Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bookie (Johnny LaDue), Screwball

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#562 (August, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: The Basher is apparently a normal human with no special powers, skills, or equipment.

History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#562 (fb) - BTS) - The Basher was hired to challenge "Spider-Man" (actually a disguised Screwball) to a fight, then to lose that fight, by the Bookie.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#562) - The Basher posted a video on YouTube, calling Spider-Man a coward and challenging him to a high noon rematch atop a West Fultron Street tenement, as their last battle had ended in a draw (although they had, in reality, never fought before). At noon (or not, see comments), the Basher stood atop the tenement, calling out to Spider-Man with recycled movie dialogue. At the appointed time, "Spider-Man" showed up and took the Basher out with a single kick to the face.

Comments: Created by Bob Gale, Mike McKone, and Andy Lanning.

The Basher could be an actual super villain, albeit a crummy one, or he could just be some out of work actor. Maybe he's a bluffer, like the Destructor.

Despite the Basher explicitly challenging Spider-Man to fight at high noon, the art depicts the "fight" happening in the middle of the night.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

The Basher has no known connections to

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Amazing Spider-Man I#562, p12, pan1 (main image)

Amazing Spider-Man I#562 (August, 2008) - Bob Gale (writer), Mike McKone (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)

Last updated: 08/13/13

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