Alias




(The) Leader
Nick Name
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Civilian ID
Samuel Sterns
Occupation
Would-Be Conqueror
Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Boise, Idaho
Group Affiliation
None
Base of Operations
Mobile
Height
5' 10"
Weight
140 lbs.
Eye Color
Green
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Gamma radiation induced mutation resulting in superhuman intelligence and an ability to take telepathic control of others.


Accessories

Humanoids: Synthetic humanoid automatons capable of absorbing massive amounts of kinetic energy.


Various mechanical devices, robots and weapons of his own creation.


Common Enemies
Hulk II
Regularly Appearing

Tales to Astonish Vol. 1

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1


First Appearance
Tales to Astonish Vol. 1 #62 (Dec. 1964)
Creator
Stan Lee & Steve Ditko
Origin

Never graduating school, Sam Sterns took a job as a janitor in a United States government research facility, where an accident led to his body being bombarded with intense gamma radiation. Days later his exposure to gamma rays caused his mutation to result in his mental abilities expanding beyond that of anyone else on the planet. Determining that he was the only person smart enough to rule the world Sterns dubbed himself the Leader.


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