Alias: Carl "The Crusher" Creel
Powers: Can bodily duplicate at will the physical properties of anything he touches or that touches him
This Incarnation: Classic
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #114
While serving time in prison for aggravated assault committed while a member of an extortion racket, Carl "Crusher" Creel was selected by Loki as his unwitting agent in a scheme against Thor. By adding an enchanted potion composed of rare Asgardian herbs to Creel's drinking water in the prison commissary, Loki granted the brutal convict a bizarre power he hoped would enable him to defeat Thor, the power to absorb the physical properties of anything with which he came in contact. Creel used his newfound power to break free from prison and soon became engaged in battle with Thor. Due to his ability to absorb the properties of Thor's hammer and Thor himself, Creel, now called the Absorbing Man, became one of the strongest mortal foes Thor ever combated.
Superhero Squad Edit
Absorbing Man currently has appeared in the Superhero Squad line one time:
- In his classic look with purple pants in the Hulk and Absorbing Man 2-Pack