full bodyDEADMAKER

Real Name: Gregori Anatolovich

Identity/Class: Human conventional weapons user;
Russian citizen

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: KGB

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Mary-Jane Watson-Parker, May Parker, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: Gregori Anatolovich (Deadmaker, father, deceased)

Aliases: "Bubbles" (nickname bestowed by Spider-Man)

Base of Operations: Richard and Mary Parker's old apartment

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Annual '96 (1996)

Powers/Abilities: The Deadmaker has extensive training in armed and unarmed combat.  He wields a number of weapons, including machine guns, nunchucks, claws, knives, and throwing stars.  His costume incorporated a wrist-mounted missile launcher. 

full bodyHistory:
(Amazing Spider-Man Annual '96/2 - fb) - The Deadmaker's father was imprisoned when he was just a boy.  To make up for his father's sins, the Deadmaker became a perfect Soviet citizen and a master assassin. 

(Amazing Spider-Man Annual '96/2 - BTS) - The Deadmaker or one of his associates shot a member of the New York Russian community to death in Brighton.  full body

(Amazing Spider-Man Annual '96/2) - After smashing Ben Parker's tombstone and kidnapping May Parker, the Deadmaker launched a Stinger missile at the apartment of the newly-married Peter and Mary-Jane Parker.  Peter managed to web up the missile, but was forced to abandon the apartment to stop a second missile.  While he was gone, the Deadmaker abducted Mary Jane.  He took both women to Richard and Mary Parker's old apartment, where he explained his motives to them until he was interrupted by the arrival of Spider-Man.  They burst out of the apartment and battled across the rooftops, as the Deadmaker unleashed every weapon in his arsenal.  They eventually ended up on a bridge (see comments), where a few punches knocked the wind out of the Deadmaker.  As the Deadmaker told him how much he had lost, Spider-Man countered with a litany of his own losses - including Gwen Stacy, who'd died on the very bridge on which they stood.  He told him that, despite all his losses, he had nothing but tomorrow to look forward to, and asked what the Deadmaker had to show for all his losses.  As Spider-Man swung away, and a SHIELD copter hovered overhead, the Deadmaker muttered, "I have...nothing."

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Steve Lightle, and Al Williamson.

    The bridge was either the George Washington Bridge or the Brooklyn Bridge - due to an art error in Amazing Spider-Man I#122, nobody's quite sure which bridge Gwen Stacy died on.
    Actually, we the handbooks writers and our predecessors were and are sure, its just that others don't pay attention to clarifications. Per "Spider-Mike" Fichera of the Official Handbooks:
Brooklyn Bridge.
The text originally said "George Washington Bridge" though the image was the Brooklyn Bridge.
They later corrected the text in future reprints of ASM #121.
Every image of it has been the Brooklyn Bridge.
I corrected Mark Millar at the last minute, and he made the distinction in his MK:SM run, with the Goblin taking MJ to the George just to be different.
Some books and ref. material persist and call it the George Washington Bridge today.
It's just one of my pet causes - like Rhino's name!

    To clarify the last one, the Rhino's Russian past was confirmed in Spectacular Spider-Man II#190, Amazing Spider-Man Annual#28, Marvel Encyclopedia, and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2004. His name had been confirmed as Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich. However, everyone keeps hanging onto the gag/fake name used by Peter David while the Rhino was posing as a baseball player, Alex O'Hirn. Ohirn is an anagram for Rhino. I'm willing to bet that most people thinking his name is O'Hirn have to look up the word anagram to find out what it means.

    Ben Parker's tombstone sure takes a lot of abuse.  After it was smashed by the Deadmaker here, it was destroyed several years later by Mac Gargan.

Profile by Minor Irritant


The Deadmaker should not be confused with:

but he has no known connections to:

full bodyDEADMAKER

(Gregori Anatolovich)

The first Deadmaker was a KGB master assassin, like his son.  SHIELD agents Mary Parker and Richard Parker discovered that he was a HYDRA double agent, and traded that information to the Soviets for the release of thre captive SHIELD agents.  Anatolovich was sent to a Siberian prison, where he died eleven years before his son sought revenge on the Parkers

--Amazing Spider-Man Annual '96/2

Full shot - Amazing Spider-Man I Annual '96/2, p54, panel 3
Long shot - Amazing Spider-Man I Annual '96/2, p48, panel 4
Unmasked - Amazing Spider-Man I Annual '96/2,  p57, panel 3
Gregori - Amazing Spider-Man I Annual '96/2, p52, panel 1

Amazing Spider-Man Annual '96 (1996) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Steve Lightle (penciller), Al Williamson (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 02/13/2006
Last updated: 10/14/2013

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