Real Name: Kyle Brock
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Police officer, super hero
Group Membership: Earth Force (Skyhawk/Winston Manchester, Wind Warrior/Pamela Shaw)
Affiliations: Susan Austin, Bes the God of Luck, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Code: Blue (Daniel "Fireworks" Fielsten, Julius "Mad-Dog" Rassitano, Samuel "Mother" Majowski, Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz, others), Eddie, Hogun the Grim, Horus, Odin (Odin Borson), Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova), Thor (Odinson)
Enemies: Bloodaxe (Jackie Lukus), Bloody Claws, Demons of Despair, Grog the God-Crusher, Seth
Known Relatives: Marge Brock, unidentified children
Aliases: Tower of Strength
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Thor I#395 (September, 1988)
Powers/Abilities: After being transformed by the god Seth, trained police officer Kyle Brock became Earth Lord, a super-strong hero who stands 12 feet tall and who can draw strength and mass from the ground to increase his size, bulk, and strength (allowing him to lift/press up to 100 tons). In his human form, Earth Lord possesses the golden mark of Aton on his palm, and he can transform when he presses his palms together.
Height: (As Brock) 6'1"; (as Earth Lord) 12'2" (variable)
Weight: (As Brock) 194 lbs.; (as Earth Lord) variable
(Thor I#395 (fb) - BTS) - Officer Kyle Brock, who had a wife, Marge, and kids at home, was shot in the line of duty and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
(Thor I#395) - Marge Brock arrived at the hospital, knowing her husband was dying, and she rushed from the room in tears. Kyle felt himself in the afterlife, where a voice reached out to him, making him an offer to continue to live. The god Seth appeared before the souls of Kyle Brock, Winston Manchester, and Pamela Shaw and rescued them from the brink of death, offering them a chance to serve him as super-powered operatives. Using the sign of Aton, the Sun God, Seth transformed Pamela into Wind Warrior, the Mistress of the Tempest; Manchester into Skyhawk, the Master of Flight; and Brock into Earth Lord, the Tower of Strength. Calling them Earth Force, Seth sent them back to the hospital and ordered them to kill Hogun the Grim, a patient there, promising to let them continue to live if they served him. The Earth Force was surrounded by a S.W.A.T. team and Thor, and during the fight, Earth Lord drew upon strength from the Earth to fight Thor, wondering if he was making the right choices. As doctors and nurses rushed to get patients to safety, Thor placed Hogun and his medical team, in the middle of a critical operation, in a force field, and Earth Force did their best to fight their way through. When Earth Lord was tossed through a wall, he saw Marge with the other officer, and he rushed to be with her, but the policeman opened fire on him, though the bullets ricocheted off. When Thor rushed to save a vulnerable patient, Skyhawk attacked him, but Earth Lord and Wind Warrior had second thoughts, not wanting to trade the lives of others for their own. Wind Warrior took Skyhawk against his will in a whirlwind, along with Earth Lord, and they rushed away to reassess their circumstances.
(Thor I#396 (fb) - BTS) - The members of Earth Force realized they had been manipulated by Seth and that they wanted to fight against him instead.
(Thor I#396) - Earth Force returned to Thor and Hogun and heard that Asgard was under siege by Seth. They made peace with the heroes and promised to help them fight. Thor arranged for the team to get a ride to the Rocky Mountains with the Black Knight, where they questioned Grog the God-Crusher, another Seth-powered super-villain. When Grog opened a portal to Seth's dimension, they followed him through and wound up in Seth's dimension of death. Overwhelmed by the demon forces of Seth, the heroes tried their best to fight back, but Wind Warrior was overwhelmed and fled. Thor and the others were swiftly overwhelmed by Seth's demons.
(Thor I#397) - Thor, Earth Lord, Skyhawk, Black Knight, and Hogun were kept by Grog and the demons in Seth's dungeons, bound to the wall. Soon, Thor broke free of his chains and freed his allies, and they turned the fight against Grog and the demons, then prepared to take the war to Seth.
(Thor I#398) - Earth Lord, Skyhawk, Thor, Hogun, and Black Knight fought through the forces of Seth's demons and Grog until they found an unexpected ally in Bes, the God of Luck, who had been aiding Seth in his plans of conquest; sensing a change in fates, Bes guided the heroes in a new direction, to the Black Pyramid, where they faced more guards before finding Odin (who was previously believed dead by Thor) captured there.
(Thor I#399) - Skyhawk and Earth Lord watched as the others freed Odin, then Grog and the Demons of Despair attacked. Wind Warrior used her powers to break into the Black Pyramid, then she led Horus and the others inside, where she found her allies in battle. Skyhawk and Earth Lord were thrilled to see Wind Warrior alive.
