Name: Marika Washington
Real Name: See above
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #132 (Back-Up) (Image Only)
Death Issue: Savage Dragon #132 (Back-Up) (Off Panel)
Cause of Death: Disease
Group Affiliations: N/A
Height: Below 6′
Date of Birth: Unknown
Place of Birth: Unknown
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features: N/A
Marital Status: Unknown
Known Relatives: Gina Manning (Daughter)
NOTE: Marika Washington created by Erik Larsen, with help from Frank Fosco.
Joe Manning worked as a part-time janitor for Rikko Chemicals where he became exposed to hazardous materials. He mutated into the form that became dubbed as Rock and incurred numerous medicals bills. His wife, Marika Washington, could not cope with the mounting costs and her own repulsion of her husband’s form. She left her husband and filed for divorce, taking young Gina Manning with her. Marika later died from a disease and sent Gina to go and live with Rock.