HALF-MAN

Real Name: Half-Man

Identity/Class: Human/Amoeba hybrid

Occupation: Warrior, servant of Supremus

Affiliations: servant of Supremus

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Supremus' base within the Caves of Hercules, Cape Spartel (at the junction of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea)

Appearances: Nick Fury, Agent of Shield I#8 (January, 1969)

Powers: Half-Man possessed superhuman strength (@ enhanced human) and durability. He had four arms and was skilled at both armed and unarmed combat (you know what I mean). He used a variety of weapons, including spears, axes, and and an energy pistol.

History: Half-Man was the result of Supremus' first successful experiment in genetic manipulation. It was originally a normal man, but it was partially reverted back to a basic amoebic form.

Half-Man assisted Supremus in the facilitation of his plans to enslave humanity with his "Zombie-Gas" and create a new race to replace mankind. When Nick Fury invaded Supremus' base, Half-Man was sent to dispatch him. Fury was outmatched in terms of physical power, but he managed to impale with his own spear, apparently killing Half-Man.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin, Ernie Hart, Frank Springer, Herb Trimpe, and John Tartaglione.

I'm not really sure exactly what Half-Man had in common with an Amoeba, which is an amorphous single-celled organism. I guess the idea sounded cool at the time. He really shouldn't have been injured by the spear in the least.

Clarifications: Half-Man is not to be confused with:

Half-Face, a Viet-Namese soldier, @ Tales of Suspense I#92

Half-Mad, a kyphotic mutant, @ Werewolf by Night I#16

Last updated: September 6, 2001.

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