(Thor I#400) - As Odin called to the gods of Asgard to rise up in final battle with Seth, Earth Force vowed to help them see the fight to the finish. Soon, Earth Force attacked Seth directly, but Seth easily defeated the team with blasts of power. Despite their defeat, Earth Force bought the Asgardians and Black Knight enough time to regroup, and Seth was soon defeated. The Asgardians used their powers to heal the Earth Force members, returning them to Earth in their human identities, with the sign of Aton still on their hands. Kyle woke up in the hospital with his wife crying at his side and he realized he could still access his powers.
(Thor I#426/2 (fb) - BTS) - Back on the police force, Kyle helped the police crack down on gang violence, including against the Bloody Claws gang.
(Thor I#426/2) - Kyle and his partner Eddie responded to a domestic dispute police call, but gunfire erupted from behind the door, and Eddie was hit. Realizing they had been set up by the Bloody Claws, Kyle ran Eddie up to the roof for safety. As Eddie fell unconscious, Kyle realized that his radio had been shot up as well. Activating his powers, Kyle transformed into Earth Lord and fought back against the Bloody Claws, soon defeating them.
(Thor Annual I#16/4) - Kyle went to visit Pam Shaw and found Wind Warrior battling thugs who had kidnapped a small child. Earth Lord stood back as Wind Warrior realized Silver Sable was behind the kidnapping and it was for heroic purposes, aiding a woman in testifying against her criminal husband after he'd taken the child from her. Silver Sable offered Wind Warrior a job, leaving Earth Lord behind.
(Thor I#456) - Officer Kyle Brock saw Bloodaxe (Jackie Lukus) attacking police officers, including Code: Blue, and he used a quiet moment to transform into Earth Lord. After ensuring the police he was a friend, Earth Lord summoned Skyhawk and Wind Warrior, through their Aton signs, and they rushed to his aid, cancelling their work days to do so. Earth Force attacked Bloodaxe while civilian Susan Austin was rushed to safety on Wind Warrior's winds. When Earth Lord and Skyhawk were overcome by Bloodaxe's strength, Wind Warrior generated a large whirlwind that nearly tore her apart, then she launched it at Bloodaxe as Code: Blue tossed in fireworks. When the smoke cleared, Bloodaxe was gone, and Earth Force was celebrated for their heroism.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Brett Breeding.
In his first appearance, Earth Lord is mistakenly called 'Tyle Brock' repeatedly, but it is later corrected to Kyle, and confirmed as such in the Update '89 Handbook. Earth Force later was the official team of Washington state during the Fifty States Initiative, but it is unknown if Earth Lord was on the team.
Earth Force have a profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 (August, 1989). Earth Lord had his own profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#19 (1992).
Profile update by Chadman.
Earth Lord has no known connections to:
(Thor I#395 (fb) - BTS) - Marge was Officer Kyle Brock's wife and they had kids. Kyle was shot in the line of duty and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
(Thor I#395) - Marge Brock arrived at the hospital, knowing her husband was dying, and she rushed from the room in tears. The super-powered Earth Lord (secretly a transformed Kyle) tried rushing at Marge shortly after, but the cop she was with opened fire on Earth Lord, discouraging him from getting any closer.
(Thor I#400) - When Kyle woke up in the hospital, suddenly well again, Marge was crying at his side.
--Thor I#395 ([Thor I#395 (fb)], 395, 400
(Thor I#426/2) - Police officer Kyle Brock and his partner Eddie responded to a domestic dispute police call, but gunfire erupted from behind the door, and Eddie was hit. While Eddie was unconscious, Kyle changed into Earth Lord and defeated the Bloody Claws.
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2, p47, pan1 (main)
Thor I#456, p8, pan5 (Officer Kyle Brock)
Thor I#456, p9, pan1 (Earth Lord)
Thor I#395, p7, pan1 (Marge Brock)
Thor I#426, p28, pan1 (Eddie)
Thor I#395 (September, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#396 (October, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Don Heck (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#397 (November, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Brett Breeding, Don Heck (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#398 (December, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Don Heck (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#399 (January, 1989) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Romeo Tanghal (inker), Ralph Macchio (Editor)
Thor I#400/1 (February, 1989) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Ralph MAcchio (editor) Thor I#426/2 (November, 1990) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 (August, 1989) - Peter Sanderson (writer), Josef Rubinstein (penciler), Andy Yanchus (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thor Annual I#16/4 (July, 1991) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#456 (December, 1992) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 12/08/2020
Last updated: 12/08/2020
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