The Religious Affiliation of
The Groonk

Religion: religious CBR Scale: U

Name: The Groonk

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Thor (vol. 1) #444 (Feb. 1992): "How The Groonk Stole Christmas!"

Creators: Ron Frenz, Tom DeFalco, Al Milgrom

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

Number of Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Morlocks

Enemy of: Thor

Ally: Cindy Lou

Gender: male

Note: protector of homeless people dwelling below New York City

Analog to Grinch (the Dr. Seus character) in a Thor Christmas story.

Groonk is an interesting villain in some respects because he is a Thor villain whose story is tied into a Christmas story. Groonk was a protector of a group of homeless people living beneath New York City. Groonk stole Christmas presents for the homeless people he lived with. He ended up battling Thor, who defeated him. Thor was convinced by Groonk's friends to not arrest him.

The Groonk was presumably a Morlock, a member of the group of outcast mutants who lived beneath New York City streets. The Groonk stole Christmas presents for homeless people living in sewers - in underground areas below New York City.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Thor (vol. 1) #444 (Feb. 1992): "How The Groonk Stole Christmas!"

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