Real Names: Alexander Hilary
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Dr. Stephen Beckley (Comet Man); Starcore One crew (Dr. Peter Corbeau, Talia Kruma, Col. Mikhail Kutuzov, others)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Starcore One space station, located near the Sun
First Appearance: Avengers I#102 (August, 1972)
Powers/Abilities: Alexander Hilary possessed no superhuman powers but was a highly trained astronaut and was capable of operating the sophisticated machinery of the Starcore One space station.
(Avengers I#102) – From aboard the Starcore One sunwatch station in space, astronauts Alexander Hilary and the Russian Dmitri noticed readings of a large moving mass passing dangerously close to the Sun. Thinking it could be instrument error, as they had reported in past instances of such readings, Dmitri and Hilary looked at the Visi-Scanner and actually briefly saw a large moving mass of unidentifiable objects. Unsure of what they had seen, Dmitri and Hilary decided to report their findings since the mass seemed to be on a direct course towards Earth but they were unsure of what exactly the mass was.
(X-Men I#99) – Still aboard Starcore One, Colonel Kutuzov reported to Hilary solar flare readings that were going off the chart. Hilary ordered Kutuzov to re-calibrate the instruments then asked Dmitri what was taking so long with his solar flare forecasting..
(X-Men: The Return novel) – Alexander Hilary and Starcore One crew member Talia Kruma interrupted an argument between Col. Kutuzov and Dr. Stephen Beckley with news that an alien ship had emerged from behind the Sun and was on a direct course to Earth.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Chris Claremont, Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott.
Annoyingly, Hilary's name is spelled two different ways: Hillary (two "l"s) in Avengers, then Hilary (one "l") in the X-Men issue.
Hilary’s first name was revealed in X-Men: The Return, a novel published in 2007.
Profile by Proto-Man.
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Starcore One astronauts Alexander Hilary and the Russian Dmitri noticed readings of a large moving mass passing dangerously close to the Sun. Thinking it could be instrument error, Dmitri and Hilary looked at the Visi-Scanner and briefly saw a large moving mass of unidentifiable objects. Unsure of what they had seen, Dmitri and Hilary decided to report their findings. Still aboard Starcore One, Dmitri was asked by Colonel Kutuzov what was taking so long with his solar flare forecasting. Knowing that Dr. Peter Corbeau was on a shuttle headed for Starcore One, Dmitri replied that the forecasts were not looking good at all, and that Dr. Corbeau would be flying through one of the worst solar storms in recorded history.
--Avengers I#102 (X-Men I#99
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Avengers I#102, p10-11, pan2 (main image)
X-Men I#99, p6, pan4 (Hilary headshots)
X-Men I#99, p6, pan4 (Dmitri)
Avengers I#102 (August, 1972) – Roy Thomas (writer), Chris Claremont (plot idea), Rich Buckler (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
X-Men I#99 (June, 1976) – Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Frank Chiara (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
X-Men: The Return novel (April, 2007) – Chris Roberson (writer)
Last updated: 08/29/13
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