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Martin Blank, also known as the Gibbon, is a supervillain who is a rival of Spider-Man and a member of the Spider-Man Revenge Squad.

History

Seemingly born a Mutant with an ape-like build and agility, the Gibbon later joined a circus where he excelled as an acrobat. His powers were later enhanced by a potion given to him by Kraven the Hunter to "Unleash the Beast within". Martin Blank began his career as a friend of Spider-Man. He even wanted to be his partner, but Spider-Man laughed at him. Sick of being seen as a freak, Martin could no longer endure further ridicule and lashed out. He then caught the eye of Kraven the Hunter who enhanced the Gibbon's powers with an herb broth, also giving him a great animal rage. After being defeated by Spider-Man, Martin dropped out of sight.

Later, Gibbon sought revenge on Spider-Man, trying to prove himself as good as his foe. He was caught in the middle of a fight with Spider-Man and the Beetle. Eventually Gibbon helped Spider-Man by punching out the Beetle. Gibbon later joined up with other "has-beens" the Kangaroo, Grizzly and the Spot to form the Spider-Man Revenge Squad (also known as the Legion Of Losers).

This team fell apart when Spider-Man carted the Spot and the Kangaroo to jail for bank robbery. He and the Grizzly later attempted to go hero, helping Spider-Man thwart a bank robbery by the White Rabbit and eventually getting an action figure deal.

The Gibbon retained his powers after the Decimation.

Civil War

During the Civil War, Stilt-Man was killed by the Punisher. Gibbon attended his funeral along with many other criminals, and they were all drugged by the Punisher, using the guise of a bartender, who then made the bar explode.

He was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative.

De-figured and looking almost as a normal human, Gibbon married the now-blind widow of Stilt-Man, Princess Python, and participated on a regular basis at the Guild of Survivors meetings, for those who escaped from the bombed-bar. He tried to take revenge on Castle, but ultimately gave up.

He volunteered to undergo scientific experimentation at State University. He met Doctor Fiona Fitzhugh, an independent research whiz who put the Gibbon through a battery of tests in order to develop a better understanding of his mutation. An accident in the laboratory opened up a dimensional rift, and Fitzhugh and he were transported to a world dominated by apes. This world was very similar to Earth and included simian counterparts to known heroes such as the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

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Spider-Man: Green Goblin | Dennis Carradine | Bank Robbers | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man 2: Doctor Octopus | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson | Green Goblin
Spider-Man 3: Venom | Sandman | New Goblin | J. Jonah Jameson | Green Goblin | Dennis Carradine
The Amazing Spider-Man: Lizard | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief | Norman Osborn
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Electro | Green Goblin | Donald Menken | Rhino | Alistair Smythe | Ashley Kafka | Felicia Hardy | Gustav Fiers | Norman Osborn
Spider-Man: Homecoming: Bestman Salvage (Vulture, Tinkerer, Shocker #1, Shocker #2 & Randy Vale) | Mac Gargan | Aaron Davis
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Kingpin | Doctor Octopus | Prowler | Tombstone | Scorpion | Green Goblin | Vanessa Fisk | Richard Fisk
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Mysterio's Crew (Mysterio, William Ginter Riva, Victoria Snow, Gutes Guterman, Janice Lincoln, & Doug) | Elementals (Molten Man, Hydro-Man, Sandman, Cyclone and Elemental Fusion) | Skrulls (Talos) | Obadiah Stane | J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man: No Way Home: Raimiverse (Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus & Sandman) | Webbverse (Electro & Lizard) | J. Jonah Jameson | Venom | Mysterio

Television
Spider-Man (1967)
Vulture | Green Goblin | Electro | Rhino | Mysterio | Doctor Octopus | Scorpion | Human Fly | Kingpin | Lizard | Spider-Slayer | Sandman | Dr. Matto Magneto | Enforcers (Cowboy and Ox) | Frederick Foswell | Mole Man | J. Jonah Jameson

Spider-Man (1981)
Doctor Doom | Kingpin | Doctor Octopus | Lizard | Black Cat | Sandman | Silvermane | Magneto | Mysterio | Ringmaster | Green Goblin | Sidewinder | Kraven the Hunter | Red Skull | Chameleon | Vulture | Hammerhead | Wizard | Medusa

