Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (see comments)
Occupation: Stealing vowels
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Annihilus, Banshee, Conan, Daredevil, Jane Foster, Galactus, Howard the Duck, Immortus, Inferno, Stan Lee, Lava Man, Mandarin, Moondog, Moonstone, Vision, Volcana
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book#1 (June, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Vowel Snatcher possessed magnet-like fingers with the power to snatch vowels from text and somehow disable others from using them in words he had stolen them from. Neither the nature and range of his powers nor the purpose of his actions is known.
(Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book#1 (fb) - BTS) - The enigmatic Vowel Snatcher pestered Stan Lee, who could only sign his name as Stn after the Vowel Snatcher stole the A from his first name.
(Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book#1) - Vowel Snatcher snatched the vowels of numerous others for unknown reasons.
Comments: Created by Owen McCarron (writer/artist).
Everything about the Vowel Snatcher is a big mystery. Who was he? What was he? Why did he do what he was doing? And how did he do it? But that is all we have on him from his one page appearance in the black and white Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book co-published by Marvel and Simon & Schuster as part of the Marvel Fireside Books label.
I think it is safe to assume that the Vowel Snatcher and Garbler were original characters created by McCarron for use by Marvel Comics ... It's possible that Stan Lee himself might have had some input, but in the preface written by Lee, he states the following:
"I just can't sign off without first thanking our titanically talented Canadian cousin, Owen McCarren [sic], for the brilliant job he did in formulating and illustrating the material for this book. His clever concepts and delightful drawings make me wish I were a kid again."
The use of the phrase "clever concepts" would seem to indicate that Owen came up with the ideas for the characters himself.
Thanks to Al Soupless for providing the image and information to this villain.
Profile by Markus Raymond & Al Soupless.
Vowel Snatcher should not be confused with:
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Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book#1, p31 (main)
Stan Lee Presents The Mighty Marvel Superheroes Fun Book#1 (June, 1976) - Owen McCarron (writer/artist), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 10/06/2018
Last updated: 12/18/2018
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