Hammer and Anvil
Hammer and Anvil
Personal Info:
Real Name: Leroy "Hammer" Jackson and John Anvil
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk Vol.1 #182 (1974) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Spider-Woman and the Hulk
Creators: Len Wein and Herb Trimpe
Weapons: An alien Glx named Chleee was responsible for transforming there chain into an "energy synthecon" which linked the criminals Hammer and Anvil together symbiotically at the wrist and gave them superhuman powers. The synthecon provided the ability to absorb physical damage without harm, using the kinetic energy to increase their strength to superhuman levels. Anyone touching Hammer and Anvil while they are powered took damage from the energy.
Leroy "Hammer" Jackson was an African-American prisoner said to hate everyone and everything. As part of a chain gang, he was chained to a white racist named Johnny Anvil. The pair's hatred of prison, however, was stronger than their hate for each other and they succeeded in escaping the chain gang while still chained together. Hammer stole a .38 handgun from a guard, and when the two encountered an alien who had crashed on Earth, Hammer tried to kill it but accidentally wound up saving the creature's life instead; it fed on metal, and used the bullets fired at it to regenerate. The alien wanted to thank them, and replaced the chain linking them with a device that granted them superhuman powers. The two returned to prison seeking revenge, but wound up battling the Hulk instead.
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