published by Marvel Comics
In the midst of the first WWF wrestling frenzy, Marvel
comics introduced the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation.
This organization allowed people with super-human strength
to wear spandex and make a fool out of themselves, just
like their less-powerful brethren. Among the members
of this group was Dennis Dunphy. Dennis paid Dr. Karl
Malus a lot of money to give him the super-human strength.
Malus, calling himself the Power Broker, gave this
ability to many on the ciruit, but also caused them to
become addicted to drugs (read "steroids") which would
make them dependent upon Malus.
Enter the Thing, a
member of the Fantastic Four, who was currently crossing
the country in an effort to find himself and some redhead.
The Thing met Dunphy, who was calling himself one of a
number of names (Demolition Dunphy, Demolition Man, or
simply D-Man). The Thing and Dunphy became friends and
the Thing eventually uncovered Malus's involvement. Dunphy
kicked his addiction and parted ways with Grimm, when Grimm's
solo comic ended.
Dunphy worked for a time with Captain America, becoming
his sidekick and training with him. Dunphy was seemingly
killed during one of their adventures, due to his inexperience.
As a side note, if there was a contest for the Ugliest, Least Original Costume for a Comic Book Character
, DMan would definitely be in the running. His costume basically was that really ugly color combination that Daredevil
first wore, but he had an excuse; he is blind. The costume was then an exact copy of Wolverine's
from the X-Men, except it had a huge "D" on the chest. Obviously, not a costume designed for stealth.