The Religious Affiliation of
Al B. Harper

Religion: religious CBR Scale: U

Name: Al B. Harper

Other Names: Al Harper

Classification: supporting character supporting character   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Silver Surfer (vol. 1) #5 (Apr. 1969): "--And Who Shall Mourn For Him?"

Creators: Stan Lee, John Buscema, Sal Buscema

Number of Appearances: 4

Enemy of: The Stranger

Ally: Silver Surfer

Occupation: geologist

Gender: male

Note: sacrificed his life disarming a bomb

Al B. Harper was a highly intelligent geologist who befriended the Silver Surfer. He looked for a way to release the Surfer from being trapped on Earth. Harper learned that the Stranger planned to destroy the Earth. Harper found the Stranger's bomb and died defusing it, giving his life to save the Earth. Harper was buried with a grave marked by flame from the Silver Surfer. After Harper's death, the Silver Surfer stayed in Harper's home while on Earth.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Champions (vol. 1) #12 (Mar. 1977): "Did Someone Say... the Stranger?" (cameo)
The Silver Surfer (vol. 1) #5 (Apr. 1969): "--And Who Shall Mourn For Him?"

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