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Batroc the Leaper (Georges Batroc) is a villain from Marvel Comics. His first appearance was in Tales of Suspense #75, 1966.[1] He is a mercenary and a master of the French form of kick boxing known as savate.

Writer Mark Waid described the character as ahead of his time, elaborating "He was a Jean-Claude Van Damme, but he was in the 1960s."[2]


  1. Misiroglu,Gina Renée &Eury, Michael, The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood, 2006, p. 439.
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