Real Name: Joe (full name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: (Extradimensional? - see
comments) anthropomorphic humanoid
Occupation: Criminal, thief
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Two henchmen (names unrevealed)
Enemies: Super Rabbit (Waffles), police
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Super Rabbit#11/1 (Spring,
Powers/Abilities: Gypsy Joe is an arrogant
criminal who pretends to be a fortune teller. He has basic knowledge of
fortune-telling, such as palmistry, but utilizes a flashing, spinning
"crystal" ball that quickly hypnotizes people, placing them under his
will. Gypsy Joe has a telepathic link with the hypnotized person, who
is compelled to obey him.
(Super Rabbit#11/1 (fb) - BTS) - Gypsy Joe engaged in
crime using fortune-telling techniques, such as palmistry and
phrenology, as a front to hypnotize people. The police were keen to
capture him, but he evaded charges.
Rabbit#11/1) - Surprised to see a real-life gypsy, Waffles the
shoe-shining rabbit eagerly cleaned the shoes of Gypsy Joe, who then
arrogantly strode off without paying the nickel (5 cents) price,
pushing Waffles aside. Angered, Waffles rubbed his magic ring and
transformed into the super-powered Super Rabbit and followed Gypsy Joe
to his store and confronted him, but Joe duped the super hero into
gazing into his hypnotizing crystal ball. With Super Rabbit completely
hypnotized and under his will, Gypsy Joe dumped him as a circus
strongman sideshow until needed for a criminal job. The next day, Gypsy
Joe telepathically commanded Super Rabbit to bring money from a
particular bank; instead, Super Rabbit lifted the whole bank building
and brought it to Gypsy Joe's hideout. Astonished, Gypsy Joe excitedly
told Super Rabbit his next task would be to bring Fort Knox, but the
super hero tripped on a gold bar and quickly came to his senses. Gypsy
Joe tried to rehypnotize him, but the super hero demanded the nickel
that the villain owed Waffles. Gypsy Joe showed that Super Rabbit was
directly involved in the crimes and so, keen to make restitution, Super
Rabbit carried the thief and a henchman to the police, and the money
and bank building were returned. Super Rabbit was forgiven and the
dastardly criminals jailed.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer & artist(s).
It's not yet been determined if Super Rabbit is a denizen of Earth-616, a pocket dimension or another Earth (e.g., Earth-8311, Larval Earth).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Gypsy Joe has no known connections to:
Super Rabbit#11/1, p2, pan4 (main image)
p7, pan4 (headshot)
p3, pan6 (with crystal ball)
Super Rabbit#11/1 (Spring, 1948) - uncredited writer, artist(s), editor
First posted: 08/12/2021
Last updated: 08/12/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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