- Sputnik (comics)
Captain America" #352 (Apr 1989)
Mark Gruenwaldand Kieron Dwyer
Sputnik is a fictional character in the
Sputnik first appeared in "Captain America" #352-353 (April-May 1989), and was created by
Mark Gruenwaldand Kieron Dwyer.
The character subsequently appears as Vostok in "Avengers" #319-324 (July-October 1990), "Incredible Hulk" #393 (May 1992), "Soviet Super-Soldiers" #1 (November 1992), "Quasar" #54 (January 1994), "Iron Man" #9-10 (October-November 1998), "Maximum Security" 33 (January 2001), and "Thunderbolts" #57 (December 2001).
Sputnik appeared as part of the "Supreme Soviets" entry in the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89" #7.
Fictional character biography
The synthezoid originally known as Sputnik was a member of the
Supreme Soviets. The team had been sent by the Soviet government to capture the Soviet Super-Soldiers, who were attempting to defect to the United States. Sputnik had been disguised by an illusion to appear as the Vision. Eventually, Captain Americadefeated the Supreme Soviets and freed the badly wounded Soviet Super-Soldiers.
Sputnik later changed his name to Vostok when the team became known as the People's Protectorate. Eventually the team broke up and merged with the Soviet Super-Soldiers to form the
Powers and abilities
Sputnik has the ability to manipulate mechanical systems.
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