Real Name: Unrevealed, last name presumably Hill

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Jessica Jones

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife (deceased), Maria Hill (daughter)

Aliases: Various (but none revealed)

Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois

First Appearance: (Maria's father mentioned) Invincible Iron Man I#8 (February, 2009); (seen & named) Jessica Jones I#10 (September, 2017)

Powers/Abilities: Ed Vernon has super powers that are largely unrevealed, though he has demonstrated superhuman strength.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 230 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White

(Jessica Jones I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Maria Hill's father obtained superhuman strength from unknown means.

(Invincible Iron Man III#8 (fb) ) - On a frozen day in Chicago, Maria Hill was born, though her mother died in childbirth.

(Jessica Jones I#12 (fb) - BTS) - The father grew physically abusive with his family at times.

(Secret Avengers III#15 (fb)) - When Maria was 7 or 8, she vacationed with her father on an abandoned beach in Louisiana.

(Jessica Jones I#11 (fb) - BTS) - After a falling out with Maria, her father didn't speak to his daughter in 15 years. He changed his name three times before settling on the name Ed Vernon, and he moved to Chicago. He developed routines of going to bars and bringing home women.

(Jessica Jones I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Ed got divorced, but refused to pay alimony.

(Jessica Jones I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Eight years ago, Ed saw Maria sneak into the garden of her childhood home and bury an envelope there. He later retrieved the envelope and placed it in his safe.

(Jessica Jones I#10) - In Chicago, Ed went to his favorite sports bar with a friend and was served by bartender, Gary. He offered to buy Jessica Jones a drink there until she revealed she was seeking intel on Maria, saying Maria's life was in danger. Ed warned Jessica several times to back off, but she wouldn't. Realizing she likely had super-powers or was a super-spy, he threw Jessica through the window.

(Jessica Jones I#11) - Vernon apologized to Gary, then rushed out the back, but Jessica was already waiting. He threw a few punches at her and she choked him unconscious. Ed woke up in his own home, tied to a chair, and Jessica told him that Maria was in danger. Ed angrily admitted he had Maria's envelope in the safe, and he turned it over to Jones.

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis (writer) & Michael Gaydos (artist).

Profile by Chadman.

Ed Vernon should not be confused with:


(Jessica Jones I#10) - In Chicago, Ed went to his favorite sports bar with a friend and was served by bartender, Gary.

(Jessica Jones I#11) - Vernon apologized to Gary, then rushed out the back.

--Jessica Jones I#10 (Jessica Jones I#10-11

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Jessica Jones I#10, p19, pan8 (with Jessica Jones)
Jessica Jones I#10, p18, pan3 (face)
Jessica Jones I#10, p17, pan2 (Gary)

Invincible Iron Man III#8 (February, 2009) - Matt Fraction (writer), Salvador Larroca (artist), Warren Simons (editor)
Secret Avengers III#15 (September, 2014) - Ales Kot (writer), Michael Walsh (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Jessica Jones I#10-12 (September-December, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Michael Gaydos (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 07/09/2019
Last updated: 07/09/2019

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