Real Name: Vince Rivers

Identity/Class: Human (1950s Era)

Occupation: Rock star

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Zirksu

Enemies: 3-D Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California, USA

First Appearance: Marvel Premiere I#36 (June, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Vince Rivers was a gifted rock musician, but easily manipulated by others.


(Marvel Premiere I#36) - In 1958, Vince Rivers was a popular rock musician, famed for songs such as "Rocket In My Pocket," and was represented by the DJ "Doc Rock" on "Teen Beat." Unknown to him, Doc Rock was impersonated by Zirksu, a Skrull spy, who placed devices in Rivers' speakers that would cause those who heard it to run amok.

    Doc Rock set up a gig for Vince at the Astra Theatre, and as he sang, the crowds began to riot. The 3-D Man guessed that something unusual was going on, and used his own connection to the Skrulls to sense the devices in Rivers' speakers. The 3-D Man destroyed the speakers, exposing the devices. Believing Rivers to be a Skrull, the 3-D Man allowed the police to arrest him for inciting the riot.

(Marvel Premiere I#37) - As Vince sat in a cell, his fans stormed the police station, demanding his release. While he waited for his lawyer, Vince was given his guitar, a present from Doc Rock. Inside, he found an Augmatron, a Skrull device which caused a sonic blast that shattered the jail wall. A car sent by Doc Rock pulled up to take Rivers to safety, but the 3-D Man witnessed the escape attempt and stopped the car, and turned Rivers back over to the police.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (writer), Don Glut (plot assist), Jim Craig (pencils) and Dave Hunt (inks).

Profile by Prime Eternal

Vince Rivers should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Marvel Premiere I#36, cover (art by Gil Kane (pencils) & Joe Sinnott (inks))

Marvel Premiere I#36-37 (June, August, 1977) - Roy Thomas (writer/editor), Don Glut (plot assist), Jim Craig (pencils), Dave Hunt (inks)

Last updated: 04/17/05

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