Characters : 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
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.

Appears In...

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

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.