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Spike Spalding was a boy who was kidnapped and taken to Patrania against his will.

In the mid-1930s, Spike Spalding was an ordinary boy living in an ordinary town, somewhere in the U.S.[1] But Spike was a near-perfect double for young King Philip of Patrania, and because of this, Spike was kidnapped by the nefarious Count Alex.[2]

Spike was taken to a yacht destined for Patriania, where the count planned to use his resemblance to the King in a scheme to take over the kingdom.[3] Fortunately for Spike, his best friend Pincus had witnessed the kidnapping, and stowed away on the yacht to help him.[4]

Pincus was caught and the count wanted him dead, but a friendly sailor saved his life.[5] The sailor helped the boys escape from the yacht on a boat, and they arrived to Patrania.[6] Without Spike, the count had to resort to a back-up plan, so he kidnapped Philip to cause turmoil in the kingdom.[7]

But Spike foiled Count Alex's scheme by impersonating Philip, preventing an uprising from taking place.[8] While the sailor and Pincus rescued Philip and brought the count to justice.[9] Spike and Pincus were then able to safely return home and meet with their families.[10]

  • This version of Spike Spalding, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.