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Absorbing Man

Absorbing Man
Real Name: Carl Creel
Occupation: Criminal, former boxer
Birth Place: USA
Identity: Public
Aliases: Greithoth
Relatives: Titania (Wife), Stonewall (Son)
Group Affiliation: Masters of Evil, Frightful Four, Lethal Legion, Worthy
Base of Operations: N/A
Origin: Mystic
First Appearance
Daredevil #1 (v1)
Gender: Male
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 270 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Bald
Education: High school drop-out
Universe: Earth-616
 
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 #1 (v1)
163: Daredevil #1 (v1)
   
"The Origin of Daredevil "
By saving a blind man from a runaway truck carrying radioactive materials, Matthew Murdock's life was changed forever. The accident left him blind but the radiation boosted the sensitivity of his other senses, giving him the power to become the Daredevil!
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Cover Date : April 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Daredevil #114 (v1) [A Story]
312: Journey into Mystery #114 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Stronger I Am, the Sooner I Die! "
Thor must face the Absorbing Man who can take any strength Thor throws at him and make it his own.
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Cover Date : March 1965
Release Date: January 1965
Universe:
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Journey into Mystery #115 (v1) [A Story]
313: Journey into Mystery #115 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Vengeance of the Thunder God "
Loki captures Jane Foster, forcing Thor to follow him and unleashes his wrath upon Loki.
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Cover Date : April 1965
Release Date: February 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Journey into Mystery #120 (v1) [A Story]
318: Journey Into Mystery #120 (v1) [A Story]
   
"With My Hammer In Hand...! "
After repairing his hammer, Thor returns to Asgard to show Odin the Loki's proof of Loki's cheating during the Trial of the Gods. How will Odin punish the God of Evil?
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Cover Date : September 1965
Release Date: July 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Journey Into Mystery #121 (v1) [A Story]
319: Journey Into Mystery #121 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Power! The Passion! The Pride! "
Thor's battle with the Absorbing Man continues, but how can he ever hope to best his great opponent when Creed can absorb Thor's own power? Meanwhile Loki's evil plan to claim supreme power in Asgard continues, and the mystery of where Jane Foster is continues.
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Cover Date : October 1965
Release Date: August 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Journey Into Mystery #122 (v1) [A Story]
320: Journey Into Mystery #122 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Where Mortals Fear to Tread! "
As the Mighty Thor's and the Absorbing Man's battle rages on, Loki brings a halt to proceedings by calling up a powerful minion to tread where no mortal has ever trod before: Asgard! Meanwhile Thor finally discovers what has happened to Jane Foster, and the hooded man is revealed. In Tales of Asgard, a mutiny is at hand as Loki's supporters battle those loyal to Thor.
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Cover Date : November 1965
Release Date: September 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Journey Into Mystery #123 (v1) [A Story]
321: Journey Into Mystery #123 (v1) [A Story]
   
"While a Universe Trembles! "
As the battle for Asgard rages between The Absorbing Man and the omnipotent Odin, Thor returns to his home of Asgard to even the sides. Meanwhile on Earth, what has become of the lost Norn Stone?
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Cover Date : December 1965
Release Date: October 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Journey Into Mystery  Annual #2
589: Thor Annual #2
   
"If Asgard Falls.. "
As champions pour into Asgard to compete for a coveted golden suit of armor in The Tournament of Titans, Thor and The Warriors Three seek test their mettle in combat with some truculent newcomers. Meanwhile, the exiled Loki catches wind of the impending festival and plans to crash the party with a powerful minion in tow.
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Cover Date : January 1966
Release Date: June 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Thor #125 (v1)
1131: Incredible Hulk #125 (v1)
   
"And Now, the Absorbing Man "
After waking up from his most recent change into the Hulk, Banner hears about a comet that could destroy Earth. He heads towards the nearest military installation and offers his services. That leads him into an unexpected adventure.
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Cover Date : March 1970
Release Date: December 1969
Universe:
Writer: Roy Thomas
Art: Herb Trimpe
Cover: Herb Trimpe
Issue Has Comments
 
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Incredible Hulk #206 (v1)
1572: Thor #206 (v1)
   
"Rebirth! "
Thor and his band remain exiled from Asgard with little hope of reprieve. When the Absorbing Man shows up, Thor can only be thankful for the distraction.
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Cover Date : December 1972
Release Date: September 1972
Universe:
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
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Thor #207 (v1)
1573: Thor #207 (v1)
   
"Firesword! "
Thor's battle with the Absorbing Man takes him to the mountains of Vermont. He will soon discover that a far more sinister force than Crusher Creel awaits.
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Cover Date : January 1973
Release Date: October 1972
Universe:
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Thor #235 (v1)
2323: Thor #235 (v1)
   
"Who Lurks Beyond the Labyrinth! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : May 1975
Release Date: February 1975
Universe:
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Thor #236 (v1)
2324: Thor #236 (v1)
   
"One Life to Give! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : June 1975
Release Date: March 1975
Universe:
Writer: Gerry Conway
Art: John Buscema
Cover: Gil Kane
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Thor #208 (v1)
3110: Incredible Hulk #208 (v1)
   
"A Monster In Our Midst! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : February 1977
Release Date: November 1976
Universe:
Writer: Len Wein
Art: Sal Buscema
Cover: Marie Severin
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #209 (v1)
3111: Incredible Hulk #209 (v1)
   
