Albert Einstein (Marvel Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: Marvel Comics
First appearance: 
Created by: Ray Winninger

In-story information

Alter ego: Albert Einstein 
Phonetic: ǽlbərt ájnstajn
Notable aliases: 
Affiliations: Sometimes ally of Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, the Phantom Rider and other heroes
Team affiliations:


Alignment: Neutral
Identity Secret: Public
Race: Human
Citizenship: Swiss
Marital Status: Divorced
Occupation: Scientist, Teacher
Education: Honorary degree, refused


Gender: Male
Hair: White
Unusual Features: Mustache


Place of Birth: Ulm, Germany
Universe: Earth-616 


Albert Einstein was a German scientist born in 1879, with a Reed Richards-level intelligence. He developed the relativity theory at 26 and then worked as a teacher of theoretic physics in the University of Zurich, the German University at Prague and the Prussian Academy of Sciences.
Einstein's time was captured by a chronovore and sent to Dodge City on 1871 (8 years before his own birth). He understood he had time-travelled against his will, and struggled to find an explanation, especially when different anachronism began to appear in the area.

There, he met western heroes Kid Colt, Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid and the Phantom Rider. They decided that "Uncle Al" was the only person who could discover something, and decided to help him. They provided Einstein with advanced alien technology from other displaced people, the alien Krozzar, and protected his hut to help him pinpoint the cause.

Unfortunately, a desperado gang led by ruffian "Faro" John Hobart thought that the heroes where protecting valuable food or something, and attacked them in different raids. They were eventually defeated by the western heroes and other heroes from the 20th century.

Einstein theorized that time could not be destroyed, only displaced. Some kind of "time magnet" was attracting people, and he tried to develop a machine to pinpoint it. Unfortunately, he lacked an energy source for it, and he would need two days of non-stop work to finish it. Meanwhile, the heroes had less than two days to stop the Krozzar from blowing up all the area.

Einstein eventually found a mountain as the source of the anomaly. He went there with the time-travelling heroes and found a chronovore. They were all "swallowed" by it, and had to travel among the historical events inside of it, trying to reach its brain. Unfortunately, movement without time was impossible, and they had to find an alternate means of reaching the brain.

They eventually found the brain of the creature, which was being tortured by Doctor Doom. The heroes defeated Doom and his minions, and Einstein had a chance to examine Doom's machine. It was wired to the monster's brain. Einstein managed to use it so that the monster could regurgitate all of their timeline, although the chronovore was killed in the process. The last problem was making the chronovore vomit history in the correct order.

After a success in this task, Albert Einstein was returned to his time.

Einstein would became a legend, with his name being remembered in later days. Reed Richards would name his childhood dog "Einstein". An Albert Einstein robot met the New Warriors in the 21st century.[1] Einstein also met the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Powers and Abilities




Genius-level intelligence

Strength level

Human Level