Awesome Threesome

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Awesome Threesome
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Aquaman Vol. 1 #36
(November 1967)
Created by Josh Miller (writer)
Nick Cardy (artist)
In-story information
Member(s) Claw
Magneto
Torpedo Man

The Awesome Threesome is the name of a DC Comics supervillain group.

Publication history[edit]

The Awesome Threesome first appeared in the 1967–1968 animated Aquaman series by Filmation, before appearing also in the comic book series Aquaman in issue #36 (November–December 1967) where they were created by Josh Miller and Nick Cardy.

Fictional team biography[edit]

The Awesome Threesome were a trio of robotic creatures. Torpedo Man commands the group and the other two are Claw and Magneto (not to be confused with the Marvel Comics character of the same name). They attack the 21st Century Expo and destroy a scale model of Aquaman's city called the Atlantean Pavilion.

Aquaman, Mera, Aqualad, Aquagirl, and Aquababy inspect the pavilion's remains. With the heroes distracted, the threesome slip into the 'Science Hall'. Their next target is the Gyro-Moleculizer. It is utilized to move the people out of the way. The group declares that the people attending the expo should 'enjoy' their weightless state or be harmed.

Aquaman and Aqualad hear of the attack and enter the hall. They recognize the Threesome and a battle begins. They are defeated and the Moleculizer is destroyed. Nearby, a twelve-foot alien appears and threatens a monorail. The two heroes leave to assist.

All the heroes work together to save the passengers and battle the alien. The alien escapes and the passengers are rescued without harm. Aquaman and Aqualad follow the alien towards Atlantis, dealing with the Threesome and a kraken on the way. When the alien reaches Atlantis, it teleports into a flying saucer and departs.

Questioning Torpedo Man, Aquaman learns the alien was a convict whose sentence was five thousand years imprisonment on Earth. The Gyro device was keeping it on Earth. The Awesome Threesome were being telepathically controlled in order to destroy it.

Aquaman and Aqualad return to the Expo to enjoy what remains of it.

Villains United[edit]

They made no further appearances in the comics as a team, but Torpedo Man later made a cameo in the Villains United miniseries as part of Alexander Luthor, Jr.'s Secret Society of Super-Villains.[1]

Members[edit]

  • Torpedo Man - The robotic leader of the Awesome Threesome that turns into a torpedo and has super-speed in this form.
  • Claw - A robot with crab-like claws that has super-strength and is good at unarmed combat.
  • Magneto - A robot with magnetic abilities and super-strength.

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Torpedo Man appears in the Aquaman episode "Treacherous is the Torpedo Man" voiced by Ted Knight. He is shown to have a headquarters in a sunken ship when Aquaman and Aqualad stumble onto it. In "The Torp, the Magneto, and the Claw," Torpedo Man teams up with Magneto and Claw in a plot to destroy Aquaman. They were defeated by Aquaman and Aqualad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Villains United #5

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