DONOVAN

Real Name: ?? Donovan

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Boss of Donovan Robotics & industrial spy

Group Membership: Donovan Robotics

Affiliations: his robots ("Dunk-Bot", "Fight-Bots")

Enemies: Iron Man (Tony Stark)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Donovan Robotics

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#43/3 (1990)

Powers/Abilities: None. He was a smart and ruthless business man. He had the knowledge to construct a computer virus. He used his robots as weapons.

History:

(Marvel Comics Presents I#43/3) - Donovan had a business meeting with Tony Stark and impressed Stark with his learning "Dunk-Bot" who won two basketball games after losing the first one to Iron Man (the empty armor). They made an agreement to work together in the future and when Donovan told Stark about the industrial espionage problem they had, Stark promised him that he and Iron Man would help Donovan robotics. Two months later Iron Man got an alarm from Donovan Robotics and when he had arrived there he connected himself to the security computer to find out what was wrong. A specially designed worm virus entered Iron Man's armor and Donovan revealed his true intentions. He told Iron Man that he would steal technology from his armor and add it to his robots to make them invincible. Donovan sent his "Fight-Bots" against Iron Man and they defeated him. Donovan entered the room, but Iron Man's armor had rebooted in the meantime, and now he destroyed Donovan's robots. Donovan tried to flee, but Iron Man captured him and handed him over to the police.

Comments: Created by Ed Simmons, Javier Saltares & José Marzan.

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
Donovan has no known connection to:

His robots have no known connection to:


"Dunk-Bot"

It was a sporty and slick built robot that had the ability to learn like a human. He was beaten by the Iron Man armor in a basketball match only to beat him in the two subsequent games.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#43/3

 

 

 

 

 


"Fight-Bots"

They were three big powerful robots that had the ability to learn like humans. Donovan sent them out to fight Iron Man and they succeeded as long as his armor had to reboot. They all got destroyed by Iron Man when his armor's reboot process was completed.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#43/3

 

 

 

 

 


images:
Mr. Donovan body shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#43, p23, pan2
Mr. Donovan head shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#43, p24, pan3
"Dunk-Bot": Marvel Comics Presents I#43, p17, pan1
"Fight-Bots": Marvel Comics Presents I#43, p23, pan1


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents I#43 (February, 1990) - Ed Simmons (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)


Last updated: 05/08/05

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