Meet Marvel’s The Asbestos Lady!

– The 1940 s granted wayto numerous prolific protagonists that are still lauded today. Captain America and TheGreen Lantern in 1940, along with Captain Marveland Wonder Woman in 1941. The 40 s likewise leaved action to sometitular villains as well, most notably The Joker and Catwoman.( melodic music) – You require a elevate, big son? -[ Ian] But you know mighteven be more notablier? In 1947 we encounter Marvel’sThe Asbestos Lady.Introduced in Human Torch Number 27, The Asbestos Lady wascreated by Mike Sekowsky, one of the early pencilersof The Justice League. Her true identity is Victoria Murdock, the sister of notoriousracketeer Killer Murdock. After hearing about the newesttechnological advancements in the social sciences of asbestosby science being Fred Raymond, -[ Announcer] Unaffected by shell, asbestos possesses rare characters. -[ Ian] She sought to recruit him to her rag tag gang. -[ Catwoman] You want a filch, large-hearted son. -[ Ian] Of direction, shewas repelled by the torch who had been watching from a distance. To exact her retribution, she forestalls a develop starting a massive hulk that resulted in the death ofmost of the Raymond family.All but little Thomas, who turned out to be immuneto the flames from the accident. Victoria took notice and stalked the boy until she was once againthwarted by the Human Torch who defrosted her bootsinto the ground, classic. The final straw for The Asbestos Lady came when Toro and Torch stopped her twin brother Killer Murdock who was then put to extinction for his crimes. She tried, and triedagain to exact her avenge on the crime opposing duo but ultimately never got the chance as she died in the 90 s ofidiopathic mesothelioma at age 45, a very common form of cancer that can be caused byprolonged exposure to asbestos.In calls of Victoria’s cleverness, she did not have any extraordinarysuper power or concentration. So how do you fight aman engulfed in flames? Well with a suit madeof asbestos of course! -[ Announcer] Man versus fervor.( kindles hooting) -[ Ian] Asbestos containsa fiber called Amosite, that acts as a spark retardant in things like insulationboards and ceiling tiles. To accompany her flame-proof suit, complete with a really sweet, purple, baggy mask and cape, she also wields dual handguns that shoot, you approximated it, asbestos missiles. And for her non-fire basedfoes, she uses a flame-thrower. As previously mentioned, you can catch The AsbestosLady in Human Torch Number 27, but her beginning storey is actually incorporated in Captain America Comics Number 63. She has a few minor roles here and there but a seriously conspiratorial strain was hurled in the works inMarvel Knights: Spider-Man where it is mentionedthat The Asbestos Lady might have been created bythe American Government.Spooky stuff! Let us know in the comments who your favorite lesserknown protagonist or devil is. Like and subscribe to Gamma Ray and we’ll see you all next week.( witty, rhythmic music )( swooshing ).

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