The Black Fox sports a large and well-groomed white mustache.
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.
Various, hooks, grapples, glass cutters, wire cutters, suction cups, smoke grenades, flash grenades, and rope in a weapons pack appropriate for his trade.
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.
Known to international authorities
Unrevealed but clearly very educated
Mr. Nussbaum, Raul Chalmers
International Jewel Thief
Andre Bouillion, the Super-Apes, Spider-Man
Andre Bouillion (His fence, now deceased)
Mother, possibly a wife and children
Silver Sable, Chance, Prowler, Dr. Doom, Spider-Man
|Place of Birth:||
New York City
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.
|Cover Date||Appearance Information|
|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.