) is a fictional comic book supervillain
appearing in books published by Marvel Comics
, in particular as an adversary to Spider-Man
. A mutant
with the ability to teleport
and to control other people's bodies mentally, he was created by writer Kevin Smith
and artist Terry Dodson
, and first appeared in The Evil that Men Do
#1 (2006).Smith, Kevin
. Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil that Men Do
#1 Marvel Comics
Fictional character biography
A mutant-human hybrid teleporter, Francis Klum is a descendent of the wenig Tekterisendes, humans whom Nazi scientist Josef Mengele
implanted with mutant tissue during World War II's Project: Griffin.
Francis was sexually abused by his older brother Garrison (Mr. Brownstone) and forced to use his powers to assist Garrison's illegal activity as a heroin dealer. Determined not to let his older brother sexually assault anyone else, Francis teleported within and exploded Garrison's body before Garrison could rape the Black Cat
(Felicia Hardy), whom he had dosed with heroin.
Eventually learning the details of Francis' abusive relationship with Garrison and his role in his brother's death, Felicia nearly convinced Francis to turn himself into the authorities; but Spider-Man
(Peter Parker), believing that Francis was trying to throw the Cat from the bridge on which they were talking, brutally attacked Klum.
Believing that Felicia set him up, he fell from the bridge, teleported in mid-fall and sustained... Read More