Real Name: Vance Astro
First Appearance: Marvel Superheroes #18 (January 1969)
Powers: Psychokinesis, Above Average Mutant, Proficient in Hand-to-Hand Combat. Excellent strategist and leader.
Affiliation: Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers
Did You Know? Vance Astro, Major Victory is the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy in the year 3,000
A Little History
Vance Astrovik was created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan. He first appeared in Marvel Superheroes #18 back in 1969. By 1992, he took the name he is most known for, Major Victory and became a slightly larger player in the Marvel Universe.
Vance Astrovik grew up so fascinated by space that he couldn’t wait to one day get there. This was so much that at the moment he could change his name, he dropped the “vik” and became Vance Astro.
As serving the U.S. Airforce and gaining the rank of Major, Astro volunteered himself for a mission to space. To fly he was placed into suspended animation, and launched to the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. Upon his arrival he learned that the system had already been settled and inhabited by humans. Further to this, during the travel his metabolism had been damaged meaning that he could not remove his space suit.
Even though his mission had already been deemed a failure, he investigated the planet and logged all the information he could. Sadly, shortly after his landing the alien Badoon attacked Centaurian and wiped out all its inhabitants, save for one, Yondu. It was around this moment that Astro learned he could release blasts of destructive force.
Now aligned with Yondu, the two became members of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Shortly after the two aligned, other original Guardians of the Galaxy members Charlie-27 and Martinex joined the team.