Real Name: Lockjaw
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Group Membership: Inhumans
Affiliations: Captain America, King Arthur, Kid Colt, Medusa,
Merlin, Rita the Director, Spider-Man, Short Circus (Buddy, Duane,
Julie, Kathy, Kelly) (all Earth-57780)
Enemies: dragon (name unrevealed), Kang,
Spidey-Slaves, thieves (three, names unrevealed) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#10/5
Powers/Abilities: Lockjaw of Earth-57780 is an
dog with the power to travel through time and across vast distances on
Earth, the teleportation leaving residual billowy smoke. He enjoys the
of others and likes taking companions on adventures, achieved by
touching his coat, although he never stays long away from his home era.
He displays a
level of awareness of right and wrong (possibly due to low-level
telepathic empathy), siding with heroes. He is obedient to his friends
and responds to a large whistle. He has displayed superhuman strength
by holding a car in his jaws and enhanced durability, resisting injury
from blunt impact.
Variable (see comments)
(Spidey Super Stories#10/5) - Lockjaw appeared
suddenly in the studio where Spider-Man and the Short Circus band were
preparing for a show. The band was excited and gathered around the dog
after Spider-Man revealed who the dog was, but Lockjaw instead
teleported them through time and space to Camelot, where the ruler King
Arthur, his knights and would-be magician Merlin were being troubled by
a large fire-breathing dragon. Lockjaw sniffed out the dragon in the
forest, while Spider-Man and the band put it to sleep (literally). The
adventure over, Lockjaw teleported Spider-Man and the band across time
back to the studio.
(Spidey Super Stories#16/1) - Lockjaw teleported backward through time to the dinosaur era, then returned.
Super Stories#16/2) - To help Rita the Director film a genuine cowboy,
Spider-Man used a special large whistle to call Lockjaw. Spidey, Rita
and several others teleported with Lockjaw back to the Old West era,
where they encountered Kid Colt. Lockjaw watched as the others helped
Kid Colt stop a villain. Lockjaw was able to communicate to Spider-Man
that it was time to return home, and they all teleported back to their
(Spidey Super Stories#17/2) - Lockjaw attended the
American bicentennial celebrations at the Electric Company studios
alongside other heroes, eating some of the giant cake. Captain America sat on the giant dog's back.
(Spidey Super Stories#24/1) - Lockjaw bit the trunk
of the getaway car of a trio of robbers, forcing them to flee on foot.
Lockjaw followed their scent and showed pursuing police officers where
the crooks were hiding.
(Spidey Super Stories#24/2) - Sensing trouble in
time, Lockjaw found Spider-Man and teleported them to the far future;
Kang ruled with armed Spidey-Slaves (actually people turned into
mindless drones through will-sapping helmets). A police hover-jet
crashed into Lockjaw, with no apparent effect on Lockjaw. Sending
Lockjaw briefly away, Spider-Man tackled Kang and his minions, but was
captured. Lockjaw reappeared just before Kang was about to make a
minion of Spider-Man with a helmet; the dog crushed the helmet in his
jaws, then pushed Kang through a wall. Lockjaw then hurled Kang into
the timestream. Lockjaw teleported back to the present with Spider-Man,
dropping him off at Mary Jane Watson's party as requested.
Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).
Lockjaw appeared to double in size across the stories, from his first to last appearance, so perhaps he was just a puppy in SSS #10.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Lockjaw of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#16, p4, pan1 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#16, back cover (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#10, p32, pan5 (teleporting)
Spidey Super Stories#10/5 (July, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#16/1 (April, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#16/2 (April, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#24/1 (July, 1977) - uncredited writer, Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#24/5 (July, 1977) - uncredited writer, Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
(Year of the Dog!)
Last updated: 02/27/18
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