The Omega Gang in New X-Men #135: Redneck, Radian, Kid Omega, Glob Herman, and Tattoo.
Art by Frank Quitely
|First appearance||New X-Men vol. 1 #117|
|Created by||Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver|
|Alter ego||Robert Herman|
Superhuman strength, speed and resilience
Glob Herman (Robert Herman) is a fictional mutant character, a supervillain of the Marvel Comics Universe. His first appearance was in New X-Men #117. Glob was created by Grant Morrison and Ethan Van Sciver.
Fictional character biography
The young mutant called Glob Herman has skin that is completely transparent and made up of bio-paraffin, or "living wax". Though he lives among other mutants, Glob Herman easily stands out. Herman is friends with Kid Omega, one of Professor X’s top students.[volume & issue needed]
Glob Herman enrolled into the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning after Professor X was publicly revealed to be a mutant.[volume & issue needed] Herman joins the unsanctioned, teenage Omega Gang, led by Kid Omega, as they secretly take a hard line stance for mutant rights.[volume & issue needed] With the Omega Gang, Herman attacks the humans who they thought had murdered Jumbo Carnation.[volume & issue needed] He later participates in the slaughter of a group of U-Men.[volume & issue needed] When the Omega Gang instigate a riot at the Xavier Institute, Herman has Redneck light him on fire. He then pursues a bus full of human civilians, chasing it at full speed down the highway. Cyclops, Xorn and Beast pursue. Beast saves the lives of two men in a sports car who cross Herman's way, which he turns into scrap metal without slowing down. When the chase nears a gas station with a cement mixer, the X-Men manage to surround Herman. They use the mixer to cover him with cement and the Beast uses water bottles from the station himself to put out Herman's fire. At that point, much of Herman's covering of bio-paraffin has burned away, and he is reduced to a skeleton with only a relative thin layer of wax.[volume & issue needed] Later, Herman is seen, still covered in cement, being ferried back to the X-Mansion on a specialized truck. For his crimes, the X-Men send him to help the needy in Africa.
Post M-Day and after
After Herman served his time in Africa, he found out that he is one of the few mutants who retained their superhuman powers after M-Day.[volume & issue needed] Glob Herman returns to the X-Mansion, relocated in San Francisco.[volume & issue needed] After, he moves to Utopia Island, the new X-Men base with some other mutants.[volume & issue needed]
During the event of Schism Glob Herman chose to join Wolverine and became a student at the Jean Grey School.[volume & issue needed] During an expedition with some other students and Wolverine in the Savage Land, Glob Herman was upset by the teaching methods of Wolverine, and he was proposed by Sauron to leave the X-Men. This plan was interrupted by the time-traveling villain 'Dog Logan', Wolverine's brother, who tormented the students Glob had been in the Savage Land with. He left them behind to seemingly face death at the hands of Dog, instead they defeated the villain. Glob agreed to join the Hellfire Club and becomes a recruit of the new Club's School: the Hellfire Academy.[volume & issue needed]
Powers and abilities
He has his skeleton and internal organs floating in bio-paraffin, a form of flammable living wax that increases his strength, speed, and resilience to superhuman levels, and can be flicked off his body in small portions.
In other media
Glob Herman appears briefly in X-Men: The Last Stand as a member of The Omegas, then later joined Magneto's Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants portrayed by Clayton Dean Watmough. He made a cameo during the attack on Alcatraz, getting shot by a cure dart that reverted him from his glob form to a normal person.
- New X-Men Vol.2, #138: "The Prime of Miss Emma Frost" (May 2003)
- Wolverine and the X-Men 028 (2013) (Volume 1)