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DOCTOR PERNELL SOLOMON

Real Name: Dr. Pernell Solomon

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Head of the Solomon Institute for the Criminally Insane

Group Membership: The Solomon Institute for the Criminally Insane

Affiliations: Attila, Bruce, Corben, Maurice, Morty, Mulhally, Rasputin, Warren
former Taskmaster

Enemies: Ant-Man, Selbe, Steed, Taskmaster, Wasp, Yellowjacket

Known Relatives: Selbe (his clone)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Solomon Institute for the Criminally Insane in South Hampton, Long Island, New York

First Appearance: (in shadow): Avengers I#194 (April, 1980); (fully seen): Avengers I#195 (May, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Pernell Solomon had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled administrator. He was also very self-centered. Unfortunately, he had a weak heart and a rare blood type.

History:  (Avengers I#195 (fb) - BTS) - When Dr. Pernell Solomon discovered that he had a weak heart and a rare blood type, he decided that the only way that he would be able to receive a transplant would be through a clone of himself. He soon had his scientific staff create a clone and artificially age him to adulthood. Upon overhearing his fate, his clone (named Selbe) escaped and made his way to the Avengers for help.

 (Avengers I#194) - Dr. Solomon personally had his chauffeur Corben drive him to Avengers Mansion, where he sent some goons in to retrieve Selbe with forged government documents. As Selbe was taken away, the Wasp stowed away.

 (Avengers I#195 (fb)) - When Dr. Solomon arrived back at the Solomon Institute, he had his goons prep Selbe for the operation that would harvest his heart.

 (Avengers I#195) - While the Avengers waited for a sign outside, Yellowjacket and Ant-Man infiltrated the Solomon Institute for the Criminally Insane, where they revived the Wasp. They were soon discovered by Dr. Solomon, who explained his plan for Selbe and also explained that he was merely an administrator and that if the true master of the Institute were to find out about Solomon's plan that his life would be on the line. When the Yellowjacket and Ant-Man fought back against Solomon's guards, Solomon himself tried to restrain the Wasp, who knocked him out. The trio of heroes soon made their way to Selbe's cell, where Ant-Man and Yellowjacket were knocked out by the Institute's true master, the Taskmaster.

 (Avengers I#196) - A revived Dr. Solomon watched in awe as the Taskmaster showed off his abilities to the now-captive Yellowjacket, Ant-Man, and Wasp.  The Taskmaster soon turned his attention toward Dr. Solomon himself, angry that Solomon had spoiled the Institute's front by leading Avengers there. The Taskmaster then claimed that if Dr. Solomon could defeat him, then he would let Solomon live despite his failure. Dr. Solomon quickly pulled out a gun and attempted to shoot the Taskmaster, who blocked the shot without even moving his shield. As the Taskmaster put his hand near his gun, Dr. Solomon collapsed and died of a heart attack brought on by fear of the Taskmaster. As he died, he spat out that he couldn't die like that, as it was so common.

Comments: Created by David Michelinie, George Perez, and Josef Rubinstein.

This tale closely resembles Parts the Clonus Horror. By the way, if Solomon's heart problem was a genetic defect, the clone would have it too, right? Barring genetic engineering. Of course, perhaps stress/drinking/smoking etc. caused the problem.
--Per Degaton

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Attila has no known connections to

Bruce has no known connections to

  • Bruce, discovered & exposed the hoax beyond the Floating Head, @ Tales to Astonish I#8
  • Bruce, member of the Students of Love, psychotic, @ Web of Spider-Man#40
  • Bruce, father of Zackery, Vietnam vet reactionary, @ Marvel Comics Presents I#104
  • any other "Bruce" characters

Corben has no known connections to

  • Corben, agent of Romany Wisdom, can mentally stun the nervous system of others, @ X-Force I#114
  • any other "Corben" characters

Maurice has no known connections to

  • any other "Maurice" characters

Morty has no known connections to

  • any other "Morty" characters

Mulhally has no known connections to

  • any other "Mulhally" characters

Rasputin has no known connections to

  • Rasputin, High Priest of Tavi, used Tavistick to animate Fangor, @ Iron Man I#56
  • Rasputin, member of the Sickle Cycle Club, lost right to become Captain America to Scar Turpin, @ Captain America I#179
  • Rasputin, Dimitriy, son of Vladimir, descendent of Grigori Rasputin & Elena, @ X-Men: Colossus-Bloodline#1
  • Rasputin, Grigori Yefimovich, ally of Mr. Sinister, able to disperse his spirit into his children, @ X-Men: Colossus-Bloodline#1
  • Rasputin, Illyana, also known as Magik, @ Giant-Size X-Men#1
  • Rasputin, Klara, daughter of Vladimir, possessed by Grigori Rasputin's spirit, @ X-Men: Colossus-Bloodline#1
  • Rasputin, Konstantin, son of Vladimir, possessed by Grigori Rasputin's spirit, @ X-Men: Colossus-Bloodline#1
  • Rasputin, Lucifer, former warden of Damnation City, blew up entire prison, @ Deadpool III#39
  • Rasputin, Mikhail, mutant, the Twelve, brother of Colossus, @ Uncanny X-Men#285
  • Rasputin, Nikolai, father of Colossus, @ Giant-Size X-Men#1
  • Rasputin, Piotr Nikolaievitch, better known as Colossus, @ Giant-Size X-Men#1
  • Rasputin, Vladimir, descendent of Grigori, possessed by his spirit, @ X-Men: Colossus-Bloodline#1
  • Rasputin, Yuri, mutant, possessed by Grigori's spirit, killed by Mr. Sinister, @ X-Men: Colossus-Bloodline#1
  • any other "Rasputin" character

