EUGENE "THE KID" EVERETT
Real Name: Eugene Everett
Occupation: High school student; delinquent
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Former one-time ally of Thing, Daredevil, Yellowjacket, Vision; former student of "Luke Charles" (secretly T'Challa, the Black Panther) beside Maria Henckel and others
Known Relatives: None known
Aliases: "The Kid"
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Marvel Two-in-One I#37 (March, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: Eugene possesses an extreme intuitive understanding of human motivations and capabilities; this allows him to pick winners (either of individual or group contests) with a high degree of accuracy as well as predict others' behaviors. Eugene was skilled with a skateboard.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#37) - When the Thing was arrested for causing excessive property damage, Eugene was one of four other people placed in an identification line-up beside Grimm. Afterwards, Officer Muldoon placed Eugene and Grimm in a cell with a drunk; Eugene attempted to interest the Thing (who he would call "Rocky") in shooting craps for a buck a point, but Grimm wanted privacy and wrapped Eugene and the drunk into the cell's mattress.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#38) - Moved into an adjacent cell, the following day Eugene eavesdropped on Grimm as he consulted with his lawyer (Matt Murdock). When Grimm broke out of jail Eugene followed, retrieving a skateboard from the trash to help himself escape more quickly.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#39) - Grimm had traveled into an underground lair and Eugene followed him, only to run into the [Mad] Thinker, who had captured Grimm and Daredevil. Attempting to flee, Eugene was captured by one of the Thinker's robots and placed in a cell. Confined in explosive shackles, he was used as a hostage by the Thinker to force Daredevil's cooperation. After the Thinker was defeated by Daredevil, the Thing, Vision, and Yellowjacket, Eugene learned that the Thinker had constructed an elaborate plot to lure a "psychic" into his lair, and Eugene (with his intuitive understanding of human nature) was that "psychic," though the Thinker had ensured his own defeat by wrongly believing Daredevil to have been the individual that he sought.
(Marvel Two-in-One I#40) - Following the Thinker's arrest, the Thing, Yellowjacket, and Matt Murdock secured the dismissal of the charges against Eugene (on the condition that he return to school) and he accompanied them to Matt's apartment, where the Thing made them pizza. There, Murdock played craps against Eugene, "cheating" by secretly using his abilities as Daredevil to cause Eugene to lose in hopes of teaching the youth not to use his own abilities to take advantage of others (however, Eugene suspected he was going to lose, though he didn't know why). Yellowjacket then flew Eugene and the Thing to his high school in a Quinjet (dropping them in the middle of the schoolyard and immensely impressing Eugene's fellow students), where instructor Luke Charles took Eugene to the principal and had him re-admitted. The Thing remained with the class (Black History 201) through the afternoon and then departed.
Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Ron Wilson (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker).
Exactly where Eugene comes by his abilities is never stated - he could be a mutant, or he could just be a completely normal human with unusual talents.
Eugene was a fun kid - ever since these issues I've occasionally wondered what he did with his powers when he grew up. With his abilities he could have gone anywhere from master criminal to incredibly successful businessman with ease. Note that he was a high school student in this 1978 story, and even at Marvel time he should be a young adult by now!
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Marvel Two-in-One I#37, pg8, pan4 (main image)
Marvel Two-in-One I#40, pg2, pan5 (headshot)
Marvel Two-in-One I#37 (March, 1978) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Ron Wilson (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker).
Marvel Two-in-One I#38 (April, 1978) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Ron Wilson (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker).
Marvel Two-in-One I#39 (May, 1978) - Roger Slifer (writer), Ron Wilson (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor).
Marvel Two-in-One I#40 (June, 1978) - Roger Slifer (plotter), Tom DeFalco (scripter), Ron Wilson (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Jim Shooter (editor).
Last updated: 07/04/07
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