Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Illegal drug dealer
Group Membership: Unknown
Affiliations: formerly Pillsbury
Enemies: Cloak, Dagger, Pillsbury, police
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:: Upper East Side, Manhattan Island, New York, USA
First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#19 (March, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: All normal, with a knowledge of illicit drugs and their (lethal) use, and was morally corrupt. He had long, dark straight hair, slightly receding, bound in a ponytail, and wore a couple of large bejewelled rings plus a gold stud in his right ear, and smoked cigarettes. He sometimes wielded a 6" knife.
(Marvel Fanfare I#19 (fb) - BTS) - Pillsbury, a severe drug addict, went to the police, probably because Candyman refused to deal the addict drugs without payment.
(Marvel Fanfare I#19) - Atop an inner city building, desperate for another fix of smack, Pillsbury returned to Candyman. Unbeknownst to both of them, they were being watched by Cloak and Dagger. Feigning forgiveness, Candyman prepared a dose of 100% pure smack, enough to kill 10 men, even though the addict had the cash to pay for the fix. Candyman wanted to punish Pillsbury by giving him an overdose. After Pillsbury had injected the lethal dose into his own veins, Candyman revealed his murderous plan, and he slammed the addict against a wall, before turning to walk away. However, his exit was barred by the sudden arrival before him of Cloak and Dagger. Desperate to escape, Candyman took out his knife and swiped at Dagger, who deftly leapt over the dealer to tend to Pillsbury. Candyman then stabbed at Cloak, but was instead drawn into his cloak. Meanwhile, Dagger healed Pillsbury with her light, ridding him of his addiction. Cloak then released Candyman, who tumbled out, sweating and drooling, talking in shock of Cloak's internal cold darkness. Cloak and Dagger then teleported away, leaving Candyman lying on the rooftop.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer) & Tony Salmons (artist).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Candyman has no known connections to:
Pillsbury was heavily addicted to smack. At one point, he went to the police to report on Candyman's illegal activities, but his addiction brought him back to his dealer. As punishment, Candyman gave Pillsbury an overdose, but the addict found this out too late and lay on the building rooftop sick as the poison coursed through his veins. Luckily for him, Cloak and Dagger revealed themselves at this point. While Cloak dealt with the murderous Candyman, Dagger danced before she fired her healing light daggers at Pillsbury. Her light disposed of the harmful drugs in his system and eliminated his addiction. He received a severe warning from Cloak and Dagger never to engage in illicit drugs again. He remained as Cloak dropped Candyman from the shadowed folds of his cloak, and was concerned enough to ask Candyman how he was. He stood by Candyman's lying form as Cloak and Dagger teleported away. He had short black hair and brown eyes.
--Marvel Fanfare I#19
Marvel Fanfare I#19, p1 (Candyman)
Marvel Fanfare I#19 (March, 1985) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Tony Salmons (artist), Al Milgrom (editor)
Last updated: 11/30/05
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