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Real Name: Javier Melendez

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate (Mexican citizen)

Occupation: Adventurer, vigilante

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None directly

Enemies: Rune

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Mexico

First Appearance: Giant-Size Rune#1/1 (January, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: El Gato had enhanced speed and likely athlete-level endurance plus strength. He dressed in animal skins with three sharpened claws. He was much admired in Mexico, particularly Mexico City.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Brown


(Giant-Size Rune#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - The man who came to be known as "el Gato" had his ultra powers "jumpstarted", and was gifted with super speed. He used this power as a vigilante to apprehend criminals in Mexico and became popular with the local population. Meanwhile, an unknown assailant (actually Rune) had already killed at least 23 ultras across North and South America.

(Giant-Size Rune#1/1) - The vampiric otherworldly creature Rune pursued el Gato, who eventually tired. Rune grasped the hero and squeezed the blood and power out of el Gato. Later, the detective Janus looked over the corpse while the American reporter Andie McLaughlin reported on the continuing slaughter of ultras.

(Giant-Size Rune#1/1 (fb) - BTS) - Police remained baffled at the crime and even consulted psychics. The Mexican government declared a national day of mourning for their fallen hero.






Comments: Created by Chris Ulm (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith (layouts), John Floyd (finishes), John Floyd (inks).

"El Gato" translates from Spanish to "The Cat" in English.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Gato has no known connections to:

Andie McLaughlin

Andie McLaughlin was a reporter for GNS Headline News from the USA and reported on el Gato's murder from Mexico City, as well as the spate of other ultra murders committed by an as yet unidentified assailant (actually the vampiric Rune).





--Giant-Size Rune#1/1

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Giant-Size Rune#1/1, p2-3 (main image)
   p1, pan6 (front view)
   p7, pan2 (McLaughlin)

Giant-Size Rune#1/1 (January, 1995) - Chris Ulm (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith (layouts), John Floyd (finishes), John Floyd (inks), Barry Windsor-Smith (editor)

First posted: 10/30/2019
Last updated: 10/30/2019

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