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CHARLIE BENNETT

Real Name: Charlie Bennett

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Burgundy, Jerome Hagen, Power Man (Luke Cage), police

Known Relatives: Tina (Bennett?) (wife)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Chicago, USA;
   formerly Vermont, USA

First Appearance: Power Man I#46 (August, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Charlie Bennett has conservative, sexist values, believing a wife should serve her husband. He becomes insanely jealous of anyone who takes his wife's attention away from him. He has very good shooting skills with a rifle and excellent aim.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Blond

History:

(Power Man I#46 (fb) - BTS) - Raised in rural America and with excellent shooting skills, Charlie Bennett married Tina and they lived in Vermont. Tina pursued a fashion model career and fashion designer Jerome Hagen convinced Tina to move to Chicago for more opportunities. Charlie grew jealous of his wife's burgeoning career and refused to attend her networking events. A (secretly fake) cobalt bomb planted by the nefarious Gideon Mace caused panic and a citywide search. Charlie used the opportunity to kill those who had taken his wife's attention away from him.

(Power Man I#46) - Charlie practiced shooting and honing his aim from a rooftop while listening to a news broadcast about the lost bomb. He ran toward the home of his target Hagen, firing nervously at a cat on the way. From a rooftop, he watched Hagen eating and shot him dead with one bullet. Luke Cage, running nearby in a desperate search for the cobalt bomb, heard the gunshot and investigated. Charlie went by foot to Continental Plaza where his wife was partying with fashion designers, but was seen running along rooftops by Cage, who gave pursuit. At the Plaza hotel, Charlie burst into the room and threatened everyone there with his gun and Cage charged in after him. Charlie's bullet bounced off the angry Cage, who destroyed the rifle and smashed the gunman into a dazed state. Cage dragged him away and took him along in a helicopter piloted by his friend Burgundy as the frantic bomb search continued. Presumably Charlie was later handed over to the police.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, Roger Slifer, Lee Elias.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Charlie Bennett has no known connections to:


Jerome Hagen

Jerome Hagen was a top fashion designer residing in Chicago. He found model Tina in Vermont and convinced her to move there with her husband Charlie Bennett to improve her career opportunities. But Charlie grew jealous of Tina's burgeoning career and shot Hagen dead during the chaos of a citywide bomb search.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Power Man I#46


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Power Man I#46, p6, pan6 (main image)
   p3, pan1 (headshot)


Appearances:
Power Man I#46 (August, 1977) - Marv Wolfman (plotter & editor), Roger Slifer (scripter), Lee Elias (pencils & inks)


First posted: 10/05/2021
Last updated: 10/05/2021

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