Real Name: Colonel Gullivar South

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Intelligence operative

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: CIA, Commission on Superhuman Activities, FBI, Norman Osborn, Tarantula

Enemies: Captain America (John Walker), Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A garbage scow in New York Harbour

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#137 (April, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Gullivar South is a well-connected government operative, able to call upon resources in the CIA, CSA and FBI.

History: (Spectacular Spider-Man II#137) - Gullivar South was unofficially assigned by the White House to assist Tarantula in rounding up illegal immigrants from Delvadia so that they could be returned to their country, on the premise of aiding America's allies in stabilizing South America. South provided Tarantula with FBI files on his targets so that he could hunt them down.

When Tarantula found himself opposed in his mission by Spider-Man, South used his contacts in the Commission on Superhuman Activities to send them Captain America for assistance.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#138) - South shook hands with Captain America as he and the Tarantula set off to round up the supposed "terrorists." However, Captain America quickly realized that he was on the wrong side, and abandoned Tarantula to be defeated by Spider-Man. He then returned to the Tarantula's base at a garbage scow to confront South. Having determined from the CSA that South was acting without legal authority, Captain America assaulted South, enraged at how he had been manipulated. Captain America left South lying on a pile of garbage, unconscious.

(Dark Reign Files) - South worked for the CIA on an assigment in Cuba where SHIELD found the robot Quasimodo and subdued him with the aid of Mainframe (Ian Wajler).

(Dark Reign Files) - Upon returning from Cuba South sent a report on Quasimodo's capture to Norman Osborn.

Comments: Created by Gerry Conway and Sal Buscema.

The Chameleon impersonated South in Amazing Spider-Man I#341 in order to manipulate the Tarantula into fighting Spider-Man again.

by Prime Eternal

Gullivar South should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Spectacular Spider-Man II#137, page 8, panel 6
Spectacular Spider-Man II#138, page 4, panel 4

Spectacular Spider-Man II#137-138 (April-May, 1988) - Gerry Conway (writer), Sal Buscema (artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Dark Reign Files (2009) - Michael Hoskin (writer), Jennifer Grünwald & Mark D. Beazley (editors)

First Posted: 10/02/2004
Last updated: 09/25/2013

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