FROG-MAN

Real Name: Francois LeBlanc

Identity/Class: Human mutate;
Formerly human technology user

Occupation: Criminal;
Formerly Navy frog-man

Group MembershipAni-Men (Ape-Man (Gordon "Monk" Keefer), Bird-Man (Henry Hawk), Cat-Man (Townshend Horgan), Dragonfly (Veronica Dultry)), Organization (Ape-Man (Keefer), Bird-Man (Hawk), Cat-Man (Horgan), Organizer (Abner Jones) )

Affiliations: Count Nefaria, Dr. Stancheck, Exterminator, Hellen, Madame Masque (Whitney Frost), Organizer (Abner Jonas), Kenneth Sturdy;
Formerly Debbie Harris

EnemiesChuck, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Debbie Harris, Iron Man (Tony Stark),  Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, X-Men (Banshee (Sean Cassidy), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Thunderbird (John Proudstar), Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett))

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Frog LeBlanc, Croaker

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#10 (December, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: After his mutation into an frog-like being by the Maggia, Frog-Man possessed reptilian skin, enhanced strength, and powerful jumping legs. Previously, Frog-Man wore a suit that allowed him to maneuver underwater and make large jumps. LeBlanc was a trained Navy frog-man previously.

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Bald

History:

(Daredevil I#10 (fb) - BTS) - An ex-Navy frog, Frog le Blanc was discharged from the Navy for unknown criminal actions and he went into hiding.

(Daredevil I#10) - Le Blanc heard news that Monk Keefer had escaped from prison just before the criminal Organizer appeared on the television, demanding that le Blanc meet him or le Blanc's location would be revealed to the authorities. Le Blanc attended the meeting next to Cat-Man, Keefer, and Henry Hawk. Organizer explained his plot to take over local government, using these four as costumed criminals that could keep all proceeds from their crimes. They were suited as Frog-Man (with an underwater suit), Ape-Man, and Bird-Man. Frog-Man was sent to cut all the city's power and communication lines from the sewers, which he did so successfully. That night, Frog-Man fired a spear aboard a yacht at Abner Jonas at Organizer's orders, but his shot was knocked awry by Daredevil, who leapt in the water after Frog-Man. Frog-Man tried calling for help, but Organizer didn't answer, so Frog-Man dropped a concussion grenade in the water and narrowly escaped with his life. When Daredevil foiled one of the Bird-Man's missions, the Organizer determined that they would eliminate Daredevil now and put another plan in place. Cat-Man and Frog-Man robbed a bank in their civilian identities and, by pretending there was a victim inside, convinced Daredevil to open the vault for them. They got away with the cash and Daredevil was implicated. Cat-Man and Bird-Man were sent to kidnap Debbie Harris, who was secretly an accomplice of the Organizer, and Cat-Man was captured. Organizer sent Ape-Man to take care of Cat-Man at the police station. 

(Daredevil I#11) - When Daredevil attacked, Ape-Man, Frog-Man, and Bird-Man left Harris tied up and fled. Organizer heard claims that Nelson was keeping damaging information about the Organization in his personal safe, so he sent his three operatives to investigate. Later, Frog-Man received a call from Debbie Harris needing help. He rushed there to investigate and found Daredevil waiting. Daredevil quickly defeated Frog-Man in battle, then donned Frog-Man's costume. He dressed le Blanc in his Daredevil costume and left him tied up for the police. The Organizer was soon exposed and arrested.

(X-Men I#94 (fb) - BTS) - Count Nefaria, using his Maggia connections, had Ape-Man (who began calling himself Gort), Bird-Man, Cat-Man, Frog-Man, and new ally Dragonfly mutated by Dr. Kenneth Sturdy, Stanchek and Hellen to become more animal-like. Calling them his Ani-Men, he put together a plot to blackmail the world.

