GARY REDEK

Real Name: Tom Dekker

Identity/Class: Human (British, 18th century to modern age)

Occupation: Lawyer, former pirate

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Louise Mason, She-Hulk

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Red Tom Dekker"

Base of Operations: Jasmine Bay, Florida

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk Annual#16 (1990)

Powers/Abilities: Gary Redek obtained "eternal youth" which kept him in his physical prime for nearly 300 years.

History: (Incredible Hulk Annual#16/2 (fb) - BTS) - Red Tom Dekker was a British pirate who killed a dozen men to obtain a vase which held water from the Fountain of Youth. He drank from the chalice in 1710, and it granted him seeming-eternal youth. His ship was sunk in 1710 during a battle with the French. In the centuries that followed, Dekker assumed the identity of Gary Redek, and became a lawyer in entertainment law, finding similarities between law and piracy.

(Incredible Hulk Annual#16/2) - When the effects of the waters began to fade, Redek went looking for the vase, which had been lost in his ship. When he met She-Hulk and her friend Louise Mason, he decided to use them as pawns. He presented She-Hulk with a map leading to his ship, and convinced her to go on a treasure hunt for it. She-Hulk came back from the sunken ship with a chest, and Redek revealed his true identity to the two women. After finding the vase, he leapt into the ocean to escape She-Hulk, but ran into a shark.

Later, Redek's remains were seen on the bottom of the ocean as the water of the Fountain of Youth spilled from the vase.

Comments: Created by Bill Mumy, Chris Wozniak and Tim Dzon.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Gary Redek should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Incredible Hulk Annual#16, page 44, panel 7
Incredible Hulk Annual#16, page 50, panel 5


Last updated: 08/05/06

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