Real Name: presumably Joe
Identity/Class: presumably Human
Occupation: Hunter of rare game, especially mythical creatures
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Hired by a nameless scientific research facility
Enemies: Bigfoot, Doop, the Green Unicorn, the Iraqi Shibboleth, Loch Ness Monster, the Minotaur of New York, Pink Lady, Wolverine, a white unicorn, many other targets/victims
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: an unnamed castle, presumably in Scotland
First Appearance: Wolverine/Doop#2 (July, 2003)
Powers/Abilities: Hunter Joe had no superhuman powers, but was excellent at hunting mythical and speculative quarry. He was skilled at sabotage and would not hesitate to resort to running his victims over with at meat truck, as long as he killed them. While battling Wolverine and Doop, he employed the use of electrified hooks that appeared to either have sentience or were being moved, perhaps through telekinesis or some mechanical control. In the past, he has used a submarine as well.
History: (Wolverine/Doop#2 (fb)) - During the early 1960s, Hunter Joe successfully traveled underwater in a submarine and killed the Loch Ness Monster (see comments).
(Wolverine/Doop#2 (fb)) - He had also hunted and killed the Green Unicorn, a white unicorn, the Minotaur of New York (see comments), Bigfoot, and the Iraqi Shibboleth
(Wolverine/Doop#2) - Since Wolverine and Doop had not yet returned to the scientific research facility with the Pink Mink, one of their scientists hired Hunter Joe to retrieve the Pink Mink in their place. As he bragged about how he killed the Loch Ness Monster and a unicorn, the scientist warned that he might have trouble with Wolverine and Doop during his mission. He proclaimed that she should leave them to him.
As Wolverine and Doop sought out Professor Van Hosen, whom both thought was a fictional character they had made up, Hunter Joe secretly sabotaged their motorcycle, causing it to lose a wheel and crash. Once they had crashed, Hunter Joe tried to run them over with a meat truck. After dodging his attack, Doop pointed out that they were at their destination and much to each others surprise, the duo met with Professor Van Hosen. Van Hosen informed them that the Pink Lady had been captured by Hunter Joe and both Wolverine and Doop then rampaged through the research facility until the scientist told them where Joe was hiding out. Wolverine and Doop then busted into Hunter Joes castle and demanded he release the Pink Lady. Joe then sent electrified hooks after the duo which captured the pair. Just as Joe was about to behead Wolverine, dormant mutants called the Pink Psychos burst through the wall and slaughtered Hunter Joe, allowing Wolverine, Doop, and the Pink Lady to escape with the Pink Mink. Once Doop had returned to his den at X-Statix HQ, Hunter Joes head was seen mounted on Doops wall.
Comments: Created by Peter Milligan, Darwyn Cooke, and J. Bone.
The Loch Ness Monster slain by Hunter Joe was pregnant with "another generation of 'Little Nessies.'" It seems reasonably likely that that Monster was also one of a litter, and though one was slain, others continued to exist. That would explain why the Loch Ness Monster has been seen after he had apparently killed it.
Profile by Proto-Man
Hunter Joe, has no known connections to
The Minotaur of New York allegedly slain by Hunter Joe may or may not be:
Hunter Joe full body shot: (Wolverine/Doop#2) p16, pan5
Last updated: 11/12/04
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