Real Name: Leroy Tallon
Identity/Class: Human cyborg
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: His gang
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: An abandoned warehouse on Delancey Street, Manhattan, New York City
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#155 (April, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Tallon's hands have been replaced with prosthetics made of stainless steel, giving him an extremely powerful grip. He is also a skilled safecracker.
History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#155 (fb) ) - Safecracker Leroy Tallon accidentally blew his own hands off with one of his own nitro-blasts. He had them replaced with stainless steel prosthetics, "...so that when folks call me Tallon, they mean it!".
(Amazing Spider-Man I#155 (fb) ) - Years later, Tallon and his gang robbed the diamond exchange.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#155) - While celebrating their success at their warehouse hideout, Tallon and his gang were interrupted by Spider-Man, who had been misled by the WHO computer to believe that Tallon had killed Dr. Armstrong Smith (who had actually been killed by WHO itself, natch). Tallon assumed that Spider-Man was there to bust them for the diamond heist, and ordered his gang to get him. When his gang failed to take the wall-crawler down, Tallon tore off his gloves, revealing his metallic hands. He grabbed Spider-Man by the neck and began to choke the life out of him, but Spider-Man reached up and boxed his ears. He then punched Tallon across the room, right into his stolen jewels. Tallon admitted to the robbery, and Spider-Man left him for the police.
Comments: Created by Len Wein, Sal Buscema, and Mike Esposito.
An older Tallon turns up working for Boss Morgan in Amazing Spider-Girl#7.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
Leroy Tallon has no known connections to
Amazing Spider-Man I#155, p9, pan6 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man I#155, p12, pan4 (headshot with metal hands)
Amazing Spider-Man I#155 (April, 1976) - Len Wein (writer/editor), Sal Buscema (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks)
Last updated: 01/29/06
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