Other Names: Anormaly; Malcolm Strombert; Malcolm Stromberg; Cosmic Assassin
First Appearance: Marvel Two-in-One (vol. 1) #72 (Feb. 1981): "The Might of Maelstrom"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 4
Note: embodiment of abstract principal of anormaly
Maelstrom appears to be a rare case of a regular mortal being becoming an abstract entity (i.e., a cosmic entity, or at least a pseudo-cosmic entity). Maelstrom is identified as an "Avatar of Oblivion." Although this may seem unusual, one may recall that Galactus himself, who is a far more important and powerful cosmic entity (perhaps on par with Oblivion himself) began as a regular mortal.
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