Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Uranian (Eternal?)) (1950s Era)
Occupation: Water Commissioner
Group Membership: Water Commission
Affiliations: Uranian Police Army and Sky Police
Enemies: Marvel Boy (Bob Grayson), Youth Patrol, effectively the entire Uranian population
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Uranus
First Appearance: Astonishing#4/2 (June, 1951)
Powers/Abilities: The Water Commissioner was a brilliant inventor, but also ambitious and ruthless. He displayed no extra abilities beyond those of a human.
(Astonishing#4/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Water Commissioner developed the Evapo-Ray to dry up flooded areas on Uranus. The next year he carried out his plot to claim power over the people of Uranus by depriving them of water, blackmailing his way to power by holding reserves of water. He was able to convince the Uranian Police Army, including the Sky Police, to side with him and to keep any rioting citizens at bay. The Sky Police then used the Evapo-Ray to dry up the country lakes, thereby also depleting the reservoirs.
(Astonishing#4/2) - The extreme water shortage caused the elderly and sick to perish from dehydration, with animals and crops withering. Any protests were quelled by the Police Army. Marvel Boy investigated, eventually arriving at the Mt. Rousdel Reservoir and overcame guards posted by the Water Commissioner. Marvel Boy burst into the Water Commissioner's office, blinding him with his wrist-mounted light jewel and disarming him of his electro-gun. The Water Commissioner was then arrested and led away, with a civic government system then set for a shake-up.
Comments: Created by Bill Everett (writer(?) & art).
Perhaps one should count the Water Commissioner as an Eternal, as we later found out that the Uranians belonged to that race?
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Water Commissioner has no known connections to:
Astonishing#4/2, p5, pan4 (main image)
Other Appearances: None
Last updated: 09/27/09
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