|First appearance||Adventure Comics #335 (August 1965)|
|Created by||Edmond Hamilton|
|Alter ego||Pol Krinn|
|Place of origin||Braal|
|Team affiliations||Legion of Super-Heroes|
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Magnetic Kid (Pol Krinn of the planet Braal) is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. He has the superhuman power of generating and controlling magnetism. He first appeared as a child in Adventure Comics #335 (August 1965), and joined the Legion of Super-Heroes in volume 3, #14 (September 1985). His brother was the Legionnaire Cosmic Boy.
Fictional character biography
Like all natives of the planet Braal, Pol possessed magnetic powers. He was skilled enough with his powers to become a successful magno-ball player. When his brother Rokk became less involved with the Legion (before retiring for a time) Pol joined the Legion Academy. He followed in his brother's footsteps by adopting a costume that resembled the costume worn by Cosmic Boy when he first joined.
Magnetic Kid joined the Legion along with members Polar Boy, Sensor Girl, Quislet and Tellus. While a member, he refined the use of his magnetic powers to help set himself apart from his brother. Magnetic Kid died during the 'Magic Wars' storyline, sacrificing himself to unlock the Sorcerers' World.
Post Zero Hour
Magnetic Kid was not a member of the Legion after the Zero Hour reboot, although Pol occasionally appeared with other members of Cosmic Boy's family.
Pol appears briefly in the "threeboot" version of the Legion of Super-Heroes, again not as Magnetic Kid.
The events of the Infinite Crisis miniseries have apparently restored a close analogue of the Pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths Legion to continuity, as seen in "The Lightning Saga" story arc in Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, and in the "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" story arc in Action Comics. However, a series of Legionnaire statues shown in Justice Society of America (vol. 3) #5 did not include Magnetic Kid, and his membership in this version of the team has yet to be confirmed.
A villain calling himself Magnetic Kid appeared in Adventure Comics #337 (October 1965). He was a spy from the planet Murra who, along with fellow spies Size Lad and Blackout Boy, joined the Legion in an attempt to find "Plan-R." They were exposed by Brainiac-5.
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