Real Name: Heinrich Vermer

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Chemical engineer

Group Membership: None;
    formerly SHIELD

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Venom (Eddie Brock)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A building in New York City

First Appearance: Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2 (December, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: After absorbing some of the Venom symbiote’s life force, Heinrich Vermer possessed superhuman strength and endurance, and a healing factor that allowed him to survive grievous injuries. He carried a sonic prod and a sonic pistol.

History: (Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2 (fb) ) – SHIELD chemical engineer Heinrich Vermer was assigned to create a special nerve gas to take down the villainous Venom.  After he was accidentally exposed to the gas, Vermer learned he was dying. Leaving SHIELD, he planned to steal the symbiote’s lifeforce and make himself immortal.

(Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2 (fb) ) – Luring Venom into his building with gunshots, Vermer hit Venom from behind with a sonic prod, then hooked him into his life-draining machinery.

(Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2) – Venom escaped from the machinery and attacked Vermer, knocking him out a window onto a spiked wrought-iron fence below.  Venom unmasked him, then walked away, assuming Vermer was dead.  With a healing factor thanks to the small bit of symbiote lifeforce he drained, he pulled himself off the fence and blasted Venom with a sonic pistol. Venom fell unconscious into the Hudson; Vermer pulled him out, then brought him back to his building, where he hooked him back into his machines. After he explained his condition to Brock, the machine began drawing the entire symbiote into Vermer’s body.  At first ecstatic, Vermer’s mind was soon filled with horrific images; overloaded with sensory input, he apparently exploded. As the symbiote returned to Brock, he left, unaware that Vermer still lived…

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, Gabriel Gecko, and Mark McKenna.

Vermer was unnamed in his first (and only) appearance; he was named in the Anti-Venom profile in All-New OHotMU HC volume 14.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Heinrich Vermer should be distinguished from:

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Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2, p24, pan2 (main image)
Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2, p32, pan5 (headshot)

Other Appearances:
Venom: Sinner Takes All#5/2 (December, 1995) – Marv Wolfman (writer), Gabriel Gecko (pencils), Mark McKenna (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 03/03/09

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