Real Name: Paul Wilson
Identity/Class: Human technology user (1950s)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: "Andrea" ("wife"/creation)
Enemies: The residents of a small town (including Buzz, Hubert, Jake, Jeb, and Millie)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: An unidentified small town somewhere in America
First Appearance: Mystic#30/3 (May, 1954)
Powers/Abilities: Paul Wilson was an inventive genius in the field of robotics.
History: (Mystic#30/3 (fb)) - Three years prior, Paul Wilson moved to a small town and bought a house. The townsfolk heard that Wilson was a scientist, and his odd behavior -- he kept mostly to himself, never had any visitors -- coupled with the fact that he worked at all hours of the night, aroused the suspicions of the simple-minded people, who were fearful that he was building something that could blow up their town.
(BTS) - Wilson spent his time in seclusion constructing "Andrea".
(Mystic#30/3 (fb)) - Two and a half years later, the townsfolk were shocked when they saw Wilson escorting a beautiful woman (whom they assumed to be his wife) around town; as much as the people hated the strange man who had come into their midst, they were astounded by the beauty of his wife ("What does a pretty girl like her want with such an ugly guy?").
It soon became a familiar sight for the townsfolk to see the beautiful woman come to town to do her daily shopping, but they were always puzzled by her behavior -- she had a strange, quiet manner and never spoke with anyone, and she always seemed to stare straight ahead, wearing a blank, glassy-eyed expression.
More rumors and gossip about Paul Wilson circulated amongst the townspeople -- they believed that Wilson had kidnapped the woman and held her under a hypnotic spell.
(BTS) - Months later, Wilson began to disassemble "Andrea," but unbeknownst to him, he was being watched...
(Mystic#30/3) - Hubert, the town drunk, staggered into the general store and told the people there the shocking story of what he'd just seen: He was passing by Paul Wilson's house, looked through the window, and saw Wilson calmly dismembering his wife with a knife!
An angry mob surrounded Wilson's home, and Paul Wilson, having no idea of the rumors that had formed around him, went outside to see what was wrong. Infuriated, the mob grabbed him, tied his hands behind his back, and dragged him from the porch to the big elm tree on his own lawn. They slipped a noose around Paul Wilson's neck and accused him of being a killer, but Wilson insisted he was innocent of any wrongdoing with his dying breath as he was lynched.
When the mob broke up and the people walked away from the house (where the components of "Andrea" were still laying on a table), they could only wonder what Wilson meant when he had shouted that they were setting the world back five-hundred years...
Comments: Created by an unknown writer and Doug Wildey.
I guess you can say Paul Wilson had one of the original Stepford Wives.
"Andrea" was never actually named in this story, it's just a name I came up with -- the townsfolk only assumed that she was "Missus Wilson".
I would say that Paul Wilson probably had some association with Victor Timely (one of the many identities used by Kang/Immortus/Scarlet Centurion, etc.).
This story -- "Wilson's Woman" -- was reprinted in Journey Into Mystery II#9 (February, 1974)
This story reminded me a little of the story of Andreas Flec.
Profile by John Kaminski
Paul Wilson has no known connection to:
"Andrea" has no known connections to:
Paul Wilson's creation, "Andrea" was a robot built in the form of a beautiful woman, and had some degree of independant operation.
After initially escorting "Andrea" around the town, Wilson sent "her" out alone to do the daily shopping.
Paul Wilson later disassembled "Andrea," but the townspeople -- not knowing that "she" was not a real woman -- mistakenly thought Wilson had killed "her".
Mystic#30/3, p3, pan1 (Paul Wilson with "Andrea")
Mystic#30 (May, 1954) - Doug Wildey (artist)
Journey into Mystery II#9 (February, 1974) - reprint
Last updated: 10/28/06
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