Real Name: Leroy Tallon

Identity/Class: Human cyborg

Occupation: Safecracker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: His gang

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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

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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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