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Who is Lockjaw?

Grab a refresher on the incredible Inhuman canine companion!

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Standing over five feet tall and weighing in at half a ton, the giant pup made his debut nearly six decades ago in 1965’s FANTASTIC FOUR #45. Crafted by legendary duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the issue also saw the first appearance of fellow Inhumans Black Bolt, Karnak, Triton, and Crystal.

Fantastic Four (1961) #45

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In the comics, Lockjaw’s capacity to leap across dimensional space allows him to serve as the Inhuman Royal family’s escort and usual mode of transportation; when Lockjaw engages this power, all those standing in close proximity to, or touching, the Inhuman hound are transported alongside him. In addition to teleportation, Lockjaw has the ability to track scents across dimensions by utilizing both an incredible sense of smell—and a mysterious understanding of psionics. Much like the Inhuman King Black Bolt, Lockjaw has two antennae atop his head that he uses to channel and control these powers.

So, who is Lockjaw? He’s a giant teleporting dog. And he’s an Inhuman’s best friend.

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