VIDEOMAN

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Terrestrial technology

Occupation: Rampager

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Firestar (Angelica Jones), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Vidster"

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Spider-Man Family Featuring Spider-Man's Amazing Friends#1 (October, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Videoman can emit rapid fire energy blasts which emerge from each arm as a multitude of two-dimensional rectangular shapes that explode upon contact with other objects. In its two-sided form, Videoman possesses enough “strength” (force) to punch through solid ice. His energy signature is vulnerable to microwaves.

Height: Variable         Weight: Variable            Eyes: Red          Hair: None

History:

(Spider-Man Family featuring Spider-Man's Amazing Friends#1) -Powered by a computer processor unit, the electronic being Videoman emerged from a classic “Videoman” arcade video game and rampaged throughout Madison Square Garden. Spider-Man (Peter Parker) and Iceman quickly disposed of the menace when Iceman froze the two-dimensional creature and Spider-Man shattered its body. Apparently not realizing Videoman’s power source, the two left the processor unit behind. Some time later, Videoman reconstituted its form (this time as a two-sided being) and attacked Spider-Man. The surprise attack left Spider-Man weakened, and Videoman almost defeated the hero. Iceman and Firestar, who were nearby, interrupted its assault. Firestar’s microwave blasts scrambled Videoman’s form, which gave Iceman the opportunity to freeze his internal processor unit. Videoman’s form blinked out of existence, leaving only the processor unit. Spider-Man took the unit into his possession for safekeeping, promising to keep it in his freezer.

Comments: Adapted to comics by Sean McKeever, Patrick Olliffe, Nick Dragotta and Livesay.

As per this book, the story takes place prior to Web of Spider-Man#75.

Videoman is adapted from a character that originally appeared in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon in the early 1980s. Well, two characters, actually. Both were identical in name and look, but the first was an artificial being created by Electro, while the second was Francis Byte, a young boy who was transformed by an exploding video game into Videoman. The latter Videoman was planned to have joined the X-Men in a spin-off cartoon, but it never came to fruition.

Profile by Madison Carter.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Videoman has no known connections to


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Spider-Man Family featuring Spider-Man's Amazing Friends#1, page 27, panel 2


Spider-Man Family featuring Spider-Man's Amazing Friends#1 (October, 2006) - Sean McKeever (writer), Patrick Olliffe & Nick Dragotta (pencilers), Livesay & Nick Dragotta (inkers), Nathan Cosby (editor)


Last updated: 10/23/07

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