Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human; possibly extradimensional (see Comments)
Occupation: Body builder and pageant entrant
Group Membership: His gym
Enemies: "The Sap"
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Crazy Magazine#78 (September, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Muscle Man was exceptionally strong and muscular, able to bench press purse snatchers, as well as possessing smooth legs thanks to a strict shaving regimen.
History: (Crazy Magazine#78) - A proponent of exercise and regular vitamins-taking, Muscle Man bench pressed a purse snatcher, but was unable to risk taking up a challenge from a weedy boy in the gym, even though the hero was confident he could easily win, because he feared he might sustain some unsightly bruises that would mar his chances in an upcoming pageant.
Comments: Created by Paul Kirchner.
Muscle Man 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. 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, Teen Hulk, Behemoth Jack, 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.
Profile by Loki.
Muscle Man has no known connections to
The Sap was a weedy kid who bravely or foolhardily challenged Muscle Man to a fist fight, calling the preening hero a "sissy.".
images: Crazy Magazine#78, p35, pan9(main)
Crazy Magazine#78, p35, pan9 (The Sap)
Last updated: 02/25/14
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