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Green Goblin | Kraven the Hunter | Doctor Doom | Swarm | Chameleon | Electro | Brotherhood of Mutants (Magneto, Blob, Toad, and Mastermind) | Mysterio | Loki Laufeyson | Ymir | Mordred | Kingpin | Doctor Faustus | Red Skull | Juggernaut | Shocker | Sandman | Dracula | Scorpion | Beetle | Doctor Octopus | A.I.M.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Kingpin | Green Goblin (Norman Osborn and Harry Osborn) | Doctor Octopus | Hobgoblin | Venom | Vanessa Fisk | Richard Fisk | Silvermane | Insidious Six (Scorpion, Rhino, Mysterio, Chameleon, Shocker, and Vulture) | Black Cat | Lizard | Morbius | Spider-Carnage | Spider-Slayers (Alistair Smythe) | Carnage | Baron Mordo | Dormammu | Silver Sable | Hydro-Man | Prowler | Doctor Doom | Red Skull | Electro | Hammerhead | Tombstone | Punisher | Kraven the Hunter | Calypso | Herbert Landon | Jackal | Owl | Spot | Beyonder | J. Jonah Jameson

Spider-Man Unlimited
High Evolutionary | Venom | Carnage | Electro | Kraven the Hunter | Green Goblin | Vulture | Man-Wolf | J. Jonah Jameson

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
Harry Osborn | Electro | Kraven the Hunter | Turbo Jet | Kingpin | Lizard | Shikata | Silver Sable

The Spectacular Spider-Man
Green Goblin | Tombstone | Doctor Octopus | Hammerhead | Venom (Eddie Brock) | Sinister Six (Rhino, Vulture, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, and Kraven the Hunter) | Chameleon | Tinkerer | Enforcers (Shocker, Ricochet and Ox) | Molten Man | Silvermane | Silver Sable | Harry Osborn | Lizard | J. Jonah Jameson | Black Cat | Miles Warren | Frederick Foswell | Calypso | Roderick Kingsley | Morris Bench | Cletus Kasady

Ultimate Spider-Man
Doctor Octopus | Green Goblin | Harry Osborn | Taskmaster | HYDRA (Arnim Zola, Crossbones, Morbius, and Baron Mordo) | Sinister Six (Kraven the Hunter, Rhino, Electro, Scorpion, Vulture, and Hydro-Man) | Toad | Batroc the Leaper | Beetle | Lizard | Frightful Four (Wizard, Trapster & Klaw) | Juggernaut | Sandman | Venom | Loki Laufeyson | The Collector | Grandmaster | Carnage | Wolf Spider | Ultimate Green Goblin | Shocker | Shriek | Swarm | Dracula | Spider-Slayers (Kaine) | Absorbing Man | Abomination | Annihilus | Arcade | Attuma | Awesome Android | Blastaar | Blizzard | Boomerang | Chitauri | Deadpool | Destroyer | Doctor Doom | Dormammu | Skurge | Enforcers (Montana, Fancy Dan, Ox) | Frost Giants | Grizzly | Hammerhead | Jack O'Lantern | Korvac | The Leader | Living Laser | Man-Wolf | Maximus | Melter | Mesmero | M.O.D.O.K. | Molten Man | Mister Negative | Mysterio | Nightmare | Norma Osborn | Phalanx | Sabretooth | Skaar | Galactus | Ulik | Whirlwind | Wrecker | Piledriver | Thunderball | Bulldozer | Ymir | Zodiac | Scorpio | Zzzax | J. Jonah Jameson

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Symbiotes (Venom, Scream, Scorn, and Mania) | Dark Goblin | Hobgoblin | Doctor Octopus | Vulture/Goblin King | Alistair Smythe | Rhino | Jackal | Hammerhead | Electro | A.I.M. (M.O.D.O.K.) | Spider-Slayers | Lizard | Tinkerer | Swarm | Scorpion | Sinister Six | Kraven the Hunter | Man-Wolf | Silver Sable | Beetle | Spot | Prowler | Molten Man | Mister Negative | Chameleon | HYDRA (Crossbones and Arnim Zola) | Black Cat | Ghost | Blizzard | Absorbing Man | Crimson Dynamo | Overdrive | Mysterio | Jack O'Lantern | Silvermane | Lady Octopus | Paladin | Puma | Shocker | Living Brain | Sandman | Technovore | Baron Mordo | Knull | J. Jonah Jameson

