The Beast (Hank McCoy)

The Religious Affiliation of
The Beast
Hank McCoy

Religion: Episcopalian; agnostic CBR Scale: I (Anglican / Episcopalian)CBR Scale: S (Agnostic)

Name: The Beast

Alter Ego: Hank McCoy

Other Names: Henry "Hank" McCoy; Mutate #666; Brute

Classification: hero hero   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963): "X-Men"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman

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

Number of Appearances: 5,233

   Comic Book Appearances: 5,154

   TV, Film Appearances: 71

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 8

Teams/Affiliations: Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants; The Avengers; The Defenders; X-Club; X-Factor; X-Men

Birth Place: Dunfee, Illinois, USA

Race: white

Gender: male


BELOW: The Beast's words border on mutant supremacism, which Professor Xavier sternly warns him against.

The Beast (Hank McCoy): And what of my woeful condition. The agile Beast, hobbling about like some mere vulnerable Homo sapiens!

Professor Charles Xavier: Careful, Hank! Remember our cardinal rule -- we never consider normal humans as our inferiors!

The Beast: I stand corrected, sir! Forgive my impetuosity!

Source: The X-Men (vol. 1) #14 (Nov. 1965): "Among Us Stalk...The Sentinels!", pg. 1. Written by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta, Werner Roth. See also: mutant supremacist; The Beast (Hank McCoy); Professor X (Charles Xavier)

The Beast (Hank McCoy)

This character is in the following 718 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Adventures of the X-Men #12 (Mar. 1997): "Better to Light a Small Candle..."
The All New Exiles Vs. X-Men
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (only on cover)
Amazing Adventures
The Amazing Spider-Man
Astonishing X-Men
Astonishing X-Men Saga #1 (Mar. 2006)
Astonishing X-Men Sketchbook Special (July 2008)
Astonishing X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet Sketchbook (Sep. 2009)
Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes
Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis
The Avengers
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005)
Beauty and the Beast
Bishop #4 (Mar. 1995): "Final Reckonings"
Black Panther (vol. 4) #15 (June 2006): "Bride of the Panther: Part Two" (1-panel cameo)
Cable (vol. 2) #10 (Mar. 2009): "Waiting For the End of the World Part Four: The Last Hope"
Captain America & the Korvac Saga #1 (Feb. 2011): "Strange Days"
Captain America
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Cap For President!"
The Champions (vol. 1) #16 (Nov. 1977): "A World Lost!"
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Classic X-Men #3 (Nov. 1986): "Warhunt!" (photo/picture/video)
Cloak and Dagger (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 1986): "The Lady and the Unicorn" (only on cover)
Contest of Champions II
Dark Angel #9 (Apr. 1993): "Assassination, Part One"
Dark Avengers
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion" (2-panel cameo)
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1"
Dark X-Men #2 (Feb. 2010): "Journey to the Center of the Goblin: Part Two" (mentioned)
Dark X-Men: The Beginning
Darkhawk #30 (Aug. 1993): "This Evil Unleashed"
The Defenders
Doctor Doom and the Masters of Evil #1 (Mar. 2009): "Doomed If You Do, Doomed If You Don't!" (cameo)
Doomwar #6 (Sep. 2010): "Doomwar, Part 6" (cameo)
Emma Frost #6 (Feb. 2004): "Higher Learning, Conclusion" (photo/picture/video)
Emma Frost: Higher Learning (Aug. 2004): "Higher Learning, Conclusion" (photo/picture/video)
Exiles (vol. 1) #10 (Apr. 2002): "A World Apart: Part 3"
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine!
Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1 (July 2008): "Gone"
Giant-Size Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Feb. 2008): "Memorial Day"
Giant-Size X-Men #1 (July 1975): "Second Genesis" (cover & 1-panel cameo)
Hulk Smash Avengers #2 (July 2012): "The Filth and the Fury"
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #161 (Mar. 1973): "Beyond the Border Lurks Death!"
Iron Man
Ka-Zar (vol. 1) #1 (Aug. 1970): "The Coming of... Ka-Zar"
Machine Man & Bastion Annual '98 (June 1998): "Deus X Machina" (cameo)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Double-Shot #2 (Feb. 2003): "The Roots of All Evil" (photo/picture/video)
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Holiday Special #1 (Dec. 1991): untitled Christmas illustration
Marvel Holiday Special 2004 #1 (Jan. 2005): "An X-Men X-Mas"
Marvel Knights 4 #21 (Oct. 2005): "Desperate Housewife" (mentioned)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "Magic is the New Religion"
Marvel Universe: The End #1 (May 2003): "Predestination"
Marvel Year-in-Review #4 (1992)
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)
The New Avengers
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
The New Mutants
New X-Men
The Order (vol. 1) #5 (Aug. 2002): "Blinded by Science" (cameo)
Rune (vol. 2) #2 (Nov. 1995): "Red Shift Rune"
Scarlet Spider
Secret Wars II
Siren #2 (Nov. 1995): "Red Shift"
Special Edition X-Men #1 (Feb. 1983): "Second Genesis" (cover & 1-panel cameo)
Spider-Man (vol. 1) #15 (Oct. 1991): "The Mutant Factor!"
Strange Tales
Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (Oct. 1977): "A World For the Winning!"
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand"
Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #55 (Oct. 2001): "Humus Sapien!?" (cameo)
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences #1 (July 2001): "Life Sentences"
Ultimate X-Men #44 (June 2004): "New Mutants, Part Five"
The Uncanny X-Men
Untold Tales of Spider-Man
What If? Astonishing X-Men
X-Factor Special: Prisoner of Love (1990): "Prisoner of Love" (lead character)
X-Force Annual
The X-Men
X-Men Forever
X-Men Unlimited
X-Men: Alpha #1 (Feb. 1995): "Beginnings..." (character based on)
X-Men: Black Sun
X-Men: Divided We Stand #2 (July 2008): "Lights Out"
X-Men: First Class Special
X-Men: Legacy
X-Men: Legends (June 2000): "Diary of a False Man"
X-Men: Millennial Visions 2001
X-Men: The Hidden Years
X-Treme X-Men
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land
X2 (2003) (cameo)
Young Avengers Special #1 (Feb. 2006) (photo/picture/video)
Young X-Men

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