Real Name: Wally Ober
Identity/Class: Normal human (1950s era)
Occupation: Window washer
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: Walter Ober
Base of Operations: Tibet;
formerly a city in the USA
First Appearance: World of Fantasy#11/4
Powers/Abilities: Wally Ober was a slim-built
man who was at least moderately good at washing windows. He did not
suffer from vertigo.
(World of Fantasy#11/4 (fb) - BTS) - Wally Ober heard
rumors that his explorer great grandfather, Walter Ober, once found a
peaceful hidden region in his travels, but kept its location secret.
(World of Fantasy#11/4) - While washing the windows
of the top floors of a
skyscraper, Wally Ober accidentally fell and plummeted toward the
crying for help. Many shocked onlookers were helpless to stop the fall,
although one construction worker hoped to catch him. His cries for help
were mystically heard by the high priest Llada, who magically
Wally to his side in Tibet. Back in the USA, the onlookers were left
baffled by the sudden disappearance just before impact, while in Tibet,
Wally heard about his great grandfather and the promise given to him,
ensuring the safety of his family from accidental death. Greatly
surprised, Wally decided to
stay in Tibet like his great grandfather and live with the locals in
peace as a show of gratitude.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer and Alfonso Greene (pencils & inks).
It's not revealed if his accidental fall was the result of personal clumsiness or external negligence.
It may be that the many people responding to Ober's
fall amplified the psychic distress call heard by Llada.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Wally Ober has no known connections to:
Llada was a long-lived high priest of a Tibetan lamasery who remembered Wally's great grandfather, Walter, and had promised that none of his kin would die in an accident. Across continents, Wally's cry for help many decades later was heard by Llada, who mystically teleported him to Tibet just before impact and saved him from certain death.
--World of Fantasy#11/4
Explorer Walter Ober was the great grandfather of
window washer Wally Ober. He came across the Tibetan region and lived
with the locals for many years, showing them great kindness. When he
decided to leave, he promised to never reveal the location and was
given a favor in return.
--World of Fantasy#11/4
World of Fantasy#11/4, p1, pan1 (main image)
p4, pan6 (headshot)
p4, pan7 (Llada)
World of Fantasy#11/4 (April, 1958) - uncredited writer, Alfonso Greene (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 08/14/17
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