STEEL SLAMMER

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Industrial spy/art-thief

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Green Goblin (Phil Urich), Stewart Ronalds

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown

First Appearance: Green Goblin#7 (April, 1996)

Powers: The Steel Slammer had built his own suit of powered armor, which gave him superhuman strength and toughness, and enabled him to fly. His primary weapons were an array of flying discs, launched from the wrists, which had varied attacks, including tear gas, concussion bombs, liquid nitrogen and explosives.

History: A highly-paid industrial spy and an art collector, the Steel Slammer was obsessed with competing with his longtime rival Stewart Ronalds, with whom he’d clashed for the same companies, objects, and even the same woman. "Her, I won...unfortunately." The Slammer took offence to being thought of as a criminal or terrorist, and got annoyed at civilians "over-reacting" to him, claiming they were in no danger from him, and that he had no interest in mindless destruction, and believed that he was hurting no-one other than Ronalds.

(Green Goblin#7)- The Steel Slammer stole a sculpture from the Idelson Museum of Modern Art, the Archaic Sphinx, loaned to the museum by Stewart Ronalds, subduing the museum guards with his flying discs, while claiming only to be "a patron of the arts", as well as wanting to punish "scum like my old buddy Stew."

 

 

Having been amongst the crowd at the museum, Phil Urich, the Green Goblin deduced that the Slammer would steal from other museums containing pieces donated by Ronalds, and kept watch over both museums that did, and found the Slammer having just stolen another sculpture. The Slammer noticed his pursuer, and attacked, flying into the Goblin, sending them both crashing through the window of a local garment factory, and bombarded the Goblin with his flying discs. He threw the sculpture, but the Goblin caught it, and flew away, threatening to return it to Ronalds and claim a reward. The infuriated Slammer pursued, and fell into the Goblin’s trap, and was punched into the path of an oncoming train, bouncing off half a dozen buildings before falling to the ground, unconscious, where the police were waiting to arrest him.

 

 

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco and Scott McDaniel

Although mentioned many times, Stewart Ronalds is never seen.

The Steel Slammer and his flying discs are a reference to Pogs, a then-popular game/collectable, which involved using a ‘slammer’ to flip the game’s discs over.

Such a pity The Sack's dead. He's have made a great friend or foe for the Slammer.

by Gauntlet: Dark Rider

Clarifications: What, are you kidding?

Last updated: 08/01/02

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