Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate;
citizen of the United Kingdom
Occupation: AdventurerGroup Membership: First Line (Black Fox/Robert William Paine, Blackjack, Doctor Mime, Effigy/Velmax, Firefall, Flatiron/Russell, Frank, Katyusha/Anya, Liberty Girl/Beverly, Major Mercury/Makkari, Mr. Justice/Timothy "Tim" Carney, Morph, Nightingale, Oxbow/Sam Matonabbe, Pixie, Positron/Veronica, Rapunzel, Rebound, Reflex, Squire, Templar/Ian Fitzwilliam Dare, Walkabout/William Carmody, Yankee Clipper/Patrick "Pat" Carney, Yeti)
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 I#7 (August 2000)
Powers/Abilities: Vulcan can generate plasma energy he can discharge from his hands as beams of heat and force. Despite his relatively small stature, the native Scotsman is a stout warrior who is loyal to the equally British hero Templar.
Height: 4'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
(Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 - BTS) - In the early 1970s, the diminutive, Scottish superhero Vulcan became a part of America's premiere 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
wasn't using his trusty blade after his comeback in the mid to late
1980s, preferring an energy lance instead, 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.
Profile by Norvo.
Character should not be confused with
images: (without ads)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p2, pan1 (main image)
Marvel The Lost Generation I#7, p1, pan1 (uses powers)
Marvel: The Lost Generation I#7 (August 2000) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 05/11/14
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