Amazing Man (DC)(01 - Will Everett)
Real Name: William 'Will' Everett
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When originally given his powers by the Ultra-Humanite, thru unknown sources, Amazing-Man could take on the physical properties of anything he touched. If he touched a rubber band, he could stretch his limbs, touching steel gave his skin metalic toughness and increased his strength.
However, his abilites changed when exposed to severe electro-magnetic radiation from an experimental generator at Project M. He aquired the abilities of magnetic repultion and attraction. It is not known if the same generator gave similar abilities to Magno, or even how long Amazing-Man kept these abilities, since his original powers were passed down to his offspring.
Will Everett was a man trapped by the racist attitudes of the early 20th Century. A gifted athlete, he beat the odds and won gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany, striking a blow for African-Americans. However, he could not find work as a professional athlete and took to menial jobs to help support his family.
One such job was as a janitor for a scientist, Terry Curtis, who became involved with a plot by the Ultra-Humanite, and Will was taken captive and experimented on, becoming a super-powered being. Aiding the Ultra-Humanite, he was confronted by the All-Star Squadron, and seeing that the Ultra-Humanite was ready to let him die and his family also, turned his back on his evil boss and aided the heroes.
Not really ready for the life of a "mystery-man", Will returned to his family in Detroit, only to find himself in the middle of race riots spurred by The Phantom Empire, a white supremist organization. While helping the All-Star Squadron again, Will decided to use his powers to help the War Effort on the homefront by championing the causes of racial equality.
In May, 1942, Amazing-Man (as he was called), was accidentily exposed to the powerful electro-magnetic radiation from an experimental generator in Project M, which transformed his abilites into those of magnetic repultion and attraction, similar to those of Magno. It is not known how long he kept these abilities, since his original powers were passed down to his son and grandson. When last seen, Will Everett was suffering from cancer and did not have long to live, but passed the mantle of Amazing-Man down to his grandson, Will Everett III.
First Appearance: All-Star Squadron (1981) #23
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All-Star Squadron (1981)
Annual #2 Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'The Ultra War!'#23
- 'When Fate Thy Measure Takes...!'#24
- 'The Man Who'll Know Too Much!'#25
- 'The Infinity Syndrome!'#26
- 'Talons Across Time!'#27
- 'A Spectre is Haunting the Multiverse!'#31
- 'Uncle Sam Wants You!'#38
- 'Detroit is Dynamite!'#39
- 'Nobody Gets Out Of Paradise Valley Alive!'#40
- 'The Rise And Fall Of The Phantom Empire!'#41
- '--Catch A Falling Starman!'#42
- 'Oh, Say, Can't You See...?'#43
- 'Ultimate Victory!'#46
- 'Philadelphia-- It Tolls For Thee!'#47
- 'The Secret Origin Of Dr. Fate'#50
- 'Crisis Point!'#53
- 'Worlds In Turmoil'#54
- 'The Crisis Comes To 1942! (And Vice Versa)'#57
- 'I Sing The Body Robotic!'#59
- 'Out Of The Ashes...Mekanique!'#60
- 'The End Of The Beginning!'
#5 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Thicker Than Water'
JLA: The Nail (1998)
JLA: Year One (1998)
Justice League America (1989)
#87 Justice League Unlimited (2004)
- 'Cult of the Machine, Part 2: God In The Machine'
Justice Society of America (2007)
Legends of the DCU: Crisis on Infinite Earths (1999)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
#1 Who's Who: Update '88 (1988)
- 'All-Star Squadron to Catalyst'
#1 Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'Amazing-Man to Harlequin II'
- 'The Coming of the Young All-Stars'#2
- 'A Gathering Of Heroes!'#3
- 'A Call To Arms'#6
- 'The War Within!'#7
- 'Somewhere In This Favored Land...'#9
- '...You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Souls!'#12
- 'M" Is For "Monster"!'#13
- 'Deadlier Than the Male...?'#14
- 'Hell Hath No Fury...!'#20
- 'Armageddon '42'#27
- 'When Titans Make War...'#31
- 'Men...and Super-Men'
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