Lester Verde, also known as Doctor Bong, is a supervillain in the Marvel comics. He is an enemy of Howard the Duck.
Lester Verde was bullied about making funny stories. Throughout his adolescence and young adulthood he used his gift of writing to slander, defame and destroy any he felt did him wrong. Lester became a music critic and hoped to participated in several performances to gain their trust, Doctor Bong possesses knowledge of genetic engineering advanced far beyond the scope of contemporary mainstream science. Using this knowledge he has transformed normal animals into sentient, semi-humanoid beings and created clones. He is also an expert in sonics. Doctor Bong possesses teleportational equipment powerful enough to transport his entire castle over vast distances. Doctor Bong wears a helmet shaped like a bell, and wears a large metal ball in place of his severed left hand.
By striking the ball against his helmet, he creates sonic vibrations which can produce a wide variety of effects. The vibrations can, for example, have concussive force, can paralyze a living being temporarily, create a nearly impenetrable sonic barrier, or teleport.