Real Name: Joe Huntley
Occupation: Security guard at Eagle Plaza
Group Membership: Eagle Plaza support staff
Affiliations: Forge, Storm (Ororo Munroe)
Enemies: Dire Wraiths
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Eagle Plaza, Dallas, Texas
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#187 (November,
Powers/Abilities: Joe possessed no superhuman
abilities and, while still fit for a man his age, was definitely past
his physical prime. Joe was a loyal employee who had gained Forge's
explicit trust. He spoke with a distinctive Texas twang.
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
(Uncanny X-Men I#187 - BTS) - Eagle Plaza security guard
Joe Huntley was on duty in the lobby during the night shift. He watched
Storm (Ororo Munroe) rush out of Forge's private quarters and on to the
rainy streets of Dallas. As he watched her go, a Dire Wraith teleported
into the lobby only to be instantly destroyed by Forge's defensive
(Uncanny X-Men I#187) - Just as the intruder alarm
sounded, Joe greeted a group of Dire Wraiths in human guise who claimed
to be FBI agents here to protect Forge. Relieved to get some backup, Joe
opened the doors and fell prey to the Dire Wraith who traded Mathis'
form for Joe's. The Wraith used Joe's identity to shut down the security
systems and even managed to convince Forge the intruder alert was merely
When Storm returned to Eagle Plaza after she nearly got ambushed by a Dire Wraith, she discovered Joe's remains inside his crumpled uniform. Figuring Huntley had become the Dire Wraiths' latest victim, she swore his death would not go unavenged and took up his gun and ammo belt.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks).
Alas poor Joe, we hardly knew ye. Huntley was yet another
in a long line of security and law enforcement personel who ended up
victimized and mind controlled in one of Chris Claremont's stories. He
joins the likes of hapless museum security guard Gus Hovannes who
unwillingly served as Kulan Gath's host body in Marvel
Team Up I#79, British police officer Ray Mulholland who
involuntarily donated his body to the Warwolves in Excalibur:
The Sword Is Drawn, and of course several New York cops who
tried to stop the fight between the X-Men and the Marauders in Uncanny
X-Men I#240 and found themselves transformed into demons by
the Inferno event.
Profile by Norvo.
Character name has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Uncanny X-Men I#187, page 3, panel 5 (main image, slain and form copied by Dire Wraith)
Uncanny X-Men I#187, page 3, panel 2 (Joe Huntley dies)
Uncanny X-Men I#187 (November, 1984) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Last updated: 10/17/13
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com
Special thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
Back to Characters