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Artie Gruber

Real Name
Artie Gruber
Alignment
Affiliation
Enemy of the Harlem Heroes
Universe
Base Of Operations

Characteristics
Gender
Unusual Features
Yes
Status
Citizenship
Marital Status
Occupation
Professional Aeroball player
Origin
Origin
Rebuilt as cyborg by Ulysses Cord
Place of Birth
First appearance
Appearance of Death

2000 AD prog 9


HistoryEdit

Artie Gruber was a professional Aeroball player until he was accidentally almost killed while competing against John 'Giant' Clay of the Harlem Heroes. Resurrected as a cyborg by the Heroes' then sponsor Ulysses Cord (who was actually out to destroy them) Gruber was now motivated solely by a need to kill Clay, whom he blamed for turning him into a monster. Used as a pawn by several of Clay's enemies, Gruber attacked the Harlem Heroes three times (including once after they renamed themselves the Harlem Hellcats). His last clash with them ended with him plunging into a river wearing a burning jetpack, ironically the same way his first 'life' had ended.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Abilities

Proficient Aeroball player.

Strength level

Superhuman.

Weaknesses

Blinded by hate.

ParaphernaliaEdit


Transportation

Jetpack.

Weapons

Laser sniper's rifle.

NotesEdit

Gruber later resurfaced to battle the second Harlem Heroes, but it is uncertain whether this strip exists in the same continuity as the original or should be considered apocryphal. See Harlem Heroes.

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Footnotes


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