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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal, informant

Group Membership: Flashmob

Affiliations: Big Brother, Chemistro (Calvin Carr), Commanche, Deadly Nightshade, Cockroach Hamilton, Cottonmouth, Mr. Fish (Bill Norris), Spear

Enemies: Baron, Black Cat, Luke Cage, Falcon, Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Gargoyle, Paladin, Power Man (Victor Alvarez), Silver Sable

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, USA:
    formerly Los Angeles, USA

First Appearance: Luke Cage, Power Man#37 (November, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: Short in stature, Cheshire Car could turn invisible and demonstrated the ability to become intangible as well. His wide smile and spectacles were the last things to appear. He could also teleport, his arrival hidden by his invisibility.


(Luke Cage, Power Man#38 (fb) - BTS) - Big Brother had Cheshire Cat come over from Los Angeles to aid him against a rival crimelord called the Baron.

(Luke Cage, Power Man#37) - Cheshire Cat informed Big Brother of the whereabouts of Power Man (Luke Cage).

(Luke Cage, Power Man#38) - Cheshire Cat kept quietly following Cage, informing Big Brother that he had survived his bout with Chemistro (Arch Morton), but was himself being watched the Baron's henchman, Checkpoint Charlie.

    Later, Power Man stormed Big Brother's hideout, smashing through to the room where Big Brother and the grinning Cheshire Cat were.

(Luke Cage, Power Man#39) - Cheshire Cat watched Big Brother and power Man brutally fight each other and then listened after the brawl as Big Brother told Power Man of his rival, the Baron. Cage knocked over Cheshire Cat on his way out, after which Cat and Big Brother discussed the plan to have Power Man destroy the Baron. Cheshire Cat then disappeared, wanting revenge on Power Man himself. Later, Cheshire Cat teleported back to Big Brother, telling him that the Baron had revealed all to Power Man. Big Brother then ordered Cheshire Cat to kill Power Man.

(Luke Cage, Power Man#40) - Invisible, Cheshire Cat watched Power Man smash up Big Brother's computer control room. After the hero for hire had left, Cheshire Cat reported to Big Brother. Much later, Cheshire Cat was aboard the helicopter when Big Brother captured Power Man and dropped him tied up on a train under his control. Cat mocked him with his funky jive talkin'. The train crashed and while the helicopter went down to inspect the wreckage, Cage jumped onto the helicopter and fought Big Brother while Cheshire Cat looked on. Cage disabled the helicopter, which fell to the ground and exploded.

(Stan Lee presents An Hours Of Fun Book - Marvel Mazes To Drive You Mad!) - Big Brother and Cheshire Cat hid in an electronic maze from Luke Cage, who made his way through the maze to get a drop on them.

(Shadowland: Power Man#2) - Deadly Nightshade, leader of the Rivals gang, organized a group called the Flashmob, comprised of former opponents of Luke Cage, specifically Cheshire Cat, Chemistro, Spear, Commanche and Cockroach Hamilton, as well as the new Mr. Fish, to tackle the new Power Man (Victor Alvarez), and they soon challenged him on a rooftop. Cheshire dispersed before Power Man could land a punch, then reappeared, but was knocked out by the newly arrived Iron Fist.

(Shadowland: Power Man#2 (fb) - BTS) - Cheshire Cat was taken into custody on Riker's Island. Later, Deadly Nightshade's solicitor, Mr. Donovan, reported to her that he had been unable to secure Cheshire Cat's release.

(Spider-Island: Heroes for Hire#1) - Alongside Cottonmouth, Cheshire Cat and the Flashmob tried to leave spider-infested Manhattan via a bridge, but were stopped in a furious battle with Misty Knight and her Heroes for Hire (Black Cat, Falcon, Gargoyle, Paladin, Silver Sable).

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman (writer), Ron Wilson (pencils) and A. Bradford (inks).

I'm guessing he's a mutate. That he could seemingly vanish leaving only the dark stripes of his outfit showing before disappearing completely suggests that his costume may have initially been composed of unstable molecules.

Thanks to Skippy for pointing out his appearance in the Marvel Mazes book.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Cheshire Cat has no known connections to:

Shadowland: Power Man#2, p7, pan3 (main image)
Power Man#40, p4, pans1-2 (disappearing).

Luke Cage, Power Man#37 (November, 1976) - Marv Wolfman (writer & editor), Ron Wilson (pencils), A. Bradford (inks)
Luke Cage, Power Man#38 (December, 1976) - Marv Wolfman (writer & editor), Bill Mantlo (script), Bob Brown (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks)
Luke Cage, Power Man#39 (January, 1977) - Marv Wolfman (writer), Bill Mantlo (script), Bob Brown (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Luke Cage, Power Man#40 (February, 1977) - Marv Wolfman (writer & editor), Lee Elias (pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks)
Stan Lee presents An Hours Of Fun Book - Marvel Mazes To Drive You Mad! (January, 1978)
Shadowland: Power Man#2 (November, 2010) - Fred van Lente (writer), Mahmud Asrar (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Spider-Island: Heroes for Hire#1 (December, 2011) – Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Kyle Hotz (pencils), Bob Almond (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)

First Posted: 11/26/2011
Last updated: 06/16/2022

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