The Next person offered membership to the then unnamed new Super Hero Team was a young guy named Vance Astrovik.
Vance Astrovik was a normal teen who found himself secretly protected by the The Guardians of The Galaxy, which were a group of superheroes from an alternate future who feared Vance could be the was a target of the villainous Korvac, also from their time period.
|VANCE ASTROVIK MEETS VANCE ASTRO ?|
Young Vance experienced a mental shock upon meeting the leader of the Guardians, that caused the youngsters mutant powers to emerge. Powers the leader of the Guardians knew and understood quiet well, as he turned out to be an older version of the Youngster, from the far future and alternative universe.
|The Meeting ignites Young Vances' Mutant abilities|
The older Vance, who used the surname Astro, told the youngster that he was capable of many wondrous things, but if he was live a more fulfilled life, Young Vance must never embark on a career in NASA. Older Vance had become an Astronaut and the effect on his life had bigger and serious results. ( More about Vance Astro and the Guardians of the Galaxy at another time.)
Vance heeded the warning and started to try to understand and hone his new mental powers. However, Vance's Father who was an abusive bully and bigot did not like the fact his own son was now a STINKING MUTANT and started to hurt Vance at any opportunity. As a result Vance ran away from home.
He soon ran into Ben Grimm, member of the Famous Fantastic Four. Ben or The Thing, who had taken a break from the FF was at this time working as part of a super powered Wrestling Federation Group. Taking Vance under his wing, Ben helped mold him into a Super Powered Wrestler. Taking the name MARVEL BOY Vance enjoyed his time with The Thing for the next few months.
|A NEW HERO is BORN|
After Ben left to return to his life with the Fantastic Four, Vance found out that Captain America was doing a recruitment drive for Super Heroes to join the Ranks of the Mighty AVENGERS. Captain America had been Vance's hero since he was a young kid, and thought of meeting his hero and maybe fighting along side the War Time Legend was too good a opportunity to waste.
As Marvel Boy, Vance attempted to apply for membership to the AVENGERS. However, he was turned down by his idol, Capt America, on the grounds that he was too young and inexperienced to be a member. Although Capt America believed that Marvel Boy had useful powers and talents, he also believed that due to his age and lack of experience the Avengers was not the right place for Vance at that time.
|MARVEL BOY MEETS HIS HERO AND ALSO REJECTION|
Feeling rejected by this Vance left the Avengers Manson and decided that he would indeed start to GET the experience that he was still lacking in. However, Night Thrasher who had been secretly watching the Avengers Manson in disguise spotted the rejected Marvel Boy as a ideal candidate for his own Super Team.
Vance accepted Night Thrashers offer, and became the third member of the team.
At first, Vance did not have much control over his telekinetic powers, and would often give himself nosebleeds by straining himself too much. However, as the years went by, he developed his powers to the point that he could even fly by his own power
So Night Thrasher had 3 of the 4 members for his " version " of the Fantastic Four. His Thing was KID NOVA, His Invisible Woman was MARVEL BOY and he himself took on the Mister Fantastic roll. Now he needed his Human Torch, and he knew exactly who would fit the bill.
|THE TEAM IS STARTING TO COME TOGETHER|
Next Time the Final Member is chosen, or is it ?
Until then ENJOY !