"The Absorbing Man Is Out For Blood!! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : March 1977
Release Date: December 1976
Universe:
Writer: Len Wein
Art: Sal Buscema
Cover: Ed Hannigan
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #183 (v1)
3837: Avengers #183 (v1)
   
"The Redoubtable Return of Crusher Creel! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : May 1979
Release Date: February 1979
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: David Michelinie
Art: John Byrne
Cover: George Perez
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #184 (v1)
3838: Avengers #184 (v1)
   
"Death on the Hudson! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : June 1979
Release Date: March 1979
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: David Michelinie
Art: John Byrne
Cover: George Perez
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #261 (v1)
4685: Incredible Hulk #261 (v1)
   
"Encounter on Easter Island! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : July 1981
Release Date: May 1981
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Art: Sal Buscema
Cover: Frank Miller
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Incredible Hulk #17 (v1)
5019: Dazzler #17 (v1)
   
"The Angel and the Octopus! "
A persistent Angel gets Dazzler to agree to go on a date with him, only to have it ruined by Doctor Octopus.
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Cover Date : July 1982
Release Date: May 1982
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Danny Fingeroth
Art: Frank Springer
Cover: Frank Springer
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Dazzler #18 (v1)
5020: Dazzler #18 (v1)
   
"The Absorbing Man Wants You! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : August 1982
Release Date: June 1982
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Danny Fingeroth
Art: Frank Springer
Cover: Bill Sienkiewicz
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Dazzler #19 (v1)
5021: Dazzler #19 (v1)
   
"Creel...and Inhuman Treatment! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : September 1982
Release Date: July 1982
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Danny Fingeroth
Art: Frank Springer
Cover: John Romita Jr.
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Dazzler #1
5594: Secret Wars #1
Secret Wars I (1 of 12)
   
"The War Begins "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : May 1984
Release Date: January 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #2
5595: Secret Wars #2
Secret Wars I (2 of 12)
   
"Prisoners of War! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : June 1984
Release Date: February 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #3
5596: Secret Wars #3
Secret Wars I (3 of 12)
   
"Tempest Without, Crisis Within! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : July 1984
Release Date: March 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #4
5597: Secret Wars #4
Secret Wars I (4 of 12)
   
"Situation: Hopeless! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : August 1984
Release Date: April 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Bob Layton
Cover: Bob Layton
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #5
5598: Secret Wars #5
Secret Wars I (5 of 12)
   
"The Battle of the Four Armies! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : September 1984
Release Date: May 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Bob Layton
Cover: Bob Layton
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #6
5599: Secret Wars #6
Secret Wars I (6 of 12)
   
"A Little Death... "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : October 1984
Release Date: June 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Bob Layton
Cover: Bob Layton
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #7
5600: Secret Wars #7
Secret Wars I (7 of 12)
   
"Berserker! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : November 1984
Release Date: July 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Bob Layton
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #8
5601: Secret Wars #8
Secret Wars I (8 of 12)
   
"Invasion! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : December 1984
Release Date: August 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #9
5602: Secret Wars #9
Secret Wars I (9 of 12)
   
"Assault on Galactus! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : January 1985
Release Date: September 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #10
5603: Secret Wars #10
Secret Wars I (10 of 12)
   
"Death to the Beyonder! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : February 1985
Release Date: October 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #11
5604: Secret Wars #11
Secret Wars I (11 of 12)
   
"...And Dust To Dust! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : March 1985
Release Date: November 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #12
5605: Secret Wars #12
Secret Wars I (12 of 12)
   
"...Nothing to Fear "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : April 1985
Release Date: December 1984
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Mike Zeck
Cover: Mike Zeck
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars #7
6219: Secret Wars II #7
Secret Wars II (29 of 42)
   
"Charge of the Dark Brigade! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : January 1986
Release Date: October 1985
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Jim Shooter
Art: Al Milgrom
Cover: Al Milgrom
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Secret Wars II #270 (v1)
6401: Avengers #270 (v1)
Under Siege (1 of 8)
   
"Wild In The Streets! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : August 1986
Release Date: May 1986
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roger Stern
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #273 (v1)
6491: Avengers #273 (v1)
Under Siege (4 of 8)
   
"Rites of Conquest! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : November 1986
Release Date: August 1986
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roger Stern
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #283 (v1)
6495: Amazing Spider-Man #283 (v1)
   
"With Foes Like These... "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : December 1986
Release Date: September 1986
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Tom DeFalco
Art: Ron Frenz
Cover: Bob Layton
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Amazing Spider-Man #275 (v1)
6496: Avengers #275 (v1)
Under Siege (6 of 8)
   
"Even a God Can Die! "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : January 1987
Release Date: October 1986
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Roger Stern
Art: John Buscema
Cover: John Buscema
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Avengers #375 (v1)
6509: Thor #375 (v1)
   
"Shadows of the Past "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : January 1987
Release Date: October 1986
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Walt Simonson
Art: Sal Buscema
Cover: Walt Simonson
Issue Has Comments
 
Flashback Issue
 
Thor #376 (v1)
6510: Thor #376 (v1)
   
"Heroes Always Win... Don't They? "
Synopsis Unavailable.
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Cover Date : February 1987
Release Date: October 1986
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Walt Simonson
Art: Sal Buscema
Cover: Walt Simonson
Issue Has Comments
 
           
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