Real Name: Boris Turgenov

Identity/Class: Human (Russian), technology user

Occupation: Spy

Group Membership: KGB

Affiliations: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)

Enemies: Crimson Dynamo (Anton Vanko), Iron Man (Tony Stark)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Crimson Dynamo translates roughly into Russian as "Krashni Denamit."

Base of Operations: KGB Headquarters, Russia

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#52 (April, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: Boris was an unusually strong intelligence agent, able to tear through metal walls (!) after weakening them with a dissolving spray. He was equipped with the Jet Paralyzer, a gun which could fire magnetic tentacles around targets. While wearing the Crimson Dynamo (Mark I) armor, he could fire blasts of destructive energy and had his strength enhanced.

Height: (human) 5' 9"; (Dynamo Mark I) 5'11"
Weight: (human) 205 lbs.; (Dynamo Mark I) 230 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

History: (Tales of Suspense I#52 (fb) - BTS) - In Russia, Boris served as an agent of the KGB, and was familiar with the scientist Anton Vanko, who had designed the Crimson Dynamo armor.

(Tales of Suspense I#52) - When Vanko defected to the United States and entered the employ of Stark Industries, the KGB assigned Boris and the Black Widow to dispose of Stark and Vanko. Posing as Natasha's brother, a science teacher from the Ukraine, Boris and Natasha infiltrated the plant on the pretense of wanting to learn about Stark's technology for Boris' students. While Natasha distracted Stark, Boris set off into the plant's restricted area, where he found the laboratory of Vanko. Using a special spray, he weakened the wall to Vanko's lab so that he could tear into it, then trapped Vanko with his Jet Paralyzer. Boris turned on one of Vanko's recorded lectures so that the guards would think he was in his lab, then put Vanko into a bag and carried him out.

After turning Vanko over to his fellow KGB agents aboard a ship, Boris returned to the laboratory, and donned the Crimson Dynamo armor, then began to attack the plant. When Iron Man appeared, he mistakenly thought that it was Vanko in the armor, and when he lifted a laser ray machine Vanko had been working on, Boris shot Iron Man in the back with a blast of energy, knocking him out. Boris brought Iron Man to where Vanko was being held.

Boris attempted to steal the laser ray weapon for Russia, but Iron Man and Vanko escaped his comrades, and returned to the plant. The Crimson Dynamo and Black Widow both tried to defeat Iron Man, and Boris nearly short-circuited Iron Man's armor, but Vanko used the laser light pistol he had been working on to shoot Boris, causing an explosion that killed them both.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.

Boris received his last name in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#3.

Boris and Natasha. Heh.

This version of the Crimson Dynamo has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook, OHotMU I#3, Deluxe Edition#3, Master Edition and the All-New OHotMU Update#2.

by Prime Eternal

Boris Turgenov should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Tales of Suspense I#52, cover
Tales of Suspense I#52, page 6, panel 7

Tales of Suspense I#52 (April, 1964) - Stan Lee & Don Rico (writers), Don Heck (artist), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 09/23/05

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