ANIMEN

Membership: Buzzard. Crushtacean, Flying Fox, Komodo, Spinneret

Purpose: Servants of the High Evolutionary

Affiliations: High Evolutionary

Enemies: Cult of the Jackal, Jacob Raven, Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)

Base of Operations: Mount Wundagore, Transia

First Appearance: Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (November, 1995)

History: (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb)) - The High Evolutionary dispatched the Animen to a laboratory operated by his former assistant Miles Warren (the Jackal) to clean up his files. They found the body of Kaine, a clone of Spider-Man, lying within a chamber in the Jackal's lair, but left him alone.

(Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1) - After three weeks, the Animen were almost done with their cleanup and had spread a virus into all of Warren's files, but they were discovered by Jacob Raven, a police investigator. Spinneret webbed him up, but he was followed by the Scarlet Spider, who fought the Animen. When the High Evolutionary teleported the Animen back to Wundagore, the Scarlet Spider was accidentally brought with them, having stuck himself to Crushtacean with his webbing.

Later, the Scarlet Spider joined members of the Cult of the Jackal in sneaking into the citadel of the High Evolutionary in an attempt to learn the truth about Warren's involvement with the High Evolutionary. The Animen came to face the cult members and Scarlet Spider, but the fight was brought to an end after the Scarlet Spider was able to learn the truth from the High Evolutionary. The High Evolutionary sent the Scarlet Spider home, but Crushtacean foolishly touched a ball of impact webbing the hero had left behind, covering himself and the other Animen with webbing, much to their embarrassment.

Comments: Created by Glenn Herdling, Tod Smith and John Nyberg.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Animen should not be confused with:

Buzzard should not be confused with:

Crushtacean should not be confused with:

The Flying Fox should not be confused with:

Spinneret should not be confused with:


BUZZARD

Buzzard was a New Men evolved by the High Evolutionary from a hawk. He accompanied the Animen on their clean-up mission at the Jackal's laboratory and fought the Scarlet Spider. Later, he fought Harrier of the Cult of the Jackal when their members infiltrated the High Evolutionary's citadel, but the High Evolutionary brought the fight to an end.

Buzzard possesses wings enabling him to fly, and has sharp pieces of metal attached to his wings.

--Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb), 1










CRUSHTACEAN

Crushtacean was a New Men evolved by the High Evolutionary from a crab. He accompanied the Animen on their clean-up mission at the Jackal's laboratory and fought the Scarlet Spider, accidentally bringing the hero back to Wundagore with them when he was webbed to one of his pincers. Later, he fought Piranis of the Cult of the Jackal when their members infiltrated the High Evolutionary's citadel, but the High Evolutionary brought the fight to an end. Afterwards, Crushtacean accidentally set off the Scarlet Spider's impact webbing, covering himself and his fellow Animen with webbing.

Crushtacean possesses a hard shell protecting him from harm, powerful bionic pincers in place of hands, and wields an Atomic Steed while in Wundagore. His antennae are not covered by his shell, making them an easy target to an opponent.

--Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb), 1








FLYING FOX

The Flying Fox was a New Men evolved by the High Evolutionary from a bat. She accompanied the Animen on their clean-up mission at the Jackal's laboratory and fought the Scarlet Spider, biting him in the neck during their clash. Later, she fought Piranis and Caiman of the Cult of the Jackal when their members infiltrated the High Evolutionary's citadel, but the High Evolutionary brought the fight to an end.

The Flying Fox possesses wings enabling her to fly and sharp teeth.

--Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb), 1










KOMODO

Komodo was a New Men evolved by the High Evolutionary from a lizard. He accompanied the Animen on their clean-up mission at the Jackal's laboratory and fought the Scarlet Spider. Later, he fought Caiman of the Cult of the Jackal when their members infiltrated the High Evolutionary's citadel, but the High Evolutionary brought the fight to an end.

Komodo possesses a strong, scaly hide, enhanced strength, the ability to breathe flame, and a powerful tail which he can use in combat. While in Wundagore, he flew an Atomic Steed.

--Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb), 1











Spinneret

Spinneret was a New Men evolved by the High Evolutionary from a spider. She accompanied the Animen on their clean-up mission at the Jackal's laboratory and fought the Scarlet Spider. Later, she fought the Scarlet Spider and the Cult of the Jackal when their members infiltrated the High Evolutionary's citadel, but the High Evolutionary brought the fight to an end.

Spinneret possesses the ability to encase her enemies within cocoons made from her own organic webbing.

--Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb), 1











Images taken from:
team- Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1, page 11-12
Buzzard- Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1, page 16, panel 6
Crushtacean- Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1, page 13, panel 2
Flying Fox- Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1, page 11
Komodo- Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1, page 11-12
Spinneret- Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1, page 16, panel 2


Last updated: 02/19/05

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