Real Name: Roger Krass
Identity/Class: Human (circa 1971/pre-modern era)
Occupation: Underground cartoonist
Affiliations: Herbert T. Brimstone (employer)
Enemies: Zack, Nick and other hippies of Greenwich Village
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Greenwich Village, New York
First Appearance: Creatures on the Loose#11 (May, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Krass was a cartoonist of some skill. He was willing and able to draw and write material contrary to his own views. He also seems to have a fair amount of dissimulation talent, or perhaps acting ability. He had some skill in disguse
Weight: Approximately 200 lbs.
Hair: Black (wore brown wig)
History: Needing the money, Roger Krass, designed a an "in" style and wrote underground the cartoon/comic
Peter of the People for the Village Edict,
promoting anti-capitalism ideas he disagreed with. To look the part of
an underground cartoonist, he wore a wig and dressed like a hippie,
wearing his outfits repeatedly without washing them. He pretended to be
friends with Zack and others supporting him, though
he secretly despised them (considering them freaks) and their ideals.
All along he hoped someone big would notice him and sign him to a
One day, after putting in a few hours at a local coffee shop hob-knobbing with Zack and the others, he returned home to find his apartment smelling of burning mattresses. He was surprised to find a man sitting in his apartment, which had been locked, but Herbert T. Brimstone introduced himself and distracted Krass by offering him a contract to write for his brand-new underground syndicate, telling what the underground was really like. Krass accepted instantly, shaking Brimstone's hand and agreeing to meet him at his office the next morning. After Brimstone departed, Krass swiftly cast off his wig and costume. The next morning, sporting a suit and tie, Krass walked the streets, shoving away his shocked supporters and revealing he had never liked them; they were sad to see he had "sold out to the establishment."
Arriving at Brimstone's office, Krass was surprised at its poor upkeep and vacancy, but he followed a corridor to a long staircase, which he descended. Finally reaching the door at the bottom, Krass was shocked to find Brimstone, in a more demonic form, sitting atop a throne presiding over a number of monstrous demons. Krass screamed in denial, and Brimstone mocked him, reminding Krass he had said he knew what it was really like underground.
Roger in Disguise
Comments: Created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.
There have been lots of stories dealing with hell and the many different demons and devils but no one ever mentions Roger. I wonder what happened to him.
This story was originally from Creatures on the Loose#11. We believed it to be a reprint, but Prime corrected us.
While the horror stories are not officially
canon until actually directly connected to Earth-616 by some
in-continuity story, in a lot of cases, there's no reason to
exclude them either. For my money, there is a ton of space
between the 1950s and the pre-modern era (and that space just
keeps on a'getting bigger), so I like to think that a story might
have occurred around the time of it's publication, unless
--Herbert T. Brimstone was pictured amongst the Demons update in OHotMU A to Z softcover #3: Update's Demons entry
Profile by Sammy7D. Updated, expanded, and corrected by Snood.
Peter of the People
Underground cartoon written and drawn by Roger Krass. His arch enemy was Captain Capitalist
Given that even fiction in the Marvel Universe is identical to some other reality in the infinite multiverse, this reality parallels Earth-71511
--Creatures on the Loose#11
Zack and the hippies
Krass pretended to be friends with Zack, Nick and the other hippies living in Greenwich Village who loved his work. Secretly despising them all along, Krass literally pushed them away and declared his true feelings as soon as he thought he made it big.
--Creatures on the Loose#11
Creatures on the Loose#11/2, pg. 2, panel 3 (Peter of the
People and Captain Capitalist)
panel 6 (Krass, hippie costume)
pg. 3, panel 8 (Zack)
panel 9 (Krass, hippie costume, face)
pg. 5, panel 3 & 4 (Krass, true appearance)
Creatures on the Loose#11 (May, 1971) - Len Wein (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 01/30/12
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