Mole Man (Harvey Elder)

Mole Man
Harvey Elder

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Mole Man

Alter Ego: Harvey Elder

Other Names: Harvey Rupert Elder; The Mole King

Classification: villain villain   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961): "The Fantastic Four!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, George Klein

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

Number of Appearances: 297

   Comic Book Appearances: 288

   TV, Film Appearances: 7

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 2

Enemy of: Tyrannus, Brutus, Pierre, The Fantastic Four, The Monster Ape

Ally: Red Ghost
Ally: Grotesk
Ally: Tyrannus

Occupation: nuclear scientist, ruler

Gender: male

Note: ruler of much of Subterranea


BELOW: Monsters regarded Mole Man as their god: The Mole Man tells the Fantastic Four that he was once a respected scientist, but everybody ridiculed him for his belief in the existence of Monster Island. Once he actually found the island, he discovered numerous strange and largely mindless creatures. He explained that they came to regard him as their god.

Source: The Fantastic Four - Season 1, Episode 6 (23 Sep. 1978): "The Mole Man". Written by Stan Lee. See also: belief; gods; Mole Man (Harvey Elder)

This character is in the following 39 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #596 (Aug. 2009): "American Son: Part 2" (mentioned)
Astonishing X-Men (vol. 3) #7 (Jan. 2005): "Dangerous: Part One" (mentioned)
The Avengers (vol. 1) #17 (June 1965): "Four Against the Minotaur!"
Captain America
Daredevil Annual #5 (Sep. 1989): "Super Senses Comparisons"
Dark Reign Files #1 (Apr. 2009)
The Defenders (vol. 1) #83 (May 1980): "End of the Tunnel" (cameo)
Exiles (vol. 1) #10 (Apr. 2002): "A World Apart: Part 3"
The Fantastic Four
Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #1 (July 1997): "Heroes and Villains" (1-panel cameo)
The Incredible Hulk Annual
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Super Hero Squad (20 Oct. 2009)
Marvel Team-Up (vol. 1) #17 (Jan. 1974): "Chaos at the Earth's Core!"
Marvel Treasury Edition #25 (June 1980): "Mole Man" (lead character)
Marvel Universe
Marvel Universe: The End #1 (May 2003): "Predestination"
New Thunderbolts #11 (Oct. 2005): "Purple Reign, Part Two" (cameo)
Secret Wars II #7 (Jan. 1986): "Charge of the Dark Brigade!"
Tales of Suspense
The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #138 (Oct. 1980): "Elegy" (1-panel cameo)
The X-Men
Young X-Men #5 (Oct. 2008): "Fall of the Mutants" (mentioned)

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