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Jacob B
09-08-2009, 06:26 PM
Since appreciation threads are popping up a lot, I figured I'd make one about The Blob. If you don't like him then don't post in this thread.

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Whim
09-08-2009, 06:45 PM
Blob needs his powers back ASAP.

FanLove4Blade
09-08-2009, 07:25 PM
guess that means i can post here since i dont dislike him.

i think he's a good character to have. and this coming from a female who doesnt really go for villains. ^^ but he's not that bad of a villain, not the sort i hate, so.....

but yeah agree with previous poster. he needs his powers back so he can go on being the blob.

Red Herring
09-08-2009, 07:43 PM
Fred has the best man-boobs in all of fiction :tongue:

worstblogever
09-08-2009, 09:51 PM
Seriously, you call this an appreciation thread? A three sentence first post?

Come now, you can do better than that. Then again, you might not be able to. Give me a minute...

worstblogever
09-08-2009, 09:52 PM
November 6th Blob

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Blob
Member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants I, III
Real Name: Fred J. Dukes
First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #3
All Brotherhood of Evil Mutants I Appearances: Uncanny X-Men #7, X-Men: The Hidden Years #11-14, Amazing Adventures (vol. 1) #12-13, Thunderbolts #33, Captain America (vol. 1) #174-175, Defenders (vol. 1) #15-16, Champions #17
All Brotherhood of Evil Mutants III Appearances: Uncanny X-Men #140-142, Avengers Annual #10, Rom #31, Uncanny X-Men #177-178
All Brotherhood of Evil Mutants IV Appearances: X-Force (vol. 1) #5-7, 9, X-Factor (vol. 1) #82, Darkhawk #19-20, Sleepwalker #17, X-Men Unlimited (vol. 1) #2, X-Men (vol. 2) Annual #2
All Brotherhood of Mutants II Appearances: Uncanny X-Men #363, X-Men (vol. 2) #83, Uncanny X-Men #364, X-Men (vol. 2) #84, X-51 the Machine Man #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #379-380
Brotherhood of Mutants III Appearances: X-Men (vol. 2) #106, Uncanny X-Men #388, Cable (vol. 2) #87
Last Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #500
Powers: Formerly, the Blob had enhanced mass and multiple layers of elastic, fatty tissue that granted him superhuman strength, were able to absorb all forms of impact and damage, and were flexible enough to hold objects within the folds of his flesh and pop them out when he flexes his muscles. He could also generate gravity fields that hold him firmly in place to make him an immovable object.
Current Status: Currently Depowered by the Decimation.

worstblogever
09-08-2009, 09:53 PM
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Bio:
Believing himself a freak following the manifestation of his mutant nature, Fred Dukes used his newfound abilities as a carnival performer, earning him the nickname “the Blob.” Detecting Dukes’ mutant status, Charles Xavier sent his X-Men to invite Dukes to meet with him and he accepted, mostly due to an attraction to the beautiful young X-Man Jean Grey. While visiting the X-Men’s mansion home, Dukes was invited to join the team; but he arrogantly refused, believing himself superior to them. Xavier decided to wipe the knowledge of the X-Men from Dukes’ mind, but Dukes escaped back to the carnival, took it over, and led his fellow performers to return to attack the X-Men. They were defeated, and Xavier wiped their memories of the incident as well as the Blob’s knowledge of the X-Men. (Uncanny X-Men #3)

Later, Magneto offered Dukes membership in his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. A blow to the head restored Dukes’ memories of the X-Men and he accepted Magneto’s offer, joining the Brotherhood in attacking the X-Men; however, during the battle, Magneto sent a barrage of torpedoes at the X-Men, not caring that Dukes was in the way. Uninjured but feeling betrayed, Dukes quit the Brotherhood and returned to the carnival. (Uncanny X-Men #7)

Dukes subsequently met fellow mutant Unus the Untouchable, and under subliminal commands from Xavier’s enemy Lucifer, the pair attempted to frame the X-Men by robbing banks while dressed in costumes identical to that of the mutant heroes. Cyclops would find them in the midst of this scheme first, and soon the other X-Men would arrive to help him fend them off (Uncanny X-Men #20).

The duo became fast friends and went on to join Factor Three, an organization that sought world conquest; but the X-Men soon convinced the Blob and his teammates that their leader, the Mutant Master, was merely using them. The Mutant Master’s plan to start nuclear war would, after all, make the Earth as uninhabitable for mutants as it would humans. The two groups joined forces temporarily to unmask him as an extraterrestrial subversive before the defeated Mutant Master killed himself. (Uncanny X-Men #38-39)

Soon after, the Blob was among those mutants captured by Larry Trask’s giant robotic Sentinels, but was freed after the X-Men defeated them. (Uncanny X-Men #59-60, Avengers (vol. 1) #103) Reforming the Brotherhood with Unus and Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde), they were contacted by the power-dampening mutant Krueger, who had captured some X-Men and was hoping to sell them to the Brotherhood. Dukes had Mastermind create illusory money to fool Krueger, and sought revenge on the X-Men by trapping them in an illusory circus; however, the ruse collapsed after Krueger arrived to confront the Brotherhood over their treachery, and the X-Men defeated the villains. At one point, however, the Blob goaded his teammate, Mastermind, to use his powers to convince Jean Grey that he was Cyclops, so that he might take advantage of her confusion and be intimate with her. Jean, however, likely due to her budding psychic rapport with Cyclops, was not fooled (X-Men: The Hidden Years #11-14).

Escaping custody, Blob and the Brotherhood next attempted to fool the Beast (Hank McCoy) into believing he had killed Iron Man (Tony Stark), thus manipulating him into joining them by way of Mastermind’s illusions. After realizing the truth, the Beast single-handedly defeated them. (Amazing Adventures (vol. 1) #12-13)

Dukes briefly reformed Factor Three, and used information stolen from Xavier’s computers in the hopes of recruiting more mutants. They kidnapped young mutant Sonny Baredo (the future Humus Sapien), though the Blob and others soon left him behind with the Ogre. (flashback in Thunderbolts #33)

Subsequently, Dukes, his mutant teammates and other mutants were captured by the subversive Secret Empire. Ultimately, they were freed by the combined efforts of the X-Men, Captain America and the Falcon. (Captain America (vol. 1) #174-175)

On behalf of Magneto, Blob and several other members of the Brotherhood would attempt to recruit a powerful reality-warping mutant on Christmas Eve in Times Square, and battle the X-Men there over the right to have him join their ranks. It turns out, the powerful reality-warper is Santa Claus, and he used his powers to turn the Blob, and the rest of the Brotherhood into action figures for being so naughty as to start a fight near Christmas. (Marvel Holiday Special 1991)

Dukes would be returned to full size, and rejoined the Brotherhood and aided Magneto in an attempted world takeover using Magneto’s creation, a being with unlimited power dubbed “Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant,” but they were opposed by Xavier and the Defenders. During the battle prior to the creation of Alpha, the Blob managed to temporarily stand up to blows from the Hulk himself, before ultimately falling before the Jade Giant’s fury. The delay that the Brotherhood created allowed time for Alpha to be created, though. Alpha ultimately turned on the Brotherhood after being convinced by Professor X that his Brotherhood allies were evil, and regressed the villains to infancy (Defenders (vol. 1) #15-16). Later restored to adulthood by Eric the Red of the alien Shi’ar accidentally as he tried to only do so for Magneto(Uncanny X-Men #104), Dukes and the Brotherhood fought the Champions of Los Angeles but were defeated (Champions (vol. 1) #17).

Dukes then briefly joined a band of super-criminals posing as the Defenders during the heroes’ “Defender for a Day” recruitment drive, battling against the hero team. During this fight, Blob stood up to blows from Hercules and nearly choked Hellcat to death, but he and his villainous allies were eventually defeated (Defenders (vol. 1) #63-65).

