Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Alien being
Occupation: Enemy of humanity
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Leader of small army of shadow-people
Enemies: Ray Coffin, Steve Coffin, the Uni-Power (Captain Universe)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Shadowverse
First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight II#9 (November, 1980)
Powers: Able to wrap his body around other objects, draining their energies, and creating intense cold; able to command those who have been transformed into his "shadow slaves". He could also create energy barriers that were made of shadows. Major vulnerability to light..
History: (Marvel Spotlight II#9)- Mister E came to Earth from the Shadowverse, with the intent of destroying the Earth. Journeying to Cape Canaveral, he began transforming the staff of the base into shadow-slaves; these slaves would then transform others, using a chemical injection. Mister E's intention was to specially modify a space shuttle so that it could maintain complete darkness while in space; the shuttle would then be flown to the sun, where it would bombard it with neutron particles, transforming it into a black star. This would result in the death of most life on Earth, and a new Ice Age.
However, Mister E had not counted on opposition, in the form of Steve Coffin, current wielder of the Uni-Power. As Captain Universe, Coffin opposed Mister E's scheme, and boarded his solar shuttle as it flew towards the sun. As the two grappled aboard the shuttle, Mister E ducked one of Captain Universe's lunges, and Captain Universe smashed through the hull and fell into space; there, by turning the torn hull towards the sun, he was able to destroy Mister E, and the solar shuttle as well. With Mister E's death, all of his shadow-slaves were restored to normal.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko
The Shadowverse is also home to Warlord Kaa and the Soul Masters (Marvel Spotlight II#4). But what about the House of Shadows? For that matter, what about the Shadow Man from Tales of Suspense#7 (also by Steve Ditko-- looks just like Mister E), or the shadow-people from Journey Into Mystery I#17?
Mister E is also a master of tongue-twisters. Try repeating this dialogue five times fast: "Shield the solar shuttle in a sheath of shadow!"
Note: For the not-so quick on the uptake: Say it out loud: Mister E = Mystery --Snood
by Prime Eternal
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Last updated: 08/02/02
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