Real Name: Rocco Rank
Identity/Class: Extra-temporally-displaced Human
Occupation: Slave; (formerly) criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: The Mummy
Enemies: Police in general
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Ancient Egypt;
(formerly) Unnamed city in the U.S.
First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy I#15 (August, 1963)
Powers/Abilities: Rocco Rank is a normal human with no powers.
History: (Amazing Fantasy I#15) – While trying to elude a police officer, lifetime criminal Rocco Rank dove into an open window of a museum. Attempting to find a place there to hide, he was surprised to encounter a living mummy, who offered to hide Rank within its “mummy case” (sarcophogous) while the cops searched the building. When the police opened the case, Rank was not in there. After they left, the Mummy talked to itself, saying that it had kept its promise to hide Rank. Somehow, entering the coffin had transported the petty thief to ancient Egypt, where he was made a slave, and forced to drag stones to build the pyramids..
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.This story was published in the same issue that introduced Spider-Man. Guess Rocco got the short end of the stick in more ways than one.
Rocco Rank has no known connection to:
The Mummy has no known connection to:
The Mummy was found by Rocco Rank in a museum, and the living
creature offered to hide him in its coffin. When Rocco entered it, he
was transported back to the time period the Mummy originally lived.
--Amazing Fantasy I#15
Amazing Fantasy I#15, story 2, page 2 , panel 4 (Rocco)
story 2, page 2, panel 5 (Mummy)
Last updated: 05/10/05
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