Real Name: Hank McCoy
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Occupation: Adventurer, Avenger, scientist
Group Membership: Avengers
J. Jonah Jameson,
Witch, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Vision
Enemies: Leap Frog
Known Relatives: 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
his strength and acrobatic skills (enhanced with limb strength), such
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
hands and feet.
Weight: 260 lbs.
Eyes: Black (formerly blue)
Hair: Bluish-black (formerly brown)
(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
(Spidey Super Stories#43/3) - Beast joined the
heroic Avengers alongside Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet
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
as he looks taller.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Beast of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#57, p24, pan5 (main image)
p15, pan5 (headshot)
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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