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Encyclopedia > Ringmaster (comics)
The Ringmaster


The Ringmaster.
Art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 267 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (318 × 712 pixel, file size: 66 KB, MIME type: image/gif) This is a modified scan of a comic book panel, taken from The Incredible Hulk, Vol. ... Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds of others stretching... Richard Dick Ayers is a comic book artist and cartoonist, born April 28th, 1924, in Ossining, New York. ...

Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Hulk Magazine Issue #3 and then Amazing Spider-Man #16 (September 1963)
Created by Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
Characteristics
Alter ego Maynard Tiboldt
Team
affiliations
Circus of Crime
Notable aliases Circus Master of Ceremonies; Mr. Thraller
Abilities Hypnotic mind control


The Ringmaster (real name Maynard Tiboldt) is a fictional supervillain who is featured in Marvel Comics. Since his first appearance in Hulk #3, he has turned up as a somewhat pathetic and luckless opponent for virtually every hero in the Marvel universe, ranging from Spider-Man to Howard the Duck. Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... The Incredible Hulk The Hulk, often called The Incredible Hulk, is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... The Amazing Spider-Man is the title of both a comic book published by Marvel Comics and a daily newspaper comic strip. ... Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1921[1]) is an American writer, editor, was the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics, and memoirist. ... Stephen Ditko (born 2 November 1927) is a renowned American comic book artist and writer best known as the co-creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Publishing, Inc. ... The Incredible Hulk in popular media, see Hulk. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... This article is about the character. ...


He is a tall thin man who sports a Fu Manchu moustache and dresses in a green variation on the traditional circus ringmaster costume. Having acquired a hypnosis-wave generator originally created by the Red Skull and mounted said device in his costume's top hat, the Ringmaster's usual scheme is to lead the self-titled "Circus of Crime" into a community and entrance and rob the local citizenry as they attend his circus. Nearly every appearance of the Ringmaster ends with him being thrown back into jail, having been defeated by his current foe. Fu Manchu, with eponymous moustache. ... Tyron McFarlan, ringmaster for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus The ringmaster is often the most important and most-visible performer in the modern circus. ... Red Skull is the name of three Marvel Comics supervillains who are enemies of Captain America, other superheroes, and the United States in general. ... Duke Ellington wearing a top hat. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...

Contents

Fictional character biography

Maynard Tiboldt was born in Vienna, Austria. This article is about the city and federal state in Austria. ...


The Ringmaster is a powerless man with a unique hat which is designed to hypnotise people, thus allowing him to take complete control over their actions. He originally travelled across America with his "Circus of Crime"; The Human Cannonball, The Clown, Bruto the Strongman, The Great Gambonnos (acrobats and gymnasts) and Princess Python, the Snake Charmer. During their show, he would hypnotise the crowd and send his lackies out to steal any valuables on the victim's person. The Human Cannonball is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Clown is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Strongman is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... The Great Gambonnos are fictional characters in the Marvel Universe. ... Princess Python of the Circus of Crime, the Serpent Squad, and the Serpent Society. ...


Recently, the Ringmaster travelled to Tibet and stole a ring made from a piece of a shattered Cosmic Cube that allowed him to manipulate reality within a fifteen foot radius. Attacking New York for 'practice', he clashed with various superheroes including Spider-Man, Moon Knight and Daredevil, but was ultimately defeated when the Punisher shot his finger off, thus causing him to lose the ring. His ring later came into the possession of Curtis Doyle, who would use it as the superhero Freedom Ring. A Cosmic Cube Cosmic Cube is the name of a fictional device that exists in the Marvel Universe. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Moon Knight (Marc Spector) is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... Daredevil (Matt Murdock) is a Marvel Comics superhero. ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... Freedom Ring (Curtis Doyle), is a fictional gay superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, created by writer Robert Kirkman. ...


Civil War

In Civil War: War Crimes, he was recently visible among an army of super-villains organized by Hammerhead that was captured by Iron Man and SHIELD agents. Hammerhead may refer to: The head of a hammer. ... Iron Man (Anthony Edward Tony Stark) is a fictional comic-book superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


Powers and abilities

The Ringmaster originally had no inherent superhuman powers. His unique Top Hat has a swirling disk in the front which can send out a hypnotic beam and give him control of the minds of others. Tiboldt eventually had special hypnotic disks surgically grafted into his eyes. These implants allow him to mentally dominate individuals, but he still requires his hat to control large crowds.


With the Cosmic Ring, Tiboldt gained the ability to alter reality in a 15 foot radius around him.


Appearances in other media

Ringmaster has appeared in a computer game, a Spider-Man interactive fiction game for various 8-bit computers in the 1980s. Zork I is one of the first interactive fiction games, as well as being one of the first commercially sold. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Ringmaster also appeared in the 1980s Spider-Man cartoon in "Carnival of Crime". Spider-Man is the name of a syndicated short-lived animated TV series based on the popular Marvel Comics character of the same name. ...


He later appeared in an episode of Avengers: United They Stand, "Comes a Swordsman".


 
 

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