Real Name: ? Gaunt
Identity/Class: Human cyborg
Occupation: Agent for the Special Operations Executive
Enemies: Colonel Bluthal, Nazis
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Occupied Europe
First Appearance: Battle and Valiant #121 (IPC, 25th June 1977)
Powers/Abilities: His iron hand meant that a punch could be deadly and his grip was literally like a steel vice. He was good with most weapons, and a vicious fighter.
History: Gaunt was a British operative during the Second World War, working for the SOE. Like all members of the SOE his job was to work behind enemy lines, without much communication with his superiors, carrying out acts of sabotage. Captured at the start of the war, he was tortured by Colonel Bluthal, the "Paris Butcher", who mutilated his right hand. Returned to England (by the simple method of dropping him out a plane), Gaunt slowly recovered in hospital. To replace his now useless hand, he designed for himself a metal hand. No longer wanted by his former employers, Gaunt set about getting revenge. Eventually succeeding, the SOE changed their mind, and Gaunt continued to battle the Nazis on behalf of his country.
Comments: Gaunt was drawn by John Cooper. His strip was later reprinted in the 1980's Eagle comic.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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