Gibbon (Marvel)

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The Gibbon in Amazing Spider-Man v5 #18.

The Gibbon is a male comic character who features in Marvel Comics.



Martin Blank

From childhood, it was shown that other kids bullied him due to his appearance. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 18.HU)

When Zelda got hurt, Martin came to take a job and put her under his insurance as he came to look after her with the pair being married. She eventually made a fully recovery but she began to grow more distant with him and eventually divorced Martin after leaving with Live Wire. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #18.HU)

He was among the various animal-themed superbeings that were abducted by Kraven the Hunter who placed all of them in Arcade's specially created hunting ground. Within it, robotic hunters were piloted by the rich and wealthy who paid for the experience of hunting worthy prey. The Gibbon was attacked by the hunter killer robots but was saved by Spider-Man though the Vulture convinced Blank to turn his back on the Wall-Crawler as he claimed the hero would only see the Gibbon put in jail afterwards. Thus, the Gibbon accompanied the Vulture where Martin suggested that they team up and work together. However, Toomes simply pushed the Gibbon into the path of the hunter killers to provide a distraction allowing the Vulture to escape whilst Blank was swarmed by the machines. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #18) After surrounding them, they badly wounded him and were ready to kill Gibbon when the hunters were distracted by the Rhino. Martin looked to find shelter but in his wounded condition came upon a pair of hunters where they shot him in the head in an effort to put him out of his misery. Now fatally wounded, he was found by Spider-Man who cradled the Gibbon in his arms as Martin Blank seemingly passed away.(Amazing Spider-Man v5 18.HU)


Personality and attributes

The bullying he came to handle but the thing that hurt him the most was the laughter directed at him. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 18.HU)

He came to love Zelda but over time came to see that she did not love him. (Amazing Spider-Man v5 #18.HU)

Powers and abilities


  • The Gibbon was created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr. where he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #110 (July, 1972).


  • Amazing Spider-Man v1:
  • Amazing Spider-Man v5:

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