Porcupine (Alex Gentry)

Alex Gentry

Religion: not determined yet

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

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

Number of Appearances: 36

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

Enemy of: The Avengers

Ally: Eel
Ally: Scarecrow
Ally: Unicorn
Employer: U.S. Government

Occupation: criminal, weapons designer

Worked for: Justin Hammer, Count Nefaria, Nebulon

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 24 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

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