Real Name: Saramin
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Astro-Men) (1950s Era)
Occupation: Emperor of the Seven Orbits
Group Membership: Ruling elite of Astros
Enemies: Marvel Boy (Bob Grayson), people of Earth
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
First Appearance: Marvel Boy I#2/1 (February, 1951)
Powers/Abilities: Saramin was the ruler of the planet Astros and displayed no unusual abilities beyond those of a human.
(Marvel Boy I#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - Saramin commanded that the planet Astros be moved near Earth and that Earth be bombarded with fiery meteorites to subdue it.
(Marvel Boy I#2/1) - On Uranus, Marvel Boy was alerted of the impending disaster and rocketed to Earth to stop it, but was forced down onto Astros' surface by its warships. Armed Astro-Men then took Marvel Boy prisoner and marched him before Saramin, who told the hero of his nefarious plan to subdue the Earth and transport his people there. Marvel Boy was able to escape using his light-jeweled wrist bands and rushed to Earth, where he met with the assembled United Nations gathered to address the destruction as chunks of rock, taken from Astros itself, continued to destroy buildings in major cities around the world. An international alliance was formed excepting the Eastern Union, which decided not to help. Earth-based atomic cannons repulsed many of the meteorites, with Saramin then sending a fleet of warships to attack, but the alien fleet was overcome and the Astro-Men surrendered. However, there then came a sudden attack from the Eastern Union, which sought to destroy America in its weakened state. Marvel Boy commanded that Saramin be brought before him and, now in Marvel Boy's power, the two raced back to Astros where Marvel Boy directed the Emperor to bombard the Eastern Union, which quickly stopped its attack and pleaded for mercy. Marvel Boy then took Saramin down to Earth again and showed him the devastation he had wrought and the Emperor was humbled by Marvel Boy's powerful argument regarding the destructiveness of war. Saramin then asked Marvel Boy to go back once more to Astros, with the Emperor managing to somehow explode the planet and return to Earth with the rest of his people, where Marvel Boy approved of the Astro-Men's willingness to help repair the destruction.
Comments: Created by Bill Everett (writer (?) & art).
So whatever happened to the Astro-Men...? Did they integrate into Earth society or shuffle off into space once more in their weakened fleet?
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Saramin has no known connections to:
The Astro-Men were ruled by Saramin and were trained for war. They were all engaged in the fierce air battle between Earth's forces and Astros' spaceships until they landed their crafts and surrendered. Saramin destroyed their home world and they then engaged in repairing the destruction that they had caused.
--Marvel Boy I#2/1
Marvel Boy I#2/1, p8, pan2 (main image)
Other Appearances: None
Last updated: 09/20/09
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