Wonder Man

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Wonder Man in New Avengers v2 #1.

Wonder Man is a male comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.

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Biography

Simon Williams in Wonder Man v1 #1.

Simmon Williams was the son of Sanford Williams and Martha Williams where he had a brother named Eric Williams. As young boys, he and his brother were noted to had been very different from another as Eric was more into sports whilst Simon was more the intellectual. Simon pushed his mind to the point that he got the top grades at school and preferred to read books over other pursuits. Over the years, Eric began to secretly steal and also started to bully Simon for not helping him. (West Coast Avengers v2 #2)

Eventually, he took over as the head of his fathers company Williams Manufacturing. (West Coast Avengers v2 #2)

During the Civil War, he joined the ranks of the Mighty Avengers that were formed by Tony Stark and led by Carol Danvers. (Mighty Avengers v1 #1)

After the Dark Reign, he participated in helping rebuilding operations across the country when he was approached by Steve Rogers about joining a new incarnation of the Avengers. Simon, however, refused and was adamant that it was a bad idea as them being heroes caused more destruction than they saved. After Rogers departed, Williams became determined to stop the formation of the Avengers by any means necessary. (Avengers v4 #1) He then decided to assemble a team of superpowered beings that were to forcibly disband the Avengers with this being a group called the Revengers. (New Avengers Annual v2 #1) Williams then led them in an attack on Avengers Tower where he told the media that the heroes were a menace to the world that did more harm then good. The Revengers were then defeated by the combined Avengers, New Avengers and Secret Avengers leading to Simon's arrest though his actions led to increasing anti-hero sentiment among the public. (Avengers Annual v4 #1)

He came to learn of the crisis in the Microverse where Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hank Pym had gotten lost whilst investigating an old Avengers distress beacon. Simon then took a new batch of Pym Particles which he used to shrink into the sub-atomic realm where he came to find out that Janet van Dyne was alive and that the others were looking to save her from the warlord Gouzar. Williams aided them in returning back to the Macroverse though Lord Gouzar followed them where the villain was defeated by the combined Avengers who sent him back to his realm. (Avengers v4 #34)

In the aftermath, he swore a vow of pacifism where during this time he decided to join the Avengers Unity Division as a P.R. person. (Uncanny Avengers v1 #5)

Overview

Personality and attributes

It was said that his father Sanford was a strict man with nothing his sons capable of doing being able to satisfy him. (West Coast Avengers v2 #2)

He came to swear a vow of pacifism and not to engage in any form of violence against others as this only brought more chaos in life. (Uncanny Avengers v1 #5)

Powers and abilities

Ionic energy form in Avengers v3 #3.

As such, he could not die as a normal person and his ionic energy simply reformed his body upon his 'death'. (Avengers v1 #686)

His business empire was known as Williams Innovations that had a number of branches such as one in Brooklyn. (Marvel Premiere v1 #55)

Notes

  • Wonder Man was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck where he made his first appearance in Avengers v1 #9 (October, 1964).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Television

  • In The Avengers: United They Stand, Wonder Man appeared as a character in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Hamish McEwan.
  • In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Wonder Man appeared as a character in the animated television series where he was voiced by actor Phil LaMarr.

Video games

  • In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Wonder Man appeared as a boss character in the video game where he was voiced by actor Dave B. Mitchell.

Appearances

  • Avengers v1:
  • West Coast Avengers v2:
  • Marvel Premiere v1:
  • Avengers v4:
  • New Avengers Annual v2:
  • Avengers Annual v4:
  • Uncanny Avengers v1:
  • Avengers:
  • Avengers: No Road Home v1:

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