Real Name: Rocco (last name unrevealed)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The other inmates in State Prison
Enemies: Charlie, the Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic, Thing), Joe, Warden Williams
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: State Prison in New York City, New York
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#8 (November, 1962)
Powers/Abilities: Rocco had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled criminal.
History: (Fantastic Four I#8) - When the Puppet Master forced the trustee at State Prison to free the criminals inside, Rocco took State Prison's Warden Williams hostage while the guards at the prison attempted to talk him out of it. Rocco taunted the guards, exclaiming that if they wanted Warden Williams then they could come and get him. The Fantastic Four soon arrived on the scene and the Human Torch rescued Warden Williams from right under the nose of Rocco. Rocco then attempted to shoot his way out of the Prison, but the Thing slammed into the Prison wall, pushing most of the prisoners back inside. Rocco managed to make it out but the Thing grabbed him and threw him back into the Prison, causing him to collide with many of the other prisoners that got pushed back inside. The Thing then fashioned a cage by bending some of the prison bars that were broken during the escape and captured Rocco and a group of convicts inside the cage.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Dick Ayers.
The page numbers I have listed for the images section could possibly be different in the original Fantastic Four I#8, as I was using a CD-Rom reprint of the book from the Marvel Collector's Edition Vol. 1 CD-Rom. -Proto-Man
Rocco has no known connections to:
Fantastic Four I#8, p17, pan8 (Rocco headshot)
p19, pan3 (Rocco fullbody)
Last updated: 07/30/05
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