Later, Dukes was freed from prison with some advice, and help from the shapeshifting mutant terrorist Mystique and joined her reorganized Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (Uncanny X-Men #140), despite having some initial uncertainties about accepting leadership from a woman, after some intimidation tactics from Pyro, Avalanche, and Mystique herself, he fell into line (Uncanny X-Men #140). His first mission with the group would be to help provide a distraction by battling the X-Men and the military while Destiny attempted to assassinate Presidential candidate Senator Robert Kelly. In that battle Colossus would manage to lift him by uprooting the ground from beneath his feet, and in the end, he would be captured by the U.S. military and taken to prison when the assassination failed (Uncanny X-Men #142).

Mystique’s Brotherhood attempted to escape from prison with both her, and Rogue’s help, but would be attacked by the Avengers. Blob would manage to punch Wonder Man all the way from Ryker’s Island to the Bronx in that fight, as well as survive having the Vision turn his arm insubstantial, and reform it in his chest. However, the Vision would change tactics, and stun the Blob with his eye beams, and then cause the ground beneath his feet to become much softer, and as a result, the Blob was trapped in it in a sinkhole. (Avengers Annual (vol. 1) #10) Eventually, the Blob would escape from prison, and reunite with his teammates. Again, he would provide a distraction for an assassination attempt, assaulting Colossus, trying to simultaneously choke Nightcrawler and Amanda Sefton, hurl chunks of concrete at a flying Storm, but would eventually be defeated and held at claw point by Wolverine. He gloated as he revealed he was a distraction for Mystique, who was attempting to kill Charles Xavier. After Mystique was talked out of the murder by Rogue, she still bluffed her way into getting the X-Men to let the rest of the Brotherhood go (Uncanny X-Men #177-178).

Dukes then joined his old ally Unus in battling the Hulk (Incredible Hulk Annual #11) and subsequently witnessed Unus’ apparent death when his force-field was overpowered, and apparently smothered him, which sent Dukes on a grief-stricken rampage that was quelled by Spider-Man and the Black Cat (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #91).

After Mystique had the U.S. government pardon the Brotherhood for their crimes in exchange for becoming federal agents as Freedom Force, their first mission was to capture Magneto, and Blob was a part of the team that tried to do so, successfully bringing him into custody after a pitched battle with the X-Men at the Holocaust Museum. (Uncanny X-Men #199)

Freedom Force would soon attack the X-Men while in San Francisco and defeat them with the help of their newest member, Spiral. However, without a warrant, they were forced to let the X-Men go when confronted by the SFPD. In this battle the Blob again had the ground beneath his feet lifted up by Colossus, and was punched into the San Francisco Bay by Rogue (Uncanny X-Men #206).

Not to show any bias towards any particular X-team, Freedom Force would be asked to take the young mutant Rusty Collins into custody in New York City. They would battle X-Factor over their charge, discovering the team’s identity as the original X-Men and pointing it out to Mystique afterwards. In the battle, the Blob beat up the boy, Rusty Collins, so badly he was left with internal injuries, and he was only deterred by Cyclops’ optic blasts, and Jean Grey raining loose debris on him telekinetically (X-Factor (vol. 1) #8-10).

worstblogever
09-08-2009, 09:54 PM
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One of his more impressive showings with Freedom Force, was when they were tasked to arrest both the East and West Coast Avengers on charges of treason by Henry Peter Gyrich. The team would do so while the Avengers played each other in a baseball game in Kansas City, and in the fight, Blob would initially be rendered unconscious by the Wasp, who shrunk down and began blasting the his inner ear until he lost his equilibrium. But once he recovered, he shrugged off several arrow shots from Hawkeye, and then tried to grapple Iron Man, only to be blasted in the face with his chest laser at close range. He would refuse to go down again, however, and ended up absorbing punches from Hercules, binding his arms within the folds of fat on his belly long enough that Spiral could neutralize the Greek God. (Avengers Annual #15)

Freedom Force would soon take on some new recruits, the superhurman veterans of World War II known as Crimson Commando, Sabre, and Stonewall. Blob would attempt to harass to neophytes to the group, Stonewall in particular, claiming that he couldn’t live up to his reputation as he’d already been beaten by Storm twice. When he attempted to illustrate Stonewall was a pushover, though, by shoving him, it would be the Blob who ended up falling back (Uncanny X-Men #223/I]) Their new members would be brought in to help them finally arrest the X-Men for refusing to comply and register with the Mutant Registration Act. In battle with the X-Men, the Blob would ride a wave of earth created by Avalanche into Wolverine, using his girth to knock him out, and sit on him to neutralize him for a time. Psylocke would attempt to use her telepathic abilities to convince him to get off Logan, but was distracted by Super Sabre and Crimson Commando. Much to Blob’s chagrin, however, Wolverine would get his bearings and pop a claw in a tender place from underneath him, sending him leaping into the air, and making him an easy target for Colossus to punch out of the fight, and into Eagle Plaza ([I]Uncanny X-Men #225). Upon seeing the threat of the Adversary, however, the teams would put their differences aside, and work together to protect the citizens of Dallas from a lot of the magical chaos stemming from his presence (Uncanny X-Men #226 ). Of course, when the X-Men would sacrifice themselves to defeat the Adversary, many present would be confused as to their final fate, and Freedom Force and Forge were believed by many to had a hand in their deaths (Uncanny X-Men #227).

One such individual was Ilyana Rasputin, Magik, who would pursue Forge with vengeance for her brother on her mind. In a battle to protect Forge against all of the New Mutants, Blob would at first puch Ilyana back before she could cleave Forge in twain with her Soulsword, but when he would start to tussle with Wolfsbane, Magik would use one of her stepping disks to teleport Blob so he would land on his own teammate, Super Sabre. While Freedom Force would defeat the young mutant team, Destiny would advise they let them go, to allow Magik to fufill her part in events still to come. (New Mutants (vol. 1) #65)

Freedom Force would continue to harass grieving extended family members of the X-Men in Dallas, crossing paths with Jean Grey and Cyclops there, who were looking for details about the last moments of Madelyne Pryor to locate Cyclops’ son, Nathan. Instead, the team tried to bully the two X-Factor members into signing up for the Mutant Registration Act, and a fight ensued. Avalanche and Blob would again try to use their tandem attack where Avalanche would create a tidal wave of Earth to glide the Blob towards Cyclops to crush him, but one large optic blast to dissipate the wave would send the Blob tumbling towards Cyclops feet harmlessly. To prove he still wasn’t playing, and wanted to know about his son, Cyclops would fire another high focused optic blast at the Blob’s shoulder, cleaving part of it, and causing Destiny to intervene and tell the couple everything they wanted to know (X-Factor (vol. 1) #30-31).

Dukes would also be brought in to help train replacement Captain America John Walker, giving him experience in combat against other superhumans (Captain America (vol. 1) #333-334), who subsequently accompanied Freedom Force in opposing the Resistants (Captain America (vol. 1) #346). He and Pyro would also work together in an attempt to take Daredevil into custody (Daredevil (vol. 1) #269).

Ironically, Freedom Force would then also find themselves on a mission in South America to rescue a kidnapped Senator Robert Kelly, their onetime target for assassination as the Brotherhood from the drug cartel leader known as Senor Muerte, and his team of superhuman enforcers known as The Grip. Blob himself would take out three of the five members, Vice, Windmill, and Sprint. (Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #41)

After the events of “Inferno”, Freedom Force would arrive on scene after Nanny and Orphan-Maker would attempt to kidnap all of the mutant children kidnapped during Inferno, and Blob himself would promise that the children would be returned to their families. Time would show, however, this to be a bold-faced lie (X-Factor (vol. 1) #40).

