Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: His own gang (Goldie, Shiner, Silent Joe)

Affiliations: His own gang (Goldie, Shiner, Silent Joe, Michael Stockton)

Enemies: Ant-Man (Henry Pym), Billy Connors, Martha Connors, the Lizard (Curtis Connors), Orkie, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Hidden headquarters in the mountains at Eagleneck Point in Southampton, New Jersey, USA

First Appearance: Marvel Feature I#4 (July, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: M’Sieu Tete did not have any superhuman powers. As a gang leader, he was skilled in leadership, intimidation, driving a car and using a gun. He drove an armor-plated caddie and owned a headquarters hidden in the mountains. He had the materials to synthesize his own drugs and connections to sell them to the entire world.

Height: 5'12" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown

History: (Marvel Feature I#4 (fb) - BTS) - The criminal known as M’Sieu Tete captured Billy Connors, whom he intended to use as a hostage to trade for experimental drugs.

(Marvel Feature I#4 – BTS) - Hank Pym and Peter Parker were analyzing Native American drugs at Dr. Curtis Connors’ lab when the combustive reagents they used exploded. Shortly after, M’Sieu Tete sent Goldie, one of his subordinates, to Curt’s lab to reveal that Curt's son Billy had been kidnapped and could be traded for samples of experimental potential narcotics. Goldie told them that Connors must meet at Eagleneck Point at ten o’clock, prompting Hank Pym to toss Goldie out of the laboratory. The heroes warned Ms. Connors about the situation.

(Marvel Feature I#4) - M’Sieu Tete waited for the heroes at Eagleneck Point, giving orders from his car. Peter Parker pretended to come alone with Hank Pym being late but Hank was, in fact, hidden as Ant-Man. Tete's gang tried to intimidate Peter but Peter and Ant-Man made a surprise attack against them. Unfortunately for the heroes, M’Sieu Tete regained control of the situation when he threatened Billy Connors with his gun. The criminal informed the heroes that Billy had been infected with a fatal disease in case of a surprise attack and that he would trade the antidote for the experimental drug samples. Once in the gang’s headquarters, Billy got away after hitting Shiner. Peter stayed with the criminals and Ant-Man was obliged to search for the kid. M’Sieu Tete injected them with a deadly form of rabies, which trapped Ant-Man in his shrunken form, in which he was still able to rescue Billy with his dog Orkie's help. While Ant-Man rescued Billy, Peter broke his bounds, changed into his Spider-Man costume and quickly neutralized the Tete's gang, minus M’Sieu Tete himself, who used the diversion to escape with the disease antidotes. While Parker quickly changed back into his civilian clothing and returned to his hostage status before Hank Pym’s return to preserve his secret identity, Pym stopped M'Sieu Tete with the help of Orkie and got the antidotes back. Peter administered the antidote to Billy and gave the rabies antidote in pill form to Hank, who chose to stay near the headquarters to deal with his size problem. Parker alone then took Billy to a hospital while Hank remained behind in his shrunken form.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich and Herb Trimpe.

M'Sieu Tete is listed in the Appendix section of Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 4: Spider-Man.

M'Sieu Tete's story in Marvel Feature#4 referred to the Lizard's son as "Timmy Connors." He was later retconned to be named "Billy Connors" in pretty much all of his other appearances so this profile lists him as Billy despite the name being incorrect in Marvel Feature#4. Maybe this could be an issue where his full name might be "William Timothy Connors?" -Proto-Man

Profile by Julien Vivé.

Tete has no KNOWN connections to:


Goldie was sent by M’Sieu Tete to blackmail Doctor Curtis Connor at his laboratory after having snatched his son Billy. Instead, Goldie found Hank Pym and Peter Parker working at Connors' place and chose to force them to accept the deal for experimental drug samples in exchange for Billy’s return. He was neutralized by Hank Pym when he attacked him in his shrunken form. He was later tied up in the headquarters, waiting for the police to put him in jail.

--Marvel Feature I#4


Orkie was Hank Pym’s dog, a present from his wife, Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp. It was trained to obey to Hank’s voice and helped him to rescue Billy Connors and capture M’Sieu Tete. Orkie later tried to help the shrunken Hank against a hawk but his master was caught, eventually escaping the bird's grip by his own means. Orkie was subsequently seen at Janet Van Dyne's home.

--Marvel Feature I#4 (#5-6, 


Shiner was in charge of keeping Billy in the headquarters but the latter hit him and escaped. At Eagleneck Point, he was neutralized by ants controlled by Ant-Man. Shiner was captured by Spider-Man in the headquarters.

--Marvel Feature I#4

Silent Joe

Silent Joe tried to intimidate Peter Parker at the rendezvous but was quickly overpowered by Parker until M’Sieu Tete's intervention. He was later capture by Parker in the headquarters.

--Marvel Feature I#4

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Marvel Feature I#4, p9, pan7 (M’Sieu Tete with Billy Connors, main image)
Marvel Feature I#4, p1, pan2 (M’Sieu Tete, head-shot)
Marvel Feature I#4, p11, pan3 (M’Sieu Tete, profile in car)
Marvel Feature I#4, p13, pan1 (M’Sieu Tete, side-view, speaking to Ant-Man)
Marvel Feature I#4, p13, pan3 (M’Sieu Tete, full body shot)
Marvel Feature I#4, p17, pan1 (M’Sieu Tete, head-shot, with goons)
Marvel Feature I#4, p6, pan2 (Goldie)
Marvel Feature I#4, p8, pan6 (Orkie)
Marvel Feature I#4, p12, pan6 (Shiner)
Marvel Feature I#4, p10, pan6 (Silent Joe)

Marvel Feature I#4 (July, 1972) – Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich (writers),  Herb Trimpe (art), Stan Lee (editor)

First Posted: 03/29/2017
Last updated: 03/02/2021

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