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Troy Todd

Alias: The First American

Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Race: Genetically engineered human

Occupation: Super-hero
Legal Status: U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Single
Known relatives: Rudi Todd (father, deceased)
Trudi Todd (mother, deceased)
Four siblings seen

Story: Troy Todd was born as the fifth child of Rudi and Trudi Todd. While still and infant, Troy's father got the premonition that the Earth would explode, so he made a space capsule of an old metal coffee container and a catapult system that would sling Troy into space and hopefully send him to another planet where he would become a hero. The capsule did briefly reach the upper atmosphere, where Troy was irradiated with cosmic energy. The capsule landed in a government atomic/biological research lab where he was first exposed to radioactivity and spiders and after that a lightning from an electrical storm, followed by the blast from a gamma bomb [1].

While still a kid, Troy was sent out in the World, where he found his parents again only to see them gunned down and for years he ran around in the streets until he was taken in by a couple of scientist who took him in and did some genetic experiments on him. The scientist sent him out to fight the Germans, Japanese and Italians, but the project was delayed and he was sent out in 1972 [1].

Later he met Joanie Juniper who worked in a peep show and after stalking her for months; she became U.S. Angel and his partner in fighting crime [1].

Skills & abilities: Enhanced strength and resistance to pain.

Continuity: America's Best Comics
Publisher(s): America's Best Comics
DC Comics
First app.: Alan Moore's Tomorrow Stories #1 (1999)
Creator(s): Alan Moore
Jim Baikie
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: The stories about First American and U.S.Angel ran in the anthology series Alan Moore's Tomorrow Stories as one of four series paying homage to classical comics. This particular series was a super-hero spoof in the vein of Not Brand Echh from the late 1960s. Where both the original and the later spoofs, were relatively harmless in terms of mature and political subjects, Tomorrow Stories was made for an older audience and while the satire was never very explicit, the humor did touch upon politically incorrect and sexual subjects like First American wanting to inject U.S.Angel with genetic material, to give her super powers, and U.S.Angel having worked at a peepshow remarking that that was not the first time someone wanted to inject her with genetic material.

Related links/characters:
- ABC Characters
- Joanie Juniper/U.S.Angel

References: 1: Alan Moore's Tomorrow Stories #9