|Citizen of the United States of Earth-691|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Saugerties, New York|
|Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Base of Operations|
Note: Earth-691 exist in an alternate future of the 31st Century.
Mutation resulting in psychokinesis and an ability to project beams of mental force.
Note: Vance Astro is confined to his life-support suite and can only remove it for brief periods of time before cellular damage occurs.
Captain America's Shield: Near indestructible circular shield composed of a vibranium alloy coating a steel core. Used both offensively and defensively.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1
|Marvel Super-Heroes #18 (Jan. 1969)|
|Arnold Drake & Gene Colan|
Late in the 20th Century of an alternate reality, astronaut Vance Astro was to be the first human to travel on an interstellar mission. Traveling in the Odysseus I, a sub-light-speed spaceship, Astro had to be kept in a state of suspended animation to make the journey to a planet in the Alpha Centauri system - which would take 1000 years.
To protect Astro from aging his skin was coated in a copper-adamantium alloy body-suit and his blood transfused with a preservative. Over the ensuing millennium Astro developed latent psychokinetic abilities.
Arriving at Centauri IV, Astro discovered that humans had developed light-speed technology and arrived about 200 years before him. Undeterred, Astro resolved to complete his mission and while making a geographic survey he met a primitive hunter named Yondu Udonta. When the Brotherhood of Badoon attacked the human colony of Centauri IV, Astro and Yondu attempted an escape, but were captured by the alien marauders.
When the Badoon set their sights upon Earth the two heroes were transported to Earth's solar system. Escaping their captors, Astro and Yondu recruited heroes who lived on other once-uninhabited planets within Earth's solar system forming the Guardians of the Galaxy.
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