Real Name: Ron Tatum
Occupation: Wife beater
formerly: Heavyweight Boxer
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Ann Tatum, Daughters of the Dragon (Colleen Wing & Misty Knight)
Known Relatives: Ann (wife)
Aliases: Prince Charmless (called by Colleen Wing)
Base of Operations: Brooklyn, New York
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#149/3 (early March, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: None. He had the fighting abilities of an average boxer.
History: No exact dates to Ron's life are known. He was a heavyweight boxer and married Ann at some point of his life.
(MCP#149 (fb)) - Ron beat up his wife Ann over the years of their marriage. After another fight she had to be taken to hospital with severe injuries. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing took on the case and Colleen found Ron and tried to talk to him like Misty told her to do.
(MCP#149/3) - Ron punched Colleen right into her face and she didn't want to talk to him anymore. They fought and he tried to hit her with some hard jabs, but she was able to duck and kick him into the face. Ron didn't take this too manly, pulled out a knife and sliced Colleen's arm. He wanted to play by his rules now, but Colleen pulled out her sword and Ron became a nice boy because he liked his life. Colleen and the police brought Ron to the hospital where his wife Ann lay and he told her that he would never hit her again. This time she didn't believe him and Ron was taken away by the police.
Comments: Created by Floyd Hughes & Reggie Jones
The story had a unique background coloring. Everything happening outside was in red tones and in the hospital everything was in blue tones.
The last name of Ron and Ann was revealed in OHotMU 2006#3.
Ron and Ann have no known connections to
Ann was the wife of Ron and a childhood friend of Misty Knight. She was beaten up by her husband Ron more than once. After another fight with her husband she went to hospital with bruises all over her body, a broken jaw, a broken arm and a damaged eye. Misty visited her in hospital. She brought her some presents and a game to play and talked to her about the situation with Ron. Ann just listened because she wasn't able to talk with her broken jaw. When Colleen and the police arrived with Ron he tried to tell Ann that he would never hurt her again, but she took the words from Misty seriously and gave him the "Risk or Dare"-card "GO TO JAIL". The police took him away and Ann cried. Misty was proud that Ann made the right decision.
--Marvel Comics Presents#149/3
Marvel Comics Presents#149, barcode side, p6,
pan4 (main image)
p4, pan4 (head shot)
p8, pan3 (Ann Tatum)
Last updated: 06/23/04
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