Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Bounty, Caledonia (Alysande Stuart of Earth-9809), Dione, Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Hercules (Alcaeus), Marvel Girl (Valeria von Doom of Earth-99315), Alyssa Moy, Persephone, Franklin Richards, Sinbad, Wonder Man (Simon Williams)
Enemies: The armies of Hades, the Avengers (Captain America (Steve Rogers), Firestar (Angelica Jones), Justice (Vance Astrovik), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Thor (Thor Odinson)) (they were nanite-controlled), Awesome Android, the Bacchae (Hippolyta, others), Cerberus, Hela, Jihad and his hydra, Kraven, Pluto (Hades)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
Pier Four, Manhatten, New York, USA
Fantastic Four III#9 (September, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Puppy was able to teleport himself and others within a close proximity vast distances, even interdimensionally. Being a dog, he also had very keen senses, especially a sense of smell.
(at the shoulder)
Weight: 260 lbs.
Hair: Brown and white
(Fantastic Four III#9 (fb) - BTS) – After Franklin Richards became overly fearful about monsters, the Human Torch, Spider-Man and Caledonia got Puppy for Franklin, after finding Puppy, whom was being tracked by Kraven the Hunter, in the abandoned ruins of the former Four Freedoms Plaza building.
(Fantastic Four III#9) – As Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic were arguing about Franklin’s fear of monsters, the Human Torch interrupted, claiming he had a solution to the problem. He then opened the door, revealing Puppy, who instantly fell in love with Franklin.
(Fantastic Four III#10) – After tucking Franklin in for the night, Mr. Fantastic petted Puppy on the head, commenting that the antennae on Puppy’s head suggested where Puppy came from. Mr. Fantastic continued to ponder how they might send Puppy home but then monologued that doing so would not only break Franklin’s heart, but Puppy’s as well.
(Fantastic Four III#20) – Puppy joined Alyssa Moy, Caledonia and Franklin Richards as they relaxed with a slew of rental videos. Puppy, among the other guests, was shocked to see the emergence of Earth-99315’s Valeria von Doom from the Pier Four bathroom.
(Fantastic Four III#21) – Puppy was captured, along with Alyssa Moy, Franklin Richards, Caledonia, the extradimensional Bounty and Earth-99315’s Marvel Girl, and taken to Club Danae by Hippolyta and her Bacchae. When Caledonia began battling Hippolyta, Alyssa Moy tried to lead Puppy and the others to safety but were stopped by other members of the Bacchae. The Bacchae eventually retreated when Pluto disappeared, with them and Caledonia in tow, and Puppy quickly discovered their scent. Marvel Girl then announced that Puppy would teleport her and Bounty to rescue Caledonia but Puppy immediately went to Franklin Richards’ side. Despite her objections, Marvel Girl agreed to let Franklin accompany them since Puppy would not go with them unless Franklin also came. Puppy then teleported them all away but mistakenly teleported them all to the Asgardian Hel, where Hela prepared to punish them for transgressing on her realm. After Bounty threatened Hela’s life, they all quickly had Puppy teleport them away from Hel, arriving shortly thereafter in the Greek Tartarus. Finding the Bacchae there, Puppy ran after some of them while Bounty and Marvel Girl battled them as well. Hippolyta soon unleashed Cerberus and the armies of Hades on the assembled Fantastic Four associates. During the fight, Puppy remained by Alyssa Moy’s side, helping her to defend herself. When the odds began to become overwhelming, Marvel Girl asked Franklin to have Puppy teleport them out of there but Franklin replied that Puppy was too scared. Hercules then arrived, along with the Fantastic Four and Pluto’s wife Persephone, to demand that Pluto release the children. Despite Pluto’s pleas that the children had invaded Hades, Persephone announced that they had good reason and ordered Pluto to end hostilities.
(Fantastic Four III#23 (fb) – BTS) – Marvel Girl used Franklin and Puppy to teleport into Reed Richards’ lab so that she could use his equipment to investigate the nanites inside the Thing’s body from afar.
(Fantastic Four III#23 (fb)) – While Reed Richards and Alysande Stuart contemplated the idea that Franklin Richards could have created Earth-99315’s Marvel Girl from his own imagination, Franklin was feeding Puppy a bag of potato chips. Marvel Girl warned Franklin that if Puppy barfed, Franklin would be cleaning it up. Puppy later accompanied Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman and Marvel Girl to a San Diego industrial plant near Miramar Naval Air Strip, where Marvel Girl had deduced the source of the nanites that had recently infected the Thing, She-Hulk and Bounty. After Marvel Girl was nearly infected by nanites present in the plant, Invisible Woman had Puppy teleport them out of the plant. Puppy teleported them to the San Diego Convention Center, where the San Diego Comic Con was going on with special guests, the Avengers. Arriving with Puppy just as the Avengers had been infected by nanites and the Mad Thinker’s Awesome Android was rampaging,
(Fantastic Four 1999 Annual) – While the Fantastic Four and Alyssa Moy test drove a flying vehicle designed by Moy and the Thing, Franklin stayed at Pier Four playing with Puppy and being supervised by Caledonia and Marvel Girl. Puppy appeared shocked with the others when a mystic wave erupted and destroyed the vehicle, and licked Mr. Fantastic when the Fantastic Four emerged from the wreckage.
