Place of Birth
Warlock #13 (1976)
Adam Warlock was perplexed by numerous stars' sudden disappearance. Using his Soul Gem, he tracked the problems origin to Earth; however Bauman sensed his intent, and confronted him with a mental projection. Bauman adopted Warlock's description of the Star Thief as his name, Bauman challenge Warlock seeing him as an amusing diversion; Star Thief plagued him with rock golems, winged demons and space sharks. Exhausted by the last, Warlock caught Star Thief's mental projection off-guard and stole a piece of Bauman's soul to revitalize himself. Angered, the Star Thief created a fiery host body, but Warlock destroyed it, and quickly made his escape through a black hole, out of Star Thief's reach. Anticipating Warlock would reappear near Earth, Star Thief gathered his powers, unwittingly releasing his hold on Tom Vocson. While Star Thief was distracted taunting Warlock, who had just discovered that he had grown too large to enter Earth's solar system, Vocson, now aware of Star Thief's villainy, seized the opportunity and shot Bauman's body dead. Sometime later, when Warlock was absorbed into the Soul Gem, he learned that a portion of the Star Thief's soul had also survived alongside the souls of the gems other inhabitants.