Professor Costene

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Name: Professor Costene

Classification: supporting character supporting character   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #76 (May 1954): "The Vulture's Crime Robots"

Creators: Stan Lee, Russ Heath

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Vulture

Occupation: roboticist

Nation: USA

Gender: male

Note: kidnapped by Vulture to obtain his robot formula

Professor Costene was a brilliant roboticist who was kidnapped by the villainous Vulture (Isidoro Scarlotti). The Vulture kidnapped Professor Costene in order to force him to reveal his robot formula. After the Vulture obtained the formula from Costene, he killed the professor.

The Vulture used Costene's formula to build his crime robots, including the massive Metallo.

The superheroes Human Torch (Jim Hammond) and Toro investigated the kidnapping of Professor Costene. They were able to find the Vulture's hideout and destroy the robots he had created, but the Vulture himself got away.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Captain America (vol. 1) #76 (May 1954): "The Vulture's Crime Robots" (mentioned)

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