Real Name: Peter Fulton
Identity/Class: Temporary human mutate, technology user (1950s era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Anne Bond, Johnson, unidentified patient
Enemies: None; formerly Johnson (only temporarily)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Man Who Went Too Far" (in story title)
Base of Operations: Brentwood Institution, somewhere in the US
First Appearance: Mystic#56/4 (February, 1957)
Powers/Abilities: Trained in psychiatry, the kind and compassionate Fulton was skilled at treating the mentally ill. Theorizing that certain forms of insanity could be eliminated by electrical impulses applied to the brain, Fulton invented the solar battery as a remedy.
After successfully testing the solar battery on a patient, Fulton later used the device on himself--while it was in contact with his forehead, the solar battery increased the power of his brain, giving him telepathy and the ability to mentally dominate others; but Fulton's personality underwent a change as well--he became coldly calculating, and lusted for world domination. When the solar battery was forcibly removed, Futon's powers vanished, and his personality returned to normal.
Height: Unrevealed (5' 10"; by
Weight: Unrevealed (165 lbs.; by approximation)
(Mystic#56/4 (fb) - BTS) - The past of Dr. Peter Fulton is largely unrevealed, but at some point, the brilliant young psychiatrist was put in charge of the Brentwood Institution--he also got engaged to Anne Bond, a nurse who worked there.
Fulton theorized that certain forms of insanity could be cured by stimulating the brain with electrical impulses--to accomplish this treatment, he developed the solar battery; after completing the device, he placed it in a large capsule on a headband, and was ready to test it.
(Mystic#56/4) - One evening, Fulton was in his office with Anne when Johnson and another attendant brought a violently insane man in. As the two orderlies held the mentally-disturbed patient down, Fulton strapped the solar battery to the man's forehead--instantaneously, the raving maniac became a rational man. As the attendants escorted the seemingly cured man back to his room to rest, Fulton advised them to keep the headband on the patient until he himself removed it.
While they were alone in his office, Anne congratulated Fulton for the miraculous remedy, and he told her how the solar battery worked; then he wondered aloud: What would happen if he used the device on himself... a sane, intelligent man? But Anne warned him not to try, because the brain was too complex, and he didn't have any idea what effect it could have on him, so Fulton promised his fiancee that he wouldn't attempt the dangerous experiment.
After Anne left to make her rounds, Johnson came into Fulton's office with the solar battery headband; Johnson reported that the patient had seemed normal while he was wearing the device, but when he was sleeping, the headband came loose, and the patient became a raving maniac again--Johnson saved the device before the patient destroyed it. As Johnson left, Fulton held the solar battery in his hand and realized it didn't give permanent sanity, and it was only effective when it was in contact; then he wondered again what it would do to a normal brain--perhaps the device could make his own thought processes more clear and concise, and thus open new worlds of mentality to him!
Unable to resist the temptation, Fulton removed the solar battery from the headband's capsule and placed it in a smaller capsule, then taped it to his own forehead--he figured it wouldn't be noticed, because people would just presume that he had cut himself, or bumped his head. Immediately afterward, Fulton felt the electrical impulses surging through his brain. As great power pulsated through his mind, Fulton felt there was no problem in the world he couldn't solve...but a subtle change took place on his face--his eyes turned cold, and his lips were a thin line.
Fulton left his office and saw Johnson making his rounds, and he discovered that he could read Johnson's thoughts. Johnson was hungry, so he was going to go to the kitchen to make himself a sandwich; but Fulton controlled Johnson's thoughts, and instead commanded him to feel sick. As the orderly doubled over in pain, Fulton realized that if he could control Johnson's thoughts, he could do it to everyone else, and thus he could become master of the world!
Fulton returned to his office and sat at his desk; as he was coldly calculating the ways he could use his power to bring the world to his feet, he didn't see Anne Bond in the corridor's shadows...but she saw him. Anne was horrified by the expression on Fulton's face--it was cold, as if he had lost his humanity and he was now nothing more than a mental machine. Noticing the piece of tape on Peter's forehead, Anne correctly guessed that he couldn't resist testing the solar battery on himself.
Anne quietly approached Peter from behind and snatched the tape from his forehead--for a fleeting second, his cold inhuman eyes burned into hers...but when the tape came loose, and contact with the solar battery was broken, Fulton's paranormal power was gone, and his personality returned to normal. As he lovingly embraced Anne, Fulton thanked her for saving him from himself, because he had gone too far... too far...
Peter Fulton resolved that he and Anne would never mention the incident again, because he was going to destroy the solar battery and all his notes concerning it.
Comments: Created by an unidentified writer and Robert Q. Sale.
Profile by Ron Fredricks.
Peter Fulton has no known connections to:
Anne Bond has no known connections to:
Johnson has no known connections to:
The Brentwood Institution has no known connections to:
The unidentified patient has no known connections to:
The solar battery has no known connections to:
A nurse employed at the Brentwood Institution, she was the
fiancee of Dr. Peter Fulton.
Johnson (first name
unrevealed) was an orderly at the Brentwood Institution.
Presumably a mental sanitarium, it was located somewhere in
A man suffering from mental insanity, he was housed at the
A tiny device invented by psychiatrist Dr. Peter Fulton as a
cure for insanity, it was originally contained within a large capsule
attached to a headband. When it made contact with a subject's forehead, it
delivered electrical impulses into the subject's brain and cleared blocked
mental passages; the solar battery was only effective while it was in
physical contact with the subject.
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Mystic#56/4, p3, pan1 (Main Image - Peter Fulton holding solar battery headband; Johnson (background))
Mystic#56/4, p2, pan3 (Headshot - Peter Fulton explains how solar battery works to Anne Bond (right))
Mystic#56/4, p3, pan2 (Peter Fulton thinks about using solar battery on himself)
Mystic#56/4, p3, pan6 (Peter Fulton tapes solar battery to his forehead)
Mystic#56/4, p4, pan6 (Peter Fulton comes to his senses after Anne Bond (right) removes solar battery from his forehead)
Mystic#56/4, p2, pan5 (Anne Bond warns Peter Fulton not to use solar battery on himself)
Mystic#56/4, p4, pan4 (Anne Bond realizes Peter Fulton is using solar battery)
Mystic#56/4, p4, pan5 (Anne Bond pulls solar battery from Peter Fulton's forehead)
Mystic#56/4, p4, pan2 (Johnson has his thoughts read by Peter Fulton (right))
Mystic#56/4, p4, pan3 (under Peter Fulton's mental influence, Johnson doubles over in pain)
Mystic#56/4, p2, pan4 (Brentwood Institution (exterior))
Mystic#56/4, p2, pan1 (Peter Fulton's office inside Brentwood Institution; unidentified attendant, unidentified patient, Johnson, Anne Bond, Peter Fulton)
Mystic#56/4, p1, pan2 (Peter Fulton attaches solar battery headband to insane unidentified patient's forehead; Johnson (right))
Mystic#56/4, p1, pan3 (unidentified patient returned to sanity by solar battery; Peter Fulton and Anne Bond (background))
Mystic#56/4, p3, pan5 (Peter Fulton holding solar battery (in red circle) that he removed from headband)
Mystic#56/4, p1, pan1 (Peter Fulton's hands holding headband containing solar battery)
Mystic#56/4 (February, 1957) - unidentified writer, Robert Q. Sale (pencils and inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 10/16/2021
Last updated: 10/16/2021
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