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Crimson Dynamo
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Crimson Dynamo I

Anton Vanko


Crimson Dynamo II

Boris Turgenov


Crimson Dynamo III

Alex Nevsky


Crimson Dynamo IV

Yuri Petrovitch


Crimson Dynamo V

Dimitri Bukharin


Crimson Dynamo VI

Valentin Shatalov


Crimson Dynamo VII

Gregor Valski


Crimson Dynamo VIII

Gennady Dmitrievich Gavrilov


Crimson Dynamo VIV

Unknown


Crimson Dynamo X

Unknown


Crimson Dynamo XI

Unknown


Crimson Dynamo XII

Boris Vadim


Crimson Dynamo XIII

Galina Nemirovsky


Occupation

Crimson Dynamo I

Scientist


Crimson Dynamo II

Espionage Agent


Crimson Dynamo III

Criminal

Scientist


Crimson Dynamo IV

Espionage Agent


Crimson Dynamo V

Espionage Agent


Crimson Dynamo VI

Politician

Soldier


Crimson Dynamo VII

Mercenary


Crimson Dynamo VIII

Adventurer

Student


Crimson Dynamo VIV

Mercenary


Crimson Dynamo X

Criminal


Crimson Dynamo XI

Soldier


Crimson Dynamo XII

Soldier


Crimson Dynamo XIII

Soldier


Legal Status

Crimson Dynamo I

Deceased defector of the Soviet Union.


Crimson Dynamo II

Citizen of the Soviet Union with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo III

Deceased citizen of the Soviet Union with a criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo IV

Citizen of the Soviet Union with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo V

Citizen of the Soviet Union with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo VI

Citizen of the Soviet Union with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo VII

Citizen of the Russian Republic with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo VIII

Citizen of the Russian Republic with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo VIV

Unknown


Crimson Dynamo X

Unknown


Crimson Dynamo XI

Citizen of the Russian Republic with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo XII

Citizen of the Russian Republic with no criminal record.


Crimson Dynamo XIII

Citizen of the Russian Republic with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Russia


Note: The Crimson Dynamo armor was created when Russia was a communist nation known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.)


Group Affiliation

Crimson Dynamo I

None


Crimson Dynamo II

K.G.B


Crimson Dynamo III

Titanic Three


Crimson Dynamo IV

K.G.B.


Crimson Dynamo V

K.G.B

People's Protectorate

Soviet Super-Soldiers


Crimson Dynamo VI

Remont 4


Crimson Dynamo VII

None


Crimson Dynamo VIII

None


Crimson Dynamo VIV

Unnamed Team


Crimson Dynamo X

None


Crimson Dynamo XI

Alpha Gen Soviet Super-Soldiers


Crimson Dynamo XII

Winter Guard


Crimson Dynamo XIII

Federal Dynamo Program


Base of Operations
Primarily Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Armor Height
6' 10"
Armor Width
3' 6"
Armor Weight
420 lbs.
Known Powers

All men to wear the Crimson Dynamo armor have been non-superpowered humans, usually with either scientific, espionage or military training.


The inventor of the armor, Dr. Anton Vanko, possessed a genius level intelligence with skills as a scientist and engineer.


Crimson Dynamo armor enables the wearer to lift over 100 tons under standard operating conditions. Armor contain various generic and specialized offensive weaponry.


Generic features include:

  • Computerized Digital Communications including a two-way radio, phone and external computer interface.

  • Sensors containing radar, sonar, X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) capabilities.

  • Hand-Blasters: 1,000,000 volt high-frequency electric emission units mounted on the wrist, capable of projecting a charge the distance of 100 feet from in the palm of each hand.

  • Microwave Emitter: Device used for jamming radar and electronic systems.

  • Carborundum Matrix Alloy Shielded Armor: Three layer system granting the wearer a degree of invulnerability from extremely harsh environments.

  • Boot Jets granting the power of sustained short-range flight.

  • Human Senses Protection including sound bafflers and polarized lenses adapted for low and high-intensity light.

  • Life support and nutrition systems equipped with Chemical, Biological and Radiological filtration systems designed to withstand high-radiation environments for extended periods of time, between 100-500 hours depending on power expended.

Accessories

Crimson Sputnik: Mobile satellite which can recharge the power resources of the Crimson Dynamo armor via a ultra-frequency laser. The satellite also functions as a remote control and communications device.


