Operating out of the town of Springdale, insurance investigator Arthur Bigelow used his inside knowledge of locally insured valuables to carry out a series of daring robberies. Known as the Bug-Eyed Voice, Bigelow concealed his true identity and unnerved his victims by wearing a bizarre bug-eyed mask that distorted his voice. The weird thief became a local media sensation and reveled in his notoriety, but after a narrow escape during a robbery, Bigelow decided to rob an antique fair and use the proceeds to retire; however, local superhero Speedball (Robert Baldwin) thwarted the scheme and the Voice was arrested. Bigelow and several other Springdale-based Speedball foes subsequently worked as henchmen for mad scientist Rebound
(Clyde) after he busted them out of prison, but the criminals were captured through the combined efforts of an alternate Speedball (Darrion Grobe) and Niels
the Bouncing Cat. Later, Bigelow moved to Wisconsin and kept a low profile until Speedball (Baldwin) came to Madison, Wisconsin to promote his New Warriors reality television series. Wearing a modified mask and wielding paint guns, the Bug-Eyed Voice tried to disrupt the event, but Speedball’s admirer Squirrel Girl
beat Bigelow senseless. The police took him into custody again, albeit mostly to save him from Squirrel Girl.