Dr. Pernell Solomon has no known connections to

  • Solomon, King, son of David, possessed great wealth which was sealed in his tomb, @ Black Panther I#1
  • Solomon Seal, mystic item able to open the Gates of Heaven, @ Alpha Flight II#16
  • any other "Doctor", "Pernell", or "Solomon" characters

Warren has no known connections to

  • Warren, Jeffrey, TV executive, killed by Mr. Murder, @ Agent X#12
  • Warren, John, mind swapped with Zetora, @ Journey into Mystery I#57
  • Warren, Miles, better known as the Jackal, @ Amazing Spider-Man I#31
  • Warren, Raymond, science teacher at Midtown High School, @ Amazing Fantasy I#15
  • Warren, Scott, former subway conductor, killed by ghosts, @ Nightcrawler III#5
  • Warren, Sloan, wife of Scott, @ Nightcrawler III#5
  • any other "Warren" characters


Attila

 Attila was one of the guards at the Solomon Institute for the Criminally Insane. When Dr. Solomon discovered Yellowjacket and Ant-Man in the Institute, he introduced them to Attila and Bruce. When the conversation was moved to Solomon's study, Attila remained to help guard Solomon.

Attila had no superhuman powers, but was skilled in the use of firearms.

--Avengers I#195












Bruce

 Bruce was one of the guards at the Solomon Institute for the Criminally Insane. When Dr. Solomon discovered Yellowjacket and Ant-Man in the Institute, he introduced them to Attila and Bruce.

Bruce had no superhuman powers, but was skilled in the use of firearms.

--Avengers I#195








Corben

Corben was Dr. Solomon's chauffeur. After Selbe escaped to Avengers Mansion, Solomon had Corben drive him there. Once there, Corben warned that Solomon might be attracting unwanted attention to the Institute by being at Avengers Mansion, but Solomon continued in his pursuit to retrieve Selbe. 

--Avengers I#194











Maurice

Maurice was another of the Solomon Institute's guards. He guarded Dr. Solomon while Solomon explained the purpose of Selbe to Yellowjacket, Wasp, and Ant-Man. When Ant-Man and Yellowjacket fought back, Solomon ordered Maurice and Rasputin to fire on them. Before they could do so, Ant-Man ordered Steed and the rest of his ants to plug up the guns of both Maurice and Rasputin. Yellowjacket then flew by and zapped Maurice in the face.

Maurice had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled guard. He used a "Jangler" gun which affects a victim's nervous system.

--Avengers I#195








Morty

Morty was a guard working at the Solomon Institute. Once the Taskmaster revealed his abilities by knocking out a group of guards, Morty (being the only guard still standing) was asked to dock the unconscious guards an hours pay for sleeping on the job.

Morty had no superhuman powers, but carried a gun.

--Avengers I#196










Mulhally

Mulhally was yet another guard working for the Solomon Institute. When Selbe escaped the Institute, Dr. Solomon had Mulhally and Warren dress up as orderlies for a visit to Avengers Mansion. In order to retrieve Selbe, Warren showed the Avengers a forged government document while Mulhally restrained Selbe. The two then took him back to the Institute, where Dr. Solomon ordered Selbe prepped for operation.

--Avengers I#194 (#195 (fb),









Rasputin

Rasputin was another of the Solomon Institute's guards. He guarded Dr. Solomon while Solomon explained the purpose of Selbe to Yellowjacket, Wasp, and Ant-Man. When Ant-Man and Yellowjacket fought back, Solomon ordered Maurice and Rasputin to fire on them. Before they could do so, Ant-Man ordered Steed and the rest of his ants to plug up the guns of both Maurice and Rasputin. Ant-Man made quick work of Rasputin by covering him in ants and then punching him with the force generated by returning to his normal size.

Rasputin had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled guard. He used a "Jangler" gun which affects a victim's nervous system.

--Avengers I#195



Warren

Warren was yet another guard working for the Solomon Institute. When Selbe escaped the Institute, Dr. Solomon had Mulhally and Warren dress up as orderlies for a visit to Avengers Mansion. In order to retrieve Selbe, Warren showed the Avengers a forged government document while Mulhally restrained Selbe. The two then took him back to the Institute, where Dr. Solomon ordered Selbe prepped for operation.

--Avengers I#194 (#195 (fb),









images:
Avengers I#194, p26, pan2 (Corben)
 p27, pan1 (Mulhally & Warren)
Avengers I#195, p16, pan1 (Bruce)
 p16, pan4 (Dr. Pernell Solomon, fullbody shot)
 p17, pan5 (Attila & Maurice)
 p22, pan3 (Rasputin)
Avengers I#196, p3, pan7 (Dr. Pernell Solomon, headshot)
 p4, pan1 (Morty)


Avengers I#194 (April, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), George Perez (pencils), Josef Rubinstein (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Avengers I#195 (May, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), George Perez (pencils), Jack Abel, Dan Green (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Avengers I#196 (June, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), George Perez (pencils), Jack Abel (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)


Last updated: 10/29/06

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