DR. HENRY WALLACE

Real Name: Henry Wallace

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Doctor

Group Membership: New Hope Memorial Hospital staff

Affiliations: Deedee Evans, Willie Evans, Jr., Willie Evans, Sr., Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Girl/Sue Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New Hope Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, New York, USA

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#203 (February, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Henry Wallace has no superhuman powers but he is an extremely skilled doctor and, due to his past history with the Fantastic Four's Mister Fantastic, Dr. Wallace has access to advanced medical equipment to use in his practice, such as the computerized Comatron that can monitor and instantly analyze a patient's bodily functions while the patient is comatose.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'0")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 172 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: White

History:
(Fantastic Four I#203 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Dr. Henry Wallace was a teacher of Reed Richards. After Reed became the heroic Mister Fantastic, Reed still spent a good portion of his time helping Dr. Wallace perfect the equipment needed for Dr. Wallace's work.

(Fantastic Four I#203) - Dr. Wallace met with the parents of young boy Willie Evans, Jr. at New Hope Memorial Hospital and gave them the news that what was happening to Willie was beyond medical science. Explaining that Willie had somehow absorbed dangerous levels of cosmic radiation, Dr. Wallace couldn't think of anywhere that a nine-year-old would've come into contact with cosmic radiation but the boy's father, Willie Evans, Sr., explained how he had been in an Army experiment involving a cosmic ray bomb. Determining that Evans, Sr. might have unknowingly suffered detrimental effects from the cosmic ray bomb, Dr. Wallace suggested that Evans, Jr.'s genetic structure could have been affected by Evans, Sr.'s exposure to the radiation. Wallace then explained that, while the radiation might explain the coma Evans, Jr. was in, it did explain what was happening to the boy and he then revealed that he had contacted his old student Reed Richards, who was the world's foremost authority on cosmic rays. Wallace was then elated when Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Girl arrived at the hospital. The two heroes happily agreed to do what they could to help Evans, Jr. and Dr. Wallace confirmed that Mister Fantastic's Comatron device was working as designed. Mister Fantastic followed Dr. Wallace's statement by asking if the Comatron had come to any conclusions as to what was happening to Willie Evans, Jr. but Dr. Wallace reported that it had not as of yet.

Later that evening, as three dimensional simulacrum of the Fantastic Four ran amuck in Herald Square, Willie Evans, Jr.'s parents rushed into his room when the boy went into a frenzy and Dr. Wallace admitted he didn't know what was causing such an event. When one of the other doctors remarked that Evans, Jr.'s radiation levels were spiking, Dr. Wallace assured the Evanses that they were doing their best for Evans, Jr. As the parents left the room to let the doctors work, Dr. Wallace worried to himself that their best might not be enough before ordering the other doctors to re-do and double-check the tests run on Evans, Jr. Dr. Wallace later monitored Evans, Jr. alongside the boy's father, noting that the radioactive aura surrounding the boy seemed to be increasing, as if Evans, Jr. was fighting something inside himself, prompting Evans, Sr. to ask how long his son could continue fighting. Noting the aura dim before brightening more, Dr. Wallace soon witnessed Evans, Jr. flail out of control inside the Comatron. After the Fantastic Four deduced that their rampaging counterparts were cosmic energy constructs generated by Willie Evans, Jr. and destroyed them by siphoning off the radiation, the group visited New Hope Memorial Hospital, where Dr. Wallace learned from Mr. Fantastic that Evans, Jr. was a mutant. Wallace then watched as Mr. Fantastic gave the Evans family a business card for Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in hopes that Willie Evans, Jr. could be trained to properly use his powers.

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott.

    Dr. Wallace's first name was first revealed in the X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (2010)'s Willie Evans profile.

    Brown was the closest I could get to determining Dr. Wallace's eye color, as he was almost always seen with his glasses obscuring his eye color. He only has his glasses off in a single panel and they appeared to be a dark color, hence, brown.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dr. Henry Wallace
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)
Fantastic Four I#203, p3, pan4 (Dr. Henry Wallace, main image)
Fantastic Four I#203, p8, pan3 (Dr. Wallace, headshot)
Fantastic Four I#203, p3, pan2 (Dr. Wallace attempting to comfort Willie Evans, Sr.)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four I#203 (February, 1979) - Marv Wolfman (writer, editor), Keith Pollard (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)


First posted09/30/2022
Last updated: 09/30/2022

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