Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Possible extraterrestrial (see comments) (fringe character)

Occupation: Superhero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Professor B-Man, Frog-Man (Eugene Patilio), Z-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) (Winter, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: V-Man is capable of changing his shape at will. He has superhuman strength, allowing him to lift a maximum of 900,000,000 tons, and he has a prehensile tongue that he can extend to entrap enemies.

Height: Variable
Weight: Variable
Eyes: Variable (usually magenta)
Hair: Variable (usually none)

History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#11)) - The superheroic V-Man was an enemy of foes like Z-Man and Professor B-Man. He was also an enemy of the heroic Frog-Man.

Comments: Created by Joey Shinkey.

V-Man was a 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 V-Man's case, he was created by then-11-year-old Joey Shinkey of Streator, Illinois. As a fringe character, V-Man was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there is also no evidence to suggest he did not exist on Earth-616 either...perhaps one could for his inclusion on Earth-616 since one of his enemies was listed as Frog-Man...

The Magazine issue that showcased V-Man was not numbered but the recent Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures of the X-Men trade paperbacks that reprinted the comic stories from this issue of the Magazine identified the Magazine as #11.

No origin for V-Man's powers was ever given but his appearance and penchant for shape-shifting, my bet is on him being an alien...perhaps a Skrull.

V-Man is clearly based on the reptilian Sirian race (aka The Visitors) from the 1980s V miniseries and subsequent weekly series. He's even wearing the Visitor Emblem.
--Ronald Byrd

Profile by Proto-Man.

V-Man has no known connections to:

Professor B-Man

Professor B-Man is a known enemy of V-Man.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) - BTS


Z-Man is a known enemy of V-Man.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) - BTS

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Spider-Man Magazine (I#11), p15, splash page (V-Man, main image)

Spider-Man Magazine (I#11) (Winter, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: V-Man" - Joey Shinkey (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)

First Posted: 06/10/2020
Last updated: 11/08/2020

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