THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN
Real Name: Carl Hanson
Identity/Class: Human, mystically cursed
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: 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))
Enemies: 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.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (?) and Jack
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.
Big thanks to MD Carter for allowing me to borrow this image from his website, The Monsters of Jack Kirby.
by Prime Eternal. Updated by MarvellousLuke (Uncanny X-Men).
The Abominable Snowman should not be confused with:
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)
Last updated: 08/13/15
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