Real Name: Carl Hanson

Identity/Class: Human, mystically cursed

Occupation: Money-grubber

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

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!

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.

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

by Prime Eternal

The Abominable Snowman should not be confused with:

Last updated: 04/07/06

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