Mister Toad (comics)

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Mister Toad
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceBatman #666 (July 2007)
Created byGrant Morrison
Frank Quitely
In-story information
Team affiliationsLeviathan
Circus of Strange
Notable aliasesToad
AbilitiesNone

Mister Toad is a fictional character in DC Comics. His appearance is a homage to the character Mr. Toad in the novel The Wind in the Willows.

Publication history[edit]

Mister Toad first appeared in Batman and Robin #1 (2009) and was created by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Mister Toad is an anthropomorphic toad with a Cockney accent who works under Professor Pyg. He was caught in the middle of his crime spree by Batman (Bruce Wayne) and Robin. Upon being captured, Mister Toad states that Professor Pyg will retaliate to this. Batman and Robin then leave Mister Toad on the rooftop of the Gotham City Police Department.[1] When the Circus of Strange storms the Gotham City Police Department, Batman and Robin help to fight them where four police officers were killed and six other police officers were injured. After Batman and Robin defeated the Circus of Strange, they found that Mister Toad is dead in his cell holding a domino. It was later revealed that Mister Toad was killed by Joker.[2]

In other media[edit]

  • Mister Toad makes a cameo appearance in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "The Knights of Tomorrow!". He appears fighting Batman and Robin along with Professor Pyg and Club of Villains members Flamingo and King Kraken.
  • Mister Toad appears in Beware the Batman, voiced by Udo Kier.[3] This version is portrayed as having a sonic croak and sports a cane that has flamethrower traits. Like Professor Pyg, Mister Toad's nature has him toned down to that of an eco-terrorist. Debuting in "Hunted", Professor Pyg and Mister Toad capture executives like Simon Stagg and Michael Holt to hunt them in retaliation for a shady land deal revolving around the wetlands of Keystone Park which were abandoned in the middle of construction. Ultimately, their plan was foiled by Batman.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Batman and Robin #1
  2. ^ Batman and Robin #2
  3. ^ Zalben, Alex. "'Beware The Batman' Trailer Shows Off The Menace Of Professor Pyg". Animation, Comic Books, DC Comics. MTV. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

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