Mel Lansing

Religion: indeterminate

Name: Mel Lansing

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #164 (Aug. 1973): "Queen of the Werewolves!"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Alan Weiss, John Romita

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Nightshade

Ally: Falcon
Employer: Grimrock Prison

Defended or Helped by: Captain America

Occupation: convict, criminal, prisoner

Location: Maryland, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: childhood friend of Falcon

Mel Lansing, identified by the Falcon as a childhood friend, was used as a practice victim by Dr. Nightshade and Yellow Claw to test their artificial werewolf serum.

The Falcon received an urgent letter from his childhood friend Mel Lansing. He explained his relationship to Mel.

On pages 4 and 5 in Captain America (vol. 1) #164, the Falcon told Cap: "I'd be back in the city by now-- if I hadn't gotten that letter from Mel... Mel is my friend! He lived eight blocks from me when I was a kid-- back when blocks weren't barriers. We played stickball-- rooted for the Yankees-- and one day, I talked him into stealing some apples from Mr. Werner's deli. I'm not gonna give you a whole guilt rap, 'cause I don't honestly feel it-- there's no real correlation-- but the fact remains that while I, Sam Wilson, went on to become a social worker and superdude, Mel Lansing became a crook. Anyway, he's in the backwater prison, where he wrote from, and Cap-- He's scared out of his mind!"

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
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