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Carl Creel (Earth-616) from Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1 1 0002
Absorbing Man
What, you're gonna stop me by tossin' concrete? So congratulations. Now I'm concrete. Now what?
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Bruce Banner (Earth-616) from Hulk Vol 2 7 0001
Now I do what I always do to concrete. Pulverize it!
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Appearing in "Job Security"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Anthoney Gold
  • Previous Empty Absorbing Man Next (Appears in flashback and main story)

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Synopsis for "Job Security"Edit

Tony Gold hires the Absorbing Man to exact some revenge against Berengetti and Berengetti's bodyguard, Mr. Fixit, who is really the Hulk in disguise. The Absorbing Man's special power is his ability to take on the physical properties of things he touches. At the same time, Marlo's roommate Mona tries to get the scoop on Marlo's association with Mr. Fixit, hinting at a potential romance. The Absorbing Man makes an assault on Berengetti's casino. Having absorbed the properties of one of the casino's stone columns he is impervious to the bullets fired from the guns of Berengetti's hoods. The Hulk steps in to protect his boss' interest. Wanting to protect his Mr. Fixit identity, he takes the fight away from the populated casino to Hoover Dam. The Hulk is fully clothed to protect himself from the sun, but the sun nonetheless takes its toll on the Hulk. The Absorbing Man employs a strategy to beat the Hulk by absorbing the Hulk's abilities. Unfortunately for him this also includes the Hulk's weaknesses. He is less clothed than the Hulk and so the exposure to the sun makes his skin feel like its burning. The Absorbing Man manages to fight his way to the generator and absorbs the properties of electricity. The Absorbing Man attacks the Hulk with his weapon of choice, a ball attached to chain. On one such attack, he misses, hitting the river instead and zapping himself in the process. The Absorbing Man makes a last ditch effort to protect himself by absorbing the concrete under his feet. This is his fatal mistake. The Hulk merely pulverizes him in this form and tosses the pieces into the river.

  • This issue is reprinted in the trade paperback Incredible Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Volume 2

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