Name: Herbert Edgar Wyndham

ID: Secret

Relatives: Unknown

Affiliates: Founder of the Knights of Wundagore...Leader of the Ani Men...Ally of Thor, Adam Warlock, New Immortals & Jonathon Drew.

Enemies: Man-Beast, Galactus, Avengers, Stellaris, Chthon, Essex, Man-Kind.

Powers:   Devised his own suit of protective armor and has a highly evolved brain...The High Evolutionary also possesses vast Psionic powers that enable him to rearrange matter .

Origin: Herbert was a student at Oxford University where he built a machine that was able to accelerate the genetic evolution of living organisms...Eventually he subjected himself to his own creation thereby increasing his own intellect many times over...Since then, he has tried to construct a detailed replica of Earth called Counter-Earth and also plotted to evolve all of mankind...He will forever be known in the Marvel Universe as the Master Geneticist and Theoretician.

 

 

1st App.: Thor #134 

November 1966


Origin:
 
Thor #135 

Spider-Man Appearances:  Amazing Spider-Man Annual #22...Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8...Web Of Spider-Man Annual #4...Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1...Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand #1

Other Appearances: Many in most Marvel titles including Thor #134, 135, 407, 408, 417, 419, 420, 422-425, 449, 450, 473, 474-477, 480, 481 & 484-489...Tales To Astonish #94-96...Marvel Premiere #1...Warlock #1, 5 & 8...Warlock & The Infinity Watch #3 & 4...Incredible Hulk #158 & 266...Avengers 380-382, Fantastic Four 172-175 & Unlimited #9...Marvel Two-In-One #62 & 63...Quasar #1 & 8-12...Ka-Zar V3 #12-14...Heroes For Hire #15, 17, Annual '98...Uncanny X-Men #379 & 380...X-Men #99...All 1988 Annuals featuring the Evolutionary War cross-over.

 

The big HE's claim to fame in the Spider-Verse will always be his appearance in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8 where he captured the Gwen Stacy clone for close inspection and concluded that she wasn't a clone at all but rather a woman, Joyce Delaney, infected with a genetic virus that transformed her to an almost exact duplicate of Gwen...The Young God Daydreamer even took away her "illusion" that she was Gwen...Years later though matter were cleared up as the clone saga was in full motion and the Jackal simply stated that the HE had no purpose in telling the truth  and were indeed clones in Spider-Man #56....And...

 

 

The landmark Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1 which cleared up a lot of the mess created by the clone saga...In it, the Scarlet Spider learns from the big HE himself that Miles Warren, AKA the Jackal, was his research assistant but was banished from Wundagore after unauthorized experiments by Miles...HE also explained that the events in Spectacular Spider-Man #149 & Annual #8 were fabricated in that he planted a false journal in Warren's lab and that the Gwen clone & Scarlet Spider were indeed clones and not genetic constructs saying that he could not let the world discover the possibility of cloning...He also stated that Daydreamer transformed the Gwen clone into a fabricated Joyce Delaney...Whew!

 

Spider-Man Fear Rating: 5 (out of 10)


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