Real Name: Javier Melendez
human mutate (Mexican citizen)
Occupation: Adventurer, vigilante
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: None directly
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in Mexico
First Appearance: Giant-Size Rune#1/1
Powers/Abilities: El Gato had enhanced speed
and likely athlete-level endurance plus strength. He dressed in animal
three sharpened claws. He was much admired in
Mexico, particularly Mexico City.
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(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 was a reporter for GNS Headline News from the USA
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, 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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