Sunday, July 14, 2013
Cluzot was the leader of a French unit of Vulture local to the base of operations for Andre Rennay. Cluzot enjoyed roulette at the casino, smoking cigarettes, and speaking with a comically heavy accent. He did not suffer fools gladly, expressing a willingness to kill if a subordinate was indiscreet. Such was the case when "Rennay" revealed Cluzot's role in Vulture to international playboy "Marco Xavier," though both identities actually belonged to the Manhunter from Mars. As Xavier, J'onzz used Cluzot to inform Vulture kingpin Mr.V of a Mercurian renegade spotted in the area. Mr. V dispatched Cluzot and a group of Vulture goons to find the Mercurian and procure his disintegrator ray gun. Cluzot would also be field testing Vulture's long in development Captive-Ray Gun to meet the task. Cluzot and the Mercurian initially fought, but once Cluzot successfully captured the Martian Manhunter, he was able to convince the renegade that a partnership was in their mutual best interests. However, the Martian Marvel managed to trick and disarm both Cluzot and the Mercurian. Cluzot and his men were then turned over to the police.
First Appearance: House of Mystery #163 (December, 1966)
Quote: "It gives one a great feeling of security to know we are associated with such genius, eh, Rennay?"
Created by Jack Miller and Joe Certa