JACOB "HATH" HATHAWAY
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Real Name:  Jacob Steven Hathaway

Identity/Class: Human;
    active in the pre-modern era and modern era

Occupation: Monster archivist;
    former
data curator for the Monster Hunters

Group Membership: Explorers Club (see comments)

Affiliations: Elsa Bloodstone, Dr. Stephen Strange, Bill Foster, Frank Johnson, Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder; Lord Plunder), Cassandra Lang (aka Stature and Stinger), Monster Hunters (Ulysses Bloodstone, Anthony Druid, Makkari, Zawadi), Henry Pym (aka Giant-Man, etc.), Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Dr. Jason Rivera, Charles Xavier (aka Professor X), Janet Van Dyne;
    he received communication from Michael Craig Stockton (aka Dr. Nemesis), but he disregarded it due to Stockton's criminal history

Enemies: None (possibly some of the monsters he cataloged could consider that he spread information about their weakness(es)...if they knew or cared)

Known Relatives: Stanley Hathaway (father, deceased)

Aliases: "Hath"

Base of Operations: Unrevealed; possibly the Explorers' Club, Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (January, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Hath has extensive knowledge and a massive database on the monstrous creatures that have plagued Earth over the last 70 years or so. He is enthusiastic about gathering further information and has been positively received by multiple authorities on such beings.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History:

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Stanley Hathaway died in 1980, his job of recording the Monster Hunters' adventures was proudly inherited by his son Jacob Steven "Hath" Hathaway.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Among the accounts received from his father were his father's own account on Rommbu; presumably Dr. Druid's account of his early encounters with Gorgilla;an account of David Hartnell's report to the Explorers' Club of his encounter with Gorgolla; and Ulysses Bloodstone's handwritten article on the Brute that Walks, Grogg, Grottu, the Lizard Men, and Taboo;

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Monster Hunters drifted apart over time, with various members apparently dying or otherwise severing contact.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath began corresponding with adventurers and experts like Dr. Stephen Strange, Ka-Zar of the Savage Land (supposedly via "Pteradon Express"), Hank Pym, Reed Richards, Charles Xavier, the Avengers and more. Hath stayed in touch with the original Hunters as long as he could, and he found a kindred spirit research-wise in Frank Johnson, who headed the Museum of the Monstrous and Strange.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Reed Richards, Hath received a typed letter/file on Gormuu.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ulysses Bloodstone, Hath obtained a handwritten file on the the size-enhanced lizard known as Droom.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Hath became friends with Project: PEGASUS' Dr. Jason Rivera, who sometimes supplied clarifications/disambiguations on similarly named characters.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath wrote an article on Fin Fang Foom.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ulysses Bloodstone, Hath received an article on Yetis/Abominable Snowmen.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Frank Johnson, Hath received an email discussing the extraterrestrial Bombu of Oobagon VIII .

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath presumably kept a copy of the article "Devil Dinosaur & Moon Boy: How our guests from another world teach us about our own" by Thomas Marles, PhD.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ulysses Bloodstone, Hath received a hand-written article on ???.
--I think I'm missing one


(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Reed Richards, Hath received an e-mail discussing the aquatic giant Gargantus.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ka-Zar, Hath received a handwritten article on Gog of the Tsiln.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Reed Richards, Hath received an e-mail detailing further encounters with Gog.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Dr. Druid, Hath received a typed letter/article on Warlord Kaa and the Shadow Realm.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Dr. Strange, Hath received a magical communication spell on KhLOG sent to him by Dr. Strange, which he transcribed into a handwritten file.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Henry Pym (and with Reed Richards cc'd), Hath received an e-mail detailing encounters with the Creature from Kosmos and other Kosmosians.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ulysses Bloodstone, Hath received a handwritten letter/file on Xemnu the Titan.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath sent Charles Xavier a letter inquiring about the Deviant monster Spore.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Xavier sent Hath a typewritten letter, detailing Wolverine's encounters with Spore.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ulysses Bloodstone, Hath received a handwritten letter/file on the aquatic Giganto.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath presumably kept on article by reporter Kat Farrell discussing Googam, son of Goom.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath presumably shared Druid's Gorgilla article with Reed Richards, possibly while querying whether there were any updates.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Reed Richards, Hath received an email covering updated information on Gorgilla.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath wrote an article on Groot.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath presumably kept on article by horror critic Matt O'Brien interviewing Bob O'Bryan and discussing It the Living Colossus.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath updated Druid's article on Warlord Kaa.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath received a typed report from Dr. Druid regarding Manoo.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath emailed Charles Xavier, requesting information on Krakoa.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Xavier e-mailed Hath with the information about Krakoa from the X-Men and other's encounters at the time.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath wrote a file covering Monster Island and its inhabitants (those not covered in other files).

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath wrote an update to his father's file on Rommbu.  

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Frank Johnson, Hath received a report on Zzutak.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Frank Johnson, Hath received an e-mail account of Spragg the Living Hill.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Ka-Zar, Hath received a handwritten account on Chtylok the Che-k'n-kau.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Hath presumably e-mailed Dr. Druid's file on Taboo to Reed Richards (and possibly other associates).

