Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: Leader of his gang of crooks
Affiliations: His own gang
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: 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.
("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.
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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)
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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