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Real Name: Lawrence "Larry" Harvey Zeiger

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Talkshow host

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ellen Hayes, Stanley McClusky, Norman Osborn, Ross Perot, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Anthony Stark, Gloria Turner, unidentified CNN staff members

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Alene Akins (wife, divorced), Julie Alexander (wife, divorced), Annette Kaye (wife, divorced), Andy King (son), Chaia King (daughter), Freda King (wife, divorced), Cannon King (son), Chance King (son), Larry King Jr. (son), Sharon Lepore (wife, divorced), Shawn Southwick (wife, divorced), Mickey Sutphin (wife, divorced),

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California;
     formerly Washington D.C.;
     formerly Brooklyn, New York

First Appearance: Nomad II#25 (May, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Larry King possesses no known superhuman abilities. Quick witted, perceptive and inquisitive, King has a gift for communicating with decades of experience as a broadcaster and interviewer. King has a family history of cardiac disease and used to be a heavy smoker.

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown (graying)

(Nomad II#25) - After Nomad's actions revealed senator Bart Ingrid's ties to white supremacists, Larry asked his guest Ross Perot, if he'd ever considered the recently disgraced senator as his running mate. The independent candidate for president vehemently denied this.

(Iron Man Annual I#15/3 - BTS) - TV Guide reported a scheduled interview appearance of Tony Stark on Larry King Live.

(Avengers III#24 - BTS) - Following a wave of anti-Avengers hysteria, secretly caused by the Triune Understanding, Larry King and his producers tried to get the team on his show to discuss the current situation.

(Civil War I#1) - Following the Stamford tragedy, a ban on superheroes was proposed. Larry King asked Jennifer Walters about the situation. The renowned lawyer and superheroine informed the host that in a world with thousands of super-villains that ban would simply be impossible.

(Moon Knight V#17) - Larry and his guests Gloria Turner and S.H.I.E.L.D. PR agent Stanley McClusky discussed Moon Knight's apparent involvement in the murder of several Whyos gang members. Turner, a community activist, felt S.H.I.E.L.D. director Stark wasn't doing anything to hold Moon Knight accountable for his actions

(Moon Knight V#30) - Larry King hosted Norman Osborn who talked about his new role as H.A.M.M.E.R. director and Avengers leader following the Skrull invasion. Osborn took the opportunity to promote his own brand, besmirching the legacy of S.H.I.E.L.D.

(Wolverine: Election Day#1) - Larry King interviewed Ellen, mother of the captured Matthew Hayes who was being held hostage in an attempt to influence the presidential elections. King allowed Ellen to denounce the current president's war policy, influenced by an anti-war organization president's chief of staff on the watched as protests outside the White House grew. His chief of staff showed him footage from Larry King's show, where Ellen Hayes denounced the president's war policy at the request of an anti-war organization. The chief of staff sayid that even if Mazone was cleared of his charges, the American public would still think he masterminded the operation.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Pete Garcia, Fred Fredericks & Greg Adams.

The 616-Larry King appears to be patterned after the late broadcaster Lawrence Zeiger (1933 - 2021). Born in Brooklyn, Lawrence became Larry King shortly before he first went on the air on May 1st, 1957. The general manager of his Miami radio station felt 'Zeiger' sounded too ethnic and dreamed up his new name on the spot when his eye landed on an ad for King's Wholesale Liquor. Thus was born the man, the myth, the broadcast legend Larry King. Thanks to his nightly CNN talkshow, he was seen the world over and became one of the most recognizable persons on the planet, thanks in no small part to his signature glasses and suspenders.

Until shown differently, we can't assume the 616 version of Larry King is also deceased.

Profile by Norvo

Larry King has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Moon Knight V#17 p3, pan5 (main image)
Nomad II#25 p15, pan4 (interviews Ross Perot)
Moon Knight V#30, p21, pan3 (interviews Norman Osborn)

Nomad II#25 (May, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pete Garcia (pencils), Fred Fredericks & Greg Adams (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Iron Man Annual I#15 (July, 1994) - Len Kaminski (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Nel Yomtov & Mike Marts, editors
Avengers III#24 (January, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (pencils), Dick Giordano/Al Vey (inks), Michael Stewart (editor)
Civil War I#1 (July, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Moon Knight V#17 (June, 2008) - Mike Benson (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils & inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Moon Knight V#30 (July, 2009) - Mike Benson (writer), Jefte Palo (pencils & inks), Axel Alonso (editor)

First Posted: 03/08/2021
Last Updated: 03/08/2021

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