Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Possible extraterrestrial (see comments) (fringe character)
Group Membership: None
(Eugene Patilio), Z-Man
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#11)
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.
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.
Profile by Proto-Man.
V-Man has no known connections to:
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.
images: (without ads)
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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