SLICK GORDON

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Real Name: Slick Gordon

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Hospital patient
    formerly U.S. soldier

Group Membership: None;
    formerly U.S. Military

Affiliations: Human Fly (Rick Rojatt), Larry (last name unrevealed), Ted Locke

Enemies: Tourists and guards at the Washington Monument;
    briefly Human Fly

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Washington, DC, USA

First Appearance: Human Fly I#15 (November, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: Slick Gordon was a trained military soldier, but a severe injury left him confined to a wheelchair.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(Human Fly I#15 (fb) - BTS) - Slick Gordon served with Ted Locke in the U.S. Military during a war in Southeast Asia, possibly Vietnam (see comments). Gordon was later transferred to Potomac Hospital, but found their conditions inhumane. Slick contacted Locke to visit him, who then asked his fellow Human Fly tour troupe to accompany him. Along with other resident veterans, Slick wanted an investigation into the hospital's corrupt practices, but was led into rash action by disgruntled veteran and violent firebrand Larry.

(Human Fly I#15 (fb)) - Slick and Larry took over the Washington Monument and the two forced tourists and guards out at gunpoint, then threatened to blow up the monument if their demands for an investigation into the hospital weren't met.

(Human Fly I#15) - Hearing a news report, Slick wondered if an investigation was already underway, but Larry wanted more overt action and set the bomb to explode. The Human Fly craftily entered the monument and confronted the two, but Larry instead took Slick hostage, forcing the Human Fly to surrender his bola baton. Larry unwittingly pressed a stud that let loose the bola, ensnaring him. Slick was protected by the Human Fly from the bouncing bola. Slick was later taken to a new Veteran Affairs hospital for additional care, then allocated a job on a congressional committee on veterans' rights. Rojatt encouraged him to help Larry.

 

 

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), R. Villamonte (inks).

Presumably "Slick" was a nickname, but he's not given any other name.

The original story referenced Gordon as having been involved in the Vietnam war, but those are topical references due to Marvel's slidingtimescale.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Slick Gordon has no known connections to:


Larry

Larry

War veteran Larry (last name unrevealed) was particularly angry at the administrators of Potomac Hospital and their treatment of the resident veterans. He had Slick join him in forcefully taking over the Washington Monument, threatening to destroy it, and shot at the intervening Human Fly before attempting to detonate the explosives. He pressed the stud on the Human Fly's bola baton, the bouncing bola ensnaring him and the stuntman then disarmed him. He was presumably incarcerated. Rojatt still took pity on Larry and encouraged Slick to help him in his future job.

 

 

 

 

--Human Fly I#15


images: (without ads)
Human Fly I#15, p13, pan5 (main image)
    p14, pan3 (headshot)
    p14, pan4 (Larry)


Appearances:
Human Fly I#15 (November, 1978) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), R. Villamonte (inks), Bob Hall (editor)


Last updated: 11/28/15

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