Real Name: Martin Elliot
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Radio host
Group Membership: KRSH radio station
Affiliations: Clean Community Commandos, homophobes
Enemies: Betterdon Center, Nomad (Jack Monroe), homosexuals
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Fort Worth, USA
First Appearance: Nomad II#12 (April, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Martin Elliot had no exceptional abilities beyond being a radio show host. As a radio jockey, he was able to harness and further propagate conservative viewpoints, especially against the gay community, and was unafraid and unashamed in broadcasting them.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
(Nomad II#12 (fb) - BTS) - Martin Elliot secured himself a popular late night radio show with station KRSH in Fort Worth, Texas. It had proven so popular within a conservative community that there were suggestions of his show going national. He advocated a one-sided viewpoint against gays, stereotyping them with being afflicted with AIDS, and encouraged bloody violence against them. He was an advocate of violent homophobic hate group, the Clean Community Commandos (CCC), and would receive advance warning from them of their attacks, as well as from the AIDS hospice, the Betterdon Center, when they were attacked by the CCC.
(Nomad II#12) - The Roar's show calling for gays to be bashed was broadcast as a mob brutally assaulted a lone man (labeled as "queer" by the mob) until Nomad intervened and dispersed the attackers. After speaking with several Undergrounders about the Roar, Nomad, posing as a reporter, confronted Elliot at the KRSH studios. While claiming he didn't care who he influenced by his broadcasts, Elliot nevertheless advocated the civil exclusion of people with AIDS.
(Nomad II#12 (fb) - BTS) - Over the next few days, the Roar warned listeners of the interfering long-haired reporter (actually Nomad) and received advanced notice from the CCC about an impending attack on the hospice.
(Nomad II#12) - The Roar railed against the Betterdon Center being allowed by the courts to continue to operate and announced the CCC's attack against the hospice. His radio show was being played by both sides, inflaming the situation, until Nomad realized Elliot's collusion with those involved. Nomad smashed his way into the Roar's studios and Elliot admitted on air what was going on. Off air, Elliot threatened to stymie council support for the hospice's public funding, intending to fuel further antagonism. Frustrated, Nomad punched Elliot powerfully in the jaw (presumably breaking it) to stop him talking for a while.
Elliot's broadcast admission led to him being investigated by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). Concerned that Elliot would press charges against him and thereby negatively impact the Betterdon Center, Nomad left Fort Worth.
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pat Olliffe (pencils) and Mark McKenna (inks).
The story closed with Nomad passing a newspaper
headlining new cases of heterosexuals contracting AIDS.
Elliot's homophobic broadcasts, while not immediately
violent, had lethal consequences. This remains relevant today.
The Clean Community Commandos' initials of CCC could
be seen to parallel those of white supremacist organization, the Ku
Klux Klan, or KKK, which incorporates similarly homophobic viewpoints.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Roar has no known connections to:
Clean Community Commandos
The Clean Community Commandos (CCC) were a group
of armed and violent
conservatives, chiefly male, based in Colleyville, Fort Worth. They were
fans of the Roar's radio show and his firebrand rhetoric, and would
target individual gays for bashing, as well as care centers in
deliberate efforts at confrontation. While fueled by Elliot's radio
diatribe, they would also advise him of upcoming attacks, thereby
contributing to events reported by Elliot's show.
Nomad intervened during one attack
by the CCC against the Betterdon Center, shooting out the wheel of the
vehicle carrying CCC members and fighting them. However, one CCC man
broke past and ran toward the line of people defending the Center, but
they dealt out the same violence that the CCC had already delivered in
the past. Nomad again intervened and halted the fighting, but heard the
the Roar broadcasting over the radio the events as they occurred. Nomad
then realized that Elliot had been receiving advance notice from the CCC of the
Nomad II12, p13, pan4 (main image)
Nomad II12, p12, pan4 (headshot)
Nomad II12, p12, pan1 (Radio KRSH)
Nomad II12, p15, pan3 (Clean Community Commandos)
Nomad II#12 (April, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pat Olliffe (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Last updated: 02/08/17
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