HERBERT T. BRIMSTONE
Real Name: Unrevealed; possibly Herbert T. Brimstone or some fragment thereof (Herbert seems less likely, but there is a demon named Murray...)
Identity/Class: Demon (Class Two)
Occupation: Manipulator (soul contractor)
Group Membership: Presumably rules a realm of Hell or serves the ruler of such a realm
Affiliations: Presumably other demons and/or Hell-lords
Enemies: Roger Krass (pawn/contractee)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: None, though Brimstone may be an alias for one of many previously seen Hell-demons
Base of Operations: Unspecified Hell realm
First Appearance: Creatures on the Loose#11 (May, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Brimstone could access portals between Earth and his Hell-realm, and could make contracts binding others to his service, sealing them with a handshake. As a demon, Brimstone was presumably superhumanly strong and durable, likely possessing superhuman longevity (slowed aging) and resistance to conventional disease. He apparently gives off a sulfurous odor, or at least his transport does.
Height: Unrevealed; perhaps 6'2" (likely variable)
Weight: Unrevealed; perhaps 200 lbs. (likely variable)
Eyes: Unrevealed; perhaps dark brown or black (likely variable)
Hair: Gray (likely variable)
(Creatures on the Loose#11) - Herbert T. Brimstone appeared in the apartment of Roger Krass -- an underground cartoonist playing the role of a hippie in hopes of making it big -- greeting Krass upon his return, claiming to a talent scout for a brand-new underground syndicate and offering him an exclusive contract, putting out an honest paper that told how it really was underground. Eager to abandon his current lifestyle in favor of capitalism, Krass happily shook Brimstone's hand in agreement, and Brimstone told Krass to meet him in his office the next morning.
Krass took off his hippie disguise and cast aside his previous "friends" the next day on his way to meet with Brimstone. Krass found the office empty and followed the long and winding corridor that took him down a lengthy staircase, finally opening the door to find Brimstone, in a more demonic form, sitting atop a throne presiding over a number of monstrous demons. Krass screamed in denial, and Brimstone mocked him, reminding Krass he had said he knew what it was really like underground.
Comments: Created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.
Seems like a good story to keep set in 1971, since there's nothing to tie it to the sliding timescale.
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Creatures on the Loose#11/2, pg. 4, panel 7 (Brimstone, human face)
pg. 7, panel 3 (Brimstone, true form in Hell)
Creatures on the Loose#11 (May, 1971) - Len Wein (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 01/28/12
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