Vance Astrovik

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Latest revision as of 20:48, 10 November 2019

Vance Astrovik is a male comic superhero who features in Marvel Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Vance Astrovik was a male born in the modern age to his parents Tom Astrovik and his wife Mary Astrovik. (Giant-Size Defenders v1 #5)

When he was 13 years old, he witnessed a starship landing nearby his home but his father did not believe him and scolded the child. A young Vance decided then to check for himself and snuck out at night to investigate. (Giant-Size Defenders v1 #5)

Marvel Boy

Afterwards, he looked to become a hero and decided to show his strength by going to Avengers Mansion and besting their security systems with his telekinetic powers in the hopes that this would get him admitted onto the team. He was captured by the defensive systems but was greeted by Captain America who said that Vance was too young to join the Avengers and that they lacked the facilities to teach a new hero. Captain America urged the young man to return in a few years when he was older with this leaving Vance disappointed but whilst flying his attention was brought to Dwayne Taylor who had Richard Rider with him stating that they were forming a superhero team and asked Astrovik to join them. (New Warriors v1 #1)

Justice

He came to help Hank Pym with the training of new superhumans in becoming heroes at Avengers Academy that was located at the Infinite Mansion. Vance came to vouch for his comrade Robbie Baldwin who had returned to the Speedball identity as they mentored the six new heroes. (Avengers Academy v1 #1)

Overview

Personality and attributes

His first superhero identity was that of Marvel Boy where he wore a mask when the New Warriors first began to operate as a team. (Thor v1 #141) After his time in prison, he decided on taking a new superhero name which was Justice. (New Warriors v1 #43)

Among his heroes that he admired was Captain America with him having various posters and other memorabilia of the superhero in his room when he was a child. (Giant-Size Defenders v1 #5)

He stated that he wanted to be an astronaut when he grew up. Vance even intended to change his surname from Astrovik to Astro to make it sound similar to astronaut. (Giant-Size Defenders v1 #5)

Powers and abilities

Initially, he struggled using his telekinesis to achieve multiple feats when fighting powerful foes such as levitation and attacking at the same time. (New Warriors v1 #5)

Notes

  • Vance Astrovik was created by Don Heck and Gerry Conway where he made his first appearance in Giant-Size Defenders v1 #5 (July, 1975).

Alternate Versions

  • In Marvel Super-Heroes v1 #18 (1969), an alternate version of the character named Vance Astro appeared as an inhabitant of the universe designated as Earth-691.

In other media

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Appearances

  • Giant-Size Defenders v1:
  • Thing v1:
  • Thor v1:
  • New Warriors v1:
  • Avengers v3:
  • Avengers: The Initiative v1:
  • Avengers Academy v1:
  • Nova:
  • New Warriors:

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