Real Name:

Identity/Class: Human, Zombie (World War 2 Era)

Occupation: Mobster

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: led his own gang of zombie henchmen

Enemies: Dominic Fortune, Zelda Pinkley, Sabbath Raven

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: a funeral parlor, New York City, 1937

First Appearance: Hulk!#22 (August, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Louie Kelt was a zombie who disguised his undead state by using makeup. As a zombie, he possessed enhanced strength and durability, but, like all of his henchmen, could be made to bleed easily. He also wielded a sword, and had some experience in mystic rites.

History: (The Hulk!#22/2)- Louie Kelt became engaged to the socialite Zelda Pinkley, and intended to prepare her for some sort of mystical ceremony. When she brought her friend Sabbath Raven to meet him at his funeral parlor, Sabbath warned her lover Dominic Fortune about Kelt, but Kelt caught Sabbath on the phone, and prepared to use her as a sacrifice.

Before the sacrifice could be made, Dominic Fortune burst into the funeral parlor. He attempted to drive Kelt's zombies off with garlic, a crucifix, and holy water before finally realizing he could simply pound them with his fists. After besting all of Kelt's men, Kelt attacked Fortune with his sword, but Fortune ducked his slash, and flung Kelt into a rack of chemicals with a coffin. The chemicals spilled over Kelt's face, revealing him as a zombie. He was then consumed from inside, and burned into ash.

Comments: Created by Denny O'Neil and Howard Chaykin.

Not much was explained about Louie Kelt, and what exactly his background was-- but who cares? It's all in fun.

by Prime Eternal

Louie Kelt should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
The Hulk!#22, page 58, panel 1
The Hulk!#22, page 62, panel 4

Last updated: 12/19/04

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