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BEAST

Real Name: Hank McCoy

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human mutate

Occupation: Adventurer, Avenger, scientist

Group Membership: Avengers

Affiliations: Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Vision (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Leap Frog (Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#43/3

Powers/Abilities: Initially scientifically trained, McCoy's apparent permanent transformation into Beast has increased his strength and acrobatic skills (enhanced with limb strength), such as jumping very high. He grew short, blue fur over his entire body plus a pair of long fangs (upper and lower), as well as long, strong nails on his hands and feet.

Height: 6'
Weight: 260 lbs.
Eyes: Black (formerly blue)
Hair: Bluish-black (formerly brown)

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#57/3 (fb)) - Hank McCoy was a scientist investigating the source of super-powers, but an experiment mutated him permanently into the furry Beast, amplifying his limb strength and acrobatic abilities.

(Spidey Super Stories#43/3) - Beast joined the heroic Avengers alongside Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch and the android Vision.

(Spidey Super Stories#57/5) - Attending an art show organized by J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker saw Beast beset by female fans, but Parker wasn't as impressed as Watson. However, Jameson's art show had been secretly robbed by the bouncing Leap Frog. Aghast, Jameson initially blamed Spider-Man, but Beast overheard and leapt into action, tracking the thief. Parker changed into Spider-Man and met up with Beast, who found giant webbed tracks. Following the mud prints, they found Leap Frog's lair and stolen art stash. Leap Frog attacked, knocking the heroes over. Spider-Man and Beast recovered and stopped the criminal escaping. Spider-Man snapped photos and left to develop the photos, asking Beast to take Leap Frog to the police and return the art. Soon after, Parker showed off his photos of Spider-Man with Beast to Jameson and Watson.

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonter (inks).

Beast is not identified as a mutant who's "born" with powers, only that an experiment caused his powers.

Physical stats are higher than his Earth-616 counterpart, as he looks taller.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Beast of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#57, p24, pan5 (main image)
   p15, pan5 (headshot)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#43/3 (November, 1979) - Jim Salicrup &/or Alan Kupperberg (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonter (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#57/3 (March, 1982) - Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Caroline Barnes & Debbie Walker (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#57/5 (March, 1982) - Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Caroline Barnes & Debbie Walker (editor).


First posted: 03/30/18

Last updated: 03/30/18

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