Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Cara, Dwane, Professor Eaden, Mike, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Ogre" (insult from Ivanhoe literary bystanders), "Biceps-for-Brains," "Trog," "Troggie" (insults from Spider-Man)
Base of Operations: Presumably New York City, New York, USA
First Appearance: Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing Spider-Man I#1 (1990)
Powers/Abilities: The Troglodyte had a brutish
appearance and did not appear to possess any superhuman powers (see
comments). He wielded a gigantic stolen Transporter gun capable of
teleporting objects or people into fictional worlds. For example, if
the Transporter blasted a poster of a city, it would teleport the
Troglodyte and nearby people into the city seen on the poster or, in
the case of books, it would teleport Troglodyte and surrounding others
into the fictional world of whatever book he blasted.
Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 300 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing Spider-Man I#1 (fb) - BTS) - An illiterate, the Troglodyte stole a Transporter device from Professor Eaden in an effort to have adventure without reading and Spider-Man soon got involved, tracking the Troglodyte down.
(Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing Spider-Man I#1 (fb)) - Confronting the Troglodyte, Spider-Man swung down near Enoch Pratt Free Library and noticed a city poster. The Troglodyte fired the Transporter ray and hit Spider-Man, transporting him into the city.
(Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing
Spider-Man I#1) - Spider-Man appeared in the city in front of
teenagers Cara, Mike and Dwane and barely had time to warn them of the
Troglodyte's threat before he showed up, blasting the Transporter at
random things. Spider-Man ordered the teens to run for it while he drew
the Troglodyte's fire, which hit a bookshelf. The Lost World
by Arthur Conan Doyle fell from the shelf and the Troglodyte blasted
the book with the Transporter, teleporting Spider-Man and the teens
into The Lost World, where
they were attacked by a dinosaur. After Spider-Man and the teens
battled pterodactyls, they were blasted once more by the Troglodyte's
Transporter, this time hitting War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells and teleporting Spider-Man and the teens into the fictional world of War of the Worlds.
As Spider-Man and the teens battled the Martian Masters, the Troglodyte
attempted to blast them again but Spider-Man dodged the blast. Hiding
behind a tree, the Troglodyte eventually managed to hit Spider-Man
again, transporting the hero and the teens into The Jungle Book,
where Spider-Man spotted the Troglodyte but before he could act, the
teens and he were caught up in a battle between Shere Khan and Mowgli.
Zapping Spider-Man and the teens again, the Troglodyte transported them
into That Was Then, This is Now
by S.E. Hinton, where Spider-Man noticed the Troglodyte sneaking about
a basketball court. Engaging the Troglodyte in a fight, Spider-Man
caused the Transporter to activate, inadvertently teleporting them all
into Ivanhoe. The shock
caused the Troglodyte to drop the Transporter weapon and disappear into
the crowd. Spider-Man quickly set out to find the Troglodyte, asking
the teens to look for the Transporter. When Cara located it, Spider-Man
waited until the Troglodyte appeared and attacked her then jumped into
battle with the Troglodyte. Following a fierce fight, Spider-Man webbed
up the Troglodyte and the teens used the Transporter to blast Dwane's
library card, sending them all back to Enoch Pratt Free Library. The
Troglodyte was taken into police custody and as he was led away, he
admitted that since he couldn't read, the only way he could enjoy books
was by transporting himself into the stories. Professor Eaden explained
to the Troglodyte about the prison's reading program and promised she
would help him learn to read.
Comments: Created by Louise Simonson, Jon Bogdanove and Hilary Barta.
The Troglodyte did not seem to show any powers but he
was extremely large in stature and was able to withstand several strong
hits from Spider-Man. It's possible that he possessed superhuman
strength and durability but that remains unconfirmed...
Profile by Proto-Man.
Troglodyte has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing Spider-Man I#1, p4, pan1 (Troglodyte, main image)
Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing Spider-Man I#1, p28, pan5 (Troglodyte, headshot)
Adventures in Reading Starring the Amazing Spider-Man I#1 (1990) - Louise Simonson (writer), Jon Bogdanove (pencils), Hilary Barta (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Last updated: 10/17/15
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