Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human cyborg

Occupation: Professional criminal;
    former race car driver

Group Membership: None;
Sinister Six (Beetle/Janice Lincoln, Boomerang/Fred Myers, Living Brain, Shocker/Herman Schultz, Speed Demon/James Sanders), Sinister Sixteen (Armadillo/Antonio Rodriguez, Beetle, Bi-Beast, Boomerang, Clown (unrevealed), Cyclone/Pierre Fresson, Fly/Rick Deacon, Kangaroo/Brian Hibbs, Man-Mountain, Mirage/Desmond Charne, Scorcher/Steven Hudak, Shriek/Frances Barrison, Speed Demon, Spot/Johnathon Ohnn, Squid/Don Callahan)

Affiliations: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius), Mister Negative ("Martin Li");
Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln)

Enemies: Dexter Bennett, Black Panther (T'Challa), Chameleon (Dmitri Smerdyakov), Cyclone (Pierre Fresson), Vin Gonzales, Hercules (Heracles), Terri Hillman, Inner Demons, Kangaroo (Brian Hibbs), Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Lady Bullseye, Madame Masque (Whitney Frost), Man-Mountain, Mister Negative ("Martin Li"), Alan O'Neil, Owl (Leland Owlsley), Shocker (Herman Schultz), Shriek (Frances Barrison), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Man (Otto Octavius);
    formerly Mister Negative ("Martin Li")

Known Relatives: Unidentified father

Aliases: Racer X

Base of Operations: A safe house on Bleecker Street, Manhattan

First Appearance: Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1 (May, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: Overdrive's body contains a swarm of nanobacteria, or nanites, that can transform any vehicle he touches (even non-motorized vehicles) into an upgraded form; the resulting vehicle typically features enhanced speed, durability, and even offensive and defensive weaponry.  He can also transform vehicles into replicas of other vehicles that he's memorized the details of.  The transformed vehicle also typically acquires a purple and green color scheme, although not always.  Whatever alterations he makes to a vehicle will fade a few minutes after Overdrive leaves the vehicle. Overdrive can't use his powers for several minutes after exerting himself. Overdrive is a skilled mechanic and driver, capable of operating a wide variety of vehicles, from cars to motorcycles to the Big Wheel.  He also wears an armored costume and briefly wielded a sonic pulse generator.  

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12 (fb) / Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - As a young boy, the man who would become Overdrive loved two things; cars and super heroes (especially Spider-Man). While he was good with cars, much to his mechanic father's delight, he desperately wanted to be a super hero, going so far as to get bitten by spiders, ingest mystery serums, and blast himself with gamma rays, the last of which put him in the burn ward for three months. He also tried learning martial arts, but proved completely hopeless. He gave up on his dream and became a low-level race car driver; he excelled at it until he was involved in a massive pileup, putting him back in the burn ward. There, he was visited by Chinatown crimelord Mister Negative, who offered to make him a super-courier by injecting him with experimental vehicle-upgrading nanobacteria. He accepted, intending to become a super hero at the first opportunity.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/2) - Soon after receiving his nanotech powers, the driver robbed an armored car, using his nanites to seal the guards in the cab while he stole the money from the back. He was interrupted by Hercules; the criminal panicked, and ran in the opposite direction of his getaway car while making the truck attack Hercules. He stumbled across an unattended motorcycle, grabbed its helmet, and sped off on the upgraded vehicle, realizing that the world is his getaway vehicle. Hercules caught up to him soon afterwards, but thanks to the helmet, failed to recognize him, and asked him which way the thief had gone. The thief pointed him in the wrong direction and went on his way.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/1 (fb) ) - The thief later dubbed himself Overdrive, and kept the helmet as part of his costume - in case he ever ran into Hercules again.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1 (fb) ) - Dubbed "Racer X" by the police, Overdrive accumulated a vast number of traffic violations.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1 (fb) ) - Overdrive spent hours in the Smithsonian Institution studying the Spider-Mobile.

(Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1 - (fb) ) - At the command of Mister Negative, Overdrive stole the Lemurian Tablet of Death and Entropy from a museum.

(Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1) - Overdrive sped through the streets of Manhattan in his car, where he nearly mowed down Peter Parker.  As Overdrive called Negative and confirmed that he had the artifact, Spider-Man landed on Overdrive's car and tore off the roof.  He was surprised to find Overdrive's dashboard laden with Spider-Man merchandise - and even more surprised when Overdrive asked him to sign some of it.  When he refused, Overdrive electrified the car's exterior; Spider-Man was knocked off, but still managed to snag the car with a webline.  As he dragged the web-slinger behind him, Overdrive activated the car's flame exhaust, finally throwing Spider-Man off his tail.  Before long, however, Spider-Man hooked up with police officers Alan O'Neil and Vin Gonzales, who used their squad car to ram Overdrive's car off the side of a bridge.  Before he could plunge into the East River, however, Spider-Man webbed him and his car to the side of the bridge.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#564) - Mr. Negative hired Overdrive (who had apparently escaped police custody) to steal a sonic pulse generator from Lou & Oscar's Lab, Inc.  Overdrive invaded their Bronx lab with a monster truck and made off with the device, then made his getaway in a stolen convertible.  As he sped through traffic, Spider-Man caught up to him; recognizing him from their last encounter, Spider-Man attacked him.  Distracted, Overdrive lost control of the car, which sped out of control. Spider-Man safely webbed the car up, but Overdrive sucker-punched him and fled to a nearby school bus, which he enhanced and escaped in.  Spider-Man stormed the bus, but Overdrive blasted him with the sonic pulse generator, knocking him out of the vehicle.  Taking the wheel, Overdrive tried to escape, but Spider-Man re-entered the bus, stole the generator, used it to blast the bus' emergency door open, and webbed the children inside to safety; while Spider-Man did all this, however, Overdrive fled the bus and stole a motorcycle, nearly running over newspaper publisher Dexter Bennett in the process.  When he returned to Negative empty-handed, the crimelord had his Inner Demon henchmen beat him.  After he explained what had happened, the Demons threw him in the trunk of Negative's limo to be "disposed of", but Overdrive enhanced the luxury car and fled in it.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#642) - The dying Dr. Octopus gathered a number of super-criminals, including Overdrive, at the deserted Kravinoff estate, and offered them an open contract on Menace (Lily Hollister)'s newborn child.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#645 (fb) ) - Driven into a rage after the Chameleon tricked him into believing that the baby was dead, Spider-Man assaulted and defeated Overdrive and two of Ock's other hirelings, Diablo and the Spot.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#645) - The webbed-up trio were brought into custody at a Chelsea police precinct.

(Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1) - Overdrive waylaid limo driver Javier and stole his limousine to pick up (and kidnap) heiress Terri Hillman, hoping to extort five million dollars out of her father.  Upgrading the limo, he almost ran over Peter Parker, who gave chase clad in a Spider-Man Halloween costume.  Spider-Man freed Hillman (who Overdrive had moved to the trunk), and Overdrive pursued him; when the upgraded limo's energy cannons missed him, he transformed the entire vehicle into a replica of the Spider-Mobile. He drove up a skyscraper and blasted Spider-Man with the Spider-Mobile's web-cannons, but Spider-Man tore the side of the building up, sending Overdrive and the Spider-Mobile plummeting to the streets - until he snagged both with weblines.  The police cut him down, but realizing the danger of his powers, sent him off to jail as the prisoner of a mounted policeman.

(Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive#524) - With Manhattan quarantined due to the "Spider-Island" crisis, Overdrive was hired by a Wall Street tycoon to rescue his kidnapped daughter from the Kingpin's Shadowland fortress.  In his car, Overdrive infiltrated Manhattan, rammed right into Shadowland, grabbed the girl, and crashed right through the other side of the fortress - all the while, being stalked by the newly-spider-powered Black Panther.  The Panther leapt on top of Overdrive's car, and he was disappointed to learn that the Panther had no idea who he was.  With some dangerous driving, however, he was able to shake the Panther...briefly.  Soon enough, the Panther caught up to him and blew his front tires, flipping his car.  Overdrive crawled out, hoping to at least be infected by the Spider-flu so he could get powers - but before long, the Kingpin's assassin Lady Bullseye arrived to retrieve the "package".  While she battled the Panther, Overdrive repaired his car and sped off.  The Panther soon shook his foe and found Overdrive as he neared the Brooklyn Bridge - when he threatened to send Overdrive plunging into the river, Overdrive revealed the nature of his cargo, causing the Panther to relent.  Lady Bullseye caught up to them as well, prompting the Panther to toss Overdrive out of the car, breaking his arm.  After he rammed Lady B off the bridge with Overdrive's car, he tended to the girl, allowing Overdrive to slink away to his safe house on Bleecker Street.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - Overdrive started receiving letters from a collection agency, insisting that he pay Mister Negative a licensing fee for continued use of his nanites.