For a second time, Freedom Force would be summoned to take Rusty Collins into custody, as he and the New Mutants prepared to go to Asgard to save the life of Dani Moonstar. Ignoring the pleas of innocence from Rusty’s girlfriend, Skids, Freedom Force attacked the team of young mutants, who were traveling within the creature Warlock, shaping himself into a helicopter. The New Mutants would land upon Liberty Island, and in the ensuing battle, Blob would punch out Sunspot, and end up having the dock blown out from beneath his feet by Boom-Boom. After recovering from the drink, Blob would blurt out to the New Mutants that Freedom Force had not returned the babies kidnapped by demons during Inferno, being admonished by Mystique for it. They would not get a chance to warn any of the adults they knew, however, as everyone except Rusty and Skids would be teleported to Asgard by Dr. Strange (New Mutants (vol. 1) #78). With only the two adolescent mutants left to battle them, the Blob would continue to pound on Skids’ force field, trying to get her and Rusty to surrender before they could tell any media about the fate of the Inferno babies (New Mutants (vol. 1) #80). Finally, however, Skids would collapse from exhaustion, and Blob would move forward to not only collect Rusty, but inform him that his girlfriend Skids would be arrested to as an accessory for helping him resist arrest. (New Mutants (vol. 1) #82)

In one of Freedom Force’s more deadly battles, they would be called in as reinforcements by Val Cooper to Muir Island, to help protect several former X-Men, and other mutants there from an attack by the Reavers. (Uncanny X-Men #255, 1990);

Again, Freedom Force would attack the Avengers in New York, this time without their leader, Mystique, while she grieved over the death of Destiny. In that fight, Blob would start hostilities by sucker-punching the Vision, and continuously humiliating the synthezoid in the fight using his powers, before being defeated by being shrunk by Hank Pym, his density being increased so much that he fell through the pavement (Avengers (vol . 1) #312)

But, before much longer, the government would call for Freedom Force to oppose a member of the X-Men’s extended family, as Rusty Collins would escape from prison, following the criminals, the Vulture and Nitro. Freedom Force, having arrested Rusty on Liberty Isle previously, would easily take the boy back into custody before he could attempt to tell the assembled media their secret, that they had not turned over the babies kidnapped during Inferno. (New Mutants (vol. 1) #86). They would also be asked to attempt to arrest Cable on Mystique’s behalf, but after Blob briefly held Cable, so that his teammate Pyro could punch him in the face, he would manage to slip away from the both of them with the help of the New Mutants (New Mutants (vol. 1) #87-89).

The Blob would get a third opportunity to tangle with the Hulk, this time with his allies in Freedom Force, however, the fight would go even worse than before, as Blob faced a cunning Grey Hulk, who grabbed onto his stomach and stretched it out impossibly. Blob tried to leap into the air and crush the Gray Hulk, but without being anchored to the ground, he began to be hammered in the air repeatedly from blows from the Gray Hulk, who eventually hit him towards the ground and made him land on Pyro, before hitting him like a baseball with a steel girder, and sending him into the home of Jack Lassiter, injuring the boy in the house’s collapse (Incredible Hulk (vol. 1) #369).

worstblogever
09-08-2009, 09:55 PM
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The Blob had moments of loyalty to his teammates, a trait not normally expected of him. He was a part of the effort by Freedom Force to rescue Mystique from the illegal organ donors known as “The Arms of Salvation”, who coerced Firestar into helping kidnap her (Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #84-86).

Blob would also be a part of Freedom Force called in to quell a prison breakout from The Vault, led by Venom, that occurred during the tenure of the warden Truman Marsh. Marsh had instituted a number of hard-line policies against the inmates, and Venom was able to recruit a veritable army in hopes of escaping. However, Marsh clamped down on the entire facility, setting a bomb to detonate rather than allow any to escape. The Avengers and Freedom Force combined their efforts to break into the prison, subdue the inmates, and defuse the bomb. Unfortunately, Marsh was killed by Venom in the process. (Avengers: Deathtrap – The Vault, 1991)

However, with Mystique permanently leaving Freedom Force, the group would soon face its final, and most dangerous mission. In the heart of the Gulf War, the American operatives Freedom Force were ordered to obtain German physicist Reinhold Kurtzmann and transfer him from a resistance cell to the Allied forces. Should they fail to get him to the Allies, they were to terminate him. Freedom Force were met in Iraq by a team of mutant mercenaries known as Desert Sword, and one after another, Freedom Force met with casualties. Blob was wounded, but got off comparatively light, as Super Sabre was beheaded, and Crimson Commando lost an arm. Undaunted, Blob would still attempt to brawl with all of Desert Storm alone, buying his teammates Avalanche and Pyro time to recover. Avalanche would create a fissure in the ground between his teammates, forcing them to split up in an attempt to survive. Pyro and Blob would end up on one side with Kurtzmann, and fighting against Arabian Knight, Veil, and Black Raazer. During this melee, Pyro killed Kurtzmann to prevent the Iraqis from getting him, and then burned Veil alive. Blob, for his part, would allow both Black Raazer and Arabian knight to stab him, his resilient flesh preventing him from sustaining any serious injury from the blows, and then grabbed the two sword-wielding foes and knocking them out by hurling them into a wall. While Pyro and Blob begged for their teammates to navigate through the Iraqi Air Force that was swarming to pick them up, Avalanche decided to not risk it, and left them behind to fly off Crimson Commando for medical attention, leaving their other two surviving members as prisoners of war in Iraq. Freedom Force was disbanded after this botched mission. (New Mutants (vol. 1) Annual #7, Uncanny X-Men Annual #15, X-Factor Annual (vol . 1) #6).

Dukes and his teammate Pyro were captured by Iraqi military forces and served for a time as the personal bodyguards of the Iraqi commander until the Toad arranged for their release. Dukes and Pyro agreed to join the Toad's new Brotherhood. This new group had no clear agenda for mutants, but seemed more focused on attacking whatever teams associated with the X-Men they crossed paths with. He and Toad worked together to kidnap Dr. Karl Lykos, and transfer energy from his girlfriend, Tanya Anderssen into him to force his transformation back into Sauron (X-Force (vol. 1) #5). They, along with Pyro and Phantazia, would soon form an alliance with the Morlocks, getting Thornn and Masque to join them in attacking X-Force (X-Force (vol. 1) #6). During this conflict, the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants would easily be routed, with Blob being knocked out by Warpath momentarily (X-Force (vol. 1) #7), only to recover and with some help from Phantazia altering the perceptions of some of X-Force, he snuck up on Warpath and returned the favor. However, as Siryn and Shatterstar retaliated, the latter slashed the Blob across the face with his swords, and Blob fled the base rather than be captured (X-Force (vol. 1) #9). Realizing the Brotherhood needed more allies, they attempted to recruit Genoshan refugees, only to be fought off by X-Factor (X-Factor (vol. 1) #82). The Brotherhood sought to capture the mutant Portal as another new recruit but were opposed by Darkhawk, Sleepwalker and Spider-Man, failing to keep the neophyte within their ranks. (Darkhawk #19-20, Sleepwalker #17)

Overlooked for recruitment into Magneto’s Acolytes, Dukes and the Brotherhood accompanied Pyro, who had contracted the deadly Legacy Virus, to the island home of Jonathan Chambers, a.k.a. Empyrean, a mutant who drained the energy expended by those dying of the Virus to ease their pain. Dukes and the Brotherhood were subsequently duped by Empyrean into stealing a time machine created by the X-Man Beast to allow Empyrean to travel back in time and release the Legacy Virus earlier; however, the X-Men intervened and Empyrean was instead sent back to the prehistoric age. (X-Men Annual #2)

