- FIRST APPEARANCE: Smash Comics #1
Bozo the robot aka the Iron man was invented by a Dr. Van Thorp,whose evil plan was to use the innocent looking machine in a scheme to conquer the world . Like many would-be evil world conquerors,Dr. Van Thorp was in the habit of talking to himself just a littel too loudly .He was overheard by his lab asstaint Hugh Hazzard, who thereupon vanquished the villainess Dr. Van Thorp and glommed the robot for himself . From that day forward,Hugh has used Bozo only in the cause of thwrting evildoers.