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BILLY THE MARLIN

Real Name: Billy Marlin

Identity/Class: Fish (marlin) mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Baseball team mascot and protector

Group Membership: Florida Marlins

Affiliations: Florida Marlins players (Jeff Conine, others), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Doctor Victor Von Doom, Doombots, umpires (loose)

Known Relatives: William Marlin (father), Williamina Marlin (mother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Miami, Florida, USA

First Appearance: Billy the Marlin#1 (1996)

Powers/Abilities: Billy the Marlin is a humanoid fish that has adapted to breathing air through his gills while on land. Cheerful and mischievous, he cannot speak but is loyal to his adopted American baseball team the Florida Marlins. He carries a water gun to harmlessly spray people and has a fishing reel with which he can accurately snare a target. He occasionally utilizes other equipment too.

Height: 8'
Weight: 250 lbs.
Eyes: Black
Hair: None

History:

(Billy the Marlin#1 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed means, Billy the Marlin developed a humanoid form and adapted to breathing air through his gills on land. He became the mischievous mascot and protector of the American baseball team the Florida Marlins.

(Billy the Marlin#1) - Coincidentally on his birthday and prior to another Marlins game in their home Miami stadium (attended by Peter Parker (secretly Spider-Man), Mary Jane Watson and her aunt Anna Watson), Billy the Marlin engaged in more antics. But Dr. Doom, accompanied by Doombots, swooped in to kidnap baseball players, starting with Marlins' star player Jeff Conine; Dr. Doom sought to create Latveria's own baseball team and Conine was his first pick. Parker immediately went off and changed into Spider-Man while Billy the Marlin heroically tried to stop the Doombots kidnapping Conine. Unflappable, Billy the Marlin teamed up with Spider-Man to bring down the Doombots and tackled Dr. Doom head on. Billy squirted Dr. Doom in the face with his water gun and Spider-Man webbed up the villain. With Doom vanquished, the game continued. Afterward, Billy the Marlin joined the players as they autographed memorabilia for their junior fans.

 

Comments: Adapted by Mike Bernardo, Alex Saviuk, Greg Adams.

Billy the Marlin is a real-life mascot for the Miami Marlins (formerly the Florida Marlins (name change in 2012)) baseball team. This was a promotional comic for the Florida Marlins promoting their mascot's availability for birthday parties.

More information on Billy the Marlin can be found on his Wikipedia page! Additional information gained from the sportsmascots page.

This profile was completed 09/03/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Billy the Marlin has no known connections to:


Jeff Conine

Jeff Conine was a star player for the Florida Marlins baseball team. Dr. Doom, keen to start a Latverian baseball team, chose Conine as his first pick and traveled to kidnap Conine at a Miami home game. He struggled, but Doombots grabbed him and he was rescued by Billy the Marlin and Spider-Man. After the heroic duo vanquished the diabolical Doom, the baseball game continued.

The real-life Jeff Conine was the team's first star and earned the Most Valued Player Award at the at the 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

 

 

 

 

--Billy the Marlin#1


images: (without ads)
Billy the Marlin#1, p1, pan3 (main image)
   p6, pan2 (headshot, gun squirting)
   p3, pan1 (fishing reel)
   p5, pan1 (Conine)
   back cover (Birthday Bash)


Appearances:
Billy the Marlin#1 (1996) - Mike Bernardo (writer), Alex Saviuk (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)


First posted: 09/14/2021
Last updated: 09/11/2021

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