Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed, possibly Inhumans
Occupation: Vengeance-seeker, warrior and scout for Inhuman giants
Group Membership: Ricadonna's Rogues (Blue Streak (Jonathan Swift), Ferocia, Flame (Springer), Celia Ricadonna), presumably a race of giant Inhumans
Enemies: Heroes for Hire (Black Cat, Humbug, Misty Knight, Orka, Shang-Chi, Colleen Wing), Dakota North, Wasp, all of Humanity, especially diminutive ones
Known Relatives: Presumably a race of giants, possibly of Inhuman descent
Aliases: Inhuman giant, King Size
Base of Operations: Unrevealed, presumably mobile
Appearances: Marvel Super-Heroes III#3/2 (Fall, 1991)
Powers: Kingsize is...well, king-sized, being
permanently and approximately 10-12 feet in height. By touching the
jewel on his brow, he can apparently transform into any animal form
(which is king-sized as well). He does not need to touch it to
transform back into human form, and he transforms back to human shape
when knocked unconscious; a hit of sufficient force to the jewel (such
as Wasp's sting at full blast) can knock him unconscious. Past animal
transformations include a bull, a frog, a king (of course!)-cobra, a
bee, and a tarantula. He is bulletproof, and he sustained several
full-blast Wasp-stings, seeming more upset than injured, although they
did cause him harm. In addition to partial invulnerability, he probably
had superhuman strength, as well (allowing him to lift at least one
Skrull organs transplanted into his body by the Corporation allowed him to shapeshift into more human forms.
Limitation: If truly Inhuman, he should have a weakened immune system due to man-made pollutants.
History: (Marvel Super-Heroes III#3/2) - Kingsize attacked the Wasp as she was modeling her own fashion-wear in a mall, claiming he was a champion of a long-forgotten giant race clearing the way for a future invasion. He chose the Wasp as a target since she was a tiny champion for humanity. The battle moved throughout the mall, winding up in a shop where the bounty hunter/mercenary Dakota North was shopping for clothes. North provided a brief distraction for the Wasp by firing her gun at Kingsize, who shrugged off the slugs and knocked out North. The conflict continued through the mall with no apparent end in sight, so the Wasp, in near desperation, fired a sting-blast at the jewel on Kingsize's forehead, first staggering him, but ultimately felling him. Before he lost consciousness, he said that he was an Inhuman giant. In the end, his unconscious form was loaded onto an ambulance (or at least they were trying; they must have brought out their "Inhuman giant-fitting" model).
(Heroes for Hire II#3 (fb) - BTS) - Kingsize got Skrull organs implanted by the Corporation.
(Heroes for Hire II#3) - The scientist Simon introduced Veil to Kingsize and the other successfull experiments. A short time later Ferocia, Blue Streak, Flame and Kingsize broke out Ricadonna from Sing Sing.
(Heroes for Hire II#4) - Kingsize and his current allies waited in the Corporation's HQ on Hart Island and trained his shapeshifting abilities. They were watched by Humbug through a fly. Ricadonna entered the room and told Kignsize and the others that they would finish their job now.
(Heroes for Hire II#5) - During the Heroes for Hire's attack on the Corporation's Hart Island facility Kingsize attacked Orka and was knocked out by him. Later he was carried by Orka into an escape tunnel beneath the facility before everything exploded.
Comments: Created by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Amanda Conner.
At the end of the story, the Wasp made a call to the Fantastic Four to ensure that Kingsize was properly taken care of if he was truly a member of an unknown, giant branch of the Inhumans instead of being hauled off to prison.
No follow-up is known about, so the message never got to the FF or the results of the FF's investigation has never seen print in the comics. Due to his insistence and persistence, he may have been a member of an Inhuman giant race, but he may have been a clever actor providing a distraction for another nearby crime, or he could have been a deranged altered human or mutant.
Inhuman giants could explain some of the established, worldwide folklore about giants in the Marvel Universe.
The nature of the jewel on his brow is never discussed. It could be related to other power gems used by the Guardians of the Galaxy mentioned in the Thunderbolts (see the Lifestone Tree).
Reminiscent of the Biblical tale of David and Goliath: allegorical element or cliché, the choice is yours.
sorry about the seam, but it was his best "animal picture"--Snood
Ricadonna's rogues received an entry in the Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1.
Profile by KYLE SMITH
Clarifications: Kingsize is not to be confused with…
Inhuman giants should not be confused with…
images: (without ads)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#3, p25, pan6 (main image)
p25, pan4 (head shot)
p22-23 (Kingsize bull)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#3 (Fall, 1991) - Dwight Jon Zimmerman (writer), Amanda Connor (pencils), Brad Vancata (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Heroes for Hire II#3 (December, 2006) - Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (writes), Billy Tucci & Francis Portela (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Heroes for Hire II#4 (January, 2007) - Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (writes), Billy Tucci & Francis Portela (pencils), Tom Palmer & Terry Pallot (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Heroes for Hire II#5 (February, 2006) - Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (writes), Francis Portela (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Last updated: 08/02/02
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