Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Costumed criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: One-time ally of Black Hole, Rocket Racer
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None known
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Spider-Man: Valley of the Lizard (February, 1998)
Powers/Abilities: Candy Man wields candy-themed weaponry. He has used a bright red and white airgun which fired hard candy sweets (some Life Saver shaped, with Candy Man's name on them in raised letters), a peppermint-stick bazooka, and a nougat gun which fired sticky masses sufficient to hold people in place. He appears to have no actual super powers, and is only an average combatant at best.
(Spider-Man: Valley of the Lizard, page 37) - Spider-Man defeated Candy Man in a very short battle, ended with a fist to Candy Man's jaw. Candy Man was using a high-powered airgun which fired hardened sweets.
(Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six, page 166) - Spider-Man thwarted Candy Man in Manhattan's theatre district.
(Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six, page 234) - Candy Man used a nougat gun to immobilize security during an attempted armored car robbery; Spider-Man intervened and took him down in about two seconds.
(Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six, page 107 as numbered in the combined Sinister Six Combo reprinting) - On New York's Fifth Avenue, Candy Man teamed with Rocket Racer and Black Hole to rob a Swiss currency exchange. Candy Man was armed with a peppermint-stick bazooka, but Spider-Man still took the trio out so quickly that a witness with a camcorder who filmed it later won a grand prize with the film on America's Funniest Home Videos.
(Spider-Man: Emerald Mystery, page 97) - On a snowy day, Candy Man robbed a New York City bank, but encountered Spider-Man upon leaving. Spider-Man dodged the hard candy that he shot at him (the candy powdered upon hitting nearby walls) and quickly knocked Candy Man out. Spider-Man webbed him up, and police sergeant Stan Hawkins took him into custody.
Comments: Created by John Vornholt (writer) & Bob Hall (artist).
In his first appearance in Valley of the Lizard, in Gathering of the Sinister Six, and in Revenge of the Sinister Six he is Candy Man (two words, unhyphenated). In Emerald Mystery, he's Candy-Man, hyphenated. Sounds like unhyphenated wins.
To date, Candy Man has not appeared in an actual Marvel comic, only in novels. I do feel a need to note that the novels are copyright Marvel Characters, so Marvel does own Candy Man. His time will come!
The art here, from page 85 of Emerald Mystery, is the only time that he appears to have been drawn; please do note that the displayed art is black-and-white, but Candy Man is not. The Life Saver-ish thing seen in the picture is not part of the costume, but one of the hard candy sweets that one of his weapons fires. As described in Emerald Mystery, Candy Man wears a bright red and white striped costume and a striped hood.
Profile by SQUEAK.
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Spider-Man: Emerald Mystery, p85
Spider-Man: Valley of the Lizard (February, 1998) - John Vornholt (writer)
Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six (March, 1999) - Adam-Troy Castro (writer)
Spider-Man: Emerald Mystery (October, 2000) - Dean Wesley Smith (writer), Bob Hall (artist)
Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six (July, 2001) - Adam-Troy Castro (writer)
Last updated: 10/13/2012
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