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VANISHER

Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably Telford Porter)

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

Occupation: Book thief, prisoner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Easy Reader, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Valerie (last name unrevealed) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#7/2 (April, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Vanisher has the power to instantly teleport himself and a limited volume of objects to anywhere he chooses.

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Bald

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#7/2 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to cause trouble, Vanisher selected books at Valerie's library.

(Spidey Super Stories#7/2) - Vanisher presented his books, numbering more than permitted for borrowing, to Valerie, but had no library card. Nearby, Easy Reader saw a book he wanted was in Vanisher's sizable pile. Defiant in causing mischief, he teleported away with his stolen books. Spider-Man arrived to investigate and tried to web Vanisher when he reappeared, but the crook kept teleporting around the library, picking up more library books as he went. Looking up library cataloging cards, Valerie and Easy Reader found the way to deal with him was by magic spells; Valerie selected the powerful book high past the shelves; the spell required the person affected to be the spell reader. With Vanisher's next appearance, Easy Reader dared the book thief to read it and so he did. The spell caused the Vanisher to be instantly shunted into a jail cell and be confined there for one year. Valerie, Easy Reader and Spider-Man were also transported and happily left Vanisher locked up.

 

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

Maybe the magic book found in the library was the one that Spot the magic dog was looking for?

Yep, he had his codename on his cloak. Maybe he lived in a place where there were lots of people with cloaks and he didn't want to lose his allocated one?

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike (apart from eye color). It's ASSumed he's a mutant too, although the source of his powers aren't revealed.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

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


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#7, p1 (main image)
   p13, pan1 (headshot)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#7/2 (April, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hayes (editor)


First posted: 04/17/18

Last updated: 04/17/18

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