Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Villainous special effects artist
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Jesus Badalamente (not too fond of Mr. FX's success), Alyssa Conover, Whitney Cooper, Deathlok (Michael Collins), Rick Sheridan, Sleepwalker,
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Haunted House, Coney Island, New York
First Appearance: Sleepwalker#8 (January, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Mr. FX possessed technology to turn humans into creatures resembling theme park monsters. He first trapped them in his laboratory, affectionally called his sculpture gallery, where this victims would be drugged to take away their free will and slow down the metabolism. With that step out of the way, they'd be put in a steel-polymer exoskeleton, some of which contained a type of living flesh that could be wielded at will.
Height: Unrevealed (unable to tell from the shown perspective)
Hair: Unrevealed (Mr. FX wore a mask)
(Sleepwalker#8 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. FX, self-styled world's greatest special effects artist, moved his haunted house to New York's amusement park: Coney Island.
(Sleepwalker#8 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. FX kidnapped several people and used his technology to turn them into real-life monsters he forced to work in his haunted house.
(Sleepwalker#8 - BTS) - Deathlok (Michael Collins) became aware of FX's victims and tasked himself with searching for clues about their disappearance. The search led him to Coney Island. At the same time, Collins' roommate Jesus Badalamente a special effects specialist in his own right, was unhappy with Mr. FX's Coney Island arrival, considering him a business rival.
(Sleepwalker#8) - FX's unique haunted house caught the attention of Alyssa Conover and Whitney Cooper who went to Coney Island convinced the attraction might be the Sleepwalker's headquarters. They were captured by Mr. FX's monsters and placed in his sculpture gallery. Luckily for them Rick Sheridan (Sleepwalker's host) had followed them to try and keep them from being harmed. After Sleepwalker had a run-in with Deathlok (both of them thought the other to be an evil-doer), Rick managed to find his friends. But before he could act, he himself was also captured by the monsters and strapped to the mechanical construction. Mr. FX then showed and introduced himself and told him Rick he'd soon join them as part of his monsters. Shortly afterwards, FX captured Deathlok as well, hoping to add his cybernetic technologies to his own creations. The cyborg was trapped next to Sheridan. Unaware who he was, Deathlok's cybernetic presence entered cyberspace in an attempt to free himself. There, he encountered the Sleepwalker entity who managed to convince the cyborg to knock out Sheridan, allowing him to enter the waking world. Deathlok complied and the two soon freed themselves to team up and fight Mr. FX's monsters. Deathlok once again entered cyberspace and managed to destroy the computer network that controlled the monsters. Without the system, the monsters ceased their fight and the humans inside the suits slowly woke up. Deathlok and Sleepwalker were unable to capture FX who already escaped leaving only his mask behind. Figuring the immediate danger had passed, the heroes left FX's haunted house.
Comments: Created by Bob Budiansky (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Mike Manley (inks).
Mr. FX fancied himself the greatest special effects artist in the world, because his monstrous creations were so lifelike he was paid exceedingly well. Would be a nice touch if he would be employed by a more famous villain like Arcade to build him some new machines.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Mr. FX has no known connections to
Mr. FX's monsters
Mr. FX's monsters were humans trapped in monster suits made from steel-polymer exoskeletons. The humans were drugged to take away their free will and slow down their metabolism. This procedure allowed Mr. FX to control these "monsters" through a special computer network. When Deathlok destroyed the system, FX's victims slowly regained consciousness.
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Sleepwalker#8, p13, pan4 (main image)
Sleepwalker#8, p12, pan1 (prisoners)
Sleepwalker#8, p21, pan3-4 (mask)
Sleepwalker#8, p19, pan2 (monsters)
Sleepwalker#8 (January, 1992) - Bob Budiansky (writer), Bret Blevins (pencils), Mike Manley (inks), Don Daley (editor)
Last updated: 02/04/14
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