Real Name: Dr. David Malraux
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: University of Chicago's medical center
Affiliations: Tigra (Greer Nelson), medical
staff at the medical center
Enemies: Kraven (Sergei Kravinoff) and his
four thugs (Marty Sturgis, others)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Chicago, USA
First Appearance: Marvel Chillers I#4 (April, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Dr. David Malraux was a brilliant surgeon specializing in neural responses.
(Marvel Chillers I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Malraux
devised an experimental psycho-motor response procedure.
This attracted the attention of Kraven, who saw it as a means to
increase his fighting abilities. Accompanied by his armed thugs, Kraven
found Malraux at the University of Chicago's medical center, knocked
him unconscious and tied him up.
(Marvel Chillers I#4) - Kraven carried Malraux away
from the medical center while his thugs' gunfire and smoke created a
diversion, but a fired bullet also lodged into a bystander's spine and
the girl was immediately hospitalized, with Malraux's procedure seen as
the only viable treatment. Having also been caught in the crossfire,
Tigra hunted the perpetrators and found Kraven's hideout but was
trapped in a caged circus ring by the grandstanding animal hunter.
Tigra saw Malraux bound and suspended in the air, with Kraven declaring
he intended to learn the doctor's secret to amplify neural responses
and make him unbeatable. Tigra defeated Kraven and Malraux was freed.
Later, back at the medical center, Malraux informed the waiting Tigra
that he'd successfully performed the procedure on the injured girl and
expected her recovery after she underwent a year of therapy. He was
surprised that Tigra decided to leave without attempting to clear her
name with the police.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils) and Vince Colletta (inks).
He's mistakenly cited as Herbert in the OHotMU Kraven entry; this may be his middle name instead.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
David Malraux has no known connections to:
Marty Sturgis was one of Kraven's hired thugs. He and his three colleagues
created a diversion while Kraven kidnapped Malraux from the University
of Chicago's medical center. Sturgis and his men were willing to kill
police to escape when Kraven left them behind. Later, undercover, Tigra
overheard Sturgis plot with his men to steal from Kraven so they could
hide from the police and so she followed them to an abandoned arena. However, Kraven killed
Sturgis and his crew, their corpses on display in the circus ring to
rattle Tigra before their fight.
--Marvel Chillers I#4
Marvel Chillers I#4, p13, pan2 (main image, suspended)
p18, pan5 (headshot)
p6, pan5 (Sturgis)
Marvel Chillers I#4 (April, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Last updated: 06/08/17
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