Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Whaling Captain
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk (Banner), Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), Vassily
Known Relatives: Unnamed father, grandfather (presumed deceased)
Base of Operations: A Soviet whaling ship
First Appearance: Defenders I#88 (October, 1980)
Powers/Abilities: NoneHistory: (Defenders I#88 (fb) - BTS) - Like his father and his grandfather before him, the Soviet whaling captain led a ship on the waters hunting the beasts. They worked hard and many were injured or killed. One sperm whale capsized his ship, killing his entire crew, leaving him the only survivor and scarred. He grew older, growing to hate whales.
(Defenders I#88) - While the whaling captain and his crew hunted, Hulk landed on his boat and threatened them. Hulk's allies, Hellcat and Valkyrie, arrived and the captain begged for help, but Valkyrie held him at sword point, wanting to know if his fight with the whales was fair. Vassily, the first mate, declared that the captain hated all whales, then Vassily turned the explosive harpoon on Hulk, who sunk the ship in retaliation. The men departed on lifeboats, the captain cursing Hulk. A giant squid capsized one boat, but Vassily and the others fought it off with explosive vodka cocktails. Hulk, aboard a whale, led the boat back to American waters, saving them. The captain swore off his vendetta against whales, and decided to remain in America. He bid Vassily farewell.
Comments: Created by Ed Hannigan, Don Perlin, and Pablo Marcos.
Profile by Chadman.
"Whaling Captain" has no known connections to
(Defenders I#88) - Vassily was on a Soviet whaling
boat, with a captain who hated whales, when Hulk attacked. He tried
firing an explosive harpoon at Hulk, who sunk their boat. Aboard their
lifeboat, a giant squid attacked, and Vassily threw explosive vodka
cocktails to fight it off. After Hulk, on a whale, saved them, Vassily
returned to the Soviet Union, bidding the captain farewell.
Defenders I#88, p9, pan 1&2
Defenders I#88, p8, pan6
Defenders I#88 (October, 1988) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Pablo Marcos (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Last updated: 11/09/06
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