Big E

Real Name: Percy Pilbeam

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Magazine editor

Affiliations: Tharg, Green Pedestrian Palm

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None.

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: London

First Appearance: Tornado #1 (I.P.C., 24th March 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Apparently a mind fifty times smarter than normal humans, with supertough skin, and limitless strength.

History: A normal man trained by Tharg to be a superhero, and super-editor (yes, that really was the origin given for him).

Comments: Big E was the character created to be the editor for the short lived Tornado comic. His appearance was based on that of artist Dave Gibbons, who reluctantly dressed up as the character for a number of photographs featured in the comic. When the title merged a few months later with 2000A.D., Tharg formally welcomed him and the other heroes from Tornado on the front cover. And then we never heard from Big E again. I reckon Tharg ate him.

Chris McCrohan informs me that 2000 AD prog 2010 included a Future Shock story entitled "Whatever Happened to the Green Pedestrian Palm", in which just-barely veiled parodies of various DC and Marvel heroes satirised American comics in general. In one frame, when the Green Pedestrian Palm goes to see his boss, a portrait of the Big E is hanging on the wall.


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