(Superior Spider-Man#1) - Recruited into a new Sinister Six under the command of Boomerang, Overdrive somehow acquired the Big Wheel's vehicle (or transformed another vehicle into a replica of it) and enhanced it to serve as their getaway vehicle.  While stealing a Barometric Oscillator from Empire State University's Marla Jameson Building, in an attempt to build a weather machine, they were assaulted by Spider-Man (unbeknownst to any of them, actually Otto Octavius inhabiting Peter Parker's body), but they all managed to pile into the Big Wheel and escape, save for the Living Brain.  After regrouping, Overdrive ferried them in the Big Wheel to Horizon Labs, where they stole an Atmospheric Condenser, unaware that Spider-Man knew of their plans and had prepared a trap for them.  He activated a power dampening field around them, shorting out a number of the Big Wheel's systems, among them its gyroscopic stabilizers - which left it helpless when Spider-Man swung the Beetle into it, sending it and Overdrive toppling onto the Shocker.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#1) - After going out to the Bar With No Name, the Sinister Six (minus the Living Brain, who Spider-Man had kept) reconvened at their hideout; Beetle and Overdrive set out to rob a comic shop; while Janice went in, Overdrive waited in the getaway SUV. She returned with loot of dubious value, and then they went to bail Boomerang (who had a job for them) out of jail. 

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#2) - Back at their hideout, Beetle and Overdrive noted that, despite being the Sinister Six, they only had five members. Boomerang inisisted that they stay the Sinister Six, because people would wonder who their sixth secret member was - and, for that matter, they only had to split the loot five ways. Beetle was unimpressed, but they kept the name. Later, they robbed an upscale restaurant at the behest of one of its competitors, while Overdrive waited outside - when the Punisher (secretly the Chameleon) showed up, Overdrive sped off. Later, at the bar, Boomerang claimed to have defeated the Punisher, and to have a new job for the team - stealing the head of Silvermane.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#3) - When the court appointed MACH-VII as Boomerang's parole officer, Beetle pushed the team to kick him out, as he'd have too much heat on him - plus, he'd already given them the plans to Owl's hideout, where Silvermane's head allegedly was. Overdrive and the others went along with it, and he was ousted. 

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#3/Superior Foes of Spider-Man#4) - Overdrive and the others voted in Beetle as their new leader. Later, as they planned the heist, their hideout was raided by Luke Cage and Iron Fist, who Boomerang had tipped off. Overdrive gushed over Cage like a fanboy, but Cage, creeped out, knocked him out with a folding chair. The rest of the team was soon defeated, and hauled away by the police. Before the police van could reach its destination, however, it was raided by Boomerang, who freed his old teammates and retook control of the team. Overdrive transformed a motorcycle into a getaway vehicle, and the five of them sped to freedom. They retired to the bar, where they planned to strike at the Owl's base the next day.

(Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#6) - Overdrive and the rest of the Six watched a news report about Spider-Man seizing control of the original Sinister Six. They were not pleased.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5) - Overdrive and his teammates (minus Shocker, who Boomerang had tried to kill) scoped out the Owl's base. After Speed Demon took out the guards, Overdrive made a remote-controlled toy helicopter into a larger fully-armed model, and blasted through the outer wall. Overdrive and the team moved in, fighting their way through werewolves, giant scorpions, monster plants, and ninjas...while Boomerang sped ahead and stole the real prize, a painting of Dr. Doom's true face.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#6) - Overdrive, Beetle, and Speed Demon were captured by the Owl; Overdrive tried to plead for his life, but the Beetle silenced him. Unimpressed with the Beetle's defiance, the Owl ordered his men to shoot them all - only for them to be rescued by the Beetle's father, Tombstone!

