Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate?
Occupation: Professional criminal
Group Membership: Menagerie (Hippo/Mrs. Fluffy Lumpkins, Ox/Raymond Bloch, Skein/Sybil Dvorak, Squid/Don Callahan, Swarm/Fritz von Meyer, White Rabbit/Lorina Dodson)
Enemies: Black Ant (Eric O'Grady LMD), Champions (Brawn/Amadeus Cho, Ironheart/Riri Williams, Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Nova/Sam Alexander, Snowguard/Amka Aliyak, Spider-Man/Miles Morales, Viv Vision), G.I.R.L. (Priya Aggarwal, Ying Liu, Lexi Miranda, Tai Miranda, Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse, Shay Smith), Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Hulkling (Teddy Altman), Hunter-Bots, Kraven (Sergei Kravinoff), Ms. America (America Chavez), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Stinger (Cassie Lang), Taskmaster (Tony Masters), Wiccan (Billy Kaplan), Winter Soldier (James Barnes)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man III#1/1
Powers/Abilities: Panda-Mania has superhuman strength, lifting at least two tons.
History: (Amazing Spider-Man III#1/1) - The White Rabbit recruited Panda-Mania into her new animal-themed team, the Menagerie (along with the Hippo and Skein, the latter of whom refused to return to her old Gypsy Moth alias, despite the theme). Together, they stole a fortune in Faberge eggs from an auction house at 49th Street and 6th Avenue. As they escaped into the street, Spider-Man appeared to foil their plot. Panda-Mania and Hippo hefted cars to blockade the street, preventing the cops from following them, but Spider-Man took down the others in rapid succession, leaving only Panda-Mania. As she tried to run away, Spider-Man wrangled her with webbing and webbed her up with her comrades.
(Amazing Spider-Man Annual III#1/1) - Panda-Mania and the Menagerie stole a fortune in gems from the Diamond District - almost more than even Panda-Mania could carry. As they fled from the scene of the crime, they ran right into Spider-Man. In a hurry to return a missing cellphone (long story), Spider-Man punched out Panda-Mania and made quick work of the rest of the Menagerie, leaving them webbed to the street.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Amazing Spider-Man V#17 (fb) - BTS) - Panda-Mania was among the animal-themed villains captured by Taskmaster and the Black Ant on behalf of Arcade and Kraven the Hunter, then placed inside Central Park after being in stasis for a time.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#17) - Hunter-Bots controlled by Arcade's clients at the Plaza Hotel advanced on the villains in Central Park, including Panda-Mania.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#22) - Panda-Mania and the other villains kept fighting the Hunter-Bots. Panda-Mania was nearly overpowered only moments before the Hunter-Bots were shut off.
(Unstoppable Wasp II#7) - Mockingbird tricked the Menagerie (Hippo, Ox, Panda-Mania, Skein, Squid, Swarm and White Rabbit) to try robbing the guests of Nadia Van Dyne's birthday party. They were in for a surprise and were easily defeated by the numerous heroes attending.
(Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula#1) - After Ravencroft was reconstructed Panda-Mania was one of the super-villains sent to Ravencroft in chains.
(Ravencroft#1) - Panda-Mania was walking around in Ravencroft.
(Ravencroft#4) - Panda-Mania escaped Ravencroft during a mass breakout after they were all released from their cells by Bud Adams and the Unwanted.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos, and Victor Olazaba.
So the panda is not exactly the most fearsome of animals, but it's scarier than a white rabbit or gypsy moth, I guess. Hippos are friggin' terrifying, though.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
Panda-Mania has no known connections to:
Amazing Spider-Man III#1/1, p3, pan1 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man III#1/1 (June, 2014) - Dan Slott (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man Annual III#1/1 (February, 2015) - Sean Ryan (writer), Brandon Peterson (art), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man V#17 (May, 2019) - Nick Spencer (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man V#22 (July, 2019) - Nick Spencer (writer), Humberto Ramos (artist), Victor Olazaba (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Unstoppable Wasp II#7 (July, 2019) - Jeremy Whitley (writer), Alti Firmansyah (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula#1 (March, 2020) - Frank Tieri (writer), Angel Unzueta & Stefano Landini (artists), Devin Lewis (editor)
Ravencroft#1 (March, 2020) - Frank Tieri (writer), Angel Unzueta (artist), Danny Khazem (editor)
Ravencroft#4 (November, 2020) - Frank Tieri (writer), Angel Unzueta (artist), Danny Khazem (editor)
First Posted: 01/22/2015
Last updated: 05/08/2023
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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