MYTH MONSTER

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unidentified magic user, possible demon;
    active in
6th Century and modern era

Occupation: Perpetuator of misinformation and prejudice

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Nurse Cordelia, Miss Cordella, Knights of the Round Table, Merlin, King Arthur Pendragon, Spider-Man;
    Albert, Brad, Carol, Roland, Samantha, and Victor, and others with disabilities

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Impersonated Coach Bauer

Base of Operations: Currently unknown;
    formerly the Amulet of Merlin;
    formerly
Camelot

First Appearance: Spider-Man Battles the Myth Monster (1991)

 

 

Powers/Abilities: The Myth Monster is immune to most conventional attacks, can alter his form, and possesses superhuman strength, but he requires that others believe his lies, or else he vanishes from existence. He can also spray sleep gas from his fingertips.
    His primary purpose is the spreading of misinformation in order to generate fear, distrust, and prejudice towards others. It physically pains him to see those with disabilities accepted by others. He seems to prefer targeting children.

History: The origins of the Myth Monster are unknown.

(Spider-Man Battles the Myth Monster (fb)) - In the days of Camelot, the Myth Monster spreads lies about children with disabilities--including Roland, Samantha, and Victor, causing others to fear and distrust them. King Arthur condemned the Myth Monsters, causing the townspeople to realize the lies for what they were. Pained by the truth, the Myth Monster easily fell victim to Merlin who trapped him with a mystic Amulet.

(Spider-Man Battles the Myth Monster (fb) - BTS) - The Amulet was stolen years later, but it fell from the criminal's saddlebags and fell unseen into the ocean.

 

 

(Spider-Man Battles the Myth Monster) - In the modern era, the Amulet washed up on the beach in Shorehaven, Connecticut, where some students found it and unwittingly released the monster. The Myth Monster hid the Amulet and then began to spread lies about disabilities affecting some local children at Shorehaven High School. He knocked out Coach Bauer and replaced him, spreading untruth about Albert, Brad, and Carol, who had Diabetes mellitus, Epilepsy, and Asthma, respectively. However, the school nurse, Miss Cordella, remembered the legends of the Myth Monster passed down from her ancestor, Nurse Cordelia of Camelot. Miss Cordella exposed the Myth Monster, and he was attacked by Spider-Man (who, as Peter Parker, had been covering a story on how the above students performed successfully in various sports, proving their disabilities were not as severe as many people thought). The Myth Monster shrugged off Spider-Man's attacks, but he did occupy the Myth Monster long enough for a number of children to join together and locate the Amulet (which the Monster had blabbed about). The Monster grabbed the Amulet and cast it into the sea once more, but the children told him that they no longer believed his lies and that they wanted to learn the truth about the various diseases, and to accept their friends who had any disabilities. Agonized by this acceptance and unable to exist without belief in his lies, the Monster vanished in a fiery explosion.

Comments: Created by Danny Fingeroth, Jose Delbo, and Harry Candelario.

The biggest myth about diseases like these that I continually see is about Diabetes.
In Diabetes mellitus, a person cannot produce adequate (or any) insulin, which they need to convert sugar into a usable form. The sugar level, if untreated, would rise until it causes a number of serious conditions, but usually over a period of days to weeks. To keep the sugar from going too high, the person has to take insulin (or another drug), which LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR.
    I can't tell you how many stories, TV shows, or movies I've seen where is this desperate need to get insulin to someone because their sugar is too low. If someone's sugar is too low, and you give them insulin, you could kill them. Anyway, don't believe that bad information.

Profile by Snood.

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images:
Spider-Man Battles the Myth Monster, p5, panel 2 (Myth Monster)
    p3, panel 3 (Amulet)


Last updated: 02/14/05

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