Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (presumably U.K. citizen)
Enemies: Captain Wally (Walter Pratt)
Known Relatives: Unidentified mother
Aliases: Master of Power
Base of Operations: Wallytown, U.K.
First Appearance: The Spider-Man Comic #649 (17th August 1985)
Powers/Abilities: Macho-Man possesses immense superhuman strength (if similar to the other Macho-Man, then on a par with the Hulk) and is able to fly.
History: While flying over Wallytown, the bully supervillain Macho-Man overheard powerless hero Captain Wally mention he was on the lookout for villains. Landing, Macho-Man announced that Wally had found one, and challenged him to a fight to the finish, giving the terrified hero a week to train. However, on the morning in question it was raining, so Macho-Man's mother told him he wasn't allowed to go out, and forced her henpecked son to call Wally on the telephone to inform him their fight was cancelled.
Comments: Created by Lew Stringer. This is the original incarnation of Macho-Man, who debuted in Captain Wally's strip, and (per Lew Stringer) is considered a different individual than the Macho-Man who appeared in his own strip in the Marvel U.K. Secret Wars comic, and who will get his own entry as soon as I track down the one story he appears in that I don't currently have. Ditto Captain Wally.
Is Macho-Man an Earth-616 character? For my money, he is. His opponent Captain Wally encountered the Hulk in another strip, and Wally's allies (other Lew Stringer characters from the various strips he created for Marvel U.K. titles, which included the other version of Macho-Man) ran into several other Marvel characters, including Dr. Doom and the Red Skull. Of course, it might be argued that merely proves they are in one of the Marvel Multiverse or the larger Marvel Megaverse's many realities, but Lew Stringer himself notes that as far as he is concerned, their tales are "canon." I doubt Lew would have thought of this in terms of Earth-616 (since that terminology was not yet in common parlance), but that sure sounds like he means "mainstream Marvel reality." Yes, they are humor characters, but they aren't any more ridiculous than other such characters who are undeniably 616 residents.
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The Spider-Man Comic #649 (17th August 1985) - Lew Stringer (writer & artist), Sheila Cranna (editor)
First posted: 06/12/2018
Last updated: 06/12/2018
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