The second Glob debuted in The Incredible Hulk #339 and was created by Tom Field and Gary Barker.
Fictional character biography
Joseph "Joe" Timms
The Glob makes his first appearance. From The Incredible Hulk #121
|First appearance||The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #121 (Nov 1969)|
|Created by||Roy Thomas
|Alter ego||Joseph Timms|
|Team affiliations||S.H.I.E.L.D. Paranormal Containment Unit|
|Notable aliases||The Golden Brain|
|Abilities||Superhuman strength, stamina and durability
(As Golden Brain):
Ability to materialize a powerful electrically charged duplicate of the Glob and recreate itself as a humanoid
Joe Timms was born in Miami, Florida. Timms was a petty criminal and an escaped convict who drowned in a swamp bog following his escape after he heard his wife was dying. Timms was transformed by radioactive waste into a strange slime-like shambling monster, named Glob, with superhuman strength but with very little intelligence. He menaced Betty Ross, and battled the Hulk. He was destroyed by an experimental anti-radiation fluid in the swamp waters. Shortly thereafter, he was resurrected by the Leader, who sent him against the Hulk. The Glob was blown into fragments by an explosion.
The Glob's brain later reformed into the Golden Brain. It was used as a weapon by Yagzan and the crazed Cult of Entropists, but was lost by the Entropists in an encounter with the Man-Thing. The Golden Brain psionically molded itself into an amnesiac blond haired man. The man was later captured and mutated by Yagzan into a clay form version of Glob. It battled the Man-Thing and was reduced to clay again, which smothered Yagzan.
Sumner Samuel Beckwith
|First appearance||Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #389 (Jan 1992)|
|Created by||Tom Field
|Alter ego||Sumner Samuel Beckwith|
Superhuman strength, stamina and durability
Sumner Samuel Beckwith was a geneticist working for the Pantheon who injected himself with an experimental super soldier serum which turned out to be defective. He transformed into a light-green semi-humanoid being seemingly composed of bog matter, and became the second Glob. It fled to the Florida Everglades, menaced Rick Jones and battled the Hulk, who mistook it for the original Glob. It was apparently incinerated by the Man-Thing's touch.
Powers and abilities
Both Globs were monstrous creatures that resembled a semi-solid mass of slime and bog-matter, with superhuman strength, stamina and durability, though both were limited in intelligence and reflexes. The Globs' bodies are difficult to harm, due to their semi-solid build that could absorb physical attacks painlessly.
Joe Timms became the Glob due to exposure to radioactive waste in a swamp bog. As the Golden Brain, he had the ability to materialize a powerful electrically charged duplicate of the Glob and recreate itself as a humanoid.
Sumner Beckwith became the Glob when he was injected with an experimental version of the Super-Soldier Serum. Unlike his predecessor, he did not seem to possess quite enough strength to seriously menace the Hulk, spending most of their brief battle on the receiving end of the damage. Before his transformation, he had earned a Ph.D. in genetics and was a skilled geneticist.
Other characters named Glob
There have been three other characters known as Glob in the Marvel Universe. These include:
- The Glob, an imaginary flaming monster from Strange Tales #88.
- Glop, who was originally known as The Glob in Journey into Mystery #72.
- Glob Herman, a student at the Xavier Institute.
- Buttery, Jarrod (February 2014). "Hulk Smash!: The Incredible Hulk in the 1970s". Back Issue!. TwoMorrows Publishing (70): 3–18.
- Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #121
- Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #129
- Giant-Size Man-Thing #1
- Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #197
- Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #198
- Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1
- Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #389