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Theodor Marley Brooks

Alias: Ham

Hair: Grey
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160 lbs
Race: Human

Occupation: Lawyer and adventurer
Legal status: U.S. citizen with no criminal record.
Marital Status: Single
Base of operations: Empire State Building, New York, USA

Story: Theodore Marley Brooks earned his law-degree at Harvard and was one of Harvard's most astute graduates.

During The Great War he met Andrew Blodgett Mayfair, Monk. Before a ceremony Brooks taught Monk a few French words to compliment a visiting general. The words were actually insulting obscenities which landed Monk in the brig. When he got out, Monk stole a truckload of pigs and framed Brooks for the crime, a frame-up that Brooks could never prove and which gave him his nickname Ham.

In his never-ending feud with Monk, Ham acquired a pet during one of his adventures with Doc Savage, a gorilla-like simian that he named Chemistry. He also enjoys telling the women that Monk is trying to impress that Monk has a wife and 13 half-witted children at home.

Hams attire is always the latest in fashion. It has been said that tailors have been known to follow him down the street just to see how clothes should be worn.

Equipment: Ham accentuates his attire with an innocent looking black cane, which conceals a sword made of high tempered steel. The tip of the blade is coated with a drug of Monk's invention, which produces instant unconsciousness.

Continuity: Doc Savage
Publisher(s): Street & Smith
First app.: Books: Doc Savage Magazine #1 (1933)
Movies: Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
Comics: The Shadow Comics #1 (1940)
Creator(s): Lester Dent
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: In the movie from 1975, Ham was played by Darrell Zwerling.

Related links/characters:
- Andrew Blodgett Mayfair/Monk
- Chemistry
- Clark Savage Jr./Doc Savage/Man of Bronze
- Habeas Corpus
- John Renwick/Renny
- Patricia Savage
- Thomas J. Roberts/Long Tom
- William Harper Littlejohn/Johnny