ROLAND TAYLOR

Real Name: Roland Taylor

Identity/Class: Human (temporary mutate)

Occupation: Freelance writer, would-be super-hero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lucy Taylor, Time Traveler/Enigma Force

Enemies: Enigma Hunters, Wraith Squad

Known Relatives: Lucy Taylor (ex-wife)

Aliases: Captain Universe

Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Cosmic Powers Unlimited#5 (May, 1996)

Powers/Abilities: Roland Taylor possesses the Uni-Power, a source of immense cosmic power. Although the full capabilities of the power are not necessarily known to him, he has demonstrated the ability of flight, to transmute one object into another, and project energy beams.

History: (Cosmic Powers Unlimited#5/2)- Roland Taylor was a divorced, schitzophrenic freelance writer, driven in his despair to ending his life. However, before he could pull the trigger on his gun, he was possessed by the Uni-Power and became Captain Universe! The Uni-Power healed his schitozphrenia, silencing the voices in his head. Excited, he set off to find his ex-wife.

Roland attempted to get back together with his ex, Lucy, but she found his newfound sanity difficult to believe. Still, Roland believed he could convince her he was fine given time, but he attacked shortly thereafter by the Wraith Squad, an elite force sent to capture whoever possessed the Uni-Power. Despite his inexperience, Taylor fought back, and defeated them.

Following the battle, the Uni-Power tried to leave Taylor, but the voices in Taylor's head had now regained their control, and held on to the Uni-Power, remaking Taylor into an all-new Captain Universe. Taylor flew off into the night to determine what he should do, unaware that Enigma Hunters from the Microverse were on his trail...

Comments: Created by Eric Fein, Neil Errar and Don Hudson.

It was likely hoped that Taylor's story would continue as a regular back-up feature in Cosmic Powers Unlimited, but as#5 was the last issue, Taylor never reappeared. For all we know, he's still hoarding the Uni-Power.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Roland Taylor has no known relation to:


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Cosmic Powers Unlimited#5, p54, pan3 (Roland Taylor as Captain Universe)
  p47, pan5 (head shot)


Appearances:
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#5 (May, 1996) - Eric Fein (writer), Neil Errar (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)


Last updated: 06/15/12

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