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RHINO

Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably Aleksei Sytsevich)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human mutate (? - see comments)

Occupation: Criminal, prisoner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: briefly Jennifer Walters (Earth-57780)

Enemies: J. Arthur Crank, Foggy Nelson, Rita the Director, She-Hulk, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#6/5 (March, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Rhino is suited in a body armor with head-mounted horns. He has super-human strength and dexterity, and is easily enraged, charging at his foes. His physical frame has been enlarged, including his face.

Height: 6'5"
Weight: 710 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#6/5) - Angered that the Electric Studios' Rita the Director was shooting a film about him fighting Spider-Man, but not using him as an actor, Rhino went to the dressing room and knocked out the actor playing him, J. Arthur Crank. Rhino then entered the set, causing destruction while vainly trying to hit Spider-Man. Realizing it was the real Rhino but unable to communicate this, Spidey webbed Rhino up but the villain kept creating havoc. Rita soon identified the brute as the real one and tricked him into running into a stage prop of giant jelly. Rhino was encased and trapped in the giant jelly block.

(Spidey Super Stories#50/2 (fb) - BTS) - Rhino was imprisoned for his rampage. With a reputation for lying, Rhino was brought to trial, accused of "being bad!" Jennifer Walters (secretly She-Hulk), a lawyer dedicated to equal justice and due legal process, agreed to represent him.

(Spidey Super Stories#50/2) - Hiding his guilt and angered at prosecutor Foggy Nelson, Rhino stormed  out of the courtroom. Walters gave chase and secretly changed into the She-Hulk as Spider-Man joined the pursuit. Rhino duped She-Hulk into fighting Spider-Man, but then turned and attacked her and Spidey, refusing any further trial attendance. The two heroes tricked Rhino and he was literally knocked out by their teamwork. Later back in court again, Walters denounced Rhino and he was sent to jail (making front page in the Daily Bugle newspaper).

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortallaro (inks).

His face is enlarged and distorted beyond usual human proportions, so I'm guessing he's a mutate/mutant.

Height and weight stats are taken from the Earth-616 version (Sytsevich), as they look very much alike.

Yep, he wears a collar with his name in his first appearance.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Rhino of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#50, cover (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#50, p4, pan5 (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#6, p29, pan5 (stomping with collar)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#6/5 (March, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortallaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#50/2 (January, 1981) - Jim Salicrup &/or Steven Grant (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Caroline Barnes & Deborah Walker (editors)


First posted: 05/05/18

Last updated: 05/05/18

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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