Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)

The Religious Affiliation of
Wendell Vaughn

Religion: atheist CBR Scale: S

Name: Quasar

Alter Ego: Wendell Vaughn

Other Names: Wendell Elvis Vaughn; Marvel Boy; Marvel Man; Protector of the Universe; Star Knight

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #217 (Jan. 1978): "The Search for Steve Rogers!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Marvel Boy) Captain America (vol. 1) #217 (Jan. 1978): "The Search for Steve Rogers!"; (as Quasar) The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #234 (Apr. 1979): "Battleground: Berkeley!"

Creators: Roy Thomas, Don Glut, John Buscema, Pablo Marcos

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

Number of Appearances: 317

Teams/Affiliations: Protectors of the Universe; S.H.I.E.L.D.; SHIELD Super-Agents; Star Masters; The Avengers

Family/Relatives: Gilbert Vaughn (father), Lisa Vaughn (mother)

Occupation: agent, business owner, security chief, security consultant

Birth Place: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Although now better known as the cosmic super-hero Quasar, Wendell Vaughn first appeared in Captain America (vol. 1) #217 as "Marvel Boy," a member of the SHIELD Super-Agents. Other members of the team were Blue Streak, Texas Twister and Vamp. This was a relatively short-lived team. It was disbanded in Captain America #230 after it was discovered that it had been infiltrated by agents of the nefarious secret organization known only as "the Corporation."

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This character is in the following 114 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America
Cosmic Powers Unlimited #5 (May 1996): "The Master Race" (lead character)
The Defenders
Fantastic Four (vol. 3) #46 (Oct. 2001): "It's Too Late to Stop Now!"
Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 1) #60 (May 1995): "What Child is This?"
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #234 (Apr. 1979): "Battleground: Berkeley!"
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #29 (Early Oct. 1989): "It Came from Within..." (lead character)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe: The End #1 (May 2003): "Predestination"
Maximum Security
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1 (Oct. 2000): "A Very Dangerous Planet" (1-panel cameo)
New Thunderbolts #11 (Oct. 2005): "Purple Reign, Part Two"
The Order (vol. 1) #5 (Aug. 2002): "Blinded by Science" (cameo)
Sleepwalker #7 (Dec. 1991): "The Ties That Bind!" (cameo)
Sleepwalker Holiday Special #1 (Jan. 1993): "Tricks of the Trade" (1-panel cameo)

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