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|First appearance||Teen Titans #18|
|Created by||Marv Wolfman|
Fictional character biography
The self-styled "world's greatest jewel thief," arrogant André LeBlanc made the international most wanted list. André LeBlanc often clashed with the Russian super-hero Leonid Kovar (who was also known as Starfire and later by the name of Red Star). André LeBlanc delighted in evading capture by the young hero. Interpol requested that the Teen Titans team up with Kovar to safeguard the Crown Jewels of Sweden from André LeBlanc. So confident in his abilities, the bragging thief announced his crimes before they were committed. Mutual antagonism spoiled the joint efforts of the American and Soviet champions, until Kovar rescued the Titans from LeBlanc's deathtraps. Kid Flash then returned the favor by saving Kovar from death on the subway tracks, while Robin defeated LeBlanc in hand-to-hand combat.
As his name implies ("André LeBlanc" translated from French into English is "Andre The White"), LeBlanc is easily identified by his highly-conspicuous Arctic white outfit.
In other media
- In the Teen Titans animated series, André LeBlanc (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) was briefly seen as a member of the Brotherhood of Evil in "Homecoming" Pt. 2. He officially debuted in "For Real" where he robbed a bank thinking that he'd have an opportunity since the Teen Titans were out of town. Instead he encountered the Titans East team (made up of Bumblebee, Speedy, Aqualad, and Más y Menos) who were watching the town while the Titans were away. Bumblebee punched Andre, followed by Speedy shooting his Energy Arrows at his dynamites after he threw them out towards them in attempt to defeat them. After realising that they were too powerful to defeat, he ran away from the bank in attempt to retreat, but was beaten by Aqualad by a tsunami-like waterfall and ended up in jail. Watching on the TV in jail with the other prisoners, he saw the Titans East team competing in Control Freak's challenges. LeBlanc subsequently escaped and joined the Brotherhood of Evil. He, Adonis, Mammoth and Private H.I.V.E. were going to watch Robin's flash-freezing when Jericho as Cinderblock appeared carrying Pantha, Más, Herald and Beast Boy. The four unsuspecting villains were ambushed as Cinderblock's dazed body fell to floor and Private H.I.V.E. was taken over by Jericho. Le Blanc, after seeing Adonis, Mammoth, and Private H.I.V.E. defeated within moments, tries to flee, but Beast Boy's bull form scares him so much that he faints. He returns for the final battle, wielding a grappling hook as a weapon. He was frozen still holding it.
- André LeBlanc appeared in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Four Star Spectacular." He was seen in the middle of a robbery and was defeated by Batman.
- The Brad Bird creation Bomb Voyage from The Incredibles distinctly resembles LeBlanc in style and tone.
- Teen Titans #18