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HUMAN TOP

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

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

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Giant-Man (Bill Foster), Marla Madison, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#47/5 (July, 1980)

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 spinning.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History:

(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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Human Top of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


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Spidey Super Stories#47, p23, pan2 (main image)
   p31, pan1 (headshot)
   p28, pan2 (spinning)


Appearances:
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

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