(Inner Circle) Controller, Fixer (Norbert Ebersol), Madame Menace, Mentallo, Mr. Fear (Alan Fagan)
(Field Agents/Outer Circle) - Blitz, Dragon Man, Dreadnought, Eel (Edward Lavell), Plantman, "Super-Adaptoid", Tangle, Thermite, Vanisher
Purpose: To attain control of New York City's criminal underworld, to assume the mantle of the Kingpin's empire
Affiliations: Cyber-Hunters, Foreigner, Mr. Graycrest
Enemies: Blood Rose (Richard Fisk), Spider-Man
Base of Operations: New York City, the mansion of Mr. Graycrest in the outskirts of New York.
First Appearance: (In shadow) Web of Spider-Man#98 (March, 1993)
(Field agents) Web of Spider-Man#99 (April, 1993)
(Inner Circle) Web of Spider-Man#100 (May, 1993)
History: (Web of Spider-Man#99 (fb)) - The New Enforcers formed in the aftermath of the fall of the Kingpin in order to attempt to obtain the leadership of the criminal underworld that was once his.
(Web of Spider-Man#98 (bts)) - The New Enforcers paid the Foreigner to assassinate Blood Rose, one of their competitors in claiming the Kingpin's power.
(Web of Spider-Man#98) - The Foreigner sent a video message to the New Enforcers informing them that his assassins were in the middle of dealing with Blood Rose and that everything was proceeding smoothly. The New Enforcers responded, "Then the New Enforcers can finally emerge from the shadows--to assume the mantle of the Kingpin's empire."
(Web of Spider-Man#99) - After the Foreigner failed to assassinate Blood Rose, the Inner Circle of the New Enforcers sent Blitz and Eel to the Foreigner's office to destroy all evidence implicating the New Enforcers. However, at the same time, Spider-Man came searching for his own evidence, and he clashed with Blitz and Eel. Spider-Man fought the two villains briefly before incapacitating them. However, before he could get any answers, the Vanisher appeared to aid his allies, along with Dragon Man, Dreadnought, and the Super-Adaptoid.
(Web of Spider-Man#100) - Vanisher teleported away with Eel and Blitz, leaving the three super powerful robots to destroy the evidence implicating the New Enforcers and to fight off Spider-Man. Spider-Man was able to stun the Adaptoid and Dreadnought for several seconds when they collided and their technologies interfered with each other, but Spider-Man was unable to hurt the Dragon Man. Before long, the robots recovered, destroyed the evidence, and escaped Spider-Man.
Later on, Blood Rose traced the New Enforcers to their base in order to gain his revenge for the hit they put out on him. He was greeted by Dragon Man, the Adaptoid, and Dreadnought, but Blood Rose used a piece of technology to make the three robots attack each other. However, he was then attacked and quickly incapacitated by Thermite, Blitz, Eel, Vanisher, Plantman, and Tangle, who were quickly in a position to finish him off. But before they could, Spider-Man, in a new suit of armor he designed to fight the New Enforcers arrived and saved Blood Rose. Spider-Man, with the help of his armor, managed to defeat all six villains, although Thermite, the last member of the New Enforcers standing, did manage to destroy his armor at the end of the fight. The police soon showed up and arrested all members of the New Enforcer's outer circle, still completely unaware of the inner circle's existence. Mr. Graycrest, the man on whose property this all took place, professed not to have known what was going on, and the police believed him and left. The Inner Circle, consisting of Controller, Fixer, Madame Menace, Mentallo, and Mr. Fear were ecstatic that the outer circle took the fall completely and they were still free to seize the underworld for themselves, although this did set them slightly behind schedule.
Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk, and Joe Rubinstein
This story was apparently dropped. I have no idea what the New Enforcer's Inner Circle's plan was. I have no idea what they were doing inside Mr. Graycrest's house or who Mr. Graycrest is, although he appears to be their agent somehow.
The New Enforcers are working for HYDRA in the Sega 32X game
Spider-Man: Web Of Fire. I wouldn't bother mentioning established
characters' appearances in video games, but I thought it was an
interesting place for a second Thermite-616, Blitz and Tangle
It's a pretty awful game, though.--Graham Weaver
The New Enforcers received an entry in the Spider-Man - Back in Black Handbook as part of the Enforcers entry.
In Spider-Man/Punisher/Sabretooth: Designer Genes,
we see sinister Roxxon executive Brandon Chambers talking to an unseen
"Mr. Greycrest", arranging the sale of a gene-splicing serum to him and
his criminal organization. Web of Spider-Man I#100 (Mr. Graycrest's
first appearance) and this one-shot were both from 1993, and both
written by Terry Kavanagh. Despite the spelling discrepancy, I say
these have to be the same guy.
Clarifications: Should not be confused with:
images: Web of Spider-Man#100 (page 29, panel 4)
Web of Spider-Man#100 (page15, panel 2)
Web of Spider-Man#98 (March, 1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Derek Yaniger & Alex Saviuk (pencils), Derek Yaniger & Don Hudson (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Web of Spider-Man#99-100 (April-May, 1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Alex Saviuk (pecnils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
First Posted: 11/18/2004
Last updated: 10/27/2012
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