Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Who's Who: Dynamo Boy

Dynamo Boy
by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Vorm
Super-Power(s): None; armed with super-dynamic energy belt
Planet of Origin: New Tortuga
Relationship to Legion: Villain

Legion Log
Vorm was enjoying himself on the Pirate Planet, killing and robbing along with his peers, when the leader of the community asked for young volunteers to infiltrate and destroy the Legion of Super-Heroes. Vorm won that right by murdering his opponent in a "battle royale."

Armed with a powerful energy belt that mimicked energy powers, Vorm dubbed himself Dynamo Boy and traveled to Earth. Catching the attention of Star Boy, Dynamo Boy tried out for membership and got in. However, as soon as he was a member he began to secretly sabotage the other members, causing several to be expelled for dishonesty or cowardice. Flaunting the Constitution, Dynamo Boy eventually succeeded in expelling all active members.

Dynamo Boy then attempted to corrupt the name of the Legion of Super-Heroes, adding Saturn Queen, Cosmic King, and Lighting Lord as members. They pretended to be "heroic" during the day, then robbed Earth at night. Flushed with his own success, he also dethroned the leader of the Pirate Planet, intending to take his place.

As there was no honor among thieves, the Legion of Super-Villains tricked Dynamo Boy into traveling into the far future, where they stranded him. It can be assumed that after the Legion captured the Legion of Super-Villains, they went into the far future and rescued Dynamo Boy. 

Note: Dynamo Boy never wore white leggings under his orange jumpsuit. In his original appearance, his legs were bare.

Dynamo Boy never reappeared, in any continuity. After Infinite Crisis, his original history has presumably been more or less restored.

Only Dynamo Boy stories:

Adventure Comics #330
(reprinted in The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 4 
and Showcase Presents: The Legion Vol. 2
Vorm kills for the "right" to challenge the Legion

Thanks to Star Boy's introduction, Dynamo Boy joins the Legion

Immediately, Dynamo Boy causes Legionnaires to be expelled

Dynamo Boy causes Legionnaires to be expelled en masse

Dynamo Boy explains how he took over the Legion

Adventure Comics #331
(reprinted in The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 4 
and Showcase Presents: The Legion Vol. 2
Dynamo Boy admits the LSV into the LSH

Dynamo Boy admits his plan to destroy the reputation of the LSH

Dynamo Boy takes down the leader of the Pirate Planet

The LSV strands Dynamo Boy in the far-distant future

Element Lad and the Legion outwit the LSV


  1. The Legion Constitution could have just had one clause that said "any member can kick out any other member at any time for any reason". Would have saved them a whole lot of time.

    Also, did they expel Colossal Boy twice? (Yeah, just an art mistake, I'm sure. Still kinda funny, though.)

  2. Never noticed that. But he does get expelled a second (or is it a third) time in a later story.

  3. He wasn't expelled a second time, he went back to try to convince those members he didn't lie. But he was expelled again in Adventure 371, when his parents were turned to glass.