GLAZIER

Real Name: Unknown, although Glazier could be her last name.

Identity/Class: Altered Human

Occupation: Artist-Sculptor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None, but she has a dog named Snowstar who is presumedly a white blue-eyed husky.

Enemies: The Hulk

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A beach house over-looking the cliffs in Malibu, California.

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#262 (August, 1981)

 

 

 

 

 

Powers: Glazier possesses the ability to turn living things into glass. Entirely centered in her hands, this power enables her to forever turn any living thing into a glass sculpture, a process which kills its victims. This power does not work on any fabric such as her gloves.

 

 

 

History:
(Hulk II#262 (fb) ) - Glazier was once an artist who somehow gained the ability to turn anyone she touched into glass. This process also crystalized her arms up to her elbows and presumedly turned her skin and hair white. Although still etherially beautiful, she lost her true love as a result and she lashed out by turning all her male lovers into glass sculptures, which she later sold as her artwork, and saved only a few for her private collection.

(Hulk II#262) - When Dr. Bruce Banner washed up on her property after being lost at sea, she plotted to turn him into glass when he next became the Hulk, as she expected to trap him in mid-transformation for her collection. The Hulk, however, was more powerful than she could control as his weight smashed through the glass floors of her studio. Losing her collection, Glazier accidentally turned herself to glass and was lost in the waters under her home.

 

 

COMMENTS: Created by William Mantlo & Sal Buscema

Very interesting character and story. Too bad she was killed off so quickly and so easily, as she would have made a great villainess in the same direction of the Grey Gargoyle. This is her only appearance.

Curiously, Glazier's power was not supposed to affect clothing, such as her gloves or Banner's shirt, yet her male sculptures all had their clothing crystalized with them.

Despite the destruction of her glass creations, Glazier remained intact as she floated to the ocean's bottom and came to rest between the rocks. Possibly, I assume, some creative Marvel writer could still find a way to return her to life.

  Betty Ross was once transformed into an immobile glass statue after she got a blood transfusion from the Sandman (Incredible Hulk I#138) (a condition that was later cured by Doc Samson's Cathexis-Ray); could Glazier's condition perhaps have had some connection with the Sandman?
--John Kaminski

Profile by William Uchtman.

 

 

 

 

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Appearances:
Incredible Hulk II#262 (August, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (artist), Al Milgrom (editor)


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Last Updated: 07/16/04

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