Real Name: Unrevealed (possibly an
Identity/Class: Normal human (late 1940s era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Egbert Garwood
Enemies: Blackstone, Rhoda Brent, Sandra Garwood, other Garwood family members
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Near and on the "Isle of
Doom" (see comments)
First Appearance: Blackstone the Magician#3/2
Powers/Abilities: Clon is the loyal assistant
of Egbert Garwood, following his orders without question. Apparently
dim-witted (see comments) and slow moving, he could still handle a gun
and motorboat. Solidly built, he displayed no fighting skills.
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(Blackstone the Magician#3/2 (fb) - BTS) - Clon was
the assistant to Egbert Garwood, an heir to the Garwood estate. A
bizarre condition of the will was that the heir had to spend the night
in the house on the "Isle of Doom." However, every Garwood heir who
stayed there died on their first night, rumored to be by a ghost, but
it was actually perpetrated by Egbert, who would dress up in a swan
costume and climb down the house's chimney to murder the Garwood. Clon
would allay suspicion by asserting that Egbert never crossed the water,
yet intimidated guests with stories of a ghost.
(Blackstone the Magician#3/2) - With Sandra and
Egbert as the last two heirs, it was Sandra's turn to stay on the Isle.
Scared, she gained Blackstone the magician's help, who traveled with
her and his assistant Rhoda Brent. In charge of the Isle, Egbert gave
permission and Clon took them across by small motor boat. Clon tried to
have only Blackstone stay the night and saw through the ruse where
Sandra and Rhoda also tried to stay the night. Clon held them at
gunpoint, but Blackstone knocked him out, then revealed the duplicitous
Egbert. Blackstone and Rhoda took Egbert and Clon off to be convicted.
Comments: Created by Walter Gibson and uncredited artist(s).
The "Isle of Doom" is an overly dramatic name for a
small island where murders were committed, so I strongly doubt that it
was the official title but rather an informal name given by the Garwood
Clon is portrayed and unkindly drawn as dim-witted in a comic where characters' roles were oft reflected in their depiction.
This profile was completed 01/20/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Clon has no known connections to:
Garwood was one of two surviving heirs to the Garwood estate. His
father had left his fortune to whoever could survive the night on the
family-owned "Isle of Doom," which was tended to by his assistant Clon.
Egbert quietly watched the house by day. However, Egbert secretly
dressed in an oversized swan costume ("a king swan") patrolling the
lake when a new Garwood arrived to stay the night on the Isle. He
carried a rope ladder with him to climb down the chimney and murdered
any Garwood, intending to do the same to his cousin Sandra, leaving him
the sole heir. However, Blackstone the magician saw through the
charade as the "swan" never took flight like the other swans when
startled (such as by well-aimed gunfire). With Blackstone's bullets
hitting closer, Egbert surrendered. Blackstone then took Egbert and
Clon off to be convicted.
--Blackstone the Magician#3/2
Sandra Garwood was one of two surviving heirs to the
Garwood estate. Her uncle had left his fortune to whoever could survive
the night on the family-owned "Isle of Doom," which was tended to by
her cousin Egbert via his assistant Clon. Sandra was frightened of
staying the night on the Isle house as any Garwood died on the first
night, seemingly from a ghost. Sandra contracted Blackstone the
magician's help. Blackstone's assistant Rhoda Brent helped calm her
while Blackstone looked into the matter until all were held at gunpoint
by Clon. Blackstone quickly overpowered him and with the mystery
solved, left Sandra to collect the estate while her cousin and Clon
were taken to jail.
--Blackstone the Magician#3/2
Blackstone the Magician#3/2, p3, pan2 (main image)
p4, pan1 (headshot)
p2, pan3 (Egbert, seated)
p6, pan3 (Egbert disguised as king swan)
p7, pan3 (Egbert, carrying swan costume)
p2, pan4 (Sandra)
Blackstone the Magician#3/2 (July, 1948) - Walter Gibson (writer), uncredited artist(s), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 09/01/2021
Last updated: 08/29/2021
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