GREGSON GILBERT imposter
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull) advanced technology-user
Occupation: Espionage agent, presumptive scientist
Group Membership: Skrull Empire
while believed to be Gilbert, he had the support of Dean Kendrick, as well as the Human Torch (Johnny Storm) and Thing (Ben Grimm)
Enemies: Dragon Man, Gregson Gilbert, Human Torch (Johnny
Storm), Thing (Ben Grimm); presumably humanity in general
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Gregson Gilbert's laboratory in State University (somewhere in New York) and Gilbert's nearby home.
First Appearance: Human Torch II#12 (June, 2004)
The Gregson Gilbert imposter possessed the standard shapeshifting
abilties of all Skrulls, although he didn't demonstrate any particular
In fact, changing shapes seemed to be a bit of a challenge for him, as he dropped to a knee and it took him a few seconds to return to his true form from his Gilbert impersonation...or maybe he was a bit of a dramatic actor?
He had sufficient knowledge and
intelligence to design the robot Zzord while he had access to Gilbert's
records and equipment.
Height: Unrevealed; approximately 5'8"
Weight: Unrevealed; approximately 140 lbs.
Eyes: Yellow (variable)
Hair: None (variable)
(Human Torch II#12 (fb) - BTS) - An unidentified skrull captured Professor Gregson Gilbert -- then working under the supervision of Dean Kendrick at State University -- immobilized him in a stasis device in Gilbert's house, took Gilbert's form, and began working in Gilbert's place at his lab at State University.
Comments: Created by Karl Kesel, Paco Medina, and Juan Vlasco.
As far as I can tell, the Gregson Gilbert poster was omitted from the Secret Invasion: Skrulls (2008) book.
We didn't get much information on
the Skrull imposter...his name...who sent him...what his mission was,
etc. The story was cool in that it used the seldom-used Gregson Gilbert
and also clarified the difference between State University and Empire
State University. The Skrull was kind of just a plot device.
Profile by Snood.
The Gregson Gilbert imposter Skrull should be distinguished from:
images: (without ads)
Human Torch II#12, pg. 6, panel 1 (as Gilbert, full);
panel 3 (as Gilbert, face);
pg. 15 (true form; upper body; closer);
pg. 16, panel 1 (true form, full, distant);
panel 2 (true form, face)
Human Torch II#12 (June, 2004) - Karl Kesel (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Andy Schmidt & Nicole Wiley (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 08/24/2019
Last updated: 08/24/2019
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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