Real Name: Gretta Rabin
Identity/Class: Human mutant? Israeli citizen
Occupation: None (she's just a child)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Max Meers
Enemies: Achilles, Pantheon
Known Relatives: Unnamed father
Base of Operations: Jerusalem, Israel
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#386 (October, 1991)
Powers/Abilities: Gretta has the ability to control people's minds and make them do whatever she wants. She can also channel that ability into other people.
History: (Incredible Hulk II#387 (fb)) - At some point Gretta Rabin developed psychic powers enabling her to take over other people's minds. She had quite sinister intentions with these powers, but knew that she should not use her powers aggressively herself, because then she herself would be in danger. She instead opted to wait for someone else who she could give her psychic ability to and have that individual control the world while she was controlling him.
(Incredible Hulk II#386) - Delphi, a member of the Pantheon that could see the future, envisioned Max Meers taking over the world. Achilles was sent to kill Max Meers to prevent that from happening.
(Incredible Hulk II#386) - Gretta Rabin found Max Meers, the young son of the Draburg ambassador leaning against a wall near the Draburg embassy. Upon meeting Max Meers, she knew that she wanted him to be the one who she use to take over the world. She introduced herself and then convinced Max to come with her to the old city (ancient part of Jerusalem). Gretta showed Max around the old city, and channeled her psychic power to him when he was haggling for prices with shopkeepers, allowing him to control their minds. Before too long, Achilles confronted Gretta and Max, who ran away. Achilles chased the two and had them cornered when they were saved by Rick Jones. Gretta used her ability on Max and, through him, she ordered a large group of people to kill Achilles.
(Incredible Hulk II#387) - Gretta and Max ran far away from from Achilles. When Max started complaining about a headache, Gretta assured him that it would be ok, that it was a scary world, and that you needed to be ready to protect yourself. She also falsely told him that he had controlled the crowd. Later on, Achilles found Gretta and Max again, and Gretta tried to control Achilles' mind, but found he was immune to her mind control. Gretta and Max then were chased by Achilles for several minutes, eventually running away from him along the top of a building. Max fell off the building and was trampled by the angry people that Gretta had controlled through him earlier.
Later on, Gretta sat beside Max at his hospital bed, telling the unconscious boy that she will make sure he recovers, and when he does, that they can use her powers to control the world.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Dale Keown, and Mark Farmer.
It wasn't clear until the very end of the story that Max was not the one with the powers--Snood.
Clarifications: Not to be confused with
Greta of Earth-Nightside - Others, Ogre, Five, took over after having Gorgeous George slain--Nightside#3
RABINOWITZ, AURORA - Dracula character --Tomb of Dracula I#37
RABINOWITZ, CHAIM - New Yorker, World War II platoon rescued by Captain America, ran newspaper stand, twice helped out by Spider-Man, once against robbers and once when held hostage by the Disc Jockey -- Spider-Man: Secret of the Sinister Six novel
RABINOWITZ, Dr. MICHAEL - paranormal, CIA --Justice #30/2
Max Meers was the son of the Draburg ambassador to Israel. Delphi had a vision of him conquering the world in the future, so the Pantheon sent Achilles to stop Max Meers. Max and his family were attacked by Achilles at the airport in Tel Aviv, but managed to get away. Later on, Max met Gretta and she channeled her power to control the minds of other people through him. They wandered off to the old city of Jerusalem, where Max ran into Achilles once again. Gretta gave some of her power to Max, and he whipped up a large group of people into a frenzy and sent them to kill Achilles. However, Achilles escaped and later chased Max again, eventually along the edge of a building. Max fell off the building but was rescued by the Hulk, only to be trampled by the mob he had created earlier. He was left a vegetable, but Gretta Rabin swore that he would get better, and then she would use her power and rule the world through him.
-- Incredible Hulk II#386, 387
Incredible Hulk II#386 page 16, panel 6
Incredible Hulk II#387 page 3, panel 4
(Max Meers) Incredible Hulk II#386 page 16, panel 6
Incredible Hulk II#386-387 (October-November, 1991) - Peter David (Writer), Dale Keown (artist), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Last updated: 03/20/05
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