Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin
Mutant Rights Activist
|Citizen of Russia with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Ust-Ordynski Collective, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia|
|Base of Operations|
Xavier Institute, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York
Normal: 250 lbs.
Armored: 500 lbs.
Mutation resulting in the ability to convert body tissue into an organic, steel-like substance enabling superhuman strength, stamina and durability.
Artistic attributes with talents for drawing and painting.
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2
Colossus Vol. 1 & 2
Excalibur Vol. 1
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1
X-Men Vol. 2
|Giant Size X-Men #1 (Summer, 1975)|
|Len Wein & Dave Cockrum|
Born on the Ust-Ordynski Collective near Lake Baikal in Siberia, Piotr Rasputin's mutant abilities emerged during adolescence. The kind-hearted youngster was content simply to use his incredible strength and durability to aid his fellow farmers, but the reality of a world on the brink of genetic war would intrude on the simple life to which he had grown accustomed.
Recruited by Professor Charles Xavier to rescue his original students from the sentient island Krakoa, Rasputin reluctantly agreed. Fighting alongside Xavier's other new recruits after the battle was won, Rasputin remained in the United States with the X-Men, assuming the codename Colossus.