hathaway-stanley-explorers-mainSTANLEY HATHAWAY

Real Name: Stanley Hathaway

Identity/Class: Human;
    late 1950's - pre-modern era (extending to 1980);
    these are the confirmed periods of activity, although given his appearance in the 50s, he is very likely to have been born around the turn of the century (likely  before) and to have been active in the 30's and 40's, possibly the 20's or before

Occupation: Apparent employee of the Explorers' Club, data curator for the Monster Hunters

Group Membership: Possibly a member of the Explorers' Club, as opposed to being an employee (or possibly he was a former member, now retired)

AffiliationsMonster Hunters (Ulysses Bloodstone, Anthony Druid, Makkari, Zawadi); possibly David Hartnell

Enemies: Harvey Elder (later the Mole Man)

Known Relatives: Jacob Steven Hathaway (son)

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: (Possible) Men's Adventures#26/4 (March, 1954);
    (confirmed) Marvel Universe#4 (September, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Stanley Hathaway was experienced with the fantastic adventures of the various members of the Explorers' Club, including the exceptionally unconventional adventures of the Monster Hunters. He had extensive knowledge of the giant monsters active on Earth. 

    Prior to his relationship with the Monster Hunters, he was highly skeptical of accounts of hidden societies or locations.

    Although slight of build, he was strong and fit presumably into his 60's, such that he could physically throw the stocky Harvey Elder several feet.

    Lacking his left eye, he is somewhat limited in peripheral vision and depth perception.

Height: Unrevealed (he's not that much shorter than the 6'5" Dr. Druid, so perhaps 6' or 6'1")
Weight: Unrevealed (perhaps 150 lbs.; he seemed to be very lean)
Eyes: Unrevealed (his right eye was never shown clearly; his left eye was covered in a patch, presumably indicating it was either blind or absent)
Hair: White (likely darker in youth)

History:

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(Marvel Universe#4 (fb) - BTS
/ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age Marvel 2004) <1956>) - In his guise as the National Security Agency's Jake Curtiss and (aka Michael "Mac" Curry), the Eternal Makkari summoned the supernatural investigators Ulysses Bloodstone, Dr. Anthony Ludgate Druid, and Zawadi of Wakanda to a meeting at the Explorers' Club to discuss a number of recent encounters with monstrous creatures.

(Marvel Universe#4 (fb) - BTS) - Harvey Elder's tales of a land at the center of the Earth were disbelieved by the Club employee Hathaway, who considered Elder a madman and a nuisance.

(Marvel Universe#4) - As Druid arrived at the Club, Stanley Hathaway denied Harvey Elder entrance into the club, telling that his tales of his travels qualified him only for the "loony bin" and questioned whether he was using a fake name. Elder warned that when he was a member of the Club he would have Hathaway's job, but -- as he physically threw Elder out the door -- assured him that if Elder even became a member, he would resign.






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Druid wondered if Hathaway hadn't been too hard on the fellow, but Hathaway countered that Elder was a nuisance and a fool. Hathaway then escorted Druid to the meeting room where Bloodstone, "Curtiss," and Zawadi awaited, after which Hathaway closed the door and departed.

(Marvel Universe#4-7 - BTS) -  The four adventurers united as the Monster Hunters.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Explorers' Club (see comments) served as the public front for the Monster Hunters, and Stanley Hathaway maintained the records of their adventures around the world.

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Stanley may have been the original recipient an article on Gorgilla from Dr. Druid

(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 (fb) - BTS) - Stanley presumably heard and recorded the details of David Hartnell's sharing the events of his encounter with Gorgolla with the Explorers' Club.

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

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

CommentsCreated by Roger Stern, Bret Blevins, and Mike Manley.

    When I hear someone say, "Bloody" as an expletive, I think it is likely that they are English...but certainly plenty of Americans pick up such terms, so I don't think we can confirm Stanley as English.

    Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters#1 has Elsa Bloodstone type it out as "Explorer's Club" (singular possessive; no location qualifier). Probably a typo...kids, today...
    Anyway, Explorers' Club (plural possessive) seems to be the most prevalent and logical name...you can see the Explorers' Club profile's comments for the discussion. 

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John Holstein notes:

Gorilla Man - Men's Adventures#26/4 (Mar/54)- there is a guy with a tray seen from behind who could be ID as Hathaway.
Yes, but that could be any male employee of the club. Noteworthy, but uncertain...--Snood

This profile was completed 1/08/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Stanley Hathaway
should be distinguished from:




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Men's Adventures#26/4, pg. 2, panel 9 (possible Atlas era appearance in background of Benson with Ken Hale)
       


Appearances:
(Possible) Men's Adventures#26/4 (March, 1954) "Gorilla Man" - Robert Q. Sale (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
(Confirmed) Marvel Universe#4 (September, 1998) - Roger Stern (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Mike Manley (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
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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