PRO-BOSCIS the PROCURER
Real Name: Pro-Boscis
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed)
Occupation: Brothel owner, procurer of carnal pleasures
Affiliations: Former slave-lord of Heater Delight
Enemies: Pip the Troll
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Uncertain. One of his servants operated on the planet Sirus X, in the Milky Way galaxy
First Appearance: Warlock I#12 (April, 1976)
Powers: Pro-Boscis possesses superhuman strength (approximately Class 10-25?) and durability. He was only briefly stunned when a large pile of boulders was dropped on him. He utilizes the Rings of Vice, enabling him to fire destructive energy blasts from each hand. Pro-Boscis can also teleport interstellar distances. It is not certain if he does this via his own ability, through the rings, or another source.
He keeps his servants tethered to their work area via a wrist band and cable. These cables send a signal to him if they are damaged, enabling him to stop any attempts at escape. Some of his servants are stationed within Pleasure Cruisers, able to travel through space or in an atmosphere. Other facilities within these craft are left to the imagination.
(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Pleasure Cruisers were constructed on the planet Sirus X in the Milky Way galaxy, a planet known as a haven for gambling and debauchery, and manufactured at the behest of Pro-Boscis the Procurer, an intergalactic brothel owner and procurer of carnal pleasures.
(Warlock I#12 (fb) - BTS) - An interstellar pimp, Pro-Boscis recruited (either with or against their consent) women to serve as pleasure slaves to others, for payment. Under unspecified means, he obtained Heater Delight, the intermittent lover of Eros, aka Starfox, to serve as one of his Pleasure Slaves.
Knowing Pro-Boscis' strength, and not wishing to take a chance of having Eros' face injured in battle with him, Heater sought a savior somewhat with less to risk. Heater found the man she was looking for in Pip the Troll, who had just escaped from the advances of Mama Alpha at her Cabaret on Sirus X.
(Warlock I#12 (fb)) - Promising Pip "unbelievable pleasure," Heater convinced Pip to sever the wire trapping her in the Pleasure Cruiser. Pip unwittingly cut the wire, only to hear the alarm, which summoned Pro-Boscis, who promised to slay him quickly. Pip, threw some sand in Pro-Boscis' eyes and fled from his blows and blasts. Pip finally stopped Pro-Boscis temporarily by knocking over a large stack of boulders on him, but was nearly crushed in the process himself.
Eros then stepped forward and claimed Heater, who gave Pip his reward: the Pleasure Cruiser. Not having gained quite the reward he wanted, Pip imagined ways of gaining revenge on Eros and Heater, but decided instead to flee in the Cruiser when he noticed Pro-Boscis starting to claw his way out. Pip decided to make the best of the Cruiser and took off into space.
(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1 (fb) - BTS) <558 post; 8 years before the Hulk's arrival on Sakaar> - Seven Pleasure Cruisers were enveloped by the Great Portal while en route from Sirus X to their intended destination in the orbit of nearby planet Kotzwinkle and crash landed on Sakaar before Pro-Boscis ever saw his newly constructed ships.
Comments: Created by Jim Starlin and Steve Leialoha.
In case you didn't know, Proboscis is another name for nose; usually a very big one. Another definition is: "any elongated or extensible tubular processes of the oral region of an invertebrate (such as the sucking organ of a butterfly)." I'm not quite sure what they were going for with this, but I think you can get the general idea.
This guy has the makings of Pip's arch-nemesis. He'd also be good against Howard the Duck.
I guess his teleport mechanism was damaged by the boulders, or he would have been after Pip again in a few seconds.
Pip, unfortunately, only got to enjoy the Pleasure Cruiser for a short time before he met his death at the hands of Thanos. You'd think he'd have relocated it when he had access to the Space Gem as part of the Infinity Watch.
Profile by Snood.
Pro-Boscis the Procurer should be distinguished from:
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Warlock I#12 (April, 1976)
Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1 (2006) - Anthony Flamini & Greg Pak (writers), Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Ladronn, Ryan Sook, Alex Maleev, Lucio Parrillo & James Raiz (resource artists), Jim Calafiore (new art), Jen Grunwald & Mark D. Beasley (associate editors), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Last updated: 01/07/18
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