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Real Name: Barry Kaplan

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Modeling agent

Group Membership: Kaplan Modeling Agency

Affiliations: Kaplan Modeling Agency; indirectly Elfqueen


Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed; presumably New York

First Appearance: Avengers I#212 (October, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Barry Kaplan had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled modeling agent, always carrying his business card on him. He was also fairly skilled in martial arts, able to toss Gorn around by turning his momentum against him.

History:  (Avengers I#212) - When the confused Elfqueen and Gorn wandered their way into a restaurant, Barry Kaplan confronted the Elfqueen and introduced himself. He then tried to explain his job, but the Elfqueen did not understand the modern concept of modeling and announced that she sat next to a warrior. Barry then tried to explain to her the concept, but a jealous Gorn soon got up and threatened Barry, who used martial arts to toss Gorn into the salad bar. Gorn quickly recovered and picked up Barry, preparing to do him harm but the Elfqueen levitated Barry back down the floor.

Comments: Created by Jim Shooter, Alan Kupperberg, and Dan Green.

Profile by Proto-Man.

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Avengers I#212, p10, pan4 (Barry Kaplan, headshot)
 p10, pan7 (Barry Kaplan, fullbody, using martial arts)

Avengers I#212 (October, 1981) - Jim Shooter (writer/boss), Alan Kupperberg (penciler), Dan Green (inker)

Last updated: 01/29/06

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