Real Name: Pete Gehringer
Identity/Class: Human mutant, minor
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Flash (Wally West) of the DC Universe (see comments)
Enemies: The townspeople of his hometown
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: "River Town" (possibly Kansas, near the Missourri River) (see comments)
First Appearance: JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003)
Powers/Abilities:Pete Gehringer is a mutant with pink, muscular skin and webbed fingers, three toe-like appendages on each foot, no lips, and tendril-like formations on the back of his head. He also possesses the ability to jump long distances.
(JLA/Avengers#1 (fb)[BTS]) – Pete’s mutant powers manifested, and his body turned from normal into a new, more monstrous form.
(JLA/Avengers#1) – As the Flash arrived from his own universe, he ran into the panicked Pete, who was being chased by a mob of local townspeople, trying to convince them that he was just Pete Gehringer and that whatever had happened to him had happened the day before. The Flash held off the crowd long enough for Pete to leap in escape, but then the mob, thinking he was a mutant too, beat him severely.
Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek and George Perez
There’s very little chance of Pete ever showing up again, but since he did appear on the Marvel side of this series, he just might.
I’ve dubbed the hometown Pete’s from as "River Town," as that’s how the Flash describes it upon arriving, nothing that it sits where his Earth’s Keystone City would be. However, it was revealed that the two Earths were somewhat different in their composition and size, and while it's mostly likely the exact same spot, it's not completely for sure.
Profile by Madison Carter.
Pete Gehringer has no known connection to:
JLA/Avengers#1, page 22, panel 1
page 22, panel 5
JLA/Avengers#1 (September 2003)
Last updated: 11/06/04
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