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8) - After Tombstone dropped them off, Beetle brushed off Speed Demon and Overdrive's complaints that she hadn't explained her relation to Tombstone and moved them on to more pressing matters - their being double-crossed by Boomerang. They split up to hunt him down; Overdrive took off in a miniature Big Wheel.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/1) - Overdrive, Speed Demon, and Beetle robbed a Brooklyn bar, and talked about their biggest scores. Overdrive talked about the time he outwitted Hercules...only for Hercules to come in looking for a drink. Sensing villainy, he engaged the three unprepared villains in battle.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#13 (fb) / Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - Overdrive, behind the wheel of a muscle car, staked out the streets of Manhattan, looking for Boomerang. Instead, they were located by Mister Negative's Inner Demon henchmen. Overdrive lost them with some spectacular driving, and, in the heat of the moment, had a brief tryst with Beetle. It was all-too-brief for her, as she was extremely disappointed with Overdrive's prowess; furthermore, when the Inner Demons caught up with them, Overdrive was too spent to enhance their getaway car, forcing the duo to flee on foot until they found a school bus. Much to Overdrive's chagrin, they stole it, but he couldn't work up the energy to supercharge it until the Beetle explained, in great detail, what she would do for him if they escaped. His spirits lifted, Overdrive enhanced the bus and sped off - although the Beetle's promises were ultimately unfulfilled.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#9) - Overdrive and Beetle, plus the bus-riding children, tracked down Boomerang.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12) - Overdrive and Beetle confronted Boomerang, who claimed that they'd been double-crossed by the Chameleon posing as him. They were dubious, but the Owl turned up to verify his story. Overdrive still planned to leave, and turned a bicycle into a Segway, but the Owl offered him and the Beetle a job. Once they learned the plan was an assault on the Chameleon's base to steal the painting, Overdrive and the Beetle were wary of being double-crossed again, but went along with the plan once they found out the Owl had boosted their numbers with a bevy of other super villains, making them the Sinister Sixteen. As the other villains battled Chameleon's henchmen and deathtraps, Overdrive, Beetle, and Boomerang went to the basement level to acquire the painting. Overdrive insisted on going first, so that Boomerang couldn't betray them again, but soon he and Beetle were set upon by giant chameleons, allowing Boomerang to race ahead. Overdrive escaped, and snatched the painting from Boomerang - unaware it was a fake.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#13) - Overdrive and Beetle waited for Boomerang to show up in the sewers, where they'd planned to meet up; as they waited, they discussed their brief tryst, which the Beetle insisted wouldn't happen again. Much to their displeasure, Boomerang overheard them. He then directed them to their safehouse. Overdrive drove them there in a stolen taco truck; Speed Demon joined them en route, and they arrived safely, unaware that Shocker was there with the head of Silvermane.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14) - At the safehouse, after much cajoling, Overdrive explained his origins and what had happened between him and the Beetle. Soon afterwards, the Shocker blasted out of the bathroom and seized control of the team.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15) - Overdrive watched as the Beetle quickly put down Shocker, and then made plans with the rest of the team to use Silvermane's head to take over the Maggia. After the meetup was arranged, the team took the tied up Shocker to a cemetery, where Overdrive transformed a wheelbarrow into a backhoe to bury him alive. Later, they went out for drinks, only to be confronted by several angrily empty-handed members of the Sinister Sixteen. Shriek attacked Overdrive until he transformed an elderly bar patron's motorized scooter into a steamroller. With the other villains defeated, Boomerang gathered his teammates for a rousing speech; afterwards, Overdrive met with Mister Negative to betray the team in return for the cancellation of his debts.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#16) - Overdrive joined his teammates at the meetup site with Silvermane's head, turning a forklift into a getaway car as he planned to make his escape; soon enough, the Maggia showed up, as did Mister Negative and his Inner Demons...as well as Tombstone and his crew (in league with the Beetle) and Madame Masque and her Maggia faction (working with Speed Demon). Soon, a massive brawl erupted; in the midst of it, Overdrive noticed that Boomerang had gone missing.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#17) - Overdrive and Beetle escaped the chaos with the (fake) portrait of Doom...only to run into Doctor Doom himself, who had been searching for it.

(Astonishing Ant-Man I#3 (fb) ) - A criminal who'd taken on the mantle of the Hijacker acquired Overdrive's vehicle-upgrading nanites.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning, and John Dell.

I can't tell you how many times I accidentally typed "Override" while writing this profile.  Stupid Override.

