Hyperion (Mark Milton)

Mark Milton

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Hyperion

Alter Ego: Mark Milton

Other Names: Mr. Kant; Hyperion I; Hyperion II

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Avengers (vol. 1) #85 (Feb. 1971): "The World is Not for Burning!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (MAX reboot) Supreme Power (vol. 1) #1 (Oct. 2003): "Contact"

Creators: Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Buscema, Frank Giacoia

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 175

Teams/Affiliations: Squadron Supreme; Star Masters; The Thunderbolts; Weapon X (Exiles)

Gender: male

The super-hero Hyperion, whose secret identity is "Mark Milton", is a member of the Squadron Supreme, originally introduced as the preeminent super-hero team of Earth-712. This character first appeared in Avengers (vol. 1) #85.

This Hyperion looks VERY similar to a villain named Hyperion (eventually identified as "Zhib-Ran") who was introduced as a member of the Squadron Sinister in Avengers #69 (Oct. 1969). The reason that the hero and the villain look so similar is that the Grandmaster (one of the Elders of the Universe) created the Squadron Sinister based on the Squadron Supreme.

Some indexers refers to Mark Milton (who was introduced in Avengers #85) as "Hyperion I" because he was the "original" Hyperion and Zhib-Ran as "Hyperion II" because he was the copy. Other sources refer to Zhib-Ran as "Hyperion I" because he was introduced first, and "Hyperion II" because he appeared in a later-published comic.

This character is in the following 24 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers
Captain America (vol. 1) #314 (Feb. 1986): "Asylum" (cameo)
The Defenders
Fantastic Four Unlimited #11 (Sep. 1995): "No Man Is an Island" (cameo)
Giant-Size Defenders
Marvel Two-in-One (vol. 1) #67 (Sep. 1980): "Passport to Oblivion!" (lead character)
New Thunderbolts
The Secret Defenders #11 (Jan. 1994): "Speed-Lines" (cameo)
Sleepwalker #7 (Dec. 1991): "The Ties That Bind!" (cameo)
Supreme Power (vol. 1) #1 (Oct. 2003): "Contact"

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