Spidey and His Amazing Friends (2021)
Green Goblin | Doctor Octopus | Rhino

Video Games
The Amazing Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge: Doctor Doom | Electro | Hobgoblin | Rhino | Boomerang | Grey Gargoyle | Oddball | Batroc the Leaper | Mysterio
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six: Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Electro, Hobgoblin, Mysterio, Sandman and Vulture)
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin: Kingpin | Doctor Octopus | Lizard | Electro | Sandman | Hobgoblin | Venom | Tinkerer | Mysterio | Vulture | Bullseye | Typhoid Mary
Spider-Man & X-Men: Arcade's Revenge: Arcade | Carnage | Rhino | Apocalypse | Juggernaut | Selene Gallio | Sentinels | Master Mold
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage: Carnage | Shriek | Doppelganger | Demogoblin | Carrion
Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety: The Jury | Sentry | Ramshot | Screech | Bomblast | Firearm | Wysper | Life Foundation | Symbiotes (Carnage | Riot | Phage | Lasher | Agony | Scream)
Spider-Man (2000): Doctor Octopus | Symbiotes | (Carnage, Venom) | Jade Syndicate | Monster Ock | Scorpion | Rhino | Mysterio, J. Jonah Jameson, Lizard
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro: Electro | Beetle | Hammerhead | Lizard |Sandman | Shocker
Spider-Man (2002): Green Goblin | Shocker | Vulture | Spider-Slayers | Scorpion | Kraven the Hunter | Dennis Carradine | Harry Osborn | J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man 2: Doctor Octopus | Harry Osborn | Rhino | Mysterio | Shocker | Puma | Black Cat | Vulture | Calypso | J. Jonah Jameson
Ultimate Spider-Man: Bolivar Trask | Venom | Vulture | Silver Sable | Shocker | R.H.I.N.O. | Electro | Beetle | Green Goblin | Sandman | Carnage
Spider-Man 3: Venom | Sandman | New Goblin | Lizard | Scorpion | Kraven the Hunter | Calypso | Kingpin | Rhino | Morbius | Shriek | H-Bombers (Mad Bomber) | J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: Spider-Man | Venom | Kingpin | Black Cat | Vulture | Electro | Tinkerer | Rhino
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions: Mysterio | Kraven the Hunter | Hammerhead | Hobgoblin | Electro | Sandman | Vulture | Scorpion | Deadpool | Juggernaut | Silver Sable | Goblin | Serena Patel | Carnage
Spider-Man: Edge of Time: Peter Parker | Atrocity | Walker Sloan
The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Slayers (Alistair Smythe) | Lizard | Rhino | Vermin | Scorpion | Felicia Hardy | Iguana | Nattie
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Carnage | Kingpin | Green Goblin | Shocker | Kraven the Hunter | Black Cat | Electro | Chameleon | Norman Osborn | Cash Register Thief
Marvel's Spider-Man: Sinister Six (Doctor Octopus, Mister Negative, Electro, Vulture, Rhino and Scorpion) | Inner Demons | Norman Osborn | Silver Sable | Kingpin | Shocker | Tombstone | Taskmaster | Black Cat | Screwball | Hammerhead | Walter Hardy | Yuriko Watanabe
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Roxxon Energy Corporation (Simon Krieger) | The Underground (Tinkerer) | Prowler | Rhino | Kingpin | Norman Osborn | Doctor Octopus | Vulture

See Also
Black Cat Villains | Cloak & Dagger Villains | Morbius: The Living Vampire Villains | Prowler Villains | Punisher Villains | Scarlet Spider Villains | Silk Villains | Silver Sable Villains | Solo Villains | Sony's Spider-Man Universe Villains | Spider-Girl Villains | Spider-Gwen Villains | Spider-Man 2099 Villains | Spider-Man Noir Villains | Spider-Woman Villains | Toei's Spider-Man Villains | Venom Villains

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Movies
The Punisher (1989): Punisher | Lady Tanaka | Gianni Franco | Tanaka's Daughter
The Punisher (2004): Punisher | Howard Saint | Quentin Glass | Livia Saint | John Saint | The Russian | Harry Heck | Mickey Duka | Bobby Saint
War Zone: Punisher | Jigsaw | James Russoti | Carmine Gazzera | Ink | Maginty
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher: Black Widow | Punisher | Orion | Egghead | Grim Reaper | Graviton | Griffin | Taskmaster | Count Nefaria | Baron Zemo

Television
Season 1: Punisher | Agent Orange | Jigsaw | Lewis Wilson | Blacksmith | Morty Bennett | Carson Wolf | Tony Gnucci | Lance | Paulie | Leo | Turk Barrett
Season 2: Punisher | Anderson Schultz | John Pilgrim | Jigsaw | Eliza Schultz | Krista Dumont | Arthur Walsh | Turk Barrett

Video Games
The Punisher (1990): Punisher | Kingpin | Jigsaw | Hitman
The Punisher (1990): Punisher | Kingpin
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback (1991): Punisher | Jigsaw
The Punisher (1993): Punisher | Kingpin | Jigsaw | Bonebreaker | Bruno Costa | Chester Scully | Bushwacker
The Punisher (2005): Punisher | Jigsaw | Ma Gnucci | Eddie Gnucci | Bobby Gnucci | Carlo Duka | Bushwacker | General Kreigkopf | The Russian | Kingpin | Bullseye | Takagi | Damage
Punisher: No Mercy (2009): Punisher | Jigsaw | Bushwacker | Barracuda | Finn Cooley | Silver Sable | Black Widow

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