Hypertron

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Attributes
Eyes:

Blue

Features:

Always wears a suit

Hair:

Blonde

Height:

Unknown

Weight:

Unknown

Powers
Abilities:

Public relations, welding

Equipment:

Hypertron suit and disks

Limitations:

Bad in choosing names, recognising danger of certain weapons. The suit needs to change discs to do certain things

Strength Level:

Regular male

Weapons:

Volt Rays, Negative Vortex

Summary
Citizenship:

U.S.

Created By:

Kurt Busiek, Chris Marrinan, Don Hudson

Current Aliases:

Bob

Education:

Presumably college

Former Groups:

Unknown

Former Occupation:

PR Agent

Known Allies:

Spider-Man

Legal Status:

No criminal record

Major Enemies:

Timmy, Chester and Myron

Marital Status:

Married

Place of Birth:

Unknown

Real Name:

Sturdevant E. Robbins

Usual Bases:

His agency

Background

Sturdevant E. "Bob" Robbins, is Hypertron. His PR agency was falling apart, so he tried to get Spiderman as a client. Coincidentally, when he proposed it to Spidey he was catching a bank robber wearing a special suit. Bob knocked him out and took the suit for himself. He welded a grid in it so the heat dispersal wouldn't be blocked and then started thinking codenames to gain fame (Bobtron 4000, Captain Bob, etc.). But the robber's name was Hypertron and that's what he settle with, eventually.

Meanwhile, two of the developers of the suit paid the bail of the robber and third scientist. They are three nerds and former AIM scientists who just spent the last of their money making the suit. They trace the suit and start fighting Bob. Spidey gets in the way and when Bob's Volt Rays aren't enough to stop the heavily armed trio, he asks the suit's Help to get a good weapon. It suggests the Negative Vortex.

He activates it and the trio goes "Oh Boy". it is gonna wipe half the city out. With Spidey's intervention, it doesn't do anything, the three go under arrest, and Bob gives the suit back to him.

But he is smart enough to keep a copy of the suits' diagrams to himself.

Appearances

Cover Date Appearance Information
Dec 1991 App: Web of Spider-Man #83
May 1994 App: Spider-Man Unlimited #5 (Story 1)
  Known as "The Bobster"

Thanks To

 The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

 Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.