MARK, THE MUGGER
Real Name: Mark (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human (Post-World War II era) (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: his victims
Known Relatives: Claudia (wife)
Base of Operations: Mobile;
formerly Paris, France;
Post-World War II era
Powers/Abilities: Mark was skilled at surprising and overpowering people, and he was armed with a knife.
History: (Uncanny Tales I#6/2) - Mark wooed Claudia, pretending to be a big businessman by flaunting the cash he acquired from mugging people. He wanted to retire as a mugger, but after he and Claudia were wed they spent a month in Paris, and he needed more money. Mark kept resolving to quit his life of crime, but Claudia either asked for more expensive things, or she gave Mark expensive presents and he felt the need to return the favor. One night while out mugging Mark was stabbed in the back. As he lay dying he saw his murderer was Claudia, who was also out robbing people, and didn't recognize her husband in the dark.
Comments: Created by an unnamed writer and Sam Kweskin.
As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this
story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity, but there's nothing
to exclude it either.
--Leave it in unless something rules it out!--Snood.
This story was reprinted in Crypt of Shadows #16.
PROFILE BY FUTURE
Mark, the Mugger has no known connection to:
Mark's wife. She mugged people to get the money to give herself the appearance of a wealthy socialite. One night while out mugging, she killed Mark, not recognizing him in the dark.
--Uncanny Tales I#6/2
Uncanny Tales I#6/2, p2, pan3;
(Claudia) Uncanny Tales I#6/2, p4, pan4
Crypt of Shadows #16 (March, 1974)
Last updated: 12/13/04
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