Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Giant-Man (Bill Foster), Marla Madison, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#47/5
Powers/Abilities: The Human Top could spin
very fast and at varying speeds. While spinning (with a helmet), he
could still move, but repulsed any attempt at physical capture as
nothing could hold onto him. He was not affected by dizziness from this
Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
(Spidey Super Stories#47/5 (fb) - BTS) - The Human
Top targeted a science prize dinner for theft, where the prize was cash
in a large gold cup.
(Spidey Super Stories#47/5) -
Just as the science award was given to Marla Madison, the Human Top
twirled into the room and snatched it away from her. Continuing
spinning, he dashed away. Also attending in their civilian guises were
Spider-Man and Giant-Man; both changed into their super-hero gear and
gave chase, but neither could hold the thief while he kept spinning so
fast through traffic and into a large park. Spider-Man and Giant-Man
planned a coordinated capture that stopped the Human Top spinning so
Spidey could web him up. Giant-Man then trapped the villain in a
garbage can. Spider-Man returned the prize to Madison while Giant-Man
took the Human Top to the police station.
Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks).
This appears to the Earth-57780 counterpart to the Earth-616 mutant spinner Human Top (David Cannon), later known as Whirlwind. By this time (1980), Cannon was well established as Whirlwind, so I'm not sure why they went with his original onion-head look and name (from the 1960s) for this issue. It may be because Whirlwind-616 added blades and this was a young kids-friendly comic.
He seems shorter than his Earth-616 counterpart (who's 6'1" and 220 lbs.)
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Human Top of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#47, p23, pan2 (main image)
p31, pan1 (headshot)
p28, pan2 (spinning)
Spidey Super Stories#47/5 (July, 1980) - Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Deborah November & Anita Malnig (editors)
First posted: 04/07/18
Last updated: 04/07/18
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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