So in ASM #647, Spider-Man mentions that he'd fought Overdrive a couple of times, but had never brought him in...despite having captured him a mere two issues earlier.  I'm gonna say that Spider-Man was so furious after the "death" of the Osborn baby that he went into a fugue state, and thus had no idea that he'd fought and captured Overdrive.

Overrdrive has entries in the Spider-Man: Brand New Day Yearbook 2008 and All-New OHotMU HC volume 7, from which his main image is derived.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Overdrive has no known connections to

Overdrive's father

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - An auto mechanic, the father of the boy who would become Overdrive dreamed that one day his son would become a race car driver.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - The boy's disappointed father visited him in the burn ward after an an unsuccessful attempt to gamma-irradiate himself.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb)

Hercules getaway motorcycle

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/2 (fb) ) - Accidentally fleeing away from his getaway car on his first heist, the criminal not yet known as Overdrive stumbled across an unattended motorcycle, enhanced it, and used it to escape from Hercules. He also took the motorcycle's helmet and incorporated it into his supervillainous costume.

The motorcycle had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/2 (fb)

Spider-Man merch car

(Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1) - After stealing the Tablet of Death and Entropy, Overdrive fled in a car which he had apparently owned long enough to cover its dashboard in Spider-Man merchandise. His speeding attracted Spider-Man's attention, who tore the roof off the car before Overdrive electrified the hood, knocking him off. He snagged the rear end of the car, but Overdrive set him on fire with the flame exhaust. NYPD officers Vin Gonzales and Al O'Neil rammed the car off a bridge with their cruiser before Spider-Man webbed Overdrive and his wrecked car to the side of the bridge.

Overdrive's first car had enhanced speed and power. Its hood could be electrified to repel intruders, and its exhaust could shoot flames.

--Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1

monster truck

(Amazing Spider-Man II#564) - Hired to steal a sonic weapon by Mister Negative, Overdrive used a monster truck to burst through the walls of Lou & Oscar's Lab, Inc. Once he'd acquired the weapon he abandoned the truck, which soon reverted to its original form.

The monster truck had enhanced speed and power.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#564


(Amazing Spider-Man II#564) - As he fled Lou & Oscar's Lab, Inc. with the stolen sonic pulse generator, Overdrive stole a convertible, enhanced it, and sped off in it, with Spider-Man in pursuit. Spider-Man webbed it up, trapping it, but Overdrive punched him and escaped.

The convertible had enhanced speed and power.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#564

Skool Buss

(Amazing Spider-Man II#564) - Escaping from Spider-Man, Overdrive boarded a school buss and transformed it into the Skool Buss. He blasted th.e pursuing Spider-Man with the sonic pulse generator and took the wheel of the Buss from its driver, but Spider-Man returned, grabbed the generator, and used it to blast a hole in the back of the vehicle to evacuate the children still on board. While Spider-Man was distracted, Overdrive fled out the window. The Buss soon reverted to its normal form, and the children were recovered by NYPD officer Vin Gonzales.

The Skool Buss had enhanced speed and power.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#564

Spider-Man getaway motorcycle

(Amazing Spider-Man II#564) - With the sonic weapon in Spider-Man's possession, Overdrive jumped out the window of the Skool Buss and onto a passing motorcyclist. He kicked the cyclist off his vehicle and enhanced it, using it to return to Mister Negative with news of his failure.

The motorcycle had enhanced speed and power.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#564

Mister Negative's limo

(Amazing Spider-Man II#564) - Angered by Overdrive's failure, Mister Negative ordered his Inner Demon henchmen to kill him. They unwisely loaded him into the trunk of Negative's limo, allowing Overdrive to enhance the vehicle and speed away in it.

The limo had enhanced speed and power.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#564

Terri Hillman's limo

(Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1) - Overdrive waylaid limo driver Javier and stole his limo, using it to pick up heiress Terri Hillman. Once she was in the limo, Overdrive upgraded it and sped off, ordering her to call her father and have him wire five million dollars to his Cayman Islands bank account. As he drove, Overdrive nearly ran over Spider-Man, who gave chase. Spider-Man rescued Hillman from the trunk, but Overdrive drove him away with the limo's energy cannons, then transformed the limo into an exact replica of Spider-Man's long-since-abandoned Spider-Mobile.

