Real Name: Dutta

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Microverse (formerly Sub-Atomica)) humanoid

Occupation: Soldier

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Psycho-Man

Enemies: Queen Pearla, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mines of Nuvidia, Mirwood, Microverse (formerly Sub-Atomica); (see comments)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#284 (November, 1985)

Powers/Abilities: Dutta wielded a spear, and was a fairly strong member of his species.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 250 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Unrevealed (head covered by helmet)

History: (Fantastic Four I#284 (fb) - BTS) - Dutta was a citizen of Sub-Atomica who was imprisoned as a criminal until the Psycho-Man deposed Queen Pearla and made him one of his soldiers.

(Fantastic Four I#283 - BTS) - After the Psycho-Man had captured the members of the Fantastic Four, he instilled within the She-Hulk an immense sense of fear, then sent her to work in the Mines of Nuvidia.

(Fantastic Four I#284) - Dutta was among the guards who kept the She-Hulk in line, ensuring that she would serve the Psycho-Man by performing manual labor, too afraid to oppose them. When the She-Hulk begged for water, Dutta responded by pouring sewage down her throat.

   Queen Pearla had managed to evade the Psycho-Man's forces, and came to help She-Hulk, but Dutta caught them together, and ran his spear through Pearla's shoulder. Even after this, She-Hulk was still unable to oppose Dutta, but Pearla inspired She-Hulk to overcome her fear. With the words: "Dutta...SHUT UP!" she knocked him unconscious and helped take Pearla to safety. The Psycho-Man was subsequently deposed.

Comments: Created by John Byrne and Al Gordon.

As a result of an as-yet unseen struggle between Thanos and Baron Karza, all of the "Micro-Realms" such as Sub-Atomica now exist within a single dimension.

Dutta was named for Barry Dutter, a Marvel Comics fan who plagued Marvel with hate mail for She-Hulk at whatever series she would appear in, including Byrne's Fantastic Four. Dutter went on to become a writer for Marvel, and his creations include Karrg and the Ripper.

Profile by Prime Eternal. Expansion by Ron Fredricks.

Dutta has no known connections to:

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Fantastic Four I#284, p9, pan3 (main image - Dutta skewers Pearla's shoulder; She-Hulk (background))
Fantastic Four I#284, p11, pan3 (headshot - Dutta)
Fantastic Four I#284, p11, pan4 (Dutta gets walloped by She-Hulk)

Fantastic Four I#284 (November, 1985) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Al Gordon (inks), Michael Carlin (editor)

First posted: 06/01/2004
Last updated: 07/08/2023

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