Real Name: Hurricane (but see comments)
Affiliations: Speedy Scriggles
Enemies: Pluto (a.k.a. the Devil)
Known Relatives: Thor (father), the ancient Greek immortals (ancestors)
Aliases: Jake Curtiss, Master of Speed
Base of Operations: Mount Olympus.
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, March 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Able to move at superhuman speeds.
History: (Captain America Comics #1-11) Hurricane was the "son of Thor, god of Thunder, and the last descendant of the ancient Greek immortals." He came to Earth from his home on Mount Olympus to battle his ancient enemy, Pluto.
Comments: The first Hurricane story was a redrawn Mercury story, but afterwards he enjoyed a further ten appearances in tales written specifically for him. In more recent times, it was revealed that Hurricane (and Mercury) were identities taken by Makkari, one of the Eternals, during the Second World War, and that his enemy Pluto was actually the Deviant, Warlord Kro. Makkari was even seen using the Hurricane identity as a member of the Monster Hunters (Marvel Universe #6-7). However, for the purpose of this entry, I'm treating both Hurricane and Mercury as they were in the Golden Age - distinct characters in their own right, with their origins taken as being honestly recounted and correct. If I ever get round to doing profiles for the main Marvel characters, I might eventually do one for Makkari, at which point I'll include the modern spin on this guy there.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Hurricane, foe of Captain Britain
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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