Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Baron von
Emmelman (see comments)
Identity/Class: Human mutate (WWII era)
Occupation: Swamp monster
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: (Historical) Air Fighters#3
(December, 1942); (Marvel) Avengers I#92 (September, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. It is presumed
the Heap was extremely durable and possibly possessed super-strength.
Comments: Created by Mort Leiv and Harry Stein; adapted to Marvel by Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema and George Roussos.The Heap is a convoluted character in comics history. Originally created by a company called Hillman as a WWI German pilot named Baron von Emmelman who died and was reborn as a muck monster, Heap apparently fell into the public domain at some point. Though revived by Eclipse and later Image (sort of), the character first re-appeared in the Silver Age in this one-panel cameo. Rick Jones remembers all of the heroes he once read about and noted that many of them turned out to be real. Roy Thomas, who is always throwing little tidbits from the Golden Age into his books, included several non-Marvel characters, one of which was the Heap. The dialogue left it vague as to whether or not the Heap was one of the "realies" (as Jones called them) or just a made-up comic book character. However, the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z's profile for the Glob (Timms) noted that the Heap did indeed exist on Earth-616 during World War II, though his adventures on such were completely undocumented.
More on the character can be found on Loki's site: Heap
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Avengers I#92, page 12, panel 4
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