of them all -- that of a man who saved the world!

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Say, you don't suppose Victor is the father of Grant Marshall, do you?

by Prime Eternal

Victor Marshall has no known relation to:

Tales to Astonish I#33 (July, 1962) - Jack Kirby (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 07/12/03

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