Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Whaling Captain

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk (Banner), Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), Vassily

Enemies: Whales

Known Relatives: Unnamed father, grandfather (presumed deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A Soviet whaling ship

First Appearance: Defenders I#88 (October, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: None

History: (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.

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(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

Defenders I#88, p9, pan 1&2
Defenders I#88, p8, pan6

Other Appearances:
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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