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Real Name: Mick Clancy

Identity/Class: Human, citizen of the United States

Occupation: Bar owner, former test pilot

Group Membership:None

Affiliations: Thing (Ben Grimm)

Enemies: None (indirect victim of Ego the Living Planet)

Known Relatives: Unrevealed

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Clancy's Pub, New York City, New York

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#234 (September, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Mick Clancy possesses no known superhuman abilities. He received flight training in the air force and has experience tending bar.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 6'1")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 180 lbs.)
Eyes: Blue
Hair:Brown (balding)


(Fantastic Four I#234 (fb) - BTS) - Mick Clancy and Ben Grimm were test pilots in the air force together, flying planes in the deserts of the American South West.

(Fantastic Four I#234 (fb) - BTS) - After retiring from the air force, Clancy decided to open a bar in downtown Manhattan, a few blocks from the Empire State Building. Calling the place 'Clancy's Irish Pub', he made it a point to have it reflect his Irish heritage. Ben Grimm frequently stopped by for a drink.

(Fantastic Four I#234) - One afternoon, Mick and Ben Grimm were reminiscing about old times in the pub when a sudden earthquake hit New York City. Clancy could only note that his bottles were "trembling like leprechauns what's lost their pot-o'-gold" before a second quake instantly destroyed the pub and most of Manhattan. Thanks to Ben Grimm's timely intervention, Clancy escaped the destruction of his pub unscathed. He watched Grimm run off to deal with this natural disaster (the destruction was actually caused by the approach of Ego the Living Planet, that generated massive gravity waves).

(Fantastic Four I#234 - BTS) - When Skip Collins used his reality altering powers to undo the planetary devastation caused by Ego, Mick Clancy's pub was restored as well, with no one remembering the disaster that nearly ended all life of Earth. 

Comments: Created by John Byrne.

Talk about a true Byrne original: Mick Clancy's only appearance to date was written, drawn ánd inked by John Byrne himself who went out of his way to make Clancy as Irish as can be. From his name to his pub to his 'Erin go brah' poster to him mentioning leprechauns and pot-o'-golds, he's a bit of a clover cliche... Begorah, tis enough to make you lower the boom.

This profile was completed 8/14/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Norvo.

Mick Clancy should not be confused with:

Clancy's Irish Pub

After leaving the air force, Mick Clancy opened up a bar in downtown Manhattan, a few blocks from the Empire State Building. Calling the place 'Clancy's Irish Pub', he decorated the establishment to mirror his Gaelic roots, including posters with typical Irish sayings like 'Erin go Bragh' (Ireland forever'). Mick frequently had Ben Grimm as a customer, on one such visit the Earth was almost devastated by the gravitational waves caused by the approaching  Ego the Living Planet. Clancy's Irish Pub collapsed under its own weight, with Ben Grimm only being able to keep Mick Clancy safe. Some time later, Clancy's Irish Pub was quietly restored to normal thanks to the reality altering energies of Skip Collins who wished the tragedy had never occurred. 

- Fantastic Four I#234

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Fantastic Four I#234 p6, pan4 (main image)
Fantastic Four I#234 p6, pan5 (closeup)
Fantastic Four I#234 p6, pan6 (Clancy's Irish Pub)

Fantastic Four I#234 (September, 1981) - John Byrne (writer, pencils, inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)

First Posted: 09/29/2021
Last updated: 09/27/2021

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