Real Name: Clark Finark

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Former politician

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Lexington Loopner, She-Hulk (Jen Walters)

Known Relatives: Zag-Nu and Ziapadora (parents)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. formerly the American midwest

First Appearance: Sensational She-Hulk#10 (December, 1989)

Powers: Pseudo-Man utilized a Pseudonic technology helmet which transmitted an ever-evolving self-image program into his mind. Through this program, he saw himself as a veritable demi-god, and believed it completely. It enabled him to harness the power of his mind to enhance his physical abilities to grant him Class 100 strength, virtual invulnerability, powerful eyebeams ("Thermfluoroscopic Thrust-o-Vision") and any other power he believed he had.

Pseudo-Man also used the Pseudonic cannon to project realistic illusions across entire city blocks at a time.

History: (She-Hulk II#11 (fb) ) - Clark Finark was a candidate for a midwest congressional seat, who hired Pseudonix Incorporated, the public relations company of Lexington Loopner, to manage his advertising campaign. Unfortunately, his opponent discovered a problem in Finark's past: that he was an extraterrestrial. Finark's birth certificate stated that he was from the lost planet Veegwal, although this likely was actually a result of his parents being on acid in the 1960s. His opposition exploited this to the fullest and Finark's campaign imploded. Finark blamed Loopner and stole a helmet from Pseudonix that was the most advanced application of their Pseudonic Imaging technology.

(She-Hulk II#10-11) - Finark, now calling himself Pseudo-Man, unleashed his new power on Loopner and Pseudonix, in an effort to gain vengeance. In response, Loopner hired the She-Hulk to defend him. Pseudo-Man easily overpowered her on their first encounter, and then proceeded to blanket the streets on Manhattan with the energy from the Pseudonic Cannon, hoping to use it to recondition all of mankind to react negatively to the symbolism used in advertising. After little success, She-Hulk finally managed to stop him by tricking him into knocking her through the roof of a power station, and then shorting out his helmet with some electric cables. She removed his helmet, the source of his power, and he was presumably sent to prison or a mental institution.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Brian Hitch.






images: (without ads)
Sensational She-Hulk#10, p22, pan4 (main image)
  #11, p11, pan1 (head shot)

Other appearances:
Sensational She-Hulk#11 (January, 1990) - Steve Gerber (writer), Bryan Hitch (pencils), Bob Wiacek, Randy Emberlin & Al Gordon (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)

Last updated: 05/01/05

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