Real Name: Edward Stanford

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: District Attorney/Criminal Mastermind

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: various criminal cohorts and thugs in his employment

Enemies: Captain Universe (Ann Dodgson), Captain Universe (Clare Dodgson)

Known Relatives: Ann Dodgson (wife), Jenny Dodgson (daughter), Johnny Dodgson (son), Clare Dodgson (sister-in-law)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Phoenix, Arizona

First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight II#10 (January, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Nemesis had no actual superpowers, but was a very skilled criminal leader, employing lots of thugs.

History: (Marvel Spotlight II#10): Edward Stanford was the District Attorney of Phoenix, Arizona, who helped convict two criminal thugs who worked for the mysterious crime boss, “Nemesis.” After the trial, two more thugs grabbed him and pushed him into a car, claiming that he had an appointment with “Nemesis.”

Later that night, private detective Clare Dodgson arrived at her twin sister Ann’s house, where she felt a sense of dread and that her sister was in trouble. Clare jumped through the window and surprised the thugs who were holding her sister at gunpoint. During the fight, both Clare and Ann were tapped by the Uni-Power and were transformed both into separate Captain Universes. Using their newfound powers, Ann probed one of the thug’s minds and found that “Nemesis” had “kidnapped” her husband, Edward Stanford. Following the trail of Nemesis’ thugs, the duo of Captain Universes tracked Nemesis to the Phoenix Drive-In Movie Theatre, where the found him meeting with his criminal cohorts. After a brief battle, Nemesis attempted to make his escape via car. Nemesis then tried to run over to the two Captain Universes, but instead ran the car off a cliff and crashed. The duo then arrived to save Edward Stanford and realized that he was not in the car. Unmasking the beaten Nemesis, they discovered that he was in fact Edward himself and that Edward was using the guise of Nemesis to bring more money into his family. He figured that crime was the way to gain the big money and so he played the role of District Attorney to throw everyone off the scent of his identity.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko.

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Nemesis full body - Marvel Spotlight II#10, cover

Nemesis headshot - Marvel Spotlight II#10, p3, pan7

Last updated: 11/16/04

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