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Real Name: Ivan Pushkin

Identity/Class: Normal human (Russian / Bodavian citizen - see comments) (early 1950s Era)

Occupation: Surgeon;

formerly political prisoner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Commissar (real name unrevealed)

Known Relatives: Anna Pushkin (wife)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Berlin, Germany (American zone);

formerly Russia / Bodavia (see comments)

First Appearance: Adventures Into Terror#15/4 (January, 1953)

Powers/Abilities: Ivan Pushkin was a qualified medical doctor and heart surgeon.


(Adventures Into Terror#15/4 (fb) - BTS) - Ivan Pushkin perfected a type of heart surgery in Russia which he used on an American patient. For curing an American, he and his wife Anna were imprisoned, with Ivan sentenced to be executed.

(Adventures Into Terror#15/4) - The once proud Commissar was laid low with a heart ailment and Ivan was brutally taken from his cell to perform life-saving surgery. Initially defiant, he decided to operate when the Russian guard threatened to kill his wife. Ivan was shocked to see the state of the Commissar and surgery went underway a few hours later. Ivan was watched and bullied during the surgery. Torn between killing the Commissar and safeguarding his wife, he secretly left a scalpel inside near the patient's heart. The next day, he and his wife were taken to the American zone in Berlin; however, Anna voiced her disappointment that her husband had not killed the the brutal Commissar when he had the chance. Ivan then told her that when the Commissar moved, the scalpel would cut inside him.

Comments: Created by uncredited writer and artist.

This story was later reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl#23/2 and the location changed to a land called Bodavia. Tony Isabella clarified that he created Bodavia for some redacted reprints to replace the Soviet Union. For a discussion of this see the Grogg entry.
---John McDonagh

Special thanks to The Fabulous Fifties blog site for the scans.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Ivan Pushkin has no known connections to:

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Adventures Into Terror#15/4, p1, pan2 (main image)
Adventures Into Terror#15/4, p3, pan4 (head shot)

Other Appearances: None

Last updated: 01/31/10

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