"COLOSSAL" CRAIG

Real Name: Craig ??

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Captain America (Steve Rogers), two unnamed kids

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An unknown prison
in this story: Fillmore Elementary School presumably in New York City

First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#29/2 (November, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: He was very tall (assumption: at least 7 feet tall) and strong, but possessed no superhuman abilities.

 

History:
(Marvel Fanfare I#29/2 (fb) - BTS) - "Colossal" Craig broke out of jail.

(Marvel Fanfare I#29/2) - His escape made it to the papers, and Captain America was after him. The next afternoon Craig crashed into a street lamp with his car in front of an elementary school. He took two boys as hostages and carried them back into their school while threatening them with a gun and telling Cap to back off. Inside the empty school Craig hid with the boys in a classroom and shot through a window when he saw Cap's colors, but it was only a flag. Cap broke through the other window, disarmed Craig with his shield and attacked him. Craig struck back and tried to smash Cap with the teacher's desk. Cap was able to avoid the attack, but Craig tried the same with a chair. This time Cap used a duster to blind Craig. A few hard hits to the body failed, and Craig used a bearhug against Cap who freed himself with a clap of the ears. Cap started his comeback with a fire extinguisher to further cool down Craig, but the colossal one headed for his gun. Cap reached the gun earlier and tossed it away. Cap then used kicks and punches to knock out Craig for good.

 

 

Comments: Created by Norm Breyfogle.

Actually the story was about the bully and the nerd (two unnamed kids) learning to respect each other, but the villain is more interesting than the unnamed kids. In the end the two boys became friends, the bully began to study, the nerd began to train in sports, and Craig probably went back to prison.

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Colossal" Craig has no known connection to:


images:
"Colossal" Craig body shot: Marvel Fanfare I#29, p27, pan6
"Colossal" Craig head shot: Marvel Fanfare I#29, p29, pan3


Last updated: 08/08/05

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