Gary Gaunt

Real Name: Gary Gaunt

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Criminologist

Affiliations: Jean Carson

Enemies: Leres

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: Mystic Comics #9 (Timely, May 1942)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength.

History: Criminologist Gary Gaunt developed an experimental formula intended to turn rabbits into fighting animals, only to accidentally drink it himself while woozy from a car accident some mobsters had arranged. Thereafter, at night Gaunt transformed into a vicious criminal; during the day he continued crime fighting, while searching for a cure with the assistance of his girlfriend Jean Carson.

Comments: After decades of languishing in limbo Gaunt turned up again in Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #21, a story set in the alternative countinuity of Earth-200151 (regular Marvel is Earth-616, for those who didn't know). In that timeline he'd been dropped behind enemy lines during WWII to wreak havoc, and post-war had retired after finding a serum that prevented his transformations, until the modern day when burglars stole it, leaving him fearing he would soon transform again. Thanks to John Holstein for informing me of this new story.


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