CAPRICORN

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed 

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None 

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Mighty Marvel Calendar 1976 (1975)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed; at a guess I'd imagine a level of above human strength, endurance and agility.

Height: Unrevealed (see comments)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: White (no visible pupils or sclera)
Hair: Black

History:
(
Mighty Marvel Calendar 1976) - Capricorn was a hero (see comments) whose appearance and costumed identity were based on the zodiac sign he named himself after.

Comments: Created by Joe Binggeli and John Romita.

   On the back pages of the Mighty Marvel Calendar 1975 an astrological disk was included identifying zodiac signs, and giving the birthstone, flowers, colors, numbers, and parts of the body supposedly ruled by each sign. Using this, a competition was launched for readers to design and send in their own heroes or villains based on said features, to be revealed in the next year's calendar. Capricorn was the winner of that competition, invented by Joe Binggeli of Marine, California. He described the character thus:
   "His sign is the goat, hence the goat legs and horns. His ruling planet is Saturn, world of such virtues as endurance, industriousness, reliability, stability, patience and concentration. Capricorns are victors, achieving any goal through hard work.
   His element is earth and his birthstone is garnet (there's a garnet in his belt). His suit is red. He relies on no weapon, save his own physical and mental powers."

   Given that all the aspects of Saturn that Joe mentions are positive ones, I'm assuming Capricorn was intended to be a hero rather than a villain.

   Since he's only got a single picture of himself standing alone with no other height references, neither characters nor objects, it's pretty difficult to guess at his height (and hence weight). I'd guess he's probably somewhat tall, as he looks like he is meant to appear imposing, and being really short would undermine that, but for all we know his goat-like aspects might mean he is only 3' tall.

   As with other characters created by fans for official competitions, presumably Capricorn is owned by Marvel and could in theory turn up in a story. However, given how things went with Charcoal, I'm not expecting Capricorn to turn up any time soon.

   Thanks to Lonewolf36 from Who Watches the Watchers for suggesting covering this character.

Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Capricorn has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Mighty Marvel Calendar 1976, p27, pan2 (main image)


Appearances:
Mighty Marvel Calendar 1976 (1975) - Joe Binggeli (creator), Tony Isabella (writer, editor), John Romita (artist)


First Posted: 10/03/2021
Last updated: 10/03/2021

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