Real Name: Unrevealed (likely Norton Fester -
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: The Cat (Patsy Walker), J. Jonah Jameson, John Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#53/5
Powers/Abilities: Originally a trained
scientist (presumably in astrophysics), Meteor Man was exposed to
extraterrestrial gas that increased his strength to superhuman levels for a short while.
Weight: 150 lbs.
(Spidey Super Stories#53/5 (fb)) - The scientist who
would become Meteor Man broke open a meteor and the gas inside gave him
super-strength. But the effect wore off and so he hunted more
extraterrestrial rock specimens to loot.
(Spidey Super Stories#53/5) - Meteor Man raided an
exhibition showcasing moon rocks retrieved by astronaut John Jameson.
Meteor Man knocked back John Jameson while the newly arrived Spider-Man
reinforced the collapsing ceiling caused by Meteor Man's violent
escape. Spider-Man admitted he didn't know how to stop the crook when
the Cat arrived and revealed Meteor Man's secret origin and fixation.
Daily Bugle newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson helped the heroes' plan
by publishing a lie that the largest meteor (actually a booby-trapped
fake) had been found. Meteor Man took the bait and attacked. The
villain's enhanced strength allowed him to fling the Cat aside and rip
through Spidey's webbing. He used a device to crack open the giant
"meteor", which instead released sneezing powder. Spider-Man then
enveloped the distracted Meteor Man in webbing. Spider-Man dismissed
the thief's defiant cry to eventually procure more space rocks.
Comments: Created by Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks).
Meteor Man appears to be the Earth-57780 version of Earth-616's Looter (Norton Fester), who used "Meteor Man" as an early alias.
Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version (Looter),
as they look very much alike.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Meteor Man of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#53, p28, pan1 (main image)
p26, pan3 (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#53/5 (July, 1981) - Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Anita Malnig & Caroline Barnes (editors)
First posted: 04/09/2018
Last updated: 04/09/2018
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