(X-Men I#94) - The Ani-Men teleported into the Valhalla base when Joe Harris inadvertently activated the teleporting technology. They defeated the men in the room before Count Nefaria joined them, flooding the rest of the mountain with anesthetic gas. Nefaria then released a media message, demanding a ransom from every country in the world or he would launch nuclear missiles at them. Dragonfly soon notified Nefaria that the X-Men's craft was approaching, and Nefaria was thrilled to get revenge on his old foes, launching missiles at them. When they evaded the missiles, he used a sonic disruptor on them, destroying their ship.

(X-Men I#95) - The X-Men (Banshee, Cyclops, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Thunderbird, Wolverine) survived and Nightcrawler teleported into Valhalla, where Frog-Man kicked him. Frog-Man chased Nightcrawler around the tunnel, incensed at being called a mutant, until the hero knocked him unconscious with a punch. Nefaria was furious at Frog-Man, but left him to his fate as he prepared to deal with the rest of the mutants. Nefaria tried gassing the X-Men, then had Dragonfly hypnotize a group of soldiers to go after the mutants, who easily persevered. The Ani-Men , with a revived Frog-Man, then attacked, Ape-Man jumped on Thunderbird and tossed him into Banshee. Cyclops fired on an evading Bird-Man. Nightcrawler jumped at Frog-Man. Colossus punched Ape-Man. Storm launched lightning at an evading Dragonfly. Cat-Man leapt on Wolverine, who fell back until Colossus knocked Cat-Man out with a punch. As Frog-Man leapt over Nightcrawler, Cyclops hit him with an optic blast, the Bird-Man picked up Cyclops until Nightcrawler knocked him out of the air. Storm zapped Ape-Man with lightning, but it took punches from Wolverine and Nightcrawler to down him. Dragonfly tried hypnotizing Cyclops, but his visor opened and the optic blast downed her. The X-Men soon defeated Nefaria, though Thunderbird was killed in the battle.

(Iron Man I#116 (fb) - BTS) - Count Nefaria, who'd been aged to an ancient man in a wheelchair, contacted the Ani-Men for help in getting revenge on Tony Stark and restoring his youth. They contacted his daughter, Madame Masque (Whitney Frost), who agreed to help them.

(Iron Man I#115) - When Stark entered Frost's penthouse, Ape-Man punched him against the wall, the Frog-Man kicked Stark over the balcony. Bird-Man caught Stark, tossing him back inside, where Cat-Man mauled him. When Stark jumped for his briefcase, Frog-Man stopped him. Just as Stark managed to knock Cat-Man back, Frost and Nefaria then revealed themselves.

(Iron Man I#116) - Ape-Man punched Stark again, then Bird-Man barely missed him. Stark grabbed a gun and fired wildly on the Ani-Men until Frog-Man disarmed him. They continued taunting and hitting Stark as Nefaria explained his plan, then all were shocked when Stark quickly donned Iron Man armor. Iron Man defeated Frog-Man, Bird-Man, and Ape-Man in combat just before the building exploded, killing all four of the Ani-Men.

Comments: Created by Wally Wood and Bob Powell.

Frog-Man received an entry in OHOTMU: Master Edition.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Frog-Man has no known connections to


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Daredevil I#10, p10, pan1 (Frog-Man)
Daredevil I#10, p4, pan2 (Frog LeBlanc)
X-Men I#94, p10, pan3 (3rd)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#10 (October, 1965) - Wally Wood (writer/inker), Bob Powell (penciler), Stan Lee (editor)
Daredevil I#11 (December, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Bob Powell (penciler), Wally Wood (inker)
X-Men I#94 (August, 1975) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob McLeod (inker), Len Wein (editor)
X-Men I#95 (October, 1975) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Sam Grainger (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Iron Man I#115 (October, 1978) - Bill Mantlo (writer), John Romita, Jr. (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Roger Stern (editor)
Iron Man I#116 (November, 1978) - Dave Michelinie (writer), John Romita, Jr. (penciler), Bob Layton (inker), Roger Stern (editor)


Last updated: 07/16/14

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