Real Name: Blastaar
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-78909's Negative Zone) being
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Formerly Lockjaw
Enemies: The Fantastic Four (H.E.R.B.I.E., Invisible Girl/Sue Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Lockjaw
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Living Bomb-Burst," "Mister"
Base of Operations: The Negative Zone
First Appearance: The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (December 16, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: Blastaar possessed the
explosive powers of a star. Using these abilities, Blastaar could
project explosive force capable of destroying an entire automobile as
well as blowing a hole through the wall of a building. He also had
superhuman strength and durability, sufficient to grapple with the
superhumanly strong Thing and bend Invisible Girl's force fields.
Height: 6'6" (presumably)
Weight: 520 lbs. (presumably)
History: (The New Fantastic Four cartoon
episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (fb)) - Blastaar was
imprisoned within the Negative Zone by winged demon-like creatures
because the Zone's inhabitants feared his power. Once Blastaar was
imprisoned, the creatures guarded the captive Blastaar.
(The New Fantastic Four cartoon
episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst") - When the Fantastic Four's
Mr. Fantastic discovered the Negative Zone, the Invisible Girl and
Thing used the Inhuman Lockjaw to teleport into the Negative Zone to
check it out. Once in the Negative Zone, Invisible Girl, Thing and
Lockjaw were attacked by a swarm of demon-like flying creatures.
Following the creatures' defeat, Lockjaw sniffed out the bandaged form
containing Blastaar, which the flying creatures had been attempting to
destroy. Unaware of what was inside the bandages, Invisible Girl
reported their findings back to Mr. Fantastic and H.E.R.B.I.E. on Earth
and Mr. Fantastic suggested they bring the bandaged form back to his
lab. Shortly after returning to Earth, Invisible Girl suggested the
Fantastic Four go to eat for dinner to unwind from their harrowing day,
leaving Lockjaw behind to guard the bandaged humanoid. Moments after
the Fantastic Four departed, Blastaar emerged from his bandages and,
having overheard the Fantastic Four discussing Lockjaw's teleportation
powers, decided that Lockjaw would make an ideal accomplice. Relegating
the story of his imprisonment to Lockjaw, Blastaar demonstrated his
explosive powers by destroying some of the machinery in Mr. Fantastic's
lab. He then blew a hole in the side of the Baxter Building, from which
he surveyed his new surroundings and found them ripe for conquering.
Using Lockjaw as a steed, Blastaar commanded Lockjaw to take him to the
world bureaus and upon arriving on the street, Blastaar announced
himself to the nearby bystanders, demonstrating proof of his power by
destroying a parked car. Blastaar then ordered everyone nearby to
spread the word of his power, unaware that his rampage had been
reported by radio, which the Fantastic Four overheard at the restaurant
they were eating at. Flying to the scene, the Fantastic Four found
Blastaar causing destruction with his powers and announcing that no one
could resist him. Thing, thinking he would go easy on Blastaar since he
was an "old man with a beard," quickly jumped into action to grapple
Blastaar, who knocked Thing away and nearly hit Thing with a blast of
his explosive powers. Mr. Fantastic quickly had the Invisible Girl
surround Blastaar and Lockjaw with a force field but Blastaar used
Lockjaw's teleportation powers to escape. Appearing near 78th Street,
Blastaar and Lockjaw were soon found once more by the Fantastic Four
but Blastaar had Lockjaw teleport them away again, where Blastaar
continued his destructive rampage. When the Fantastic Four heard that
Blastaar was sighted in the West 80s, they confronted Blastaar once
more, impeding his progress with the Invisible Girl's force field.
While Blastaar was distracted fighting the FF, H.E.R.B.I.E. placed a
tracer on Lockjaw, who turned on Blastaar and attempted to keep him
from hurting the Fantastic Four. Lockjaw then teleported Blastaar to a
deserted slum. Using the tracer on Lockjaw, H.E.R.B.I.E. tracked down
Blastaar and Lockjaw, and the Fantastic Four battled Blastaar. During
the fight, H.E.R.B.I.E. managed to place a helmet on Blastaar that
utilized a H.E.R.B.I.E.-designed solvent to remove Blastaar's powers so
long as he wore the helmet. With the solvent also sticking the helmet
to Blastaar's head, Blastaar was quickly taken down by the Fantastic
Four, who imprisoned Blastaar in a cocoon similar to his original
bandages but stronger. Mr. Fantastic then had Lockjaw teleport
Invisible Girl and Thing back to the Negative Zone, where Thing placed
the cocooned Blastaar against a rock and tied him there using two steel
girders he had brought from Earth. The flying creatures then returned
to guard Blastaar as Lockjaw teleported himself, Invisible Girl and
Thing back to the Baxter Building.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee and
DePatie-Freleng Enterprises (see Appearances list for full list of
artists & animators).
Blastaar presumably was the same height and weight of his Earth-616 counterpart.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-78909's Blastaar has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (all images in this profile)
The New Fantastic Four cartoon episode, "Blastaar, the Living Bomb-Burst" (December 16, 1978) - Roy Thomas (story), Stan Lee (teleplay), Jack Kirby, Lew Marshall (storyboards), Hak Ficq, Norley Paat, John Dorman, John Messina, Warren Greenwood, Zygamond Jablecki (layouts), Lee Halpern, Bob Kirk, Joan Case, Francie Freeman, Virgil Ross, Nelson Shim (animators), Tim Maloney, Sharon Thomas (backgrounds), David H. DePatie Jr., Richard Gannon, Richard Corwin (film editors), Brad Case (animator director)
Last updated: 06/12/17
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