Drax the Destroyer is a Marvel Comics superhero who first appeared in Iron Man # 55 (February 1973). Drax was originally a man named Arthur Douglas, who was driving with his wife and daughter until their car was attacked by a spaceship piloted by Thanos. However, his spirit was transferred into a more powerful body by Mentor and Kronos, the Titan god, as a weapon to combat Thanos. Arthur's new body grants him superhuman strength, superhuman endurance, speed, and energy blasts. Arthur was renamed 'Drax the Destroyer' and his only purpose is to kill Thanos. He has occasionally teamed up with other heroes such as Iron Man and Adam Warlock when they're fighting Thanos. Later on, he becomes a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy at the behest of Star-Lord.