DELECTRODE

main image Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Leader of his gang of crooks

Affiliations: His own gang

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: Spider-Man Reading Motivation Kit, "Morning Comes Delectrode" story card (1975)

Powers/Abilities: Delectrode did not possess any superhuman powers but he carried a flashlight device capable of projecting intense, blinding light that he used to incapacitate others.

History

("Morning Comes Delectrode" story card) - Delectrode and his gang caused a blackout in the city, leaving bystanders confused. With the city in panic, Delectrode and his men robbed the city until Spider-Man took to the streets with a candle to light his way. Soon finding Delectrode, Spider-Man was blinded by Delectrode's flashlight device. Unable to see to fight back, Spider-Man remained trapped in Delectrode's flashlight beam until morning, when his eyes became adjusted to daylight. With the rise of the sun, Spider-Man fought back, punching Delectrode and knocking his flashlight weapon from his hands. With Delectrode's defeat, his gang dropped their loot.

Comments: Created by an uncredited writer and Win Mortimer.

There are no credits on the story card but the book, Spider-Man: The Icon revealed the artist to be Win Mortimer, who would go on to draw Spidey Super Stories.

Delectrode’s story card also revealed a 1975 copyright of Marvel Comics Group, meaning that Delectrode is owned by Marvel.

Delectrode strangely called Spider-Man "dearie" in panel 6 of the story card. That's just weird...

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Delectrode has no known connections to


Delectrode's gangDelectrode's gang

Delectrode’s gang aided him during the citywide blackout by robbing the city in the dark. His gang continued looting while Delectrode held Spider-Man at bay with his flashlight weapon. When Delectrode was defeated at sunrise, his gang dropped their loot.

--Spider-Man Reading Motivation Kit, "Morning Comes Delectrode" story card


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Spider-Man Reading Motivation Kit, "Morning Comes Delectrode" story card, pan6 (Delectrode, headshot)
Spider-Man Reading Motivation Kit, "Morning Comes Delectrode" story card, pan7 (Delectrode, main image)
Spider-Man Reading Motivation Kit, "Morning Comes Delectrode" story card, pan8 (Delectrode’s gang)


Appearances:
Spider-Man Reading Motivation Kit, "Morning Comes Delectrode" story card (1975) - uncredited writer, Win Mortimer (art), uncredited editor


Last updated: 12/10/12

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