Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unconventional technology user
Occupation: Presently an inmate at Ravencroft, formerly a psychotic showman
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Ben Reilly, Spider-Man
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Ravencroft
First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#217 (October 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Wild Whip used a Laser Lash, a whip that discharged multiple high-voltage concussion blasts. He displayed no superhuman powers but considered himself to be the greatest showman on earth and was skilled in the use of whips. His psychopathic tendencies could be considered a limitation.
History: (Spectacular Spider-Man II#217(fb)) - Wild Whip was incarcerated at Ravencroft as a result of a previous encounter with Ben Reilly.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#217) - Judas Traveller freed Wild Whip and his fellow inmates from their cells. Wild Whip sought out his Laser Lash. He briefly fought Ben Reilly and Spider-Man and was knocked unconscious by Ben.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco and Sal Buscema
The origin's of his Laser Lash are not revealed. While it's possible he could've created it himself, he didn't seem to be the inventive type (though it's difficult to judge when you've only two pages of action to go by!). He could've had it designed for him by another inventor such as the Tinkerer.
He maintained that he wasn't crazy, that he had a unique perspective instead. His philosophy was that "the show is the thing, Gentlemen! Better an exiting death than a boring life!". I can imagine a story where he's approached by the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime only for him to slaughter them all!
I found it interesting that he'd encountered Ben Reilly before and was hoping to find out more about him. However since Marvel has killed Ben and rarely use him or his supporting cast outside of Spider-Girl, I doubt Wild Whip will be returning anytime soon, except maybe in the aforementioned Spider-Girl comic. Unless he shows up there I won't notice as I don't follow the adventures of Ben's clone anymore...
I am, of course, joking we all know who the one true Spider-Man is don't we?! Seriously though, Wild Whip is presumably still at Ravencroft. There was an unnamed inmate pictured shortly after in Amazing Spider-Man #403 who looked a little like him. He could be considered as behind the scenes in other Ravencroft appearances. I've supplied an image from Amazing #403 of a group of the inmates and the one I think may be Wild Whip is the long haired glum looking chap behind Shriek.
Profile by Changeling
CLARIFICATIONS: Wild Whip has no known connection to:
images: (without ads)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#217, p12, pan4 (main image)
p12, pan5 (head shot)
Amazing Spider-Man I#403, p4, pan3 (Wild Whip?)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#217, p13, pan1 (showing his skills)
Last updated: 04/10/03
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