Real Name: Girth
Occupation: Bringing the Midnight Sons to Lilith & Zarathos
Group Membership: Lilin
Affiliations: Lilin (Pilgrim, Skitter, presumably all other Lilin), Lilith, Zarathos
Enemies: Johnny Blaze, Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch/Noble Kale), Vengeance (Michael Badilino)
Known Relatives: Lilin (brethren), Lilith (mother)
Base of Operations: A burnt-out warehouse in New York City;
Formerly: Shadowside dimension
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#143/1 (early December, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: He possessed the power to redirect force and energy.
(Marvel Comics Presents#143/1) - Girth and his partner Skitter were ordered to deliver Morbius and his group of Midnight Sons to Lilith. They waited in a warehouse and Girth used his powers to act as a homing beacon for the traitor among the Midnight Sons so that he could lead his group into Lilith's trap. The Spirtis of Vengeance (Ghost Rider, Blaze, Vengeance) landed in the warehouse when Girth's power accidentally interrupted Strange's teleportation (Strange's team fled from Lilith and Zarathos in Ghost Rider II#44). They opposed Girth and Skitter, but Girth used his power against them and redirected their attacks so that they attacked each other. Blaze realized what Girth was doing and explained it to Ghost Rider. In response, Ghost Rider threw his chain links in all directions and Girth was killed by some of them.
Comments: Created by Chris Cooper, Reggie Jones & Fred Harper.
Profile by Markus Raymond
Girth should be distinguished from:
Skitter should be distinguished from:
He was a Lilin and seemingly possessed super-human speed and agility.
(Marvel Comics Presents#143/1) - As Girth's partner he went with him to the warehouse to play out Lilith's plan. Girth sent him out to check every inch of the warehouse first. Skitter was sick of running for Girth who seemingly didn't do anything, but Girth assured Skitter that he was working as well. Skitter hid behind Girth when Ghost Rider and his allies attacked. He ran away when they fought Girth and summoned Lilith, Zarathos and Pilgrim. Lilith was pleased with Skitter's wise thinking, but he was of no help when the heroes were able to flee again through another portal opened by Dr. Strange.
--Marvel Comics Presents#143/1
Girth body shot (with Skitter behind him): Marvel Comics Presents#143, p5, pan1
Girth head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#143, p3, pan4
Skitter head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#143, p3, pan4
Marvel Comics Presents#143 (early December, 1993) - Chris Cooper (writer), Reggie Jones (pencils), Fred Harper (inks), Richard Ashford (editor)
Last updated: 06/05/05
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