Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Normal human (late 1940s Era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Two henchmen (names unrevealed)
Enemies: Blonde Phantom (Louise Grant), Mark Mason, SBC Radio newscaster (name unrevealed), Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, USA
First Appearance: Sun Girl#3/4 (December, 1948)
Powers/Abilities: He was a normal yet apparently clever man who was a troublemaker and bully.
Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
(Sub-Mariner Comics I#31/5) - The Spoiler planned to rob the ship Good Heart that held a benefit party for orphans, but feared that the Sub-Mariner would be the only one to stop him. He tricked Namor into drinking a soda that he claimed would cause him to die if he ever entered the water. With Namor chasing after him he escaped by sea, causing the hero to hesitate and ponder his next move. The Spoiler successfully robbed the ship of $500 and again boarded the Good Heart the next day to steal more. He met Namor on the ship and claimed this was his first foray into crime and his first successful robbery. He was then assailed by Namor and tried to escape by taunting why he was called the Spoiler and dove into sea. He was chased by the Sub-Mariner who knew the potion he drank the night before was just a ruse and did not work as claimed. The Spoiler was knocked into the ship's paddle wheel and was spun super fast . Having been captured he told Namor he was now finished with crime. Namor expected that the Spoiler would spend the next several years in prison to ponder his final words.
(Sun Girl#3/4 (fb) - BTS) - Free again, the Spoiler adopted a costume with a slightly different color scheme and developed a reputation of thwarting crime-fighters.
(Sun Girl#3/4) - The Spoiler bemoaned the latest successful efforts of the Blonde Phantom to halt crime and devised a plan to stop her by dropping her in the sewer. The Spoiler hijacked the SBC Radio news room to publicly challenge the Blonde Phantom to any type of duel at City Square. A crowd soon gathered that included Mark Mason, employer of the Blonde Phantom's alter ego; he then challenged the Spoiler. The criminal backed away as Mason unwittingly triggered the trap. The Blonde Phantom swung in and knocked the two henchmen into the hole in the road before kicking the Spoiler in as well. Below, the three criminals floated. When the Spoiler announced that he had devised another idea to stop the Blonde Phantom, his lackeys pushed his head under the water.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer and artist(s).
According to the Spoiler, the Sub-Mariner story was his first criminal foray. If this is true (and he hadn't lied to Namor), then chronologically it appears before the appearance in Sun Girl #3.
Did he then escape prison to go on to pester the Blonde Phantom? Did his early exploits thwarting other heroes not result in actual criminal acts in which he could have been prosecuted or imprisioned? If the latter is true then his occupation would be prankster.
New and updated images by Ron Fredricks.
Profile by Grendel Prime & AvatarWarlord72.
Spoiler has no known connections to:
Sub-Mariner Comics I#31, p26, pan5 (main image)
Sun Girl#3/4, p2, pan2 (head shot)
Sun Girl#3/4, p4, pan3 (Spoiler (in different costume) getting kicked into hole to sewer by Blonde Phantom)
Sun Girl#3/4, p4, pan4 (Spoiler (left) and two henchmen floating in sewer)
Sun Girl#3/4 (December, 1948) - uncredited writer, artist(s), Stan Lee (editor)
Sub-Mariner Comics I#31/5 (April 1949) - unredited writer, Al Gabriele (pencils), Syd Shores (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 03/11/2012
Last updated: 06/25/2017
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