"ANOTHER SUPER HERO"

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Presumably human mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Super hero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (though he wasn't aware of it)

Enemies: Unidentified petty crooks

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "This Fellow in a Cape"

Base of Operations: Presumably New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Marvel Mini-Books: The Amazing Spider-Man (1966)

Powers/Abilities: "Another Super Hero" could fly through the air and had sufficient strength to carry a small number of crooks through the air while flying.

Height: Unrevealed (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed (see comments)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Presumably black (see comments)

History: (Marvel Mini-Books: The Amazing Spider-Man) - While out on patrol, Spider-Man spotted a group of crooks counting their loot and quickly took them down, webbing their loot into a web ball and quickly leaving the scene. As Spider-Man left, his web ball got hung on a flagpole and "Another Super Hero," who happened to be flying by, saw the loot and scooped it up. "Another Super Hero" then flew off, not even saying hello, and leaving Spider-Man to comment on the amount of competition amongst the super hero crowd.

Comments: Created by an unidentified writer and artist (possibly Larry Lieber or Flo Steinberg and Marie Severin? - see comments)

"Another Super Hero" was a thinly-veiled take on DC's Superman. If he was truly Earth-616's counterpart to Superman and his history mirrored that of DC's Superman, then his real name would have been Kal-El (using the alias of Clark Kent) and his Identity/Class would be considered an extraterrestrial (Kryptonian). With that in mind, it's very possible that "Another Super Hero" could be the costumed alias of Earth-616's Clark, which would give Clark a new first appearance that predates his X-Men I#98 appearance. In the Marvel Mini-Book, "Another Super Hero" was only seen at a far distance or from behind so his eye color was impossible to determine. Similarly, since he never appeared next to any other character other than an unidentified crook, his height and weight were also impossible to approximate. Since the Mini-Book was only in black & white, I could only presume his hair color was black.

The Marvel Mini-Books were VERY small comic books that were sold inside plastic eggs dispensed from gumball machines for a nickel in the 1960s. Each book was only about the size of a quarter and continued a basic story. Six Marvel Mini-Books were made, including the Amazing Spider-Man, the Mighty Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America and surprise inclusions Sgt. Nick Fury and Millie the Model.

I want to add that the story only showed "Another Super Hero" scooping up the webbed jewels. Hopefully, he turned the jewels in to the police rather than keeping them...

Thanks to Al Sjoerdsma for the original images in this profile!!
--The images have since been replaced with more high-def images scanned directly from the Marvel Comics Mini-Books hardcover box set!!

The Marvel Comics Mini-Comics: A Mini-History book by Mark Evanier that came with the Marvel Comics Mini-Books hardcover box set suggests that Marie Severin drew most of the Marvel Mini-Books (with the exception of the Captain America, which appeared to be drawn by Carl Hubbell, and Millie the Model, confirmed in the hardcover as being drawn by Stan Goldberg). It also reveals that Flo Steinberg had confirmed she had written at least one of them (though which one was not confirmed) and that Larry Lieber confirmed that he may have written a couple of them but that he didn't recall which ones or even for sure that he DID write any of them. Evanier does admit that he would not be surprised if Larry Lieber indeed had written some of the Mini-Books.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Another Super Hero" has no KNOWN connections to:


images: (without ads)
Marvel Mini-Book: The Amazing Spider-Man, p42, splash page ("Another Super Hero," main image)
Marvel Mini-Book: The Amazing Spider-Man, p44, splash page ("Another Super Hero" flying away from the scene with webbed loot)


Appearances:
Marvel Mini-Book: The Amazing Spider-Man (1966) - uncredited writer and artist


First posted: 08/19/2015
Last updated: 01/18/2021

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