Real Name: Albert Poole

Identity/Class: Human, mutate

Occupation: Inventor, would-be subversive

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Laboratory at an unidentified bay

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#12 (October, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: Albert Poole was a brilliant inventor who designed an atomic-disintegrator which altered his body's molecules so that he could walk on water, but he would then sink on land.

History: (Tales to Astonish I#12/3) - Albert Poole was an inventor determined to make a fortune through espionage. Using his atomic-disintegrator, he rearranged the atoms of his body repeatedly until he could walk on water. He then walked aboard a yacht which held the X35 plans which were vital to U.S. defense. He intended to sell the plans to the U.S.'s enemies. Although he was successful in walking across the water and stealing the plans, when he returned to land he found that he was now unable to stand on solid ground-- he sunk into the earth, with no apparent means of rising out of the ground.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.

If he really wanted a fortune, he should have patented that atomic-disintegrator.

Albert Poole has an Atlas Age prototype ("The Man Who Walked On Water!" -- Adventures Into Weird Worlds#14 (January, 1953) 4th story), who also sank on land.

This story was reprinted in Fear#3.

by Prime Eternal

Albert Poole should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Tales to Astonish I#12/3, page 1
Tales to Astonish I#12/3, page 2 (numbered), panel 6

Tales to Astonish I#12 (October, 1960) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Paul Reinman (artist)

Last updated: 03/09/16

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