main image WEB-MAN

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) bio-construct

Occupation: Servant of Dr. Doom

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Doom (Victor von Doom), Webby-Two (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: Victor von Doom (creator), Peter Parker (mirror duplicate), Webby-Two ("brother") (all Earth-57780)

Aliases: "Webby" (nickname he coined himself), "blue headed creep" (nickname used by Spider-Man)

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories I#25 (August, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Web-Man was a duplicate of Spider-Man and possessed all his powers, abilities and attributes, including functional web-shooters, though he was still untrained in the use of them. Webby considered himself evil and actively sought out crime. His puns were even worse than Spider-Man's.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 167 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed (presumably hazel)
Hair: Unrevealed (presumably hazel)

History: (Spidey Super Stories I#25 - BTS) - Eager to destroy Spider-Man, Doctor Doom built a twin machine in his base in a New York City warehouse. The twin machine could copy anyone who stood before its sensors, which were installed inside a giant, seemingly inconspicuous looking mirror that hung right outside the hidden lair.

(Spidey Super Stories I#25) - While on patrol, the presence of Doctor Doom alerted Spider-Man, who went into the warehouse to investigate. Unaware Doom's base was hidden, he stood before the mirror long enough for von Doom to activate the twin machine. With a signature *snap & crackle!*, Web-Man popped into existence. His costume, like his personality, was the exact opposite of his template form: Spider-Man. While the hero resumed his route, still confused as to why his spider-sense had gone off, Doom began instructing Web-Man. His mission was simple: destroy Spider-Man. He immediately went to check if his enemy was still near the mirror. Finding this wasn't the case, "Webby," as Web-Man called himself, decided to search the city looking for him while secretly intending to become ruler of New York afterwards. His lack of experience became evident when Webby accidentally crashed into a wall when he tried to web-swing away, causing an exasperated Doom to conclude his creation wasn't perfect.

Webby figured the best way to get Spider-Man to notice him was by causing a crime. He spotted a money transport and used his web fluid to stop the armored vehicle in its tracks. Just as he was robbing the transport, Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson happened to pass by. Shocked to see this weird Spider-Man, Peter quickly changed into his costume and engaged his evil counterpart, who was running away from the scene of the crime carrying a bag of money. Web-Man managed to outsmart Spider-Man several times during their rooftop combat, landing several punches and even trapping the hero in some webbing before coming up with another strategy. He lured Spider-Man back to the mirror in Doom's warehouse base and tricked him into standing in front of the covert sensor array. This allowed Doom to activate the twin machine again, creating another duplicate of Web-Man that he called Webby-Two. As soon as Webby-Two showed up, Spider-Man realized he was outmatched and dove through the mirror, landing inside Doom's base. Much to the Doctor's shock, the destruction of the "mirror" also caused Web-Man and Webby-Two to vanish into thin air. Without his protectors, the armored villain was powerless before Spider-Man, who rapidly webbed up Latveria's monarch and told him he'd be going to jail.

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup, Nicola Cuti, Bill Mantlo (writers), Winslow Mortimer (pencils) and Mike Esposito (inks).

Web-Man never took off his mask but if Doom's twin machine really did its work, we can assume both his hair and eye color match that of the real Spider-Man.

Apparently, it took three writers to plot and script this innocent little 13-page kids' story? Guess that goes to show that no single person can come up with the amount of groan worthy, gawdawful puns included in the average Spidey Super Story.

Unless otherwise specified, all locations and beings related in this profile refer to Earth-57780 versions.

Profile by Norvo.

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Spidey Super Stories I#25, p1, pan1 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories I#25. p3, pan1,2,3 (creation)
Spidey Super Stories I#25, p5, pan1,2 (needing practice)

Spidey Super Stories I#25 (August, 1977) - Jim Salicrup, Nicola Cuti, Bill Mantlo (writers), Winslow Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)

Last updated: 03/30/15

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