Frog-Man (Marvel)(02 - Eugene Patilio)
Real Name: Eugene Paul Patilio
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Frog-Man's suit contains electrical coils on the soles of its flippers which allows him to leap great distances. The boots' power source is worn on his back like a back pack. In addition, internal padding of the suit enables Frog-man to bounce off objects with little danger.
Eugene Patillo was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the Vincent Patillo, the minor Daredevil super-villain Leap-Frog. After several defeats by Daredevil, Iron Man, and Spider-Man, which eventually landed him in jail, Vincent had decided to retire and go straight.
His son, Eugene, donned his father's costume as Fabulous Frog-Man in an attempt to be a crime-fighter to clear his father's name. However, his crime-fighting career became essentially a joke. His two major enemy villains are the White Rabbit, a villainess inspired by the Alice in Wonderland character, and the Walrus, a dimwitted character who essentially had the proportionate abilities of a walrus (tough skin and super-strength, though well below Spider-Man's class).
Frog-Man had a tendency to capture villains simply by dumb luck. Eugene's inability to fully pilot his automated Frog-Man costume caused him to wildly bounce around, scoring sure wins against villains by crashing into them. This questionable method of fighting super-villains accounts for his luck in dealing with the Yellow Claw and Speed Demon. It should be noted that Captain America assists in the battle against the Claw. Both villains were later contacted by the White Rabbit with proposals for an alliance against him. She later complained to Walrus that both men laughed her off as soon as they heard her codename.
He also participated, along with Spider-Kid and The Toad, in a short-lived super-team called the Misfits.
Vincent Patilio was very proud of his son, yet at the same time, very worried about him risking his life. He even prevented his son from joining the Defenders. Considering his son's luck, Vincent shouldn't have to worry too much about anything too bad.
Frog-Man was later replaced by a Skrull, whom was recruited by the government as part of the Fifty-State-Initiative program, as a member of the Kentucky based team, Action Pack.
First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up (1972) #121
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#4 Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
- 'Damon Dran to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway'
#20 Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
- 'Acceptable Losses'
Daredevil: End of Days (2012)
Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars (2015)
#1 Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt (2011)
- 'Deadpool's Secret Wars'
#1 Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
- 'Youth in Revolt Part One'#2
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Two'#3
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Three'#5
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Five'#6
- 'Youth in Revolt Finale'
Marvel Fanfare (1982)
#31#32 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- '"Is This the Way the World Ends?", "Rosie"'
#121 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Look Before You Leap!'#131
- 'The Best Things In Life Are Free...But Everything Else Costs Money!'
HC vol. 04 Original Sins (2014)
- 'Earthmover to Guardians of the Galaxy'TPB vol. 04
- 'Earthmover to Guardians of the Galaxy'
Punisher War Journal (2007)
#13 Spider Island Daily Bugle (2011)
- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 1'#15
- 'Hunter/Hunted, Part 3'
#1 Spider-Island: The Avengers (2011)
- 'Daily Bugle: Spider-Island'
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
#12 Strange Tales II (2010)
- 'I was a Teenage Frog-man'
HC The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Strange Tales II'#1
#247 The Defenders (1972)
- 'Jump For My Love or Spring is in the Air'#266 (Newstand)
- 'Jump For My Love or Spring is in the Air'
#131 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'If This Be Walrus...!'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#4 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'D-G: From Dragon Man to Gypsy Moth'
#4 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Doctor Strange to Galactus'
#184 Web of Spider-Man (2009)
- 'The Child Within: Aftermath'#185
- 'Another Fine Mess!'
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