We survived the server move! Did you miss us? Don’t lie! A lot more change and improvement lie ahead but we’re settling into our new IP nicely. And it’s Leap Day! What better way to celebrate than with a salute to Batroc…the Leaper! This Captain America villain was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and appeared in Tales of Suspense #75. A French kickboxing champion he has no superpowers…save the ability to talk in a horrible French accent and…to leap!
Batroc has been a member of such supervillain organizations as the Thunderbolts and the Master of Evil…because nothing is more evil than LEAPING.
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Batroc was portrayed by French-Canadian MMA champion Georges St.-Pierre in an excellent performance aside from his strong French-Canadian accent. You’ll note his fighting stance is pretty similar to the comics version…nice little synergy there.
We hope you have a pleasant Leap Day…see you again in four years!