Blob would attempt to work solo, and hijack a plane, only to coincidentally be met at the airport by Guido Carosella, of X-Factor. After a fight that would extend all over the airport, and into the cockpits of a few jets, Strong Guy would successfully arrest the villain. (X-Force (vol. 1) #9)

Dukes was subsequently approached by the psionic being Onslaught, who augmented his powers in exchange for his servitude. Teaming up with the power-copying Mimic, Dukes battled the female members of X-Force but was defeated by Meltdown, who threatened to explode a plasma ball inside his body. (X-Force (vol. 1) #52) After Onslaught was defeated, both Dukes and the Mimic offered their services to the “favor trader” Sledge, who in turn granted them better control of their abilities. One of their tasks was to locate Sledge’s erstwhile employee, Risque, and bring her and her lover Warpath to him. However, both he and Mimic failed to do so, and were captured by authorities (X-Force (vol. 1) #65)

After a bar brawl with the mutant mercenary Maverick, where Blob would taunt him about his German heritage and call him a Nazi, earning himself a beatdown that would cause him to be buried in the rubble of a collapsed building (Maverick #5), Dukes formed a new Brotherhood consisting of himself, Mimic, Post and Toad. On the run from the nanite-mutated computer Cerebro, Blob’s Brotherhood broke Xavier out of a government facility so he could train them to better oppose the now sentient computer, Cerebro (Uncanny X-Men #363-364, X-Men (vol. 2) #83). After helping the X-Men against Cerebro, Blob’s Brotherhood was recruited by Mystique to recover the head of X-51, the Machine Man (X-51 #1-2). After that failed mission, Dukes attempted to hijack an armored car on his own but was defeated by Spider-Man (Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 2) #11).

It is around this time that Dukes is also believed to have terrorized a rodeo in his native Texas, simply because someone spilled a tray of drinks on him. Dukes assaulted cowboys who couldn’t move him with lassos, shoot him with bullets, or even have any luck turning loose a bull to gore him. It was only when a young man Lonnie bet the Blob he could do something he couldn’t, and touched the Blob’s toes, that Dukes had a good laugh, and left peaceably (X-Men Unlimited (vol. 1) #33).

Mystique then assumed leadership of a new Brotherhood, and sent them to attempt another assassination of Robert Kelly, but they again failed due to the intervention of the X-Men and a dying Pyro, who sacrificed himself to save Kelly. During the fight, the Blob was actually lifted from his feet by Cable, who was wielding his psimitar (Uncanny X-Men #388, Cable (vol. 2) #87). Blob escaped, and subsequently joined the army of mutants Magneto was amassing on the island nation of Genosha, but they were defeated by the X-Men. (X-Men (vol. 2) #112)

Later, Dukes and his former teammate Avalanche were among those mutants forcibly recruited into the paramilitary X-Corps group, often being used as a weapon that would be dropped out of a helicopter. This group was led by former X-Man Banshee, and the loyalty of several members, such as Blob and Avalanche was kept through the utilization of Martinique Wyngarde, the second Mastermind. It disbanded following infiltration, assassination of key members, and subversion by Mystique. The Blob would temporarily get the best of Stacy X, but when he had to face her again later without the element of surprise, while also fighting Husk and Jubilee, Stacy X would over-stimulate the pleasure centers of his brain with her pheromone powers and knock him out (Uncanny X-Men #401-406).

worstblogever
09-08-2009, 09:55 PM
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After he was overlooked for a new Brotherhood formed by Magneto’s former Acolyte Exodus, an aimless Dukes consulted psychologist (and pheromone producing mutant) Sean Garrison, who convinced him to be true to himself. Believing that “truth” lay in opposing the X-Men, Dukes went to the Xavier Institute only to find the X-Men absent. He attacked nonetheless, but was defeated by the Academy X students and taken into custody. (New X-Men (vol. 2) #14-15)

When the world was restored to normal after the Scarlet Witch’s reality warp, Dukes was horrified to discover that he had been stripped of his mutant powers, resulting in tremendous folds of skin hanging loosely off his frame. Distraught, Dukes attempted suicide by cutting his throat with a knife; but due to his excess skin, he was unable to get the blade close enough. (House of M: The Day After #1)

Blob later resurfaced as a member of the X-Cell, a group of depowered mutants who believe the government conspired to create the Decimation and depower mutants. They attack Mutant Town in defiance. After mistakenly getting into a fight with Rictor and Multiple Man and getting in a cheap shot on Rictor, he stole a car. With fellow X-Cell member, Fatale, he attempted to flee, eventually hitting an open manhole (left open earlier in the day by Strong Guy and Wolfsbane) and causing the car to crash leaving Blob hanging from the car. When both of them ran afoul of Marrow, Blob was thrown from the car, and fled. (X-Factor (vol. 3) #18-19)

Then, most recently, the Blob turned up looking fit and trim, as an unlikely action movie star in Hong Kong as the X-Men had just resettled into their new headquarters in San Francisco. His current goals or motives are unknown, but if can be assumed that it involves a self-centered interest, based off of Fred Dukes’ long history. (Uncanny X-Men #500)

jubilees_boyfriend
09-08-2009, 10:20 PM
:( I like the Blob.
He needs his powers back- such a great bad guy and member of the Brotherhood.

My favorite memories of him were fighting the Blob in the Arcade game and also Blob/Avalanche vs. Cyclops, Rogue, Jubilee, etc in the Animated Series.

Decimation was lame in my opinion.

Robbiebob_16
09-09-2009, 11:57 AM
I know a great doctor. I would love to get Fred a free tummy tuck and skin removal procedure. Although, the shar-pei look might work for him....

The Thunderbird
09-09-2009, 12:10 PM
I like Blob, he's funny. If I had complete control over the X-Franchise, first thing I'd do after bringing back Jean is repower guys like him and Jubilee.

Jacob B
09-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Seriously, you call this an appreciation thread? A three sentence first post?

Come now, you can do better than that. Then again, you might not be able to. Give me a minute...

Here you go-


http://www.comicbookclub.net/images/blob-xmen.jpg

Real Name- Frederick "Fred" J. Dukes
Aliases- None
Identity- Known to authorities
Occupation- Former criminal, terrorist, government agent, carnival performer
Citizenship- U.S.A. (criminal record)
Place of birth- Lubbock, Texas
Known relatives- (Liz Allan, daughter, ultimate universe only)
Group Affiliation- Formerly X-Cell, X-Corps, Magneto's army, Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants, Freedom Force, Factor Three, former partner of Unus
Education- Unrevealed
Height- 8'0"
Weight- 976 (but I think it's way over 1000 pounds)
Eyes- Brown
Hair- Brown
First Appearance- X-Men #3 (1964)




Bio-

Early years
Born in Lubbock, Texas, Fred J. Dukes starts out as a member of a circus sideshow under the name "the Blob". He is contacted by Charles Xavier, who tells him that he (Dukes) is a mutant, and asks him to join the X-Men. At the mansion, the other X-Men dislike Dukes for his obnoxious attitude. The Blob refuses Xavier's invitation, saying he is better than the other X-Men. When Xavier tries erasing his mind of what has transpired, the Blob escapes. He gathers up the other Circus members and they attack the mansion. Xavier is able to wipe everyone's minds, and the Blob goes back to the circus.


Joining the Brotherhood
The mutant Magneto soon seeks out the Blob to recruit him into his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, restoring his memory through a jarring blow to the head. The Blob temporarily accepts the invitation, but leaves when it is revealed that Magneto has no real concern for the Blob's safety. He teams up with Unus, who soon becomes his confidant. The Blob also serves as a member of Factor Three. He briefly works as an operative for the Secret Empire, where he fights the Beast. With the reorganized Brotherhood, the Blob fights Professor X and the Defenders. He is reverted to infancy by Alpha the Ultimate Mutant. The Blob is later returned to adulthood, and fights the Champions of Los Angeles.

