Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (see Comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: 2,357,308,223 cockroaches
Enemies: Big Foot
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Crazy Magazine#71 (February, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Roachman was only a few inches tall, and could use his miniscule size to squeeze through cracks. It is possible that he could control cockroaches.
History: (Crazy Magazine#71) - Roachman, aided by his cockroach allies, opposed the dangerous Big Foot, all the while skittering, scurrying and squeezing through cracks.
Comments: Created by Paul Kirchner.
Roachman was one of several heroes to appear in a four page feature in Crazy#71, titled "Marvel Heroes Who Didn't Quite Make It." A follow-up feature in Crazy#78 introduced several more of these guys. It's almost certainly a sign of my increasing insanity, but I'd personally love to see them all get introduced into the Marvel universe proper, possibly taking on the heroes who "didn't make the cut" from Marvel Year in Review '93, the Hostess villains, Crazy and Not Brand Ecch's regular characters (Obnoxio, Forbush Man, Behemoth Jack, Teen Hulk, Aunty Nuke, etc.), and all the other "fringeworthy" characters (such as Cougar or Puzzle Man). It's not like some of them haven't already made it into 616 (Phone Ranger, Lectronn, etc), and these guys are no more bizarre than many of the others who preceded them into 616 canon.
There's no indication to tell whether Roachman was a transformed human (either permanently changed or able to change at will) who resembled a cockroach, or whether he was a transformed cockroach that resembled a human. Maybe he is part of the Cockroach Conspiracy!
Profile by Loki.
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images: Crazy Magazine#71, p22, pan7 (main)
Last updated: 02/28/14
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