Characters : Black Fox

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Attributes
Eyes

brown

Features

The Black Fox sports a large and well-groomed white mustache.

Hair

white

Height

5'9"

Weight

152 lbs.

Powers
Abilities

None of the super-human variety but the Fox is quite adept at scaling walls, and breaking and entering without triggering alarms. Remarkably so, considering his age.

Equipment

Various, hooks, grapples, glass cutters, wire cutters, suction cups, smoke grenades, flash grenades, and rope in a weapons pack appropriate for his trade.

Limitations

The Fox is twice the age of any of his opponents. As a cat burglar, he is ill-equiped to deal with direct assaults, particularly by super-beings. He has no offensive weapons. He tires easily and is prone to cowardice, though he can often use this to his advantage.

Strength Level

Normal human

Summary
Citizenship

Unrevealed

Created By
Current Aliases

Mr. Fox

Current Occupation

Jailbird

Dual Identity

Known to international authorities

Education

Unrevealed but clearly very educated

Former Aliases

Mr. Nussbaum, Raul Chalmers

Former Bases

Continental Europe

Former Occupation

International Jewel Thief

Known Allies

Andre Bouillion, the Super-Apes, Spider-Man

Known Confidants

Andre Bouillion (His fence, now deceased)

Known Relatives

Mother, possibly a wife and children

Legal Status

Incarcerated

Major Enemies

Silver Sable, Chance, Prowler, Dr. Doom, Spider-Man

Marital Status

Possibly married

Place of Birth

Unrevealed

Real Name

Unrevealed

Usual Bases

New York City

Background

The Black Fox is a cat burglar of the old school who, for thirty years, made a living and developed a legendary reputation for himself. Now in his sixties, he yearns to pull off one last big heist so that he can retire for good to the French Riviera. It is, unfortunately, at this time that he starts to run into super-beings. He first encounters the Red Ghost, who is so afraid of Spider-Man and others that he needs a replacement to lead his super-apes on a robbery. From there, in quick succession, the Fox runs afoul of Spider-Man, Silver Sable, Black Cat, Chance, the Prowler, and Dr. Doom.

In each situation, the Fox is way over his head. Having no fighting skills to speak of, the Fox is always ready to surrender but has been rescued by Spider-Man time and time again, only to convince Spidey to let him go. His sob stories about his poor wife and children or his poor deceased mother are effective but invariably fabrications. In each instance, Spider-Man ends up feeling like a dupe. However, in their last encounter, the Fox made the mistake of assuming he could pull off the same trick. This time, Spider-Man carted the Black Fox off to jail.

Appears In...

Aug 1984 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #255
  Red Ghost and his Super-Apes
Jun 1985 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #265
  with Silver Sable
May 1986 App: Web of Spider-Man #14
  with Chance; Andre Bouillion dies
Jun 1986 App: Web of Spider-Man #15
Sep 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #304
  with the Prowler
Sep 1988 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #305
Jun 1991 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #348
  vs. Dr. Doom
Jul 1991 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #349
Aug 1991 App: Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #350

The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.