|Real name||Carl Creel|
|Species||Human Gamma Mutate|
|Affiliation||Agent of C.R.A.S.H.|
|Powers and abilities|
|Powers||Ability to mimic any form of matter or energy via physical contact|
|First appearance||The Skaar Whisperer|
|Voiced by||Jonathan Adams|
Carl "Crusher" Creel was a boxer and jailed criminal who becomes the Absorbing Man when he drinks a liquid which the Asgardian god Loki laced with a magic potion. Discovering that he could absorb the properties of anything he touched, Creel escapes prison by absorbing metal from the guards' bullets
He along with his grilfriend Titania and the Wrecking Crew start a riot at The Vault. Skaar takes on Absorbing Man and is knocked back by his attack. Hulk then engages Absorbing Man until Skaar throws a rock at him. When Absorbing Man grabs Skaar's energy whip, he knocks down Skaar and hijacks She-Hulk's jet. When Skaar shoots down the jet and it crashes, She-Hulk wonders how Absorbing Man got out. After the jet is dragged back to the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.'s base, Hulk discovered that Absorbing Man had absorbed some gamma energy. As Hulk fights Absorbing Man, Hulk tries to warn Absorbing Man that he can lose control. Their battle ends up crashing Doc Samson's therapy with Skaar. As Absorbing Man approaches the base's reactor, he starts to absorb its energy from the reactor as he starts to lose control. Upon Hulk saying please, Skaar ends up fighting Absorbing Man and tricks him into absorbing the papers in a book where he defeats him.
Absorbing Man appears as a member of Leader's Agents of C.R.A.S.H. Absorbing Man was the one who told Hulk about the group's adamantium-made stealth belts during his fight with him.
Absorbing Man is shown as an inmate at a section of the Vault that is run by Abomination. He and Titania later help the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. keep their part of the prison that was "purged" from the Vault from being blown up by a gamma bomb after being convinced to help by Titania. Afterwards when S.H.I.E.L.D. found the truth about Leader and the Agents of C.R.A.S.H. framing the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Absorbing Man, Titania, and the Wrecking Crew are transferred to another prison facility.