Nimrod threatens Captain MarvelNIMROD

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Robot

Occupation: Hunter of Captain Marvel, agent of the Lunatic Legion

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lunatic Legion, Nitro, Living Laser robot, Uatu the Watcher

Enemies: Captain Marvel

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Nimrod the Hunter

Base of Operations: The Moon of the Earth, Sol Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy

First Appearance: Captain Marvel I#37 (November, 1974) {For Italian Readers: I Fantastici Quattro Editoriale Corno#148/2 (7 dicembre 1976)}

Powers/Abilities: He can survive and fly at high speed in the vacuum of the space, as well as shoot energy blasts

Nimrod presents himself.


(Captain Marvel I#37) - Nimrod had waited for Captain Marvel at the top of the atmosphere for an unspecified period of time, probably days.
After having defeated the Living Laser, Captain Marvel started his trip to the Moon, and reached the highest part of the atmosphere. There, Nimrod hit Captain Marvel at full speed, with a strong blow. He claimed that he attacked Marvel in revenge for Nitro, the Living Laser, Marvel's friendship with the Terrestrials, and for a personal satisfaction. Nimrod tried to blast Mar-Vell again, but the Captain was too fast for the hunter. Captain Marvel hurled him away and with only a kick smashed it on pieces, revealing what he had easily understood with his "cosmic awareness": Nimrod was only a robot.



Comments: Created by Steve Englehart, Al Milgrom and Klaus Janson.

It is unclear how Nimrod hit Captain Marvel the first time. It seems it rammed the Kree, but if so, it should be very strange that Captain Marvel easily shattered him with a single blow, actually, very less strong than the first. So, probably Nimrod got close to the Captain and blasted him at that distance.

Despite the fact that the fight happens just outside the Earth's atmosphere, Al Milgrom drew the moon and 2 or 3 other planetoids on the background!

Profile by Spidermay


Nimrod has no known connections to

Captain Marvel I#37, p6, pan5 (main image)
Captain Marvel I#37, p6, pan6 (head shot)

Captain Marvel I#37 (November, 1974) - Steve Englehart (author, co-plotter), Al Milgrom (artist, co-plotter), Klaus Kanson (inks), Len Wein (editor)

Last updated: 03/01/05

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