The Bullfrog

Real Name


First Appearance

Pep Comics #32 (October, 1942)

Original Publisher


Created by

Irv Novick and Bill Woolfolk?


Pagini was once the greatest opera singer in the world, but he was also an alcoholic, and drink soon ruined his career. When he was given a chance to make a comeback, he got drunk again and ruined the opera with a dismal performance. The owner of the opera called him a bullfrog and threw him out. Angry, Pagini decided to get his revenge. He decided to put on a Bullfrog opera costume and go on a killing spree. He was oppossed by the Hangman, but demonstrated that he could hold his own against the hero.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Pep Comics #32


  • Bullfrog's origin was later re-used by comic creators William Woolfolk and Irv Novick three years later in issue #14 of Black Hood Comics. In the 1945 story, the Black Hood was confronted by an opera singer (also named Pagini) named the Crow instead of the Bullfrog.

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