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MUKTONG MOLLIE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human (Korean citizen) (1950s era)

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Leader of a small guerrilla group

Affiliations: North Korean military (loose), notably Colonel Feng

Enemies: General Olga, Korea Katie, Hank "Combat" Kelly, "Cookie" Novak, Panther Lady, Yalu River Rosie, US military forces

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Korea

First Appearance: Combat Kelly I#19/1 (February, 1954)

Powers/Abilities: Muktong Mollie is a ruthless mercenary focused purely on monetary reward, but favors working/exploiting Communist North Korean forces. Extremely fit, she has excellent aim with a handgun and can throw a knife with deadly accuracy. She has excellent tracking skills and an excessively thin waist.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue-gray
Hair: Black

History:

(Combat Kelly I#19/1 (fb) - BTS) - Muktong Mollie became a mercenary and leader of her own small band of guerrillas, capitalizing on Communist North Korean reward money. She hunted US soldiers Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak for the new bounty offered by Col. Feng because of the duo's deadly efforts hindering Communist forces.

(Combat Kelly I#19/1) - Muktong Mollie set a roadblock for Kelly and Cookie, who rode a motorbike together. Seeking escape, the soldiers threw themselves into a river but were soon troubled by nearby North Korean soldiers. Focused on the reward money, Mollie had her guerrillas shoot the North Koreans and capture the US soldiers. She marched them to Feng and collected the bounty. Bound, Kelly and Cookie were thrown into a well to be consumed by a giant octopus, but Mollie swam in, killed the octopus and helped the Americans escape, explaining that she needed them alive in order to collect further bounties on their heads. Before fleeing, Kelly and Cookie killed the North Korean soldiers, but this alerted nearby troops. Having stolen money from Feng's safe, Kelly gave it to Mollie in exchange for her delaying the Communist forces; she happily agreed to get the money.

(Combat Kelly I#24/2) - Armed with a handgun, Korea Katie tracked down Combat Kelly and Cookie, who had both already been taken captive by fellow Korean insurgent Yalu River Rosie. Having tracked the US soldiers again, Muktong Mollie stopped the execution with a well-aimed knife cutting the nooses and forcefully took the soldiers away in a combat car. But soon other vengeful Communist women joined in a vicious hand-fight, with mercenary Muktong Mollie fighting the murderous intentions of Korea Katie, Panther Lady, Yalu River Rosie and General Olga, each seeking to claim the soldiers. Bemused, Kelly and Cookie untied themselves and collected the weapons, watching the women fight. All five female Communists were then presumably locked up.

Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Dave Berg.

Her final fate is unrevealed; was she eventually released into South Korea or was she part of a prisoner exchange...?

Muktong relates to Muk-tong, which is now part of Seoul, South Korea (although there's a Muk-tong in North Korea too)..

Grand Comics Database suggests Hank Chapman for both stories.

This profile was completed 7/07/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Muktong Mollie has no known connections to:


Colonel Feng

Colonel Feng was a North Korean officer keen to eliminate US soldiers Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak, who had become notorious for their deadly exploits in hampering the North Korean war effort. Feng offered a sizable reward for their live capture and Muktong Mollie caught the US soldiers. Feng paid her and then dropped the bound soldiers into a well holding a giant octopus, but Mollie instead killed the octopus and freed the duo, intending to capitalize on future rewards for the soldiers' seizure. However, once free, Kelly and Cookie grabbed guns and opened fire on Feng's hideout, killing him and his soldiers.

 

 

 

 

--Combat Kelly I#19/1


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Combat Kelly I#24/2, p5, pan2 (main image)
Combat Kelly I#19/1, p3, pan5 (headshot)
Combat Kelly I#19/1, p4, pan6 (Feng)


Appearances:
Combat Kelly I#19/1 (February, 1954) - uncredited writer, Dave Berg pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Combat Kelly I#24/2 (September, 1954) - uncredited writer, Dave Berg (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 09/13/2021
Last updated: 09/11/2021

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