Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Fringe character,
possible human mutate or mutant? (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#13)
Powers/Abilities: Reptil has various
reptile-like superhuman abilities, including the teeth of a crocodile
and superhuman strength, allowing him to squeeze with the force of a
boa constrictor and leap as high as a water frog.
History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#13)) - The
reptile-like superhero Reptil fought the likes of Dr. Trash, Electron
Comments: Created by Matt Sims.
Reptil was the product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain" section that ran in most earlier issues of the Magazine. In Reptil's case, he was created by then-12-year-old Matt Sims of West Monroe, Louisiana. As a fringe character, Reptil was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there is equally nothing to say he did not exist on Earth-616 either...
Reptil's height & weight were impossible to approximate, as he was never seen next to any character whose height & weight had been officially determined.
Reptil's origin was never shown so it was unclear if
he was a mutated human or some sort of mutant...or any other possible
explanation for his superhuman powers such as Inhuman, etc...
While not confirmed, it seems pretty obvious that Reptil was heavily influenced by Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon character from Image Comics.
The issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring Reptil was
not numbered but recent trade paperbacks of Adventures of Spider-Man
& Adventures of the X-Men that reprinted the comic strips from this
issue identified the issue as #13.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Reptil has no known connections to:
Bolder is a known enemy of Reptil.
--Spider-Man Magazine (I#13) - BTS
Dr. Trash is a known enemy of Reptil.
Electron is a known enemy of Reptil.
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#13), p14, splash page (Reptil, main image)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#13) (Summer, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Reptil" - Matt Sims (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)
First Posted: 04/04/2020
Last updated: 04/04/2020
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