He later winds up in prison, but is freed by Mystique in order to recruit him into her incarnation of the Brotherhood. He becomes part of the plot to assassinate Senator Kelly, the event which leads to the apocalyptic alternate future of Days of Future Past. He also battles the Avengers as a member of the Brotherhood. With Unus, he battles the Hulk. With the Brotherhood, he battles the X-Men once more. He witnesses the apparent death of Unus, then goes berserk and attacks Spider-Man and the Black Cat.

He remains with the Brotherhood, becoming a special operative of the federal government when the Brotherhood is reformed as the government-sponsored Freedom Force. On the team's first mission, they help capture Magneto. They then battle the X-Men in San Francisco. Blob also participates in Freedom Force's capture of the Avengers for the federal government. With Freedom Force, he attempts to capture Rusty Collins, then battles X-Factor.With Freedom Force, he battles the X-Men in San Francisco, and later assists in the attempt to arrest the X-Men in Dallas, battling the New Mutants in Dallas as well. He battles X-Factor again, and with Pyro and Spiral he battles Daredevil in an attempt to capture a young mutant. He again attempts to arrest Rusty Collins, fighting the New Mutants again. He joins Avalanche and Pyro in attacking Avengers headquarters. With Freedom Force, he finally captures Rusty Collins and fellow New Mutant Skids. He helps to capture Cable, but is defeated by Cable and is defeated by Sunspot during an attempt to recapture Cable. With Freedom Force, he assists in thwarting a jailbreak from the Vault.

After Freedom Force's dissolution, the Blob participates in other versions of the Brotherhood, including one led by Toad and another led by Professor X; the Blob takes over as leader of the latter when Xavier leaves.

The psychic entity Onslaught later recruits Blob, vastly upgrading his powers and abilities (in his powered-up state, his mutation becomes virtually identical to those of Phat). During this time, the Blob fights the various members of X-Force and is soundly defeated in each encounter. Months later, a powered-down Dukes joins the new Brotherhood led once again by Mystique, alongside Toad, Sabretooth, and the daughter of the original Mastermind.

When Exodus recreates the Brotherhood of Mutants, Blob offers to join but is quickly dismissed by Exodus, who considers him useless. This is a major blow to Dukes's already weak self-esteem, for which he seeks the counsel of therapist Sean Garrison. After a session, Blob attacks the Xavier Institute, though he is defeated by the combined efforts of the New Mutants and the Hellions. He is then arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D..


Post M-Day
Due to the Scarlet Witch's depowering of 90% of Earth's mutants, the Blob is one of the thousands to lose their power, though his epidermis does not shrink to compensate for his loss of mass, leaving him with huge folds of loose skin. The depressed Blob attempts to commit suicide, but his skin folds prevent him from cutting through to any major blood vessels on his throat or wrists.

Someone that resembles the Blob is seen apprehended by the Thunderbolts and is seen in the Folding Castle's Detention Quadrant.

Blob later resurfaces as a member of the X-Cell, a group of depowered mutants that blames the government for the loss of their powers, attacking Mutant Town in defiance of the Decimation. After mistakenly getting into a fight with Rictor and Multiple Man and getting in a cheap shot on Rictor, he stole a car. With fellow X-Cell member Fatale, he attempted to flee, eventually hitting an open manhole (left open earlier in the day by Strong Guy and Wolfsbane) and causing the car to crash leaving Blob hanging from the car. When both of them ran afoul of Marrow, Blob was thrown from the car.

Through unknown means, Dukes loses the excess skin and his fortunes turn in his favor. Now known as Freddie Dukes, he has become a weight-loss guru in Japan, and is to star in an upcoming movie filmed in San Francisco made by Kingo Sunen. However, he is also seen with Magneto and the High Evolutionary.

Powers and Abilities

Before being depowered, the Blob's mutant physiology granted him a number of advantages. He has superhuman strength, endurance, and great resiliency to physical injury due to a further mutation. The Blob's elastic, blubbery skin has proven to be difficult to penetrate by gunfire, missiles, and even Wolverine's claws; though with sufficient force and a favorable angle, the claws can lacerate his flesh. For instance, Blob once sat on the X-Man, but was forced to jump off in pain when Wolverine managed to extend his sheathed claws into his rear. [19] On one occasion, a concentrated optic blast fired by Cyclops was sufficient to puncture a hole through his shoulder, much to the shock of Dukes himself. Magic can also overcome the Blob's resistance, as the magic swords of both Black Raazer and the Arabian Knight were able to harm him.

He can also alter his personal mono-directional gravity field beneath himself to make himself virtually immovable as long as he is in contact with the ground, although an incredible force can uproot him, along with a chunk of whatever he is standing on. The only beings on record to have been able to move the Blob against his wishes are the Hulk,[11] Juggernaut and Strong Guy (powered-up near his limit by absorbing kinetic energy),[29] although Colossus has managed to lift Dukes by digging underground and raising the piece of earth Dukes stands on, stating this as an exception to his immovability.[15] Despite his morbidly obese appearance, the Blob's speed and agility are those of a fairly athletic male of normal stature, a fact which frequently catches his opponents by surprise.

The Blob's superhuman strength has greatly increased over the years, in a manner similar to that of the Thing. This improvement is said to be a result of his ongoing mutation.

The Blob is vulnerable to attacks directed at his face, as his eyes, nose, mouth and ears do not have the same protection as the rest of his body. Dukes is also susceptible to psionic attacks and psychic manipulation, and he can be incapacitated by sensory assaults; for example, Banshee was able to render Blob unconscious solely through the use of his sonic scream. On another occasion, Sleepwalker defeated the Blob by using warp beams to wrap a steel girder around the villain, crushing his blubber and causing him great physical pain. The Hulk once took the opposite approach, harming the Blob by grabbing and stretching his flab. While he is all but invulnerable to direct kinetic attacks, such as punches, kicks or gunshots, he is susceptible to concussions and other harm resulting from sufficiently powerful impacts, as Daredevil knocked him out by dropping a massive bell on him.

Dukes can be incapacitated by drinking alcohol, although due to his immense mass, a large amount of alcohol is required.

more.......

Jacob B
09-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Other versions

Age of Apocalypse
Blob appears briefly in the Age of Apocalypse as a test subject that Henry McCoy was toying with in the Breeding Pens in a direct violation of the Kelly Pact that Apocalypse signed in order to keep the Human High Council occupied and at bay while he rallied his forces.

McCoy considered Blob's mutation useless which enraged Blob. Dukes freed himself, and attacked his experimenter. Havoc came to McCoy's rescue, but Dukes proved to be even too much for the Prelate to handle. His pseudo freedom was fleeting for moments later the head of the pens, Havoc's older brother Cyclops, showed up to deliver a searing optic blast that would put him back in his place.

When the Age of Apocalypse was revisited in the 10th anniversary, Blob was a member of Sinister's team known as Sinister Six. It appears that McCoy had his powers altered in a manner that allowed Blob to project his gravitational field outward. When the Sinister Six met the X-Men in battle, Dukes' new powers were used to sweep the X-Men off their feet with the Silver Samurai receiving a double dose. Quicksilver attempted to fell the behemoth with multiple punches, but Dukes remained standing regardless of how many hits he got in. It was not until Rogue stepped in with a punch that had the power necessary to overtake him that the mammoth would topple over. Following the Sinister Six's defeat, Psylocke was able to undo his mind control.


Cable & Deadpool
Deadpool's search for Cable across alternate timelines forces an encounter with the Blob of "an age of Apocalypse" (not to be confused with the X-Men story arc of the same name). In this reality, Blob has taken the mantle of Famine, one of the Horsemen of Apocalypse.


