Manphibian is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe who first appeared in Legion of Monsters #1. It has some resemblance to the "Gill Man" seen in Creature from the Black Lagoon.
is an extraterrestrial
creature that arrived on Earth
over 1000 years ago. It is revived in 1975
and is later revealed to be captured by S.H.I.E.L.D.
It is then placed in the Howling Commandos
A Manphibian is also the term for a man who is equally at home on land and in water, and/or equally comfortable in a wide range of surroundings or habitat (ie on a construction site or at a dance club). Because of their amazing adaptability Manphibians are often very socially adept and usually like to surf. Jason Plitz is the best known of the Manphibians (see photo Jason 'The Manphibian' Plitz). The Manphibian song was created in his honor (see link
Jason Plitz Manphibian Song).
- Legion of Monsters #1
- Marvel Handbook: 1970s
- Nick Fury's Howling Commandos #1-6
- Nick Fury’s Howling Commandos: Director's Cut