Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Toy-maker/inventor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mr. Spade

Enemies: Invisible Girl (Susan Storm)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#17 (August, 1963)

Powers/Abilities: The elderly "Professor" was a brilliant toy-maker whose inventions included attachments for toy ping-pong guns.

Height: Unrevealed (5'5"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: White

(Fantastic Four I#17 (fb) - BTS) - The "Professor's" work gained him the reputation of being "a great toy inventor" (as per Mr. Spade).

(Fantastic Four I#17) - In an alley, the "Professor" met with toy-purchaser Mr. Spade to test out an attachment to a ping-pong gun. Mr. Spade brought his own toy gun in a violin case, and the "Professor" connected his invention to the barrel of Spade's toy gun; but unbeknownst to the two, they were being watched by the Invisible Girl, who mistook them for a pair of criminals.

   Spade aimed the refitted gun at the toy-maker and was about to fire it; but thinking that the "Professor's" life was in danger, the Invisible Girl threw Spade's aim off, causing him to wildly fire ping-pong balls into the air.

   Afterward, Spade angrily berated the "Professor" for his seeming lack of quality work, but the toy-maker pleaded with him for another chance to prove his invention.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

The images used in this profile are all the panels that these two characters appeared in, and unfortunately there weren't any clear views of the "Professor's" face in this story.--Ron Fredricks

Profile by Prime Eternal.

The Professor should not be confused with:

Mr. Spade should not be confused with:

Mr. Spade

Mr. Spade (first name unrevealed) was a toy-purchaser. He was mistaken for an "underworld type" by the Invisible Girl.

He met with the "Professor" to test an attachment for a toy ping-pong ball gun. But as Spade was attempting to shoot the toy at the "Professor," the Invisible Girl threw his aim off, causing Spade to wildly fire ping-pong balls into the air.

Spade blamed the toy's faulty behavior on the "Professor's" work, although the toy-maker pleaded with him for another chance to prove his invention.

--Fantastic Four I#17

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Fantastic Four I#17, p4, pan7 (main image - "Professor" (left); Mr. Spade, Invisible Girl)
Fantastic Four I#17, p4, pan8 (headshot - "Professor" attaches his invention to Mr. Spade's toy gun)
Fantastic Four I#17, p5, pan3 ("Professor" (rear view) pleads with Mr. Spade for another chance; Invisible Girl (right))
Fantastic Four I#17, p4, pan6 (Mr. Spade)
Fantastic Four I#17, p5, pan1 (Mr. Spade points toy gun at "Professor"; Invisible Girl (right))
Fantastic Four I#17, p5, pan2 (Mr. Spade's aim thrown off by Invisible Girl)

Fantastic Four I#17 (August, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks), Art Simek (letters)

First posted: 07/17/2006
Last updated: 08/13/2023

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