Real Name: Windom (first name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Enhanced human
Occupation: Former member of Board of Directors of American Chemron Industries
Affiliations: Enemy of American Chemron Board of Directors (Wallace Slammerkin, Jean, Eli Harris, Fred Anderson, Jack)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Boston, Massachusetts
Appearances: Tomb of Dracula I#46 (July, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Windom possessed superhuman strength and durability. He no longer was limited by human needs for food, water, air, etc. Presumably, physical injury would not stop him unless it completely immobilized him. Whether he could reform from such an injury was unrevealed.
In addition, Windom possessed the ability to transfer features or body parts from others into himself. He did not physically remove the feature, but actually transferred it onto his featureless form, leaving blank flesh on his victim in its place
History: (Tomb of Dracula I#46 (fb) ) - When Windom complained about illegal dumping of toxic waste to the other members of the Board of Directors at American Chemron, they laughed in his face. When he threatened to go to the authorities, they shot him in the back and threw him in one of their toxic waste tanks to dispose of him. The waste ate away his features, but his desire for vengeance allowed him to survive, and the waste transformed him into a form with which he could accomplish his revenge. Feeling that they had stolen his individuality, he resolved to obtain it back from each of them.
(Tomb of Dracula I#46) - Windom's shambling featureless form made his way to Jack's house where he killed him and took his left eye for himself. He next tracked down Fred Anderson, killed him, and took his right eye. He continued this pattern, obtaining a mouth from Eli Harris, and finally confronted Slammerkin and Jean back at Chemron. Windom arrived minutes after the vampire lord Dracula had arrived to feed on the two. As Dracula closed on Slammerkin, Windom obtained a nose from Jean. Dracula, needing the blood of a living person, fought Windom for the chance at Slammerkin. Windom overpowered Dracula, threw him out a window, and obtained a head of hair and a heart from Slammerkin. Dracula, ravenous for a blood meal, sought to obtain one from Windom. Windom, however, having obtained his vengeance on all who had wronged him allowed himself to dissolve into a pool of lifeless protoplasm, hoping to obtain peace in death.
(Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four#3 (fb) - BTS) - Faceless Man survived, was years later caught and sent to Negative Zone prison 42.
(Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four#3) - Thing, Valeria and Franklin passed Faceless Man's cell.
Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan.
According to the script of Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #3 the character seen in the cell passed by Thing, Valeria and Franklin was the Faceless Man, an old Tomb of Dracula villain. His appearance was one of 2008's most obscure (and surprising) returns. Not so surprising was that we mixed him up with Nova villain Megaman.
Clarifications: The Faceless Man is not to be confused with:
Tomb of Dracula I#46 (July, 1976) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Gene Colan (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks)
Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four#3 (September, 2008) - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (writer), Barry Kitson (pencils), Mick Gray, Barry Kitson & Cam Smith (inkers), Molly Lazer & Tom Brevoort (editors)
Last updated: 04/10/10
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