Real Name: Miguel Angel Roldán
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-99101) human
join Spanish-U.S. citizen
Occupation: Scientist, adventurer
Group Membership: Avengers (Earth-99101)
formerly Iberia, Inc- 99101 (Aquaviva/L'nn R'nai, Dolmen/Pere Allyon, Drac de Ferro, Duna/Celeste Ayala, Lobisome/Jacinto Larran Olea, Melkart, Traka, Trasnu)
Affiliations: Avengers of multiple realities (including Reality-616, 776, 982, 9602, 9811, 9930 ("Killraven's Avengers), 9997, 86501, 98120, 730784), Libra-616 (Gustav Brandt), Kang the Conqueror, Rick Jones-616, Rick Jones-98120, Sirio-10
Enemies: Avengers of multiple realities (including Reality-689, 8410, 9105, 99315), Death's Head (Minion), Immortus, Sloth, Time-Keepers (Ast, Vort, Zanth)
Known Relatives: Santiago Roldán (father), Isobel Longyear (mother), Santiago Roldán Jr. (brother, missing believed deceased), Celeste Ayala (Duna, wife), Hernán Ayala (father-in-law), Marina Ayala (mother-in-law), Graciela and Lupe (sisters-in-law); Capitan Trueno (Captain Thunder - see comments), el Jabato (the Young Wild Boar), el Hombre Prehistorico (the Prehistoric Man), el Corsario de Hierro (the Iron Privateer) (ancestors)
Aliases: Thunder (English translation of name)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed location,
formerly Isla de la Cartuja, Seville, Spain, Earth-99101
First Appearance: Iberia, Inc#1 (Laberinto, December
(Marvel) Avengers Forever#11 (November 1999)
Powers/Abilities: Trueno is a supergenius whose intellect
places him amongst the smartest people on Earth.
He possesses great strength, speed and agility, well above the norm, though not on a par with Olympic athletes. His mechanical hands grant him superhuman strength, can blast energy bolts or project forcefields, and can be remote controlled at a distance.
Height: 6'2" (see comments)
Weight: 250 lbs. (see comments)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
(Iberia, Inc) - The son of Nobel-winning pre-eminent Spanish scientist Santiago Roldán and reputed American geneticist Isobel Longyear, head scientist of Alamo Gordo laboratory, Miguel Angel Roldán was born in Lake Tahoe, United States, and attended both Berkley and Yale, gaining Ph.D.'s in medicine, psychology and physics. While not a mutant, it is suspected that his mother carried out genetic experiments on her child while pregnant with him, resulting in him possessing heightened strength, speed and agility. Miguel twice won the Nobel himself, but the same year he won his second, he lost both hands in a lab accident that also gradually turned his wife Celeste into a being of living sand. Deciding to return home to his native Spain, he designed himself a pair of mechanical hands, and was recruited by the Spanish Ministry of Defence to lead the Spanish superhero team Iberia, Inc. as Trueno (Thunder); his wife also joined the team as Duna (Dune).
(Avengers Forever#11 (fb) - BTS) - At some point Trueno and his teammate Drac de Ferro joined their reality's Avengers.
(Avengers Forever#11) - Trueno and Drac de Ferro (the latter BTS) were among the Avengers from timelines "that didn't go sour" summoned to the Citadel at the End of Time by the combined Destiny Force powers of Rick Jones-616 and 98120 to oppose Immortus, the Time-Keepers, and their army of Avengers from evil timelines.
(Avengers Forever#12 - BTS) - Trueno joined the battle to save all of history until Captain America-616 destroyed the Forever Crystal, returning all the summoned Avengers back to their own realities.
Comments: Created by Rafael Marín and Carlos Pacheco, snuck into Marvel by the latter.
Trueno originally appeared in the Spanish
comic Iberia, Inc., published by Planeta's Laberinto imprint, with
an additional appearance in the sister title Triada Vertice; members
of Triada Vertice similarly made a cameo in Avengers Forever#2.
Carlos Pacheco was his co-creator, and when providing art for Avengers Forever, he snuck a cameo for Trueno into the mass crowd scene of interdimensional Avengers in the series' climactic battle. As a fan of comics from around the world, I absolutely love stuff like this!
It's worth noting that Trueno turning up
as an Avenger from another timeline is extremely appropriate, since in another
timeline, that is exactly what he would have been!
Apart from his appearance in Avengers Forever, Trueno is only depicted in color on the covers of Iberia, Inc. issues, and never close enough to make out his eye color. Normally I'd approximate his height and weight by comparing him to another character whose height had been established, but that single panel in Avengers Forever#11 provides no useful reference, and I'm not aware of anybody that he appears alongside in his Spanish appearances having an established height and weight (if that changes, I'll update or correct the profile). Since he was conceived of as being Iberia, Inc.'s version of Captain America, in personality and role within the team if not powers, I've taken that comparison a step further and ASSumed he matches Cap's height and weight, with a few extra pounds thrown in to allow for his metal hands.
ASSumptions for this profile:
Trueno's ancestor Capitan Trueno is a genuine character from Spanish Golden Age comics.
The Avengers Index's entry for Avengers Forever#11 identifies Trueno only as "Spanish cyborg," noting "The Spanish hero resembles a character Carlos Pacheco drew for Spanish comics." The Index did know exactly who he was, but had to hedge round explicit identification because of potential copyright concerns.
Profile by Loki.
Trueno has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers Forever#11, p23, pan 1 (main image)
Iberia, Inc Databook#1 cover (Laberinto image)
Iberia, Inc. #1-6 (December 1996-August 1997) - Rafael Marín and Carlos Pacheco (writers), Rafa Fonteriz (art), Antoni Guiral (editor)
Iberia, Inc. Databook (May 1997) - Rafael Marín and Carlos Pacheco (writers), Rafa Fonteriz (art), Antoni Guiral (editor)
Triada Vertice#2 (April 1998) - Rafael Marín and Carlos Pacheco (writers), Jesús Merino (art), Antoni Guiral (editor)
Avengers Forever#11-12 (November 1999-February 2000) - Kurt Busiek and Roger Stern (writers), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Jesús Merino (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 01/19/2019
Last updated: 01/19/2019
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