Real Name: Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Blodgett Mayfair
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Research chemist
Affiliations: Habeus Corpus
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First Appearance: The Man of Bronze (March 1933)
Powers/Abilities: Monk is one of the best chemists in the world, capable of analysing and synthesising chemicals for any occasion. He is also an exceptional fighter, aided by his throwback phsyiology.
History: During WWI Lt Colonel Mayfair, a.k.a. Monk, first met Brigadier General Brooks, a.k.a. Ham. While they were at heart friends, they soon began a life long fued. This began when Ham taught Monk a few French words to compliment a visiting general during a ceremony. The words were actually insulting obscenities which landed Monk in the brig. When he got out, Monk stole a truckload of pigs and framed Ham for the crime, a frame-up that Ham could never prove and which gave him his nickname. Later both men were captured and ended up in Loki, a POW camp for the most hardened escapers. There they met a group of fellow prisoners who would become their life long friends. When young Clark Savage Jr was added to the mix, the group finally had all the skills they needed to break out and make it back to their own lines.
When the war ended Monk returned to chemical research, but remained available at the drop of a hat to put aside whatever he was working on when adventure beckoned. He also adopted a small pig, which he named Habeus Corpus to annoy his lawyer friend.
Comments: Monk is 5'2" and weighs 260 pounds of solid bone and muscle. He appears to be an almost neanderthal-like throwback, with pronounced simian features - coarse red hair on most of his body, long arms which reach below the knees of his bowed legs, and an extremely low forehead.
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