Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Sentient slime blob

Occupation: Aimlessly wandering, absorbing debris, touching others, searching for meaning to its existence

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Scorpion (Mac Gargan)'s thugs, sewer rats

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Oozing slime-thing, Pulsating mass of slime, Slime creature, Sludge, Something

Base of Operations: Lower Manhattan sewers

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#215 (August, 1994)

Powers: As an amorphous blob of unknown origin, the slime can ooze along surfaces, leave a sticky residue on surfaces, tighten itself to make a pulling grip, absorb organic and inorganic matter, form narrow tendrils, sense and observe living organisms, sense anger, become drawn to anger and loud noises, and can mentally show someone their own hate when making physical contact. Can perceive emotional (possibly spiritual) forces within someone.



(Spectacular Spider-Man II#215 - BTS) - The slime spent time crawling through the Lower Manhattan sewers, leaving traces of slime on pipes and walls.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#215) - The slime moved through a sewer tunnel and was drawn to Mac Gargan, the Scorpion, pounding his tail against a brick wall. The slime observed Mac Gargan and Phillip Cussler arguing and walking away. The slime later observed Spider-Man battling a mob of thugs.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#215 - BTS) - While Spider-Man confronted the Scorpion, the mob glimpsed the slime and ran screaming out the sewers, while the slime coated the walls and ceiling with its slimy membrane, crawling into a tunnel before Spider-Man could glimpse it fully.

(Spectacular Spider-Man II#216) - After the Daily Bugle printed its front page story showing Spider-man striking Philip Cussler, the slime dripped on a copy that fell into the sewers, and continued oozing and absorbing trash including metal cans and rats. The slime sensed Gargan's presence as "a soul at peace with itself," then sensed Spider-Man and was drawn to his increasing anger. After Spider-Man repeatedly beat Gargan and held him up by the jacket, the slime gripped Spider-Man's arm and kept him from beating Gargan further. The slime sensed Spider-man's anger and mentally showed him the anger was a force that manipulated and controlled him. The slime let go after Spider-Man recognized and resisted his own anger, then the slime crawled away from Spider-Man, "searching for some meaning to its singular existence."

Comments: Created by Mike Lackey and Sal Buscema.

Profile by Technarch.

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Scorpion's thugs

A diverse mob of thugs armed with clubs, pipes, chains, knives, boards, maces, crowbars, and handguns were hired by the Scorpion (Mac Gargan) to ambush Spider-Man in the sewers, threatening to squash, slice, and defenestrate Spider-Man and take his mask as a souvenir, which prompted Spider-Man to take on the entire mob at once, as the slime watched from the shadows.

The mob were several tunnels away from Spider-Man's battle with the Scorpion, arguing that they should have received payment beforehand, when they witnessed the slime and ran away screaming, escaping the sewers after fearing they'd be eaten alive.

-- Spectacular Spider-Man II#215

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Spectacular Spider-Man II#216, p1, pan1 (main image)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#215, p17, pan4; p18, pan1; p23, pan 1; p23 pan3 (image)

Spectacular Spider-Man II#215 (August, 1994) - Mike Lackey (writer), Sal Buscema (art), Clem Robins (Letters), Glynis Oliver (Colors), Mark Powers (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#216 (September, 1994) - Todd Dezago (writer), Sal Buscema (art), Robins/Lopez/Eliopoulos (Letters), Joe Andreani (Colors), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 11/08/10

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