Speedball

 SPEE   (Marvel, 1988-1989)

™ and ©1988 Marvel Entertainment Group

Robbie Benson was a teenager, not quite old enough to have his learner’s permit to drive. His father, a district attorney, wanted him to study the law in college. His mother, a former star of the stage, wanted him to get involved in the arts. For now, Robbie just worked after school sweeping up at the laboratory of Doctor Hammond. One day, Robbie decided to secretly observe an experiment that the doctor was conducting—an experiment that inadvertently released a strange energy from the warp. This energy struck Robbie, who later discovered that whenever he hit anything hard, the kinetic energy rebounded with increasing force, turning him into the human jumping bean super-hero known as Speedball.

Although he first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man annual #22, this title served as the first real introduction to the bouncing boy super-hero. Afterward, Speedball would become famous as a member of the New Warriors.

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#1

  9/1/1988
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Origin of Speedball (Robbie Baldwin)Steve Ditko, Tom DeFalco, Roger SternSteve Ditko

#2

  10/1/1988
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 Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Tom DeFalcoSteve Ditko

#3

  11/1/1988
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 Steve Ditko, Roger Stern, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko

#4

  12/1/1988
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 Roger Stern, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#5

  1/1/1989
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 Steve Ditko, Roger Stern, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko

#6

  2/1/1989
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 Steve Ditko, Roger Stern, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko

#7

  3/1/1989
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 Steve Ditko, Roger Stern, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko

#8

  4/1/1989
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 Steve Ditko, Roger Stern, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko

#9

  5/1/1989
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 Steve Ditko, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko

#10

  6/1/1989
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 Steve Ditko, Mary Jo DuffySteve Ditko