THE INCREDIBLE KVETCH
Real Name: Morris Meekly
Identity/Class: Human; possibly extradimensional (Earth-78819) (see Comments)
Occupation: Piano teacher
Group Membership: None
Enemies: People who provide poor service
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Crazy Magazine#78 (September, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: The Incredible Kvetch can launch into a devastating tirade of sarcastic abuse and complaint.
History: (Crazy Magazine#71) - Morris Meekly was a mild-mannered piano teacher, but when he got frustrated or angry, his heart would beat faster and his blood pressure would rise, causing a terrible change to overtake him, and he would become a fount of unbridled rage and sarcastic abuse, becoming the Incredible Kvetch. On one such occasion, Morris was in a restaurant, but after waiting nearly an hour after he ordered without any sign of his food arriving, and with the snooty waiters ignoring his polite attempts to get their attention and find out what was causing the delay, he realized to his distress that the change was about to overtake him. Moments later anger overwhelmed him, and he unleashed a storm of caustic commentary.
Comments: Created by Paul Kirchner.
The Incredible Kvetch was one of several heroes to appear in a four page feature in Crazy#78, titled "More Marvel Heroes Who Didn't Quite Make It," a follow-up feature to a similar entry in Crazy#71. While the Master List places him as coming from Earth-78819, there's nothing to rule him out from fitting in with Earth-616 (or having a counterpart there). Or maybe he's from the same reality as Teen Hulk and, presumably, the other Crazy regulars, Earth-80360. It's almost certainly a sign of my increasing insanity, but I'd personally love to see them all get introduced into the Marvel universe proper, possibly taking on the heroes who "didn't make the cut" from Marvel Year in Review '93, the Hostess villains, Crazy and Not Brand Ecch's regular characters (Obnoxio, Forbush Man, Behemoth Jack, Teen Hulk, Aunty Nuke, etc.), and all the other "fringeworthy" characters (such as Cougar or Puzzle Man). It's not like some of them haven't already made it into 616 (Phone Ranger, Lectronn, etc), and these guys are no more bizarre than many of the others who preceded them into 616 canon.
For those who don't already know, a Kvetch is a Yiddish word that has entered the English language, and describes a person who perpetually complains.
Profile by Loki.
The Incredible Kvetch has no known connections to
images: Crazy Magazine#78, p32, pan7 (main)
Crazy Magazine#78, p32, pan2 (Morris Meekly)
Crazy Magazine#78, p32, pan4-6 (Morris' changes into the Kvetch)
Last updated: 02/20/14
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