Black Fox (Raul Chalmers)

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Black Fox
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Amazing Spider-Man #255 (Aug 1984)
Created byTom DeFalco
Ron Frenz
In-story information
PartnershipsRed Ghost
Notable aliasesRaul Chalmers

Black Fox is a fictional villain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character's primary appearances have been in Spider-Man titles.

Publication history[edit]

His first appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man #255 (August 1984), and he was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. The inspiration for the character comes from safari cards bought by Tom DeFalco.[1] The character subsequently appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #265 (June 1985), #304 (September 1988), #348-350 (June–August 1991), Web of Spider-Man Annual #10 (1994), and The Irredeemable Ant-Man #7-12 (June–November 2007). The Black Fox received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #1 and in the Official of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #1.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Black Fox is a jewel thief with a long international career. In his sixties, he yearns to pull off one last big heist so that he can retire for good to the French Riviera. However, his retirement plans continue to be deferred due to unfortunate encounters with super-beings. In each of his encounters the Fox, having no super-human powers of his own, is in way over his head. The thief's usual response when caught by a superhero is to surrender and negotiate release, which he accomplishes with fabricated stories about his poor wife and children or his poor deceased mother. However, in his last encounter with Spider-Man, the Fox was unable to pull the same trick and was carted off to jail.[citation needed]

In addition to coming into conflict with Spider-Man, Black Fox has been forced to lead the Red Ghost's super-apes on a robbery mission.[citation needed] He has also been pursued by Silver Sable and Doctor Doom, and had his fiancee murdered by the assassin Chance.[citation needed]

Recently, he was defeated by Ant-Man, who took the jewels Fox stole to a pawn shop and sold them himself. Black Fox, however, tracked down O'Grady and forced the Ant-Man to repay him for the botched heist. Ant-Man and Black Fox then returned to the pawn shop together and held up the place.[citation needed] Since then, Ant-Man and Black Fox have become partners in crime of sorts. Black Fox can often be seen at O'Grady's apartment playing on a Wii console.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Brian Cronin (May 13, 2011). Comic Book Resources (ed.). "Comic Book Legends Revealed #313". Retrieved May 18, 2011.

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