Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate (see
citizen of the United Kingdom
Enemies: Nocturne, Nocturne's zombies
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Blacksmith" (nickname given by Nocturne's zombie Bucky), "Shorty" (nickname given by Nocturne's zombie Human Torch)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly: First Line headquarters, Colorado Mountains; United Kingdom.
First Appearance: Marvel: The Lost Generation#7 (August 2000)
Powers/Abilities: By some means, Vulcan could generate plasma energy that he could discharge from his hands as beams of heat and force (see comments). Despite his relatively small stature, the native Scotsman was a stout warrior who was loyal to the equally British hero Templar.
Height: 4'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation#7 - BTS) - In the early-1970s, the diminutive Scottish superhero Vulcan became a part of America's premier super-powered team, the First Line.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks)
Vulcan seemed rather deferential to the British hero
Templar, repeatedly calling him "sir" and obeying his orders without
question--this makes the existence of a past connection between the two
of them more than a little likely. It's never been revealed why Vulcan
left the First Line. Maybe he retired along with Templar, maybe he fell
in the line of duty; the fact of the matter is: he wasn't there for the
First Line's final mission to halt the Skrull invasion of the
late-1980s, so he might still be alive. On the other hand, the fact that
Templar was using his trusty blade during the final battle with the
Skrulls suggests something went awry with Vulcan and the blade.
Apropos of nothing: while his costume is basically little more than a blacksmith's smock, his face mask is actually just about the most Kirby-esque design I've seen this side of the King himself.
It was unrevealed if
Vulcan's power was innate--perhaps all of that extra hardware on his
costume (belt, shoulder-harness, gloves) was its source; maybe he used
the name of the blacksmith/weapons-maker of the Roman gods (aka Hephaestus)
because he was actually a technology-user who invented his own
Profile by Norvo.
Character should not be confused with
images: (without ads)
Marvel The Lost Generation#7, p2, pan1 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation#7, p1, pan1 (uses powers)
Marvel: The Lost Generation#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 02/02/2014
Last updated: 05/11/2014
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