A member of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Brek Bannin is the real name of Polar Boy. A native of the
planet Tharr, Brek shares the common power of all his race,
the ability to project intense cold. This power is derived as
a survival ability to combat the intense heat that exists on
Brek heard of the Legion and worked his way aboard space freighters
to Earth for an opportunity to try out. Unfortunately,
Brek was anxious and demonstrated his power too well, nearly freezing
the Legionaires. He was rejected for Legion membership.
Polar Boy stayed on Earth and organized the Legion of Substitute Heroes
with other rejects from the Legion. The initial members were
Polar Boy, Night Girl, Chlorophyll Kid, Fire Lad, Stone Boy
and Color Kid. Polar Boy served as chairman for many years.
After having mastered greater control over his powers, Polar Boy reapplied
to the Legion for membership. He was accepted and even served as
Legion chairman for a term.