House of M
Put in an internment camp after Bolivar Trask's rise to power, he was freed in Magneto's first major raid on US soil. After being freed, he first took his mutant name, "Blob" and was instrumental in the destruction of several Sentinels. After which he joined Magneto's mutant group. Blob is seen as a member of the Genoshan Black Ops version of the Marauders. It was later revealed that Dukes is a member of an NYPD strike team called the Brotherhood


Marvel Noir
Eric Magnus is Chief of Detectives and Fred appears as a member of his Brotherhood, a cabal of bent policemen. He is initially partnered with rookie Detective Peter Magnus, and later with Detective Mortimer Toynbee.


Marvel Zombies
Blob appears twice in the Marvel Zombies universe. He is alive when first encountered, but being pursued by several zombie versions of Marvel characters, including Pyro and Toad. Later, he is revealed to have been similarly transformed, fighting alongside zombified members of Freedom Force.


Ultimate Blob

Ultimate Blob in a chokehold by Cyclops with Toad's tongue around his arm.In the Ultimate Universe, Blob is a member of the Brotherhood of Mutants. His powers are similar to that of his Earth-616 counterpart, although he has been moved by a helicopter during the Weapon X saga, suggesting that he may be less powerful. He seems to eat constantly, and is often seen browsing the internet or chatting to people via instant messaging. One such incident sees the Blob pretend to be a female model/physicist named Naomi, who cyber-seduces the X-Man Beast leading to the discovery of Magneto's survival and, eventually, to the Ultimate War saga.

Unlike his Earth-616 counterpart, the Ultimate version of Blob may very well have additional superhuman-eating powers as part of his mutation, as not only has he threatened to actually eat his enemies alive, but it was expressly stated that he had personally consumed all of the Weapon-X computers in a matter of moments when the Brotherhood invaded the Weapon-X compound to rescue the X-Men[volume & issue needed]. Also, his real name is Franklin (Frank)[citation needed].

It has been revealed that Blob is the estranged genetic father of Liz Allan, who had recently discovered her mutant abilities; he claims to have impregnated her mother while working for a circus sideshow.[34]

Recently, in Ultimatum, the Blob is seen eating Ultimate Wasp, proving the cannibalistic claims are true.[35] However, Janet's ex-husband, Hank Pym, then bites the Blob's head off in return.

FanLove4Blade
09-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Seriously, you call this an appreciation thread? A three sentence first post?

he only joined in august like me (he's a friend of mine) and i dont think he had done an appreciation thread before.


Come now, you can do better than that. Then again, you might not be able to. Give me a minute...

oh don't worry, he can....he knows lots about the blob. :wink:

He was the one who taught me about the blob.

The Weather God
09-09-2009, 10:16 PM
Blob is one of my favorite villains and he was funny in tas and better in evo. Who else could be as big as he is and still get around like a person in shape?

Jacob B
09-12-2009, 06:01 AM
Blob is one of my favorite villains and he was funny in tas and better in evo. Who else could be as big as he is and still get around like a person in shape?

Yeah that's another thing I like about Blob.

Jacob B
09-14-2009, 12:32 PM
Ok I have decided to get this Blob Appreciation thread up and running again. I will try to post in this as opposed to posting over 30 Blob threads unless this thread doesn't get any replies.

Who else agrees that The Blob is well over 1000 pounds as opposed to the information online that says he is only 976 pounds?

Sorry for double posting.

BBeeryan
09-14-2009, 12:52 PM
He's a complete BLOB of space. Or waste, either one is fine with me. Somehow I felt that putting "Blob" and "waste" in the same sentence would be redundant. And I managed to do it anyway. But this by no means, means I dislike him.

Home made ectoplasm
09-14-2009, 12:55 PM
Who else agrees that The Blob is well over 1000 pounds as opposed to the information online that says he is only 976 pounds?

Loooooooooooooooooool

Majinoaw
09-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Yeah that's another thing I like about Blob.

The 05 did him real dirty back in his first appearance in Uncanny. You could say the X-men were the villians.

Jacob B
09-14-2009, 03:12 PM
The Blob appears in a Amazing Spiderman comic-
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/amazing-spider-man-1999/11-1.jpg

Jess C.H.
09-15-2009, 02:37 AM
Ok I have decided to get this Blob Appreciation thread up and running again. I will try to post in this as opposed to posting over 30 Blob threads unless this thread doesn't get any replies.

Who else agrees that The Blob is well over 1000 pounds as opposed to the information online that says he is only 976 pounds?

Sorry for double posting.

He is definitely over 1,000 lbs. I'm pretty sure I read something a while back that listed him at 1,500 lbs. Not positive though. Plus I believe he is listed at 7'8". If that is the case, he can definitely carry 1,500 lbs.

Man they really need to get this guy his powers back!

Jacob B
09-15-2009, 12:14 PM
He is definitely over 1,000 lbs. I'm pretty sure I read something a while back that listed him at 1,500 lbs. Not positive though. Plus I believe he is listed at 7'8". If that is the case, he can definitely carry 1,500 lbs.

Man they really need to get this guy his powers back!

I imagine it will happen eventually.

mgs
09-15-2009, 07:07 PM
I appreciate Blob, as he would probably be awesome....as a soft, comfy bed! :smile:

Jacob B
09-16-2009, 12:27 PM
I appreciate Blob, as he would probably be awesome....as a soft, comfy bed! :smile:

He probably would make a good bed! LOL!

http://images.wizarduniverse.com/WizardUniverse/Previews/PREV423/wolv2809-6.jpg

coveredinbees
09-16-2009, 02:22 PM
I appreciate Blob, as he would probably be awesome....as a soft, comfy bed! :smile:
Now he's a blanket.

mgs
09-16-2009, 11:18 PM
Now he's a blanket.
a blanket!! Now that's just crazy talk!!! :eek:




:smile:

Jacob B
09-17-2009, 12:11 PM
Now he's a blanket.

If you tried to use Blob as a blanket and he was on top of you you would die instantly! LOL!

Jacob B
09-17-2009, 04:24 PM
The Blob running from zomibes in Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #2-
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2184/blobq.jpg

The Blob as a zombie in Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #2-
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/3669/blobzombie.jpg

Puunk
09-17-2009, 04:30 PM
The Blob running from zomibes in Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness #2-
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2184/blobq.jpg

Do you have more scans from that issue? I hear that while the Blob was being chased, there was a shot upon zombie versions of the Runaways eating Old Lace. I really want to see it.

Dukes, did you hear about how the Blob might appear in Legacy?

Jacob B
09-17-2009, 05:50 PM
Do you have more scans from that issue? I hear that while the Blob was being chased, there was a shot upon zombie versions of the Runaways eating Old Lace. I really want to see it.

Dukes, did you hear about how the Blob might appear in Legacy?

Here is the shot-
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9638/oldlace.jpg

Yeah I know The Blob might appear in Legacy. It will be cool if he does!

coveredinbees
09-17-2009, 05:57 PM
a blanket!! Now that's just crazy talk!!! :eek:
:smile:

If you tried to use Blob as a blanket and he was on top of you you would die instantly! LOL!

He's all skin. He's all warm, stretchy skin.

Jacob B
09-17-2009, 06:00 PM
He's all skin. He's all warm, stretchy skin.

No I'm talking the regular powered fat version. Not the depowered version after House of M that was just folds of skin.

coveredinbees
09-17-2009, 06:02 PM
No I'm talking the regular powered fat version. Not the depowered version after House of M that was just folds of skin.
Regular version would make a better sofa than blanket, I agree.

Puunk
09-17-2009, 06:30 PM
Here is the shot-
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9638/oldlace.jpg

Yeah I know The Blob might appear in Legacy. It will be cool if he does!

Cool, thanks dude! Been meaning to see that image for a while.