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Reed Richards, Hath received an update on Taboo.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Reed Richards, Hath received an update on the Yetis/Abominable Snowmen.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Michael Craig Stockton, Hath received a communication/file and warning about an imminent threat from Tim Boo Ba. However, presumably at least in part due to Stockton's criminal history as the super-villain Dr. Nemesis, Hath disregarded the communication.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Frank Johnson, Hath received an e-mail/file on the Two-Headed Thing.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  From Dr. Strange, Hath received a handwritten file on X, the Thing that Lived.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - From Frank Johnson, Hath received an e-mail/file on the extraterrestrial Blips.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath e-mailed Reed Richards (and possibly other associates) with queries on the smoke monster Diablo (allegedly of the 5th Dimension). Reed initially assumed Hath was asking about Esteban Diablo, and Hath clarified the matter and detailed Ulysses Bloodstone's interaction with the smoke monster, although he questioned whether Ulysses had embellished the story. Reed replied, further discussing the 5th Dimension and other similarly numbered-dimensions.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hath wrote an article on the Molten Man-Thing.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  After Ulysses Bloodstone's daughter Elsa was empowered the a Bloodgem fragment and had a series of adventures, Hath learned of her and began sending her a multitude of messages. Elsa was initially "skeeved out" by the correspondences from the middle-aged Jacob until she learned his connection to her father.

    After Elsa agreed to help Hath on his monster research, he sent her a package containing letters (typewritten or handwritten; some even on leaves), printed e-mails, drawings, photographs, etc. from the monster files he had collected. Frank Johnson and the others also began sending information, etc. to Elsa.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  After Elsa received an odd e-mail from Roderick Krupp, aka Digger, discussing the House of Shadows, she asked Hath "if this was "really for real." Hath assured her that it indeed was, and he advised her not to buy anything from Digger.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  Along with Ulysses' letter discussing Droom, Hath noted the limited similarities between Droom and the Iguana (mutated by Dr. Curt Connors, aka the Lizard).

    In association with (presumably) his father's report on Gorgolla, Hath discussed that the Defenders' Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) was serving as the "butler of the damned" (as an agent of Hellstorm).

    In response to her father's article on Grogg, Elsa asked Hath what they had on the Apocalypse Beast and noted that they needed to put together an article for future reference. She also discussed researching the various raced pre-dating mankind known as "Great Ones" and determining if there were any connections between any of them.

    In association with the file on It the Living Colossus, Hath included a handwritten note to Elsa, commenting that while Bob O'Bryan seemed benign enough, they should keep a wary eye on It regardless.

    In response to Pym's e-mail on the Kosmosians, Elsa sent an e-mail to Hath, querying whether some of the giant monsters in their files had tapped into Pym Particles (aka Kosmosian growth pollen). She also wondered whether Hank Pym or Bill Foster (Goliath) might be able to supply them with shrinking Pym Particles for use in taking down giant monsters.

    In response to the file on the aquatic Giganto, Elsa updated the files on various other aquatic Gigantos and also discussed the Subterranean Gigantos associated with the Mole Man.

    In response to Hath's query on the Living Totem, Elsa sent him an e-mail detailing what she had learned about that and similar creatures.

    After Elsa sent Hath a television transcript of Dollar Bill's interview of the Scarlet Beetle, Hath forwarded it to Henry Pym, Bill Foster, Janet Van Dyne, and Cassandra Lang. Hath told Elsa that Cassie reminded him of Elsa, as she was another most impressive young woman.

    Elsa sent Hath information on Monstrollo from a Comic-Con promoting his appearance.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) -  After months of compiling, expanding, and upgrading the tech/resolution of the information, Elsa emailed the folder to Hath, who replied, asking if it was OK to send batch #2 (of 11).

Comments: Created by Michael Hoskin.

    With the exception of articles written by beings who have since died, I don't think there's any real way to tell the order in which Hath received the articles. In cases where there is no such distinction, I just listed them in the order that they appeared in the Marvel Monsters files. But, that listing is obviously not necessarily chronological.

    OK, I'm ready for the next generation Monster Hunters series, featuring Elsa Bloodstone, Sebastian Druid, Jacob Hathaway, possibly Makkari (or perhaps he's had some hybrid-human kids over the millennia), and the son or daughter of Zawadi...actually, it would be best if all of the others were second generation, but the original Zawadi gathered them...and, they could have an adventure involving....Chtylok...the Scarlet Beetle...wait...they could uncover the Cockroach Conspiracy!
    It's so easy, it almost writes itself...

    The letter to Hath from Xavier regarding Spore noted Jacob Hathaway to be at least based out of the Explorers' Club (the letter from Xavier said "Explorers Club"). It is unconfirmed whether he was a member or an employee. The information revealed thus far has his gathering information rather than participating in adventures, but perhaps his research qualified him to be an honorary member.

    Elsa considered Hath middle-aged when he contacted her in her modern era. Stanley Hathaway looked like he was at least 60 circa Marvel Universe#4, which took place in 1956, but it's anyone's guess when Jacob Hathaway was born. I think I remember Strom Thurmond fathering a child in his 80's. With Jacob taking over his father's role in 1980, you'd think he'd have been AT LEAST 16-18 years old at that time, which fits nicely with him being "middle-aged" in 2006 (that would make him 42-44) at that time of publication. However, the sliding timescale always complicates the ages of characters active in the modern era with histories tying into specific time periods. At the time I write this profile, in 2021, that would put the 2006 story/publication as about 3 years ago Marvel Time, which would make Hath 54-56 at the time he contacted Elsa. Still certainly fair-enough for middle-age, but if we look back on this in 2040 (assuming we and/or comics are still around), it will start to get more problematic. Then again, maybe Elsa just assumed Hath was middle aged when he was actually a lot older...it won't be a problem for awhile, but eventually...

    This profile was completed 4/25/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jacob Hathaway
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Appearances:
Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (January, 2006) - Michael Hoskin, Madison Carter, Jeff Christiansen, Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Eric Moreels, Ronald Byrd, Barry Reese (writers), Jennifer Grunwald & Michael Short (assistant editors), Jeff Younquist (editor)


First posted: 09/22/2021
Last updated: 09/21/2021

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