BEHEMOTH From BELOW
Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Terrestrial animal, possible Deviant mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Atlantean military (Vashti), Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk (Banner), Nighthawk), Presence, Red Guardian (Belinsky), Sub-Mariner, Warlord Krang
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Brick-Thing (name used by Hulk)
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Super-Villain Team-Up I#13
Powers/Abilities: The Behemoth from Below was a massive monster capable of surviving the ocean's depths, breathing under water, and breathing air. Its immense bulk and strength were its greatest weapons, though it could be toppled by enough force and was susceptible to radiation.History: (Super-Villain Team-Up I#13 (fb) - BTS) - While its origins are unknown, the Behemoth from Below likely spent ages sleeping beneath the sea.
(Super-Villain Team-Up I#13) - Warlord Krang, in an attempt to control Atlantis, blew the Proteus Horn and called forth a monster to attack the city. The Behemoth from Below attacked with a crushing blow destroying everything in sight, including the towers of Atlantis and any of its citizens and soldiers. Sub-Mariner attacked and was held tight in one of the Behemoth's fists before breaking free and swimming at break-neck speed around the Behemoth, forming a mighty vortex. The Behemoth was caught in the vortex and taken far from the city.
(Defenders I#54) - Awakened by a nuclear explosion, the Behemoth from Below watched a ship explode near Russia and grabbed the drowning form of Hellcat before being forced to let go by a punch from the Sub-Mariner.
(Defenders I#55) - The creature responded to a horn-blow on land by Nighthawk, and pursued the hero, attempting to maul him. The Hulk arrived and pounded the creature with several super-strong blows. The creature slowly toppled, nearly crushing other heroes beneath it. The radiation-emitting Presence discharged a powerful blast that obliterated the creature before it could crush him.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Keith Giffen, and Don Perlin.
Profile by Chadman.
Behemoth from Below has no known connections to
Defenders I#55, p13, pan3
Defenders I#55, p9, pan3
Super-Villain Team-Up I#13 (August, 1977) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Keith Giffen (writer/penciler), Don Perlin (penciler), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#54 (December, 1977) - David Anthony Kraft (writer), Keith Giffen & Mike Golden (pencilers), Bob McLeod (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Defenders I#55 (January, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Carmine Infantino (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
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