Astonishing Tales Poster # 1 Bill Everett Issue # 5 Marvel Boy


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Robert Grayson is the 1950s Marvel Boy, debuting in Marvel Boy #1 (Dec. 1950), from Marvel 1950s forerunner, Atlas Comics. He continued to appear when the series title was changed to Astonishing with issue #3. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Russ Heath, with writer-artist Bill Everett taking over with issue #2, this Marvel Boy is the son of Dr. Horace Grabshield (later Anglicized as Grayson), a scientist who fled Earth to Uranus with his infant son during the rise of Nazi Germany. His final story during this period was in Astonishing #7 (Dec. 1951). He returned in Fantastic Four #165 (Dec. 1975) under the name “The Crusader”, and appeared in the 12-issue ensemble miniseries Marvel: The Lost Generation (March 2000 – Feb. 2001) and elsewhere, eventually joining the superhero group Agents of Atlas.

Near mint condition.