MISTER FRUMP
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Frump

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-8107) human magic user

Occupation: Handyman;
    Former employee at Mueller's store

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Cerberus, the Cyclops, Genghis Khan, Mabel, May Parker;
    formerly Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom),
"weirdest creature in the universe"

Enemies: Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom), "rude boys," unidentified Used Stuff clerk, "weirdest creature in the universe;"
    formerly Spider-Friends (Firestar/Angelica Jones, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Spider-Man/Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Funny Frump," Lord Frump-Master of the Universe, Wonder Frump

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!" (September 26, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Mr. Frump was an elderly man with some basic maintenance skills.

After picking up the Lords of Lightning amulet, Frump became the most powerful being in the universe with powers only limited by his imagination.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 181 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Gray

History: (Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!" (fb) - BTS) - Mr. Frump got by as a handyman, doing odd jobs for various people, including May Parker. Frump always liked the older woman, feeling that she was the only one who ever nice to him.

(Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!") - Frump found work in a store called Mueller's but was fired for "being a dreamer." He was thrown out of the shop and landed in front of Peter Parker. The two reminisced, with Frump remarking how much he enjoyed working for Peter's aunt.






Later walking along the street, Frump walked by the Latverian Embassy. He was splashed with water when the Lords of Lightning amulet (recently used by Doctor Doom, who activated the amulet by casting a magic incantation during a storm) was knocked from Doom's hands and landed in a puddle. Picking it up, Frump became the recipient of the mystical Lords' power, making him the most powerful man in the universe. He promptly dropped the amulet and moaned about his bad luck when it broke. Wandering into the local Used Stuff junk shop, which had a "Help Wanted" sign in the window, Frump grew indigent when the clerk refused to hire him or even put his paper down. Repeating the man's orders to "bug off," Frump was horrified when the man was suddenly turned into a giant cockroach. Fleeing the store, Frump was then accosted by a trio of youths who taunted him with a song mocking his name. Angry, he ordered them to "go jump in a lake" and two of the youths proceeded to do just that. When the third one mocked him further, Frump told him to "clam up," which resulted in the boy changing into a giant clam. Frump began to realize what was happening and, exclaiming "hot dog!" at his wishes coming true, he found a hot dog in his hand. Remarking that he preferred his with mustard and relish, he stared amazed as the condiments appeared on the meat.

Walking down the street and munching on his food, Frump caught sight of himself in a store window. Dismayed at his appearance, Frump asked for new shoes and fancy clothes. Now garbed in gentlemanly attire, he then wished for a fancy gold carriage and the "rude" children from before to serve as his foot servants. As his orders became reality, Frump felt he needed more. Wanting companionship, he wished for a friend and a gray cat appeared on his lap. Delighted, Frump named the cat Mabel. As his carriage took him down the street, Frump was annoyed at the darkened skies and lightning overhead. Wishing for a bright sky filled with rainbows, Frump made it happen using his powers. Not caring for the surrounding gloomy buildings either, Frump ordered the buildings to be bright and cheery as well as the streets covered in red carpets, drawing the attention of Doctor Doom and the Spider-Friends, who were fighting and noticed the newly-carpeted streets.

Curious about his abilities, Frump demanded to know how he got his powers and with a snap of his fingers, Doctor Doom was teleported from his fight with the Spider-Friends. Frump asked Doom for an explanation of his newfound powers. When Doom told Frump that he had granted him his powers, Frump unquestionably believed Doom. Doom told Frump that he would give him guidance but only after Frump destroyed Spider-Man, Firestar and Iceman. Doing as ordered, Frump teleported the heroes to his location and when Spider-Man charged at Doctor Doom, Frump refused to believe the hero's explanation that Dr. Doom was not nice and turned the trio into stone. As Doom mocked the stone heroes, Frump mused that while the cat Mabel was good company, he wanted someone he could talk to. He then teleported May Parker from her kitchen. When May screamed at the sight of the stone heroes, Frump restored the heroes. Doom cursed him for his actions but Frump responded by removing the heroes' powers (also affecting Spider-Man's web shooters). Declaring that he needed a palace, Frump waved his hand and created one from scratch. As Doom and the Spider Friends restarted their earlier fight, Frump wished for "all the money in the world." Millions of coins and paper bills flooded the palace and a large clump of coins knocked Doom down, freeing the Spider-Friends and leaving Frump and May Parker buried under the wealth. Wishing the money away made the rain of currency stop and May Parker pointed out that if Frump could anything, why would he bother with money? Frump then wished for the world's largest car, color television and yacht and all three then appeared and trapped Spider-Man, Firestar and Iceman. Doom then told Frump to stop wasting his power on frivolous things and, when the older man whined that he wanted fun, Doom suggested that Frump be entertained like a Roman emperor. Taking his suggestion literal, Frump wished his palace into a Roman arena with the Spider-Friends as the main attraction. Doom then whispered into Frump's ear and Frump followed Doom's advice, first restoring the Spider-Friends' powers then making them fight Genghis Khan. When Firestar drove the Mongolian warlord back with her fire, Doom suggested summoning the legendary monster Cyclops and the three-headed demon dog Cerberus. Soon becoming annoyed at both the monsters' failings and Frump's inability to think of anything on his own, Doom ordered Frump to summon an alien to defeat the Spider-Friends. Frump summoned "the weirdest creature in the universe" and watched as the alien horror attacked the heroes.

