MOSQUITO MAN

Real Name: Unrevealed 

Identity/Class: Unrevealed 

Occupation: Unrevealed 

Group Membership: Alley Behind a Closed-Down Laundromat Comic Con guests (Aquarian/Wundarr, Armless Tiger Man/Gustav Hertz, Brute Force (Hip Hop, Lionheart, Surfstreak, Wreckless), Captain Ultra/Griffin Gogol, Jacob Chabot, Combo Man/Rick Wilder, Dark Angel (see comments), Fight-Man/Frank Bigelow, Flatman/Matt/Val Ventura, Forbush Man/Irving Forbush, Hawk-Owl/Jack Danner, Identity Girl, Lunatik, Mephisto, Obnoxio the Clown, Passed-Out Hobo, Phone Ranger/A.G. Bell, Rat, Skullboy, Spider-Ham/Peter Porker, Frank Tieri, Toughy Cat, Unit 1, Unit 2, Woody/Hank Kipple, Ziggy Pig)

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Unrevealed 

Known Relatives: None 

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City 

First Appearance: Stan Lee Meets the Amazing Spider-Man#1 (November 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed; he can probably fly, given his wings, and might possess superhuman strength and some sort of stinging power.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

History:
(Stan Lee Meets the Amazing Spider-Man#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mosquito Man was a New York superhero who felt that his chance to make it into the big time was blocked by the presence of better known hero Spider-Man. When he learned from Spidey that the wallcrawler was considering quitting being a superhero, feeling undervalued, he finally felt his chance to take the established hero's place had come, but Spidey mentioned that he planned to talk to Stan Lee about his concerns before making a final decision. 

(Stan Lee Meets the Amazing Spider-Man#1) - Mosquito Man caught up with Spider-Man on a Manhattan rooftop after the friendly neighborhood hero returned from visiting Stan Lee's apartment. Spidey confirmed he had talked to Stan, but informed the disappointed Mosquito Man that Stan had talked him out of retiring. As he swung away, Spider-Man tried to cheer up Mosquito Man, shouting back that it was a big city, so maybe there was room for both of them.  

(Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1) - Mosquito Man was a guest at the extremely down-market Alley Behind a Closed-Down Laundromat Comic Con, where he tried unsuccessfully to sell his autograph, and appeared to be annoyed that the guest to his right, Phone Ranger, was proving marginally more popular with the attendees than he was (by a factor of one interested party to his zero).

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Oliver Coipel and Mark Morales.

    Mosquito Man wanting to take Spider-Man's place as a hero is an in-joke referencing the story of Stan Lee's creation of Spider-Man. As Stan explained "I was trying to think of something different, and I saw a fly crawling on the wall. I thought, 'Wow, wouldn't it be cool if a hero could stick to the wall like that?' So I went down the list. 'Insect Man? Nah. Mosquito Man? Nah.' Until Spider-Man. It sounded dramatic." Hence Mosquito Man feeling that Spidey was Mosquito Man's place as a hero. Presumably there's also an Insect Man somewhere in the Marvel universe feeling similarly dejected that he lost out to both Spidey and Mosquito Man.

    We've only ever seen Mosquito Man wearing a full head mask with goggles, hence the lack of info on his eye and hair color. Additionally, he was seated at the Comic Con and standing next to a crouching Spider-Man in his first appearance, meaning there's no decent visual reference to estimate height, and thus no reference to calculate a likely weight.

    Mosquito Man was brought back for Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1, as one of a number of cameos of z-list superheroes attending the world's most downmarket Comic Con. While he's not directly linked to any of the other guests present, I've included the group as a very, very, very loose association. Some of the guests have their own Appendix profiles; some of the others have sufficient other appearances to one day get their own profiles. A few either have no other appearances or are non-Marvel characters visiting Reality-616, and those I've listed below as sub-profiles; though they are only connected to Mosquito Man in a very loose sense, they are unlikely to warrant their own profiles unless they make other appearances.

   One of the guests is only partially identifiable; we can see part of the banner telling attendees their name, but not the person under it, nor the full name. What's visible is "Dark An"; unless this is a typo on the banner and we've got Dirk Anger of HATE, the odds are good we're looking for Dark Angel, which I'd hazard a guess would be this Dark Angel, but might be this Dark Angel, this one, or Shang-Chi's friend Dark Angel (Mia Lessing). 

Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mosquito Man has no known connections to:

Passed-Out Hobo has no known connections to:

Rat has no known connections to:

Skullboy has no known connections to:


Passed-Out Hobo

Passed-Out Hobo was a guest at the Alley Behind a Closed-Down Laundromat Comic Con, seated and passed-out at his booth next to Wundarr.

   

Comments: Maybe this is a legacy hero, the latest in the long line of men and women who have followed in the footsteps of World War II hero the Fighting Hobo. But probably it's just some drunk guy the Con organizers couldn't be bothered to shift out the alley, so they took a quick photo and made a quick banner for him.

 

--Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1


Rat

Rat was a guest at the Alley Behind a Closed-Down Laundromat Comic Con, where he was selling more autographs than the guest in the booth next to him, Captain Ultra.

   

Comments: Given he managed to both stay at his booth and sell at least one autograph, this presumably isn't just a regular rat that the organizers made a booth for. Maybe he's a super-intelligent rat, per the Rats of Nimh; maybe he's a human transformed into a rat; maybe he's one of Vermin or the Rodent's rats, the Rattus norvegicus counterpart to Squirrel Girl's Tippy-Toe.

   

--Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1


Skullboy, Unit 1 and Unit 2

Skullboy is the owner of a large, multi-million dollar corporation, Skull Co., and commander of the Mighty Skullboy Army, which mostly consists of his two minions, the robotic Unit 1 and super-smart simian Unit 2. He's fully intending to conquer the world, but is finding his progress being slowed down by being forced to attend Frogtown Elementary School. His nemesis is Mod Dog. While visiting Earth-616, he and the Mighty Skullboy Army dropped in on the artist Jacob Chabot at the Alley Behind a Closed-Down Laundromat Comic Con, and hung around his booth, annoying him.

Comments: Skullboy and his army are the creations of Jacob Chabot, having debuted circa 2001 in Beetlebug Comics' The Mighty Skullboy Army and later moved to Image Comics. As far as I know, Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1 is the first and only time that Chabot has snuck them into a Marvel title, but if anyone reading this knows better, please do let us know.  

--The Mighty Skullboy Army#1  (The Mighty Skullboy Army#2-12, Savage Dragon#108-109, The Mighty Skullboy Army Meets G-Man, Savage Dragon#116, 129-130, G-Man: Cape Crisis#1-2, 4, Savage Dragon#236, Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1


images: (without ads)
Stan Lee Meets the Amazing Spider-Man#1, p10, pan4 (main image)
Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1, p7, pan3 (convention guesting)
Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1, p6, pan1 (Passed-Out Hobo)
Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1, p6, pan1 (Rat)
Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1, p7, pan1 (Jacob Chabot and friends)
The Mighty Skullboy Army (Image)#1 cover (Skullboy, Unit 1 and Unit 2)


Appearances:
Stan Lee Meets the Amazing Spider-Man#1/1 (November 2006) - Stan Lee (writer), Oliver Coipel (pencils), Mark Morales (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Ziggy Pig-Silly Seal Comics II#1(publication date) - Frank Tieri and John Cerilli (writers), Jacob Chabot (art), Mark Paniccia (editor)


First Posted: 03/12/2019
Last updated: 03/12/2019

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