The limo had enhanced speed and power, and was armed with energy cannons.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1


(Amazing Spider-Man II#647) - Having studied the original Spider-Mobile in the Smithsonian, Overdrive was able to transform Terri Hillman's limo into an exact replica of it. He drove up a building to chase down Spider-Man, who had fled with Hillman. He blasted them with his web cannons, but Spider-Man, aware of his old ride's weaknesses, tore a strip off the side of the building, sending the Spider-Mobile and Overdrive plummeting to the streets below until he snagged them both with webbing, leaving Overdrive and his ride for the police.

The Spider-Mobile had all the features of the original, including built-in web cannons and the ability to drive up vertical walls.

--Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1

Shadowland invasion car

(Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive#524) - Hired by a powerful financier to recover his kidnapped daughter from the Kingpin's Shadowland fortress during the "Spider-Island" crisis, Overdrive used a powerful car to breach the castle's walls, recover the girl, and smash his way out. His reckless driving drew the Black Panther's attention, who followed him and knocked him out of his car. Soon, the Kingpin sent his assassin Lady Bullseye to kill all of them, allowing Overdrive to escape while she fought the Panther. The Panther quickly caught up to him, and as they grappled, the Panther took the wheel, sideswiping Lady Bullseye and knocking her into the river. While the Panther tended to the girl, Overdrive abandoned his car and escaped.

The car had enhanced speed and power, and was reinforced to allow it to plow harmlessly through Shadowland's walls.

--Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive#524

Big Wheel

(Superior Spider-Man#1) - Overdrive acquired the Big Wheel vehicle used by super villain Jackson Weele and enhanced it, using it as the getaway vehicle for the new incarnation of the Sinister Six he'd joined. He used it to grab the barometric oscillator his teammates had stolen from Empire State University; when the new Spider-Man (Octavius) intervened, the Six defeated him and escaped in the Big Wheel. He next used it to ferry his teammates to Horizon Labs to steal an atmospheric condenser, but Spider-Man had laid a trap for them there; the power dampening field he'd set up shut down the Big Wheel's gyroscopic stabilizers, sending it and Overdrive toppling over on to the Shocker.

The Big Wheel had enhanced speed and power, a weapons emplacement on its right side, and a strong clawed mechanical arm on its left.

--Superior Spider-Man#1


(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#1) - Overdrive used an amped-up SUV as a getaway vehicle while he and the Beetle unsuccessfully robbed a comic book store. Later, he used it to take the rest of the Six to pick up Boomerang from jail.

The SUV had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#1

5-seater motorcycle

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#4) - When Boomerang helped Overdrive and the rest of the team escape from a police van, Overdrive transformed a parked motorcycle into a large motorcycle, with seats for all five members, so Boomerang could drive them to safety.

The motorcycle had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#4


(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5) - As the team planned to assault the Owl's base, Overdrive transformed a remote-control model helicopter into a full-sized attack chopper. Controlling it via remote, he used it to blast open the entrance of the building, allowing Overdrive and his teammates to enter.

The helicopter was armed with a variety of machine guns and missile launchers.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5

little wheel

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8) - After Tombstone rescued them from the Owl, Overdrive, Beetle, and Speed Demon split up to search for Boomerang. Overdrive took a parked pickup truck and transformed it into an giant rolling wheel vehicle, somewhat similar to an undersized version of the Big Wheel.

The "little wheel" had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8

muscle car

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - Still searching for Boomerang, Overdrive and Beetle staked out Manhattan in an enhanced muscle car. When they were pursued by Mister Negative's Inner Demon henchmen, looking to collect Overdrive's debts, Overdrive evaded them with some impressive driving. After a tryst with the Beetle, however, the muscle car reverted to its prior state, and he was too tired to enhance it, forcing them to abandon it and flee on foot.

The muscle car had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14

school bus

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (fb) ) - After abandoning their muscle car, Overdrive and Beetle came across a school bus, still occupied by children. Reluctantly taking it as an escape vehicle, Overdrive was still too spent to enhance it until the Beetle lifted his spirits, allowing him to leave the Inner Demons in the dust.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#9) - Overdrive and Beetle, driving the battle-scarred bus, located Boomerang.

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12) - Overdrive and Beetle abandoned the bus, still filled with unruly children.

