Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
human (class unrevealed - see comments)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), various crime victims (names unrevealed) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#5/4
Powers/Abilities: Looking lanky, Dr. Fright
apparently has a scary visage and has the power to freeze people within
seconds when they meet his gaze. He used his power to steal various
basic items. An oversized top hat covers his face until he wants to
freeze someone. The effect of his gaze ends when he is frozen.
(Spidey Super Stories#5/4 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Fright
has unrevealed origins (see comments), but set out to use his
gaze-freezing power to steal, developing a minor reputation.
(Spidey Super Stories#5/4) - Dr. Fright froze a
newspaper seller to steal a newspaper when the vendor met his gaze.
Next, wanting a hot dog, he froze a food vendor to take a hot dog, then
caused mischief by freezing a man delivering large mirrors; the mirrors
slipped and shattered. Meanwhile, Spider-Man, on his way to the Winter
Ice Follies at Rockefeller Center, chanced upon the three immobile
victims and immediately suspected Dr. Fright. Unable to aim his webbing
to capture the thief for fear of being frozen by seeing Dr. Fright's
face, Spidey used a mirror shard to reflect the villain's gaze back at
himself. Seeing himself, Dr. Fright froze, but this also released his
victims and somehow unfroze the ice-rink.
Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito
& Tony Mortellaro (inks). Based on Tom Whedon's Electric Company
His face is never shown, so we don't know how
frightful he really is, or if his "freeze vision" is based in a fear
response. He could be a mutant with "freeze vision"; he doesn't seem to
use any technology or device. He might be a human-gorgon hybrid, so his
stare is less powerful than a classical gorgon (such as Medusa).
Bizarrely, he even has some sort of vague connection with ice.
I doubt he had a medical/academic degree to rightfully call himself a Doctor; I consider this more of a self-assumed villain title.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Doctor Fright of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#5, p15, pan3 (main image)
p16, pan4 (headshot - side)
Spidey Super Stories#5/4 (February, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
First posted: 04/04/18
Last updated: 04/04/18
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