melloncampd-dr-H&a-mtu256-faceDr. MELLONCAMP

Real Name: Melloncamp (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human scientist

Occupation: Scientist

Group Membership: Possibly Deterrence Research Corporation (DRC; see comments)

Affiliations: Freaks (Gorilla Girl/Fahnbulla Eddy, Muck Monster, Six)

Enemies: Hammer (Leroy Jackson) & Anvil (Johnny Anvil)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Marvel Tales (II) Featuring Spider-Man#256/2 (December, 1991)melloncampd-dr-H&a-mtu256-full

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Melloncamp is highly intelligent, and she has the knowledge and experience to rebuild or replace highly-advanced extraterrestrial technology, specifically the Glx-created energy synthecon of Hammer and Anvil.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 130 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde

History:
(Marvel Tales (II) Featuring Spider-Man#256/2 (fb) - BTS) -
Dr. Melloncamp "and her fancy gizmos" rebuilt the energy synthecon, restoring Hammer and Anvil's powers and allegedly saving their lives.

    At some point, Melloncamp fled from Hammer and Anvil. Wishing to keep her around in case they needed her to restore the synthicon again, they pursued her.melloncampd-dr-H&a-mtu256-synthecon

(Marvel Tales (II) Featuring Spider-Man#256/2) - Driving, Dr. Melloncamp was surprised when she came upon the Freaks -- who had formerly served in a circus freakshow until being liberated by Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Ghost Rider (John Blaze/Zarathos) -- walking along the side of the road. Startled by their appearance, she swerved and crashed. As Gorilla-Girl held up the car's chassis, Muck-Monster doused the flames, and Six pulled Dr. Melloncamp out of the car, noting that her seatbelt had likely saved her.

    As Dr. Melloncamp looked away, Six reassured her that while they were freakish in appearance, they were there to help. However, Dr. Melloncamp informed him that she wasn't looking away from him but rather at her pursuers.

(Marvel Tales (II) Featuring Spider-Man#256/2) - Hammer and Anvil then appeared, knocking the Freaks and Dr. Melloncamp to the ground.

    They then loosely surrounded Melloncamp's neck with their energy synthecon and began to depart with her, at which point Six surprised both Hammer & Anvil by covering their eyes, only for Anvil to cast him away.

    Appearing nude in her human form, Fahnbulla Eddy (aka Gorilla-Girl) distracted both criminals, and Muck-Monster punched out Anvil, after which Fahnbulla returned to her Gorilla-Girl form and punched out Hammer.

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell, Dan Slott, Mark Pacella, and Dan Panosian.

    Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#17: Hammer and Anvil entry noted that the DRC repaired the synthecon after Spider-Man had shattered it, while the subsequent Marvel Tales I#256/2 story stated the Dr. Melloncamp had restored the the synthecon. Since Hammer and Anvil were working for the DRC in both the stories before and after Marvel Tales I#256, it makes logical since that Dr. Melloncamp worked for the DRC.

    Apparently the last time the synthecon was rebuilt, it linked their life forces...

    This profile was completed 02/14/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dr. Melloncamp
should be distinguished from:


images: (without ads)

Marvel Tales (II) Featuring Spider-Man#256/2, pg. 2, panel 6 (face);
       pg. 4, panel 1 (Synthecon surround neck);
       pg. 5, panel 5 (full body)


Appearances:
Marvel Tales (II) Featuring Spider-Man#256/2 (December, 1991) - Scott Lobdell (plot), Dan Slott (script), Mark Pacella (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)


First posted: 09/25/2021
Last updated: 09/24/2021

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