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!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.