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GYPSY JOE

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

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Super Rabbit#11/1 (Spring, 1948)

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.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

History:

(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.

(Super 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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Gypsy Joe has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Super Rabbit#11/1, p2, pan4 (main image)
   p7, pan4 (headshot)
   p3, pan6 (with crystal ball)


Appearances:
Super Rabbit#11/1 (Spring, 1948) - uncredited writer, artist(s), editor


First posted: 08/12/2021
Last updated: 08/12/2021

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