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Polar Boy (Pre-Zero Hour)
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Pre-Zero Hour
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Characteristics
Real name Brek Bannin
Alias Polar Boy
Occupation Superhero
Alignment Good
Family Mintar (father); Unnamed mother
Affiliation Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour); Legion of Substitute Heroes (Pre-Zero Hour)
Homeworld Tharr
First appearance Adventure Comics vol 1 #306 (Mar 1963)
Universe Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions see Polar Boy (disambiguation)
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History[]

Brek Bannin came from the hot world of Tharr, where all the inhabitants had the power to protect themselves from the extreme heat by generating cold. Brek decided to put his power to good use, and applied to join the Legion of Super-Heroes on Earth. To his shock and disappointment he was rejected, allegedly because the Legionnaires felt his power might disable them at a crucial time.

Along with four other refused applicants, Night Girl, Chlorophyll Kid, Fire Lad and Stone Boy he helped form the Legion of Substitute Heroes, aka 'the Subs'. He was chosen as their leader, a job he proved well-suited for. This team repeatedly proved their effectiveness as heroes - frequently saving the day where the Legion of Super-Heroes had failed. In 'gratitude', the Legion condescendingly permitted them to continue to function, and accepted them as 'Legion Reservists'.

Brek, however, was not the sort of person to give up on his dream, and some years later he was finally accepted into the Legion of Super-Heroes, and not long after was elected as leader of that group, too.

Classic period (Adventure Comics/Action Comics)[]

70s/80s (Superboy & the LSH/LSH vols 2 & 3)[]

Magic Wars[]

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