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PUPPET MASTER

Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably Phillip Masters)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Thing, Tiffany's department store (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#23/3 (June, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Skilled at making puppets, Puppet Master could control people by crafting small clay models of their likeness using special clay.

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Eyes: Black
Hair: Bald

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#23/3) - Using special glowing clay of unrevealed composition in his workshop, Puppet Master crafted a small likeness of the normally heroic Thing.

(Spidey Super Stories#23/5) - Desiring riches and fame, Puppet Master intended to use the clay puppet to make the Thing his "super-slave." Soon, the Thing heard Puppet Master's voice inside his head and felt compelled to obey his commands. Puppet Master ordered him to barge through the streets; seeing the destruction, Spider-Man intervened but was punched away, soon joined by police who could not stop the Thing's rampage. Puppet Master ordered the Thing to smash into Tiffany's department store and loot it, then took the stolen goods and cash to Puppet Master's lair. Spider-Man followed and, suspecting the clay puppet was causing the Thing to behave badly, swiped it away with his webbing. Spidey threatened Puppet Master, but he cowered away. The control over him eliminated, the Thing returned to full consciousness, apparently not remembering his actions while under Puppet Master's control. Spidey explained as he webbed the villain up; the Thing then promised to deal with him.

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks).

His workshop included marionettes (not clay puppets) of the Invisible Girl, Captain America and Easy Reader, amongst others. All were apparently controllable.

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Puppet Master of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#23, p22, pan4 (main image)
   p14, pan4 (headshot with clay)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#23/3 (June, 1977) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#23/5 (June, 1977) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)


First posted: 04/15/18

Last updated: 04/15/18

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