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Porcupine (Alex Gentry)

 
Porcupine
Alex Gentry

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Name: Porcupine

Alter Ego: Alex Gentry

Other Names: Alexander "Alex" Gentry

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #48 (Oct. 1963): "Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Ernie Hart (as H. E. Huntley), Don Heck

Number of Appearances: 36

Teams/Affiliations: Maggia; Crime Wave; Batroc's Brigade; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)

Foe of: The Avengers

Allies: Eel; Scarecrow; Unicorn

Occupation: criminal, weapons designer

Worked for: Justin Hammer, Count Nefaria, Nebulon

Worked for: U.S. Government

Race: white

Gender: male

Among his other many villainous exploits, Porcupine was a member of the short-lived super-villain team "Crime Wave," which was organized by the Cowled Commando (secretly NYPD police sergeant Brian Muldoon) as a way to push the city to provide a stronger police force. Crime Wave appeared in Captain America (vol. 1) #s 157-159.


This character is in the following 22 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers (vol. 1) #167 (Jan. 1978): "Tomorrow Dies Today!"
Black Panther (vol. 5) #12 (Mar. 2010): "Power: Part 6"
Captain America
The Defenders
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Tales to Astonish
The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #138 (Oct. 1980): "Elegy" (1-panel cameo)
The X-Men (vol. 1) #94 (Aug. 1975): "The Doomsmith Scenario!" (cameo)


Suggested links for further research about this character:
  - http://www.marvel.com/universe/Porcupine_(Alexander_Gentry)
  - http://www.comicbookdb.com/character.php?ID=1709
  - http://www.comicvine.com/porcupine/29-12610/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix3/emissariesofevilegg.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/p2.html
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/poapos.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/cracri.htm
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/c4.html