Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Fringe character, possible extraterrestrial (see comments)

Occupation: Superhero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Dr. Comb, Hair Spray, Shampoo

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) (Winter, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Hairball is covered with multi-colored hair and is able to spit irradiated hairballs.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: One orange, one green
Hair: Orange and green

History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#11)) - The heroic, hairy Hairball fought enemies such as Dr. Comb, Hair Spray and Shampoo.

Comments: Created by Matt Carlin.

Hairball was a product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain" section that ran in most earlier issues of the Magazine. In Hairball's case, he was created by then-10-year-old Matt Carlin of New Castle, Pennsylvania. As a fringe character, Hairball was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there is also no evidence to say he did not exist on Earth-616 either...

Hairball's height & weight were impossible to approximate, as he was never seen next to any character whose height & weight had been officially determined.

Hairball's origin was never shown I'm leaning towards him being an extraterrestrial, given his bizarre appearance.

The issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring Hairball was not numbered but recent reprints of the comic strips from this issue in Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures of the X-Men trade paperbacks identified the issue as #11.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Hairball has no known connections to:

Dr. Comb

Dr. Comb is a known enemy of Hairball.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) - BTS

Hair Spray

Hair Spray is a known enemy of Hairball.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) - BTS


Shampoo is a known enemy of Hairball.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) - BTS

images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#11), p15, splash page (Hairball, main image)

Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) (Winter, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Hairball" - Matt Carlin (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)

First Posted: 03/28/2020
Last updated: 03/28/2020

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