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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-65) human (Australian citizen)

Occupation: Anarchist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Personal army of Drop Bears

Enemies: Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy ("Spider-Gwen"); Earth-65); Spider Woman (Jessica Drew; Earth-616), Porcupine (Roger Gocking; Earth-616)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Internationally mobile;
   formerly Australia (all Earth-65)

First Appearance:  Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2 (August, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: Koala Kommander is an expert on marsupial psychology and manipulation to make docile koalas into vicious attack creatures, although his motivations for such chaotic attacks remain unclear. He wears a metal face mask and heavy suit, presumably to protect himself from the claws and fangs of his nasty Drop Bears; these heavy coverings cause considerable sweating.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: unrevealed


(Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - The nefarious Koala Kommander abused Earth-65's Australian law that anyone who caught a falling wild koala had to raise it; he caught clumsy koalas and raised them to become an evil army of vicious Drop Bears. He held a psychological hold over the Drop Bears and could direct their attacks, although his hold could be broken by hugging the Drop Bear or giving a eucalyptus treat.

(Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2) - (Presumably in New York) Koala Kommander directed a large Drop Bear attack against Spider-Woman (Gwen Stacy).

(Spider-Gwen Annual#1/4) - Wishing to see action, insight and excitement, the Watcher was instead frustrated to see Spider-Woman fight the disappointing Koala Kommander.

(Spider-Gwen II#14) - Koala Kommander returned and attacked New York's Thanksgiving Parade in retribution for Australia not having one. Gwen Stacy, affected by temporary loss, saw it on live television. Her visiting friends from Earth-616, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and Porcupine (Roger Goring), raced enthusiastically to fight the threat.


Comments: Created by Jason Latour & Emil Lenox.

Um, yeah... Thanksgiving isn't an Australian thing. It's not a case of "If Australia can't have Thanksgiving," it's more "Australia doesn't have Thanksgiving." Crikey, what a w@#%&*!!

Drop bears are local Australian folklore created by the locals to scare tourists for amusement. Mythical beasts and beings are commonplace in the Marvel Universe, and evidently these critters have made their way to Earth-65.

It is a relatively common, if somewhat frustrating, misconception that koalas are bears - they are not. They are mostly docile marsupials that eat gum leaves, doze and occasionally grunt. Unfortunately, they are referred to as koala bears in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (maybe the Marvel Multiverse has variations of them; it might explain the pointy ears in this case).

This profile was completed 09/27/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Koala Kommander has no known connections to:

Koala Kommander's Drop Bears has no known connections to:

Drop Bears

Koala Kommander created a personal army of Drop Bears, psychologically manipulated from clumsy wild koalas. Koala Kommander was somehow able to transport them internationally for his chaotic crimes. However, the Drop Bears' vicious nature could be thwarted by hugs and eucalyptus treats.







--Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2 (Spider-Gwen Annual#1/4, Spider-Gwen II#14

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Spider-Gwen II#14, p19, pan3 (main image)
Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2, p1, pan3 (headshot)
Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2, p1, pan4 (Drop Bears dropping)
Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2, p1, pan3 (Drop Bear being cuddled)

Spider-Gwen Annual#1/2 (August, 2016) - Jason Latour (writer), Emil Lenox (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Spider-Gwen Annual#1/4 (August, 2016) - Jason Latour (writer), Olivia Margraf (pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Spider-Gwen II#14 (January, 2017) - Jason Latour (writer), Robbi Rodriguez & Chris Visions(pencils & inks), Nick Lowe (editor)

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

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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