Real Name: Henry Sleeman
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Rocket Racer (Robert Farrell), Harry Sloan, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man II#13 (January, 2000)
Powers/Abilities: The Rocket Racer rides a rocket-powered skateboard, more powerful than any of Robert Farrell's previous rocket-boards.
(Amazing Spider-Man II#13 (fb)) - The Rocket Racer was hired by an unnamed employer to befriend Robert Farrell and steal his Rocket Racer gear. He did so, taking the name 'Troy' and posing as Farrell's friend for months. When Farrell finally showed him where he kept the gear, 'Troy' tied him up and stole it.
(Amazing Spider-Man II#13) - The Rocket Racer taunted and beat Farrell as he put on his costume. Despite being ordered to kill Farrell, however, he left him alive, as a 'token of his appreciation'. He blasted off towards the city, and spotted Spider-Man swinging overhead. Shoving some pedestrians aside, he blasted through an office building to catch up to the web-slinger. As he prepared to battle the hero, he rocketed down the sidewalk - running right into Harry Sloan's opened back door. The new Rocket Racer was knocked unconscious, ending his criminal career.
Comments: Created by John Byrne, Howard Mackie, and Al Milgrom.
Whatta putz. Putting the whole door thing aside, the guy spent months of his life - months he can never get back - trying to steal the Rocket Racer's costume? Was there no other gullible technology user he could befriend - say, maybe one with something more potent than a freakin' rocket skateboard?
Shortly after this, Robert Farrell, who had reformed, returned to crime.
His real name was revealed in Rocket Racer (Farrell)'s profile in OHOTMU A-Z HC#9.
"Troy", the Rocket Racer, should not be confused with:
...but he has no known connection to:
A New York City restaurateur, Harry Sloan was having an uneventful day until he opened the back door of his restaurant to take out the trash. The Rocket Racer slammed into it at top speed, leaving a very confused Harry with an unconscious supervillain on his sidewalk.
--Amazing Spider-Man II#13
Full shot - Amazing Spider-Man II#13, p6, panel 3
Unmasked - Amazing Spider-Man II#10, p4, panel 5
Sloan - Amazing Spider-Man II#9, p30, panel 4
Amazing Spider-Man II#10 (January, 2000) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Byrne (penciller), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 02/13/06
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