THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

Real Name: Carl Hanson

Identity/Class: Human, mystically cursed

Occupation: Money-grubber

Group Membership: Monster Island's monsters (Blip, Gog, Goom, Gorgilla, Gorgolla, It the Living Colossus, a Lizard Man of Tok, Moomba, Rorgg, Two-Headed Thing, Xemnu, Zzutak and one of the Flora colossus (like Groot))

Affiliations: Kid Kaiju (Kei Kawade);
temporarily Bruttu, Crawling Creature, Creature from Krogarr, Creature from the Black Bog, Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Fin Fan Foom, Googam, Green Thing, Insect Man, It the Living Colossus, Klagg, Kraa, Metallo, Monsteroso, Monstro, Monstrom, Moomba, Oog, Orrgo, Pildorr, Quogg, Rommbu, Sporr, Thing that Crawled by Night, Tim Boo Ba, Ulvar, Vandoom's Monster, Zetora

Enemies: Leviathons, X-Men (Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Big Carl"

Base of Operations: Himalayas; formerly, mobile, including Calcutta, Bombay, and Bangkok

First Appearance: Tales To Astonish I#13 (November, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: The Abominable Snowman is coated with thick fur, which protects it from the cold. It may also possess superhuman strength.

History: (Tales To Astonish I#13) - While in Calcutta, Carl Hanson overheard a man talking about a photograph he had found of the Abominable Snowman, which was said to be cursed. Figuring that this would be a great source of money for the sensationalism, Hanson stole the photo from him, and set off for the Himalayas. However, no one there would help him, all pleading with him to lose the photo before the curse overcame him. Finally, he set off into the mountains to find the creature himself. And as he climbed through the snow, his hair grew longer and longer-- until he was the Abominable Snowman himself!

(Uncanny X-Men III#33 - BTS) - At some point, the Abominable Snowman relocated to Monster Island in the sea of Japan.

(Uncanny X-Men III#33) - He was one of the many monsters who witnessed the arrival of X-Men Magik and Shadowcat. They had come to Monster Island to save a little mutant girl called Bo. After they found her, Abominable Snowman and several other monsters decided to attack them. Fed up with having to fight monsters, Magik teleported herself, Kitty and Bo back to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.

SECRET WARS III HAPPENED

(Monsters Unleashed II#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Inhuman Kid Kaiju summoned the Abominable Snowman along with numerous other monsters to an area outside San Diego, California in defense against the Leviathons.

(Monsters Unleashed II#3) - In gigantic form the Abominable Snowman joined the fight against the Leviathons. Earth's heroes watched the monsters summoned by Kid Kaiju defeat the Leviathons. After the battle Abominable Snowman and the other monsters were teleported back from where they came.

(Monsters Unleashed II#4) - Abominable Snowman fought alongside Deadpool against a Leviathon. Deadpool commented on his smell.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (?) and Jack Kirby.

An Abominable Snowman appeared as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit in Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2 and #6. While this Snowman appears to be nothing like the transformed Hanson, a sketch of the creature seen in NFHC#1 (Director's Cut) appears much more similar to Hanson. It's possible this is meant to be Hanson throughout, or there may even be two "Abominable Snowmen" in the program. Until it's clarified, it will remain in the comments.

His first appearance was reprinted during the 70s in Chamber of Darkness#7 (October, 1970) and Tomb of Darkness#19 (March, 1976).

The Abominable Snowman is a giant now? Maybe because Marvel can't use Yetrigar anymore?
--Markus Raymond

Big thanks to MD Carter for allowing me to borrow this image from his website, The Monsters of Jack Kirby.

Profile by Prime Eternal.

Updated by MarvellousLuke (Uncanny X-Men) & Markus Raymond (Monsters Unleashed).

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Abominable Snowman should not be confused with:


images: (without ads)
Monsters Unleashed II#4, p5, pan3 (giant form)


Appearances:
Tales to Astonish I#13 (November, 1960) - Jack Kirby (pencils), Steve Ditko (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Uncanny X-Men III#33 (April, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Kris Anka (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editors)
Monsters Unleashed II#3 (April, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Gerry Alanguilan & Michael Jason Paz (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Monsters Unleashed II#4 (May, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Salvador Larroca (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)


Last updated: 11/22/17

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