Jacob B
09-17-2009, 07:07 PM
Cool, thanks dude! Been meaning to see that image for a while.

No problem!:biggrin:

I just love The Blob's look in the new show Wolverine and the X-Men-
http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/animated-blob/108-13408/image1/105-715194/?offset=0

http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/animated-blob/108-13408/blob_with_speedguy/105-813055/?offset=0

http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/animated-blob/108-13408/image1/105-720611/?offset=0

mgs
09-17-2009, 09:58 PM
No problem!:biggrin:

I just love The Blob's look in the new show Wolverine and the X-Men-
http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/animated-blob/108-13408/image1/105-715194/?offset=0

http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/animated-blob/108-13408/blob_with_speedguy/105-813055/?offset=0

http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/animated-blob/108-13408/image1/105-720611/?offset=0
He's very blobular, but also Powerful looking as well! I'm impressed by their imagining of his character.

Jacob B
09-18-2009, 02:11 PM
The Blob feeling no effect at all from Daredevil's kick-
http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/all-images/108-218432/blob/105-470182/?offset=136

Blob can easily handle Symbiote Spiderman & Black Cat, when The Blob's got ya ya stay got!
http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/all-images/108-218432/blob/105-438236/?offset=146

Monty_Cristo
09-18-2009, 02:48 PM
The Blob feeling no effect at all from Daredevil's kick-
http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/all-images/108-218432/blob/105-470182/?offset=136

wasn't this the issue where he tried to rape some girl?

Jacob B
09-18-2009, 04:41 PM
wasn't this the issue where he tried to rape some girl?

I'm not 100% sure but I 'm pretty sure it is.

Whole different topic.......

When Blob takes the mantle of Famine, one of the horsemen of Apocalypse-
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix5/earth5701a4.JPG

mgs
09-18-2009, 05:42 PM
When Blob takes the mantle of Famine, one of the horsemen of Apocalypse-
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix5/earth5701a4.JPG
HOW in the world, does Blob represent Famine?!?!??? :confused:

Jacob B
09-18-2009, 07:05 PM
HOW in the world, does Blob represent Famine?!?!??? :confused:

I don't know, but I think Blob has a pretty sweet look right there.:cool:

Jacob B
09-19-2009, 02:33 PM
The Blob is simply amazing-
http://www.dragonhero.com/graphics/marvel2/blob.jpg

Jacob B
09-22-2009, 06:45 PM
The Ultimate version of The Brotherhood-
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9567/ultimatebrotherhood.jpg
The Blob is in the close to the top right.

The Weather God
09-22-2009, 11:20 PM
Blob being unphased by hurricane force winds, and displaying control over his body mass and density.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3254/xm134.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/xm134.jpg/)http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9091/xm135.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/xm135.jpg/)http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6227/xm136.th.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/xm136.jpg/)

Jacob B
09-23-2009, 12:09 PM
Blob being unphased by hurricane force winds, and displaying control over his body mass and density.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3254/xm134.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/xm134.jpg/)http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9091/xm135.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/xm135.jpg/)http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6227/xm136.th.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/xm136.jpg/)

Sweet pictures dude!

Jacob B
09-27-2009, 04:32 PM
As I said I am going to keep this appreciation thread running.

The Blob fighting Wolverine-
http://tatooine.fortunecity.com/bear/353/harblob2.jpg

RolandJP
09-30-2009, 06:27 PM
"The overweight lovers in the house" by Heavy D is on the radio and It should be the Blob's theme song.

Jacob B
09-30-2009, 07:58 PM
The Blob likes his chicken-
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/5078/410624-186517-blob_super.jpg

Justin K.
09-30-2009, 08:37 PM
The Ultimate version of The Brotherhood-
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9567/ultimatebrotherhood.jpg
The Blob is in the close to the top right.

His ultimate counterpart looks so gross.
I''ll take 616 any day over that.

XaviersMisprint
09-30-2009, 08:38 PM
His ultimate counterpart looks so gross.
I''ll take 616 any day over that.

Yeah, I prefer my Blob to have sex appeal. Without sex appeal, he should disappear completely. Right, Justin?

Justin K.
09-30-2009, 08:42 PM
Yeah, I prefer my Blob to have sex appeal. Without sex appeal, he should disappear completely. Right, Justin?

I liked saggy skin Blob, so... I'm not that shallow...

Also, 616 has proper hygiene. He's not covered in grease and pimples
Looking at Ultimate Blob's teeth, he obviously has never been to a dentist
though I can't blame him for not fitting in one of those chairs...

XaviersMisprint
10-01-2009, 07:12 AM
I liked saggy skin Blob, so... I'm not that shallow...

Also, 616 has proper hygiene. He's not covered in grease and pimples
Looking at Ultimate Blob's teeth, he obviously has never been to a dentist
though I can't blame him for not fitting in one of those chairs...

I was being sarcastic. Gross Blob makes more sense. Blob makes no sense anyway, but gross Blob makes more sense than smooth Blob.

Jacob B
10-01-2009, 04:43 PM
Although I do like the Ultimatum version of The Blob, I also like the regular Earth 616 version. He is more powerful and looks better.

limerick
10-01-2009, 04:45 PM
Duke,,where've you been.....I thought you'd been banned,you've been so quite!

Jacob B
10-01-2009, 05:00 PM
Duke,,where've you been.....I thought you'd been banned,you've been so quite!

No I've haven't been banned. Nothin' bans The Blob! lol.

Yeah I really didn't post anything for about a day. Blob Babcock has returned!

mgs
10-01-2009, 06:03 PM
The Ultimate version of The Brotherhood-
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9567/ultimatebrotherhood.jpg
The Blob is in the close to the top right.
sorry, I loathe this pic.
everything in it. who was the artist?

I Looove how all the men are hyper-realized, while the women are just soft and flawless like pornographic balloon-dolls...

Jacob B
10-01-2009, 06:39 PM
sorry, I loathe this pic.
everything in it. who was the artist?

I Looove how all the men are hyper-realized, while the women are just soft and flawless like pornographic balloon-dolls...

The Pencils & Cover by David Finch, Variant Cover by Ed Mcguinness.

mgs
10-02-2009, 02:37 PM
The Pencils & Cover by David Finch, Variant Cover by Ed Mcguinness.
ugh. normally like Finch. but this is too much. :frown:

Jacob B
10-02-2009, 07:21 PM
When I went to my local comic book store today I was lucky enough to come across a Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man issue with The Blob! I was so excited when I found it, as I just looked throught the boxes!

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/7/7c/Peter_Parker,_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_1_91.jpg/300px-Peter_Parker,_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_1_91.jpg

Jacob B
10-04-2009, 11:26 AM
Oh no Cyclops ruined Blob's sub!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/Ultimate_Blob.jpg/180px-Ultimate_Blob.jpg
Don't worry Blob doesn't get choked out.

Talisman
10-04-2009, 11:28 AM
When I went to my local comic book store today I was lucky enough to come across a Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man issue with The Blob! I was so excited when I found it, as I just looked throught the boxes!

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/7/7c/Peter_Parker,_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_1_91.jpg/300px-Peter_Parker,_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_1_91.jpg
I loved his appearance in this book. Plus, it's drawn by yummy Al Milgrom. One of my top five favorite classic artists.

Jacob B
10-04-2009, 11:35 AM
I loved his appearance in this book. Plus, it's drawn by yummy Al Milgrom. One of my top five favorite classic artists.

And I really like Blob's line in this- "Give it up, Spider-Man! When The Blob's got ya--ya stay got!" lol.

limerick
10-04-2009, 03:27 PM
I like the way Spidey's feet are being swallowed up by his wads of blubber....Cool!

Jacob B
10-04-2009, 06:23 PM
I like the way Spidey's feet are being swallowed up by his wads of blubber....Cool!

