Fred Hembeck is an American comics artist, as well as a writer about comics. Since the 1970s, he has created countless of parodies on DC and Marvel superhero comics. His Marvel parodies were collected in 'Fantastic Four Roast' and 'Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe', his DC gags ran in the Daily Planet.
Among his most notable parodies are his classic cover redos and 'Petey, The Adventures of Peter Parker Before He Became Spiderman', that appeared in Marvel Tales. Throughout the years, he has created a variety of characters, such as, 'The Dog' (in Smilin' Ed in 1980), 'Mr. Mumbo Jumbo' (in Topps Comics Satan's Six in 1993), the autobiographical 'Little Freddy'. He has also drawn for the underground publications of FantaCo Enterprises.