Magnetic Kid II

Created by Edmond Hamilton & John Forte

Pol Krinn of Braal

Rokk Krinn (Cosmic Boy, brother), Hu (father), Ewa (mother, deceased)

Legion Academy, Legion of Super-Heroes

Adventure Comics #335 (August 1965). As Magnetic Kid: Legion v.2 #304 (October 1983)

Legion of Super-Heroes v.3 #14 (September 1985)


It's hard being a younger brother. It's even harder living up to an older brother like Rokk Krinn — former magno-ball champion and Legion founder, Cosmic Boy. Despite his brother's impressive legacy, Pol Krinn followed in Rokk's footsteps as a champion magno-ball player. But he had no intention of following in his brother's super-heroic footsteps. This changed after the tragic death of their mother, when the Krinns' home on Earth was destroyed in a terrorist act called fireballing. (Legion v.2 #297)

When Pol recovered from his burns, he enrolled in the Legion Academy to learn how to use his power to save lives. (Legion v.2 #304) He applied for Legion membership once and was rejected, but was accepted soon after this (#14) in light of Cosmic Boy's decision to resign from the team. (#12)

NOTE: The first Magnetic Kid was an alien spy from Murra, rejected for membership in Adventure #337.

Legion 1.5 (v.4)

In post-Crisis continuity (no longer valid), Magnetic Kid died soon after his induction…

Once he was sworn in as a full-fledged Legionnaire, Pol still felt like he was being compared to his brother. Everything he did seemed inadequate in his mind. When, during the Magic Wars, the Archmage required the sacrifice of a life in exchange for admission to the Sorcerers' Planet Zerox, he saw the chance to do something his brother never did: die in the line of duty. Above his teammates' protests, he distinguished himself in just that way. When the Magic Wars were won, his remains were found and buried with full honors on Shanghalla. He was further memorialized through the naming of Rokk's and his wife Lydda's newborn son.

Other Versions

Pol Krinn has appeared in both the other Legion universes (247 and Prime). In both, he was still young and never took to adventuring. On Earth-247, however, he did follow in his brother's footsteps as a magno-ball champion.

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