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Herbert Langdon

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Real Name
Herbert Langdon
First Appearance
Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda #0 (February, 1994)
Creators
Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Team Affiliations
The Brand Corporation
Aliases
None
Base of Operations
New York City
Powers
Super-Human Strength, Stone-like Skin
Skills and Abilities
Brilliant geneticist
Paraphernalia
None

Herbert Landon is a minor villain who appeared in the comic book mini-series Spider-Man: The Mutant Agenda, which shared the same continuity with the Spider-Man comic strip.

OriginEdit

Herbert Landon was a scientist with a prejudice against mutants who created a plot that resulted in him turning into a mutant monster.

BiographyEdit

Herbert Landon's early life remains unknown.  Herbert first appeared as a brilliant and wealthy geneticist who hoped to eliminate the mutant gene that made humans into mutants and destroy all mutants in the process.

In other mediaEdit

Herbert Langdon

Herbert Landon is a scientist and former head of the Herbert Foundation. He used the foundation in his vendetta against mutants. Following an accident, he was partially mutated and began working with the crime lord Kingpin. Contents[show]BiographyEditLandon was friends with Dr. Hank McCoy, a mutant. McCoy did not want to change and tried to develop a formula to reverse his mutation. He eventually gave up that research and joined the X-Men. However, Landon used his research to find a way to eradicate humans. Hobgoblin discovered what he was doing, he began threatening Landon, forcing Landon to bribe him to keep his mouth shut. After a brawl ensued between Spider-Man, Hobgoblin and Wolverine, Landon was doused in the chemical and was turned into a thirty foot monster capable of absorbing massive amounts of energy and firing deadly blasts. However, he needed such a massive amount of energy that he was in constant agony from hunger, causing him to attack wildly and consume all sources of energy in his path. Spider-Man and the X-Men would stop him, and mostly restore his human form. After being released from the hospital, Landon, now in a half human, half mutant form, began to work as the Kingpin's assistant, replacing Alistair Smythe. Despite his appearance, he showed no sign of his monster form's energy powers. Landon would help Fisk carry out his evil deeds, focusing on biological instead of mechanical science to further Fisk's goals. He would eventually turned Smythe into the Ultimate Slayer, though Smythe would eventually defeat his brainwashing with the help of Spider-Man, who had discovered that Fisk was still keeping Smythe's father, Spencer Smythe.

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