Membership: None named (three males, one female)
Purpose: To steal advanced technology in order to perform high-priced assassinations
Enemies: Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Mike Wilson
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the United States
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man I#113 (June, 1994)
History: (Web of Spider-Man I#113 - fb) ) - A four-man mercenary team clad in suits incorporating light-refractive materials and sonar-reflective implants, which rendered them mostly invisible and inaudible, the Silencers engaged in a spate of violent robberies stretching from New Orleans to New York City. At some point, they encountered the Black Cat.
(Web of Spider-Man I#113) - The Silencers invaded the Macro Science Museum to steal the museum's micro-fusion generator during a demonstration of the FACADE armor. They shut down the power with an electromagnetic pulse, then attacked the generator's guards, beating them badly and stuffing them in a closet. They were soon discovered by the vigilantes Spider-Man, Black Cat, and Gambit. The Black Cat slashed the female Silencer's suit with his vibra-claws; the resulting feedback knocked the Silencer out. Spider-Man's spider-sense alerted him to another Silencer behind him, who he knocked out with a headbutt. Another Silencer threatened to destroy the generator unless they were allowed to escape, but Gambit followed his voice and hit him with a charged playing card. The remaining Silencer grabbed Mile Wilson, the museum's curator (who had just stumbled upon the battle) and took him hostage. However, Spider-Man cross-polarized two incompatible wires on an incapacitated Silencer, creating a disruptive counterpulse through the Silencers' mutual camouflage fields. The remaining Silencer was rendered visible, and Wilson elbowed him in the head, knocking him out. Spider-Man webbed all four Silencers up and left them for the police.
Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk, Steven Baskerville, and Al Milgrom.
Yes, Spider-Man cross-polarized two incompatible wires, creating a disruptive counterpulse through the Silencers' mutual camouflage fields. That is some Grade A technobabble.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
The Silencers have no known connections to
Mike Wilson has no known connections to
(Web of Spider-Man I#113) - Curator of the Macro Science Museum, Mike Wilson attended the museum's grand opening with his wife. He attempted to flirt with Bugle reporter Betty Brant, but Archer Bryce shooed him away. Later, he talked with Felicia Hardy, then attended the unveiling of the FACADE armor. When the room went dark, he hurried upstairs to the micro-fusion generator, only to be taken hostage by a Silencer. Spider-Man disabled the Silencer's suit, allowing Wilson to knock the thief out with an elbow to the head.
-- Web of Spider-Man I#113
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Web of Spider-Man I#113, p17, pan5 (main image)
Web of Spider-Man I#113, p19, pan3 (female Silencer, visible)
Web of Spider-Man I#113, p6, pan2 (Wilson)
Web of Spider-Man I#113 (June, 1994) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Alex Saviuk (pencils), Steven Baskerville & Al Milgrom (inkers), Eric Fein (editor)
Last updated: 05/23/11.
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