The Religious Affiliation of
The Heartbreak Kid
Daniel Atherton Shepard

Religion: religious/ethical CBR Scale: U

Name: The Heartbreak Kid

Alter Ego: Daniel Atherton Shepard

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Defenders (vol. 1) #140 (Feb. 1985): "The Heartbreak Kid!"

Creators: Peter Gillis, Don Perlin, Kim DeMulder

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 2

Gender: male

Note: used self as martyr to draw hatred off of town

Daniel Atherton Shepard was known as the "Heartbreak Kid." He had mental powers which allowed him to absorb hate-filled emotions and the heartbreak of others. He used his power to serve as a martyr by drawing hatred off of the town of Abbotsford.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Amazing Fantasy (vol. 2) #15 (Jan. 2006): "Heartbreak Kid!" (lead character)
The Defenders (vol. 1) #140 (Feb. 1985): "The Heartbreak Kid!"

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