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Real name
Unknown
Current alias
Alignment
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Hair
Unusual features
It's a robot
Status
Marital status
Occupation
Smashing
Origin
Origin
Built by Kubala
Place of birth
Africa
First appearance

Victor #58

History[]

The Smasher was an eight foot tall robot apparently created by a man named Kubala to stop the building of a dam somewhere in Africa, in revenge for Kubala not being awarded the construction contract. Kubala's plan was thwarted by construction foreman Glasgow Harry and the Smasher, deprived of signals to follow, sank into the mud and disappeared after killing Kubala.

Six and a half years later, the Smasher arose from its muddy tomb to create havoc anew at the command of Mister Latrumbo of the eccentrically named African National Construction Company. This time, even a nuclear bomb couldn't halt its rampage, but luckily Harry was on hand to battle it again.

The robot ended up being put on display in a museum in New York, to which Harry was invited as a guest of honour when the exhibit opened. This was fortunate for the Americans, as it meant he was on hand to advise the military on how to tackle the monster when mad scientist Martin Cuthbertson reactivated it in order to teach the world a lesson after his plans for solving the energy crisis with static electricity were pooh-poohed. Cuthbertson also died at the Smashers oversized hands, but Harry then successfully deactivated the Smasher and the Americans blasted it into space in a capsule, there to orbit the Earth harmlessly forever.

A second Smasher robot was later created by a bloke named Doctor Doom (not, not that one) but the original is presumably still in space.

Powers and abilities[]

Abilities

Smashing stuff; can "see" in the dark by emitting a powerful light beam from its head.

Strength level

Superhuman.

Weaknesses

Not many.

Paraphernalia[]

Weapons

Yes.

Notes[]

The original Smasher series ran in Victor #58-65 91962), The Smasher Awakens ran in #350-361 (1968) and the third series, The Smasher Strikes, ran in 387-398 (1968).

Trivia[]

The first series was drawn by Frederick Philpotts. Both the second and the third (in which the robot eventually got a bit of a redesign courtesy of the deranged Mr. Cuthbertson) were drawn by Anthony Coleman.

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