Real Name: Jonas Mueller

Identity/Class: Human technology user (German?)

Occupation: Psychologist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Garrison, Green Goblin (construct), Norman Osborn;
    formerly Sir (Martha Paterson)

Enemies: Sir (Martha Paterson), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A lab in New York City

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#252 (December, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Angst is a skilled psychologist, surgeon, and biologist. He used an electronic apparatus to electromagnetically amplify his patients' feelings of anxiety, and accessed their memories to produce hallucinations. 

Height: 5'9" (approximate)
Weight: 150 lbs. (approximate)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Gray, balding

History: (Spectacular Spider-Man II#253 (fb) ) - Dr. Jonas Mueller, an expert in human misery, anxiety, and fear, experimented on Martha Paterson, transforming her into the brutish, masculine Sir. She took to calling Mueller "Doctor Angst", and escaped him before he could finish his work.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#252 (fb) ) - Mueller's theories on "the hellish nature of life"attracted the attention of Norman Osborn during his time in exile in Europe. He met with Mueller several times to discuss his work; Mueller, in turn, admired how Osborn had embraced his own fears and anxieties and inflicted them upon the world at large. Osborn was one of the only people who appreciated him, however, as the scientific community shunned him.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#252) - Mueller flew to New York to meet with Osborn, who proposed funding a new experiment - the study of Spider-Man.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#253) - Mueller visited the Ravencroft Institute, where Sir had been imprisoned after battling Daredevil. Temporary Ravencroft head Dr. Garrison showed him to her cell; there, Mueller convinced Sir to return to him, and to find Spider-Man.

(Spectacular Spider-Man I#25 - BTS) - Mueller also helped Osborn create a genetic construct to impersonate the Green Goblin.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#254) - Sir brought Spider-Man to Mueller's lab, where he hooked the web-slinger up to machinery that amplified his anxiety, then accessed his memories to make him hallucinate spectres of his dead friends - George and Gwen Stacy, Ben Reilly, Uncle Ben, and even his stillborn child. However, much to Mueller's displeasure, Spider-Man drive them away, and remained calm. Mueller then accessed a fear-inducing early childhood memory - the deaths of Richard and Mary Parker - making Spider-Man go berserk, and break free of his restraints. Sir grappled Spider-Man while Mueller injected him with a sedative, putting him down again. He then prepared an injection that would erase Spider-Man's memories of their encounter, but before he could give it to him, Spider-Man woke up, and started tossing Mueller around: Mueller shouted at Sir to help him, but Spider-Man's torment had reminded Sir of her own torture at the hands of Mueller, and she had abandoned him. Mueller knew that Spider-Man wouldn't kill him, and suspected the police wouldn't believe the then-wanted Spider-Man, either; Spider-Man trashed Mueller's equipment and left, promising that when he took Osborn down, he'd take the doctor down too. Later, Mueller left with Osborn, as a vengeful Sir watched them both...

(Sensational Spider-Man I#25) - In his lab, Angst gave the Goblin treatments to enhance his superhuman powers.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#255) - Mueller tended to the injured Goblin after he returned from a battle with Spider-Man.

Comments: Created by J.M. DeMatteis, Mike Deodato Jr., and Al Milgrom.

Neither Dr. Angst nor Sir have been seen since. It certainly seemed like she was going to track him down and kill him, but the whole plotline got lost in the cracks after the 1999 Spider-relaunch.

Mueller is mistakenly referred to as "Professor Angst" in Spec #255's recap page.

Mueller's nationality is never explicitly mentioned, but he's from Europe and his name is Jonas Mueller, so he's probably German.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Dr. Angst has no known connections to

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Spectacular Spider-Man II#252, p4, pan5 (main image)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#254, p20, pan2 (headshot)

Spectacular Spider-Man II#252 (December, 1997) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#253 (January, 1998) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Luke Ross (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#254 (February, 1998) - J.M. DeMatteis (plot), Tom DeFalco (script), Luke Ross (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#25 (March, 1998) - Todd DeZago (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Al MIlgrom & Dan Green (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#255 (March, 1998) - Tom DeFalco (plot), J.M. DeMatteis (script), Luke Ross (pencils), Dan Green & Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Last updated: 07/05/14

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