Common Enemies
Iron Man I
Regularly Appearing

Crimson Dynamo Vol. 1

Iron Man Vol. 1


First Appearance

Crimson Dynamo I

Tales of Suspense #46 (Oct. 1963)


Crimson Dynamo II

Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)


Crimson Dynamo III

Iron Man Vol. 1 #21 (Jan. 1970)


Crimson Dynamo IV

Champions #8 (Oct. 1976)


Crimson Dynamo V

Iron Man Vol. 1 #109 (April, 1978)


Crimson Dynamo VI

Iron Man Vol. 1 #255 (April, 1990)


Crimson Dynamo VII

Captain America Vol. 3 #42 (June, 2001)


Crimson Dynamo VIII

Crimson Dynamo #1 (Sept. 2003)


Crimson Dynamo VIV

Secret Wars Vol. 2 #3 (Oct. 2004)


Crimson Dynamo X

Iron Man Vol. 3 #7 (June, 2006)


Crimson Dynamo XI

Order Vol. 2 #2 (2007)


Crimson Dynamo XII

Hulk Vol. 2 #1 (March, 2008)


Crimson Dynamo XIII

Hulk: Winter Guard (Feb. 2010)


Creator

Crimson Dynamo I

Stan Lee & Don Heck

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Crimson Dynamo II

Stan Lee & Don Heck


Crimson Dynamo III

Archie Goodwin & George Tuska


Crimson Dynamo IV

Bill Mantlo & Bob Hall


Crimson Dynamo V

Bill Mantlo & Carmine Infantino


Crimson Dynamo VI

Fabian Nicieza, Glenn Herdling & Herb Trimpe


Crimson Dynamo VII

Dan Jurgens


Crimson Dynamo VIII

John Jackson Miller & Steve Ellis


Crimson Dynamo VIV

Brian Michael Bendis & Gabriele Dell'Otto


Crimson Dynamo X

Daniel Knauf, Charles Knauf & Patrick Zircher


Crimson Dynamo XI

Matt Fraction & Barry Kitson


Crimson Dynamo XII

Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness


Crimson Dynamo XIII

David Gallaher & Steve Ellis


Origin

The Crimson Dynamo armor was created by Soviet scientist Dr. Anton Vanko, who was both feared and despised by his nation's dictatorial leaders.


Vanko was assigned to commit acts of sabotage against Tony Stark's industrial empire thereby crippling America's military defenses. Challenging Stark's alter-ego, Iron Man, as the Crimson Dynamo, Vanko was defeated and persuaded by deception to defect.


Hired by Stark as his chief electronics research engineer, Vanko was targeted for execution by his former Soviet masters.


Soviet spies, Natasha Romanov (Black Widow II) and Boris Turgenov, were sent to America to assassinate Vanko, but instead Turgenov kidnapped the scientist and donned the Crimson Dynamo armor to defeat Iron Man.


Rescuing Vanko, Iron Man and the scientist setout to defeat the Soviet spies. In a last desperate attempt to stop Turgenov, Vanko used an untested laser weapon which lead to the apparent death of both men. For her failure to destroy Iron Man, the Black Widow was forced into exile to avoid execution.


The next appearance of the Crimson Dynamo would be an invention of Cord Industries scientist Alex Niven, who had changed has last name from Nevsky.


Nevsky was an assistant of the first Crimson Dynamo, Dr. Vanko. When Vanko defected his friends and associates in the Soviet Union were repressed. Nevsky fled to the United States and plotted his vengeance against Stark and Iron Man.


Nevsky would separately battle both Tony Stark and Eddie March, a professional boxer who had to quit the ring, but stood in as Iron Man for Stark when he temporarily retired due to health concerns.


Nevsky was also being pursued by the Titanium Man, and armored agent of the Soviet Union. The Soviets desired Nevsky's genius to build an armor capable of destroying Iron Man.


A battle between the three armored warriors resulted in the death of Janice Cord, the woman loved by both Stark and Nevsky, when the Titanium Man used his High-Voltage Electric-Beam. Nevsky swore vengeance upon Iron Man for interfering and causing Cord's death.


Nevsky would eventually be executed as a traitor by the Soviet Union.


The next Crimson Dynamo, Yuri Petrovitch, was assigned to apprehend his defector father and the Black Widow, who was then serving as a member of the superhero team known as the Champions. Failing to complete his mission he was imprisoned in Siberia.


After Petrovitch was relieved of his armor, espionage agent Dimitri Bukharin became the Crimson Dynamo and was assigned duty as a member of the Soviet Super-Soldiers to spy on the group. After his mission was discovered he was expelled from the team.


Bukharin served as a solo agent until a disastrous encounter in the United States with the former Soviet agent known as the Titanium Man. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bukharin became the hero known as Airstrike.


Bukharin's failure in the United States was engineered by the former Soviet politician, Valentin Shatalov, who desired the armor for himself. After acquiring the armor, Shatalov formed a group dedicated to reclaiming the former glory of the Soviet Union called Remont 4.


The Crimson Dynamo would not been seen again until years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when student Gennady Gavrilov unearthed an armor's helmet stored away in a government building remotely reactivating a prototype armor.


Over the years various others wore Crimson Dynamo armors acquired on the black market by criminals. In one incident an early model was activated as part of a program developed by the Soviet Union in the event of a nuclear war, but the armor seems to be currently back under the control of the Russian government and is piloted by a soldier working in the interest of the Russian people as the Crimson Dynamo.