Real Name: Clyde McCoy
Identity/Class: Human mutate;
presumably citizen of United Kingdom (see comments)
Group Membership: British Army (presumed) (see comments)
Affiliations: Edwig Caine
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: England
First Appearance: Europa#1 (July, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Clyde seemed to be able to ignite his body like the Human Torch; sadly, he apparently lacked any immunity to fire, so this was almost instantly fatal (see comments).
(Europa#1 (fb) ) - Decades ago (see comments) scientist Edwig Caine led research funded by the U.K. government, attempting to create superhumans. Based in England, they experimented on a volunteer, soldier Clyde McCoy, dousing him with low intensity gamma rays. Had the experiments succeeded, Clyde was to be sent into combat codenamed Mainman. Instead he violently burned to death. The British government dropped Caine's funding, and he moved to Italy to continue his research.
Comments: Created by Giorgio Lavagna, Francesco Mio, Fabrizio Ugolini and Giampaolo Frizzi.
Given that McCoy was experimented on in England in experiments funded by the British government, it seems reasonable to think he was probably British himself, and since he was said to be a soldier, presumably he was in the British Army. Caine recalls the experiment taking place in 1963, ten years before the birth of some of the future members of the superteam Gemini. Since the Gemini members appear to be twenty-somethings, and the story was published in 1996, this strongly suggests the 1963 date to be topical - it's thirty-three years or so prior to the main story.
Since he apparently burned to death in a fire violent enough to ignite his entire body and reduce him to bones, and swift enough to do so while he was still aware of what was happening, whatever powers he gained may well have been fire related.
Profile by Loki.
Mainman has no known connections to:
Europa#1 (July 1996) - Giorgio Lavagna, Francesco Mio (writers), Fabrizio Ugolini (pencils), Giampaolo Frizzi (inks), Enrico Fornaroli (editor)
First Posted: 09/27/2020
Last updated: 09/27/2020
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