Alias












Absorbing Man
Nick Name
Crusher
Civilian ID
Carl Creel
Occupation

Criminal

Professional Boxer


Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
New York, New York
Group Affiliation

Lethal Legion

Masters of Evil

Wrecking Crew


Base of Operations
New York, New York
Height
6' 4" - Varies
Weight
365 lbs - Varies
Eye Color
Blue - Depends on element absorbed.
Hair Color
Bald
Known Powers
Mystically enhanced ability to absorb and mimic the properties of any surface touched.
Accessories
Prison Ball and Chain
Common Enemies

Ant-Man II

Avengers

Captain America I

Hulk II

Spider-Man I

Thor


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1 & 3

Incredible Hulk

Journey into Mystery

Mighty Thor Vol. 1 & 2


First Appearance
Journey into Mystery #114 (March, 1965)
Creator
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Origin

In a plot to menace Thor, Loki the Asgardian god of mischief, mystically powered the incarcerated Carl "Crusher" Creel with the ability to assume the properties of any substance he touched as the Absorbing Man.