Boy King and his Giant was a feature created by the team of Charles Biro, Bob Wood, and Alan Mandel. The characters first appeared in Clue Comics #1, published in January 1943 by Hillman Periodicals.
Boy King is a young monarch named David who rules the fictional European country of Swisslakia. When his country is invaded by Nazis during World War II, David discovers an ancient tomb where he finds a giant named “”Giant,”” who has been magically asleep for centuries. Giant awakens and pledges his loyalty to the Boy King. Together, they fight against the invading forces and other threats to their homeland and the world.
Clue Comics was an anthology series that featured a variety of superhero, adventure, and crime stories. Boy King and his Giant were among the many characters that appeared in the series, sharing the pages with other heroes such as Nightmare and Sleepy, Micro Face, and the Zebra.
The publication history of Boy King and his Giant spanned several issues of Clue Comics throughout the early 1940s.
David had always been set apart from the other children in his small town. As one of the few Jewish families in the area, he often felt like an outsider. The other kids tormented him for being different, relentlessly taunting him with cruel names and jeers.
One+ day, while being pursued by a group of tormentors, David stumbled upon a long-forgotten mine shaft elevator. Desperate for an escape, he hurriedly clambered inside and slammed the door behind him. The boys were close on his heels, mockingly shouting, “”Run, King David, run!””
Panicking, David hit the button to start the elevator, but just as it began to ascend, one of the boys managed to sever the cable. The elevator plummeted to the ground, flinging David to the floor.
Dazed and disoriented, David took a moment to assess his injuries. He was hurt, but miraculously, he could still walk. With no other choice, he got to his feet and began exploring the depths of the mine. Hours passed as he wandered the dark, winding tunnels, until he came across a peculiar sight—an eye carved into the mine wall.
Overwhelmed by pain, fear, and a sense of helplessness, David crumpled to the ground in front of the carving. As he lay there, tears streaming down his face, he choked out the words “”King David”” between sobs. At that moment, the ground began to tremble, and the carved eye appeared to open.
Stunned, David watched as the ground beneath him gave way, revealing a hidden chamber with a throne-like chair at its center. He cautiously approached the chair and took a seat, which triggered a sudden vibration in the chamber. It soon became clear that the room was not just moving, but was actually the control center of a colossal, ancient robot.
The giant spoke in a deep, metallic voice, “”Greetings, King David. I am your loyal servant. I have been waiting for you to awaken me.””
David was bewildered. He couldn’t comprehend what was happening or why the robot was addressing him as “”King David.”” He scanned the chamber, seeking answers.
The robot continued, “”I am a guardian, created to protect and serve. I have been dormant for many years, but now that you are here, I am ready to serve you. Tell me, King David, what is your command?””
As David listened to the robot, he felt an inexplicable connection, as if their souls were linked. This bond went beyond mere communication, reaching into the very essence of their beings. He sensed the robot’s loyalty, its desire to protect him, and the immense power it possessed.
Taking a deep breath, David said, “”I command you to take me away from here. Take me to a place where I can be safe.””
The robot nodded. “”As you wish, King David. Hold on tight, we are about to embark on a great adventure.””
David gripped the armrests of the chair as the robot began to move. The journey was rough, but eventually, they emerged from the mine and into the daylight.
A surge of relief washed over David as he saw the open sky above him. He was free from the bullies, and he had the robot to thank for it. The connection between them ran deep, providing them with incredible abilities and powers that they could use to protect and help others.
From that day on, David and the robot traveled together, exploring the world and having many incredible adventures. The once-mocked nickname, “”King David,”” became a symbol of the extraordinary bond he shared with the giant robot and the remarkable adventures they would face together. As they journeyed, David discovered the true extent of his powers, including his ability to communicate and control machines, and his symbiotic relationship with the robot.
The more David learned about his abilities, the more he realized he had a unique purpose. His connection with the robot allowed them to accomplish incredible feats and protect those in need. They became a beacon of hope for people everywhere, and David transformed from an outcast to a hero.
Machine Communication, Enhanced Strength – Control machines, bond with a giant robot, enhanced strength and endurance.