(Fantastic Four III#24 (fb) – BTS) – Sensing an approaching chaos storm, Puppy began whining and bouncing in circles. He then attempted to pull the Fantastic Four and Franklin into the center of Pier Four, sensing that they would be safest there. Curious about what could be going on outside to make Puppy act in such a way, the Fantastic Four, Franklin, Caledonia and Marvel Girl went onto the Pier Four roof to have a look over Manhattan.
(Fantastic Four III#24) – A chaos flash erupted through Manhattan, causing the Fantastic Four and Puppy to view various alternate versions of Manhattan within seconds. Later, while the Fantastic Four were going over data collected by Mr. Fantastic about the chaos flash, Franklin rode Puppy around Pier Four, spying on the Human Torch and Caledonia before going to catalogue supplies. Growing bored, Franklin overheard the Thing’s voice and rode Puppy over to check it out. Finding the Thing communicating with various heroes about the impending crisis, Franklin left and rode Puppy over to Mr. Fantastic’s lab, where Marvel Girl offered to play with Franklin. While Marvel Girl played ball with Franklin and Puppy, Mr. Fantastic viewed various theories on avoiding the chaos storm via his lab’s holograms. Later that night, Puppy laid on the floor while the Fantastic Four had a dinner together with their friends. The following morning, the chaos wave struck Earth, generating a massive tidal wave. The Fantastic Four placed Puppy and Franklin into a protection rocket just before the wave hit.
(The Fantastic 4th Voyage of Sinbad) – When Franklin Richards and Marvel Girl returned home from school, Puppy ran around them, excited about their return. Later that night, a mystical villain named Jihad released a giant multi-headed creature within Pier Four, prompting Puppy to bark at the creature. When the Fantastic Four tried fighting Jihad, they (along with Puppy) found themselves waking up aboard an ancient seafaring ship. Unsure of where they were, Mr. Fantastic placed Franklin and Puppy in the ship’s crow’s nest to look for signs of land. Later, after all aboard investigated the ship and learned that they were the only ones onboard, Puppy and Franklin watched as the Fantastic Four went over the ship’s navigational charts. Later, when the Fantastic Four found an island containing the All-Seeing Eye artifact they were searching for, Marvel Girl argued that while the Fantastic Four retrieved the Eye, she and Caledonia could find the captured Human Torch. Mr. Fantastic immediately told Marvel Girl she was to remain onboard their ship, out of danger, and Franklin whispered to Puppy that Mr. Fantastic meant business. Puppy later accompanied the FF as they ventured nearer to Jihad on the back of a giant bird. Once they were close enough, Puppy teleported the Fantastic Four into battle against Jihad. During the fight against Jihad, Puppy bit Jihad on the leg. Once Jihad had been banished, Puppy joined the Fantastic Four in celebrating their victory and laid down to rest as the team mingled. Sinbad then led their ship back to New York, where the Fantastic Four and their allies went home to Pier Four.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Salvador Larroca and Art Thibert.
Puppy had an entry in the Marvel Pets Handbook (2009).
chess piece of Puppy is visible on Roma's chessboard in FF #10,
suggesting he was a pawn in a game she was playing. Given how contrived
his discovery was, and how contrived the situation with Caledonia being
rescued by the Torch was (more on that below), I'd say there was every
chance Roma had arranged for Puppy to be found and brought into the FF
Profile by Proto-Man.
Puppy has no known connections to
Official Handbook of the Marvel
Universe A-Z HC Vol. 9, p94, Puppy entry main image (Puppy, main image)
Fantastic 4th Voyage of Sinbad, p46, pan2 (Puppy, headshot)
Fantastic Four III#9 (September, 1998) – Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Fantastic Four III#10 (October, 1998) – Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Fantastic Four III#20 (August, 1999) – Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#21 (September, 1999) – Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#23 (November, 1999) – Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four 1999 Annual (1999) – Chris Claremont (writer), Jose Ladronn (art), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#24 (December, 1999) – Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Bobbie Chase (editor)
The Fantastic 4th Voyage of Sinbad (September, 2001) – Chris Claremont (writer), Pascual Ferry (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Andrew Lis (assist editor), Bobbie Chase (exec editor)
Last updated: 07/05/14
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