Real Name: Jasper J. Corpora
Identity/Class: Normal human (1950s Era)
Occupation: Retired financier
Group Membership: None
Marvel Boy (Bob Grayson);
Enemies: Upper Stalinian Government, Lippy Bronkhorst
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Gotham City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Astonishing#6/2 (October, 1951)
Powers/Abilities: Jasper Corpora was a wealthy old gentleman who was somewhat naive and not sufficiently patriotic to the USA for the era.
(Astonishing#6/2 (fb) - BTS) - Corpora sought to help the downtrodden of the world by using his wealth to donate money to the Upper Stalinian Government, a communist state.
(Astonishing#6/2) - In appreciation, the ambassador of the Upper Stalinian Government presented Corpora with a diamond-studded platinum pen that secretly had mind-controlling powers that were attuned to Corpora's brain and which returned to him. After the ambassador left, Corpora felt impelled to write another check and post it to the communist nation. Within a week, the multi-millionaire had unwillingly sent $2.5 million. He desperately called on Bob Grayson to investigate the matter and stop it. Soon after, Grayson found out from the ambassador that Corpora was now being forced to write more checks, but also discovered that his wrist-mounted light jewel caused the pen's ink to disappear from the checks. Grayson rushed back to Corpora's house to find Lippy Bronkhorst making Corpora write out more money at gunpoint. The ambassador arrived and a fight broke out during which the ambassador was shot and the pen shattered, with the ink disappearing from the checks he had written. Grayson ordered Corpora to call the police and FBI, who quickly arrived to arrest the criminals. Corpora supported Grayson's statements on what had happened, although the FBI wanted to investigate Corpora's communist links. Realizing his error, the rich man decided instead to turn over all his remaining millions to the USA, thereby helping to prove his loyalty.
Comments: Created by Bill Everett (story (?) and art).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Jasper J. Corpora has no known connections to:
"Lippy" Bronkhorst was a gangster who had been recruited by the Upper Stalinian Government to break into Corpora's house and force him to sign some more checks, intending to kill him afterward. However, Marvel Boy burst in and the two recognized each other. A scuffle broke out in which Bronkhorst accidentally shot the Stalinian ambassador and he was arrested soon after.
Astonishing#6/2, p1, pan2 (main image)
Other Appearances: None
Last updated: 09/16/09
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