MASTER PUPPET

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional artficial man

Occupation: Guardian of the Puppet-Verse

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Puppet Master

Enemies: Louise Mason, Phantom Blonde, She-Hulk

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Puppet-Verse

First Appearance: Sensational She-Hulk#47 (January, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: The Master Puppet had great superhuman strength on par with the She-Hulk (Class 75) and incredible stature at least thirty feet high. However, he was only as efficient as the person who controlled him.

History: (Sensational She Hulk#47)- The Master Puppet is the creation of Phillip Masters, The Puppet Master, a frequent foe of the Fantastic Four, who had escaped to the Puppet-verse in the midst of his sentence in Rykerís Prison. Despite his enchantment of the world, his presence resulted in a contamination as the reality of the Puppet-verse started pervading the reality of Earth. Jennifer Walters investigated the disturbance at the behest of a client who was being held accountable on the damage the puppets were causing. Masters sent the Master Puppet to confront her in order to conceal his presence, but Louise Mason discovered Masters behind the scenes and exposed his presence behind the disturbance between dimensions. Defeating the Master puppet, the She-Hulk returned Masters to prison to separate the two worlds.

Comments: Created by Simon Furman, Rik Levins and Keith Williams.

Although this story occurred in Sensational She Hulk#47 (in the middle of the She-Hulkís encounter with the Carbon Copy Men), it actually occurs chronologically between issues#26 and#27 since#26 promised a story on puppets, but actually went on to do a story on Dragon Man, the Grey Gargoyle and the appearance of Surge the Dragon Killer in#27. One can assume the story ran late and had to be replaced and then was used as filler when part of the story on the Carbon-Copy Men ran late.

It bears mentioning that the Master Puppet resembles a really buffed version of Opie Taylor/Richie Cunningham/Ron Howard. He might be based on the famous puppet Howdy Doody of whom Ron Howard has been compared.

The attack of the puppets on Earth vaguely resembles the plot to the 1990 Kirsten Dunst movie "Small Soldiers." Louise Masters discovering the Puppet Master behind the scenes is derivative of Dorothy discovering Professor Marvel at as the Wizard in the 1932 Classic, "The Wizard of Oz."

by Will U

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Master Puppet is not to be confused with:


Images taken from:
Sensational She-Hulk#47, page 25, bottom left
Sensational She-Hulk#47, page 29, top left


Appearances:
Sensational She-Hulk#47 (January, 1993) - Simon Furman (writer), Rik Levins (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)


Last updated: 01/07/14

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