CLONE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human clone, (possibly) composed of composite of multiple human corpses (see comments)
Occupation: Government agent
Group Membership: SHIELD's Howling Commandos unit (Abominable Snowman, Bradley Beemer, Brother Voodoo, Glob/Joseph Timms, Gorilla Man/Ken Hale, Groot, Hellstorm, It the Living Colossus, Lilith, Living Mummy/N'Kantu, Joshua Pryce, Clay Quartermain, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski, Vampire by Night/Nina Price, Warwolf/Vince Marcus, Zombie/John Doe, many others)
Affiliations: Mole Man (Harvey Elder)
Enemies: Lords of the Living Lightning, Merlin, Merlin's army
Known Relatives: (Allegedly) Frankenstein Monster (progenitor) (see comments)
Aliases: Clone of Frankenstein's Monster, Frankenstein, Frankenstein's Monster
Base of Operations: Area 13, Pine Barrens, New Jersey
First Appearance: Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1 (December, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Clone of Frankenstein
possesses superhuman strength (Class 10) and is proficiently trained in
heavy firearm combat. His right hand has been replaced at the wrist with
a spiked mace attached to a retractable chain capable of reaching two
or three feet from its base upon release. His left arm has been replaced
at the bicep with a large cannon-like firearm that houses other types
of firearms on it, including machine gun barrels and at least one
handheld gun that can be detached individually.
He has some knowledge of military strategy. If he possesses the same
abilities and weaknesses as the real Frankenstein Monster, he also has
superhuman regenerative abilities and superhuman durability. He has
Weight: 325 lbs.
History: (Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1) - The Howling Commandos, including Clone of Frankenstein, tracked a Lords of the Living Lightning cell to Afghanistan. While the team barely got along and were constantly bickering with one another, they successfully struck an assault against the base and the LLL members inside. Quickly containing the threat, the Commandos handed their captured off to arriving SHIELD agents, who barely acknowledged the Commandos' presence. The team returned to their Area 13 base.
(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#4) - After Merlin's forces breached Area 13 security, Clone of Frankenstein gathered with the main team to counter with a defensive attack.
(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#5) - Clone of Frankenstein and the others continued to hold their positions. In a last ditch effort to reclaim the base, Commandos members Gorilla Man and Warwolf released a number of giant monsters being held by SHIELD, who trampled through the building, sending Merlin's forces back through the portal they had used to infiltrate the base. The Commandos and giant monsters followed as well, arriving in the UK (now transformed by Merlin's magics into a fairy tale realm). Clone of Frankenstein deduced Merlin's forces were in retreat to rest and tend to their injured, and the team opted to chase after them.
Fury's Howling Commandos#6) - The Commandos' main unit was joined by a
massive legion of other units as well as the Mole Man, and launched an
assault on Merlin's camp. At the same time, Merlin was being tricked by
Lilith into believing he was destined to lose the battle and fled,
returning the UK to its original state.
Comments: Created by Keith Giffen and Eduardo Francisco
the first issue, the exact origin of this supposed clone is danced
around when Clay Quartermain questions how that is possible, since DNA
from any individual body part should theoretically produce a clone of the person that part
was taken from. Perhaps he was duplicated from the Monster in another
manner in a more whole form, or even one of the various attempts to create a new similar monster.
Or maybe he was one of Dr. Walston Kraft's Frankenclones
Clone of Frankenstein is the only character appearing on the cover of Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2 but, oddly, is the only main team member not to appear in the actual story. He (and most of the team) doesn't appear in issue #3, either.
I've applied the same height and weight to his stats that pertain to the original, but they could be off. As characters in this series seemed to change height in relation to one another panel-by-panel, it's hard to say exactly how tall he is.
Due to the constant art team change between issues, some inconsistencies occur in Clone of Frankenstein's appearance. In Howling Commandos#5, one panel displays him as having two arm cannons, while in Howling Commandos #6, he has two regular hands in at least one panel. I am chalking these up to art errors due to the revolving artist door (or if need be, we can explain that his cybernetic parts can transform into both forms seen when he wants them to)
Profile by Madison Carter.
Clone of Frankenstein could have some connections to
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Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#2, cover (main image)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos Director's Cut#1, p39, pan1
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Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#1 (December, 2005) - Keith Giffen (writer), Eduardo Francisco (penciler), Kris Justice and Terry Pallot (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#4 (February, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Derec Aucoin (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#5 (April, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Derec Donovan (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6 (May, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Mike Norton (penciler), Derec Aucoin and Norman Lee (inkers), Mark Paniccia (editor)
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