The school bus had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#9 (14(fb), 9, 12


(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12) - Overdrive and Beetle found Boomerang, but found his excuses for his treachery totally unbelievable. Overdrive transformed a bicycle into a Segway and took off, but returned when the Owl said he had a job for the team.

The Segway had enhanced speed and power

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12

Mr. Taco truck

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#13) - After recovering a (fake) portrait of Dr. Doom, Overdrive stole a taco truck and drove the team to their safehouse.

The taco truck had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#13


(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15) - When Overdrive and the others took the bound Shocker to a graveyard, Overdrive transformed a wheelbarrow into a backhoe and buried him alive.

The backhoe had enhanced power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15


(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15) - When a group of their former ex-teammates on the Sinister Sixteen started a brawl with Overdrive and the others in the Bar with No Name, Overdrive grabbed an elderly patron's mobility scooter and transformed it into a steamroller, which then rolled over Shriek.

The steamroller had enhanced power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15

betrayal escape car

(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#16) - As the team prepared to hand over the head of Silvermane to the Maggia, Overdrive transformed a forklift into an escape car, anticipating that Mister Negative, who he had tipped off, would soon arrive. When other criminal factions, in league with his other teammates arrived, Overdrive had to abandon his vehicle and fight.

The car had enhanced speed and power.

--Superior Foes of Spider-Man#16

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Amazing Spider-Man Brand New Day Yearbook 2008, Overdrive profile (main image)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#2, p2, pan2 (headshot)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5, p9, pan8 (using his powers on a toy helicopter)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14, p5, pan9 (magnified view of nanobacteria)
Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1, p7, pan1 (Spider-Man memorabilia)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564, p2, pan1 (driving)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14, p4, pan12 (Overdrive's father)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/2, p7, pan1 (Hercules getaway motorcycle)
Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1, p2, pan3 (Spider-Man merch car)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564, p16, pan3 (monster truck)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564, p3, pan2 (convertible)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564, p4, pan5 (Skool Buss)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564, p19, pan3 (Spider-Man getaway motorcycle)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564, p21, pan5 (Negative's limo)
Amazing Spider-Man II#647, p5, pan6 (Hillman's limo)
Amazing Spider-Man II#647, p9, pan1 (Spider-Mobile)
Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive#524, p6, pan3 (Shadowland invasion car)
Superior Spider-Man#1
, p3, pan2 (Big Wheel)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#1, p17, pan5 (SUV)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#4, p14, pan3 (5-seater motorcycle)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5, p10, pan1 (helicopter)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8, p8, pan6 (little wheel)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14, p9-10, pan8 (muscle car)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14, p14, pan7 (school bus)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12, p4, pan5 (Segway)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#13, p19, pan7 (taco truck)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15, p12, pan2 (backhoe)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15, p15, pan1 (steamroller)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#16, p11, pan7 (betrayal car)

Other Appearances:
Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man)#1 (May, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Phil Jimenez (pencils), Andy Lanning & John Dell (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man II#564 (September, 2008) - Marc Guggenheim, Bob Gale, & Dan Slott (writers), Paulo Siqueira (pencils), Amilton Santos & Paulo Siqueira (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man II#642 (November, 2010) - Mark Waid (writer), Paul Azaceta (art), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man II#645 (December, 2010) - Mark Waid (writer), Paul Azaceta & Matthew Southworth (art), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man II#647/1 (December, 2010) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Max Fiumara (art), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive#524 (December, 2011) - David Liss (writer), Francesco Francavilla (art), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Superior Spider-Man#1 (March, 2013) - Dan Slott (writer), Ryan Stegman (art), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#1-6 (September, 2013-March, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (art), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up#6 (January, 2014) - Chris Yost (writer), Marco Checchetto (art), Sana Amanat (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8 (April, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (art), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#9 (May, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber & Rich Ellis (art), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/1 (May, 2014) - James Asmus (writer), Carmen Carnero (pencils), Terry Pallot (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#10/2 (May, 2014) - James Asmus (writer), Nuno Plati (art), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12-13 (August-September, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (art), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (October, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber & Rich Ellis (art), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15-17 (November, 2014-January, 2015) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (art), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Astonishing Ant-Man I#3 (February, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ramon Rosanas (art), Wil Moss (editor)

First Posted: 03/28/2013
Last updated: 06/23/2016

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