When May Parker was knocked into the arena, Frump listened to Spider-Man's pleas and vowed to save her. Changing himself into Wonder Frump, Frump saved May Parker before banishing the alien by stomping a massive hole in the ground which swallowed it up. Sealing up the Earth with another stomp, Frump took to the air and challenged the Spider-Friends. When they declined his challenge, Frump declared them no fun and ordered them rooted to the spot before taking May Parker away. After May Parker belittled him for his arrogance, Frump flew her back to the arena and demanded to know why Doom, proposing a team up with the Spider-Friends in hopes of stealing Frump's powers, was talking to the Spider-Friends. When told that his powers were temporary unless Doom performed the incantation again, Frump ordered the dictator to cast the spell. Teleporting Doom and himself to the roof of the Latverian embassy, Frump recreated the storm and followed Doom's instructions for the spell. After Doom began the spell and Frump finished the last bits of the incantation, Frump was startled when the magic flew out of the amulet. Realizing that Doom tricked him, Frump used the last bit of his power to wish May Parker back to her home safely.

When the amulet was destroyed, Frump's power completely vanished. Ordering his world not to disappear, Frump sadly watched his creations vanish into nothingness. Once the world was back to normal and Frump's memories of recent events faded, he lamented his current situation. Remarking that he had no friends, Frump was startled when a gray cat appeared and rubbed his leg. Shocked, he called the cat Mabel and walked away.

Comments: Created by Christy Marx and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

Alan Young was the credited voice actor for Mr. Frump.

The Daily Bugle paper the Used Stuff clerk was reading has "Tourist Unmolested in Central Park Stroll" as its headline. Slow news day? 

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Mr. Frump has no known connections to:


Cerberus

Three-headed demon dog from ancient legends, Cerberus was summoned by Frump and made to fight the Spider-Friends, going after Spider-Man and Iceman. Ignoring Spider-Man's webbing, it was at first slowed by the ice biscuits created by Iceman then quickly trapped in an ice stock created by the frozen mutant.

Cerberus was presumably returned to which it came when Frump lost his powers.




--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!"


The Cyclops

A one-eyed monster from legends, the Cyclops was summoned by Frump to fight the Spider-Friends. Firestar kept it trapped in a circle of flame but the monster blew out the fire and knocked Firestar to the ground. She was saved when Spider-Man distracted the monster long enough for Firestar to recover and burn its club to ash. Spider-Man then tripped it, sending it crashing to the ground.

The Cyclops was presumably returned to where it came after Frump lost his powers.





--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!"


Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was a legendary warrior summoned by Frump to fight the Spider-Friends. He was driven back by Firestar's flame and sent back to whence he came.







--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!"


"rude boys"

Three kids who knew Frump, the "rude boys" cornered him on the street and sang a song about him being poor and living in a garbage dump. Unaware of his newfound powers, Frump ordered them to go jump into a lake and two of them promptly ran to Central Park and jumped into the lake. The third, seemingly unaffected by Frump's orders, sneered and called the older man weird. When told to clam up, the third child was transformed into a giant clam.

All three were then restored to normal before being changed into Frump's foot servants and made to serve him. When Frump lost his powers, the boys were presumably restored to normal.



--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!"


Used Stuff clerk

A burly fellow who enjoyed reading the paper, the clerk at the Used Stuff junk shop refused to hire Mr. Frump when the elderly man entered his shop and was promptly turned into a man-sized cockroach by the unknowing Frump's newfound powers.

He was presumably turned back to normal when Frump lost his powers.



--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!"


"weirdest creature in the universe"

An alien, the "weirdest creature in the universe" was summoned by Mr. Frump to fight the Spider-Friends. The creature proved able to counter all of the Spider-Friends' tactics and powers with its alien biology. When it threatened May Parker, however, Frump changed himself into a superhero and battled it directly.





--Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode - "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!"


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Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!" (all images in this profile)


Appearances:
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode, "The Fantastic Mr. Frump!" (September 26, 1981) - Christy Marx (writer), Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Tom Tholen, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bob Foster (layouts), Jan Green, Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Schaffer, Don Shepard, Hank Tucker, Warren Tufts (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Arthur Vitello (animation directors)


First Posted: 12/20/2019
Last updated: 12/20/2019

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