DOC REEVES (ICONS WRITEUP)
Underwater Suit provides the following abilities:
*Aquatic 5 (While underwater, Coordination and Awareness are raised to 5)
*Damage Resistance 2
*Mind Shield 4
Athletics – Swimming (Expert +2 bonus), Science (+1 bonus), Technology (Expert +2 bonus), Underwater Combat (+1 bonus)
At Home in the Sea
Posthumously A Crusader
A Thinking Man’s Hero
Malcolm Reeves was a personal friend of the Web. He hung out with the Mighty Crusaders at their headquarters and worked on their computer systems. In the field, Doc Reeves joined the Crusaders on several adventures. While fighting the Brain Emperor, the Crusaders fell under the villain’s mind control. When Malcolm was able to break free, he was killed while rescuing the Crusaders. The Comet cremated the body of Doc Reeves with his dissolvo-vision. In life, Doc Reeves was just an ally of the Crusaders but after his death, he was posthumously given membership.
His nephew Greg is the current Comet.
Doc Reeves was not actually a Doctor. Doc was a nickname he picked up as a child. Malcolm Reeves was an inventor and mechanical genius who created a unique wetsuit for undersea exploration.
Malcolm was added to the team in the Eighties in an attempt to add some diversity to the group – unfortunately, after Rich Buckler left the book, a later writer chose to kill off the character. There was a lot of potential with Malcolm and it’s a shame we never got to see him developed.