Yeah! I always love it when that happens!

Jacob B
10-05-2009, 02:48 PM
Does anyone know that Ultimate Blob is said to have Superhuman Eating powers? Ultimate Blob once ate Weapon X's computers in moments!

Jess C.H.
10-05-2009, 04:39 PM
sorry, I loathe this pic.
everything in it. who was the artist?

I Looove how all the men are hyper-realized, while the women are just soft and flawless like pornographic balloon-dolls...

I never could stand Finch's pencils, but ever since 2006 his work has become much more tolerable. This is definitely one of his better pieces.

Jess C.H.
10-12-2009, 07:24 PM
Here you go Fred. As a Blob fan, I know you will appreciate these.

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae25/jessechurter/scan0004-1.jpghttp://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae25/jessechurter/scan0005-1-1.jpg

Jacob B
10-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Here you go Fred. As a Blob fan, I know you will appreciate these.

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae25/jessechurter/scan0004-1.jpghttp://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae25/jessechurter/scan0005-1-1.jpg

I just saw these pics, pretty awesome!

Here's one of Ultimate Blob's funny lines (the one we liked)-
http://www.comicvine.com/blob/29-3182/alternate-earths-futures-realities/108-16331/62814-blob/105-284960/?offset=13

Jacob B
10-24-2009, 07:39 AM
The Blob as he appears in a issue of The Uncanny X-Men-
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/uncanny-x-men/206-4.jpg
Got a good avatar out of this picture too! I just love it when The Blob is the main focus of a comic cover!

Doctor Spy
10-25-2009, 10:49 AM
I like Blob, don't get me wrong, but I would like/respect him a helluva lot more if he did just one thing: Let Rogue absorb his powers; and don't just make her immovable, I want her to look fat just like him, too. And this is coming from a Rogue fan, I assure you. And if it were up to me, you can bet it would last a helluva lot longer than 1 issue or story arc.:cool:

Jacob B
10-30-2009, 12:21 PM
I like Blob, don't get me wrong, but I would like/respect him a helluva lot more if he did just one thing: Let Rogue absorb his powers; and don't just make her immovable, I want her to look fat just like him, too. And this is coming from a Rogue fan, I assure you. And if it were up to me, you can bet it would last a helluva lot longer than 1 issue or story arc.:cool:

Not if it comes with the price of Blob being the average size of a human male. Man, I really want Marvel to give Earth-616 Blob his powers back.....

nj06
10-30-2009, 02:51 PM
Of all the X-men villains turned X-men, I would have liked to see Blob become one of the good guys.

Pixie_Solanas
10-30-2009, 03:09 PM
Of all the X-men villains turned X-men, I would have liked to see Blob become one of the good guys.

He'd just be the annoying Seth Rogan fat-friend then.

Keep him evil. And when he's GOT ya, ya STAY GOT.

God I love Al Milgrom covers.

Home made ectoplasm
10-30-2009, 04:24 PM
The Blob likes his chicken-
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/5078/410624-186517-blob_super.jpg

He looks kinda handsome here.


Hello,

I am about to begin work on a similar project for a client of mine. From what I can tell there will be significant overlap in terms of features.

Mysterious and exciting!

Pixie_Solanas
10-30-2009, 04:26 PM
Mysterious and exciting!

Greatest first post ever. Tons of mysterious overlap, secretive project talk.

InSovietRussia
10-30-2009, 05:32 PM
To go off on a tangent, who'd win in a fight, the Blob or The Dean Martin Show-era Orson Welles?

Jess C.H.
10-30-2009, 06:21 PM
To go off on a tangent, who'd win in a fight, the Blob or The Dean Martin Show-era Orson Welles?

Draw. Anyone notice that the Blob and Jerry Lewis lost a ton of weight right around the same time, and are never seen together? I dont Knowwwwo.

Doctor Spy
10-30-2009, 07:27 PM
Not if it comes with the price of Blob being the average size of a human male. Man, I really want Marvel to give Earth-616 Blob his powers back.....

By no means, I'd let him get his fat back and keep it. I'm just saying I want Rogue to absorb his power and become every bit as fat/big as he is. ANd let her keep it, too.

Jacob B
11-05-2009, 03:45 PM
I just love Blob's leg and neck fat!

http://www.marveldirectory.com/pictures/individuals/b_3d/blob.gif

limerick
11-05-2009, 04:08 PM
Liefeld's Blob is the king of Adipose tissue--just pure lard!

Jacob B
11-08-2009, 06:02 AM
Blob falling on Multiple Man-
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/0/08/Frederick_Dukes_(Earth-616).jpg/250px-Frederick_Dukes_(Earth-616).jpg

Jacob B
04-09-2010, 07:36 PM
I'm bringin' back the Blobby appreciation!
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/31499/792335-blob_00_super.jpg

Jess C.H.
04-09-2010, 08:02 PM
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae25/jessechurter/scan0009.jpg

pryde15
04-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Realistically Blob should have died years ago from some sort of organ failure. I am hard pressed to believe someone that fat could be a super-villain unless he has one of the motorized scooters and a life alert.

Jacob B
05-08-2010, 01:13 PM
Realistically Blob should have died years ago from some sort of organ failure. I am hard pressed to believe someone that fat could be a super-villain unless he has one of the motorized scooters and a life alert.

He didn't get all that weight himself he's a mutant remember? And because of that maybe it wouldn't effect him like a human. Maybe I'm not 100% sure though. Either way Blob is alive!

Monty_Cristo
07-08-2010, 08:12 PM
disclaimer: this will be a touchy subject for Blob fans. please don't take it personally.



i'm am a long time Blob/Brotherhood of Evil Mutants/Freedom Force fan, myself. i was quite disappointed to see Pyro die and Frederick be depowered. they seem to be aiming for depowered and thin as a permanent status quo for the Blob. sooo.... how would Blob fans feel about Mondo becoming his "replacement" within the x-verse? by that i mean Mondo would be the new defacto fluffy mutant bully/villain? i'm not talking about him taking the codename 'Blob.' Fred's irreplaceable, in that respect (unless he has children). don't answer right away. let it sink in. could Mondo be worthy of the mantle? he's not from Texas but is, similarly, laid back and portly. his mutation allows him to "eat" matter like you'd expect a blob to do. and he was a villain-of-sorts in the pages of Generation X. so, if there is another Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, i'm nominating Mondo for the blob spot. what say you?

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/3848/119847-106086-mondo.jpg
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/1/18265/419432-mondo3.jpg
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/31499/884591-mondo_01.jpg

and, just to save space, i'm nominating Zachary Williams aka Projector as the sub for Unus. i think he should break away from the Acolytes; maybe join the Brotherhood. i would have used Radius but i think he was killed, depowered, or both.

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/245753-58059-projector_large.jpg
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/39629/1201517-acoly57.jpg
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/39629/1201516-acoly22.jpg

WWWD
10-14-2010, 09:55 PM
Anyone happen to have the panels or at least the issue # of when Ultimate Blob cyber-seduced Beast? lol

Bad Wolf
10-15-2010, 08:26 AM
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marveldatabase/images/thumb/7/7c/Peter_Parker,_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_1_91.jpg/300px-Peter_Parker,_The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_1_91.jpg

Is that the one that ended with him sitting in the street, crying? Ugh.

BLACKWINGS
10-15-2010, 08:58 AM
I'm currently watching Wolverine and the X-Men on blu-ray (about flippin' time), and its really makin' me miss Blob in the comics. Marvel seriously needs to give him his powers back and rid us of the whole "Richard Simmons" Fred Dukes fiasco.

Ex_
10-30-2010, 01:24 PM
Zero votes.

DevilishRogue
10-30-2010, 01:50 PM
Blob is hot. Especially when he's threatening to sit on Nightcrawler.