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TRAPPER

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) normal human

Occupation: Poacher, thief, manager of his jungle park

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: henchmen (names unrevealed)

Enemies: Shanna, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), mall shop owners (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile internationally (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#14/5 (December, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Trapper is a money-focused hunter, and is very skilled and experienced at capturing wild animals and setting traps. He can handle a bullwhip and can train wild animals to perform violent acts. He has a solid athletic build and is used to jungle humidity.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: None (bald)

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#14/5 (fb) - BTS) - Trapper gained a reputation as a brutal hunter and trick-savvy poacher of wild animals, particularly rare jungle species, selling them for money. He captured a unique but ill white elephant in the care of vet Dr. Shanna O'Hara in Africa.

(Spidey Super Stories#14/5) - Shanna changed into her Jungle Queen costume and was joined by Spider-Man in tracking the hunter, but Spidey became caught in a rope trap. Trapper tried to cage him for sale, but was himself kicked by Shanna into a pit trap. Shanna and Spider-Man then rounded up Trapper and his three henchmen, putting them in a cage for the Game Warden.

(Spidey Super Stories#35/2 (fb)) - Free again, Trapper continued hunting wild animals for his Jungle Land park, even training some animals to break and steal. He went on a big heist at a New York shopping mall using many animals.

(Spidey Super Stories#35/2) - Forcing information from one of Trapper's henchmen, Shanna and Spider-Man found the right mall. Spidey followed Shanna's plan to dress up like a gorilla and he infiltrated the animal pack and derailed the robbery, causing Trapper to fall. Shanna soon had the animals responding to her, so Trapper fled into a store to get away from the misbehaving gorilla (actually Spider-Man), but Trapper was caught and tied up by Shanna.

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

Trapper has no known Earth-616 counterpart.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

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


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#35, p7 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#14, p29, pan4 (headshot)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#14/5 (December, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#35/2 (September, 1978) - Jim Salicrup &/or Linda Lee Karas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hayes & Julie Mishkin (editors)


First posted: 04/14/18

Last updated: 04/14/18

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