Real Name: Graviton (presumably)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-700459) humanoid extraterrestrial
Group Membership: His own attack fleet ("Attack Fleet Leader," others)
Affiliations: Guard 17, No-Bot, his own attack fleet
Enemies: Billy, Jeff Hunt, Jason, Lucy, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "That Gruesome Graviton" (called by Spider-Woman)
Base of Operations: The Black Hole universe (within Earth-700459)
First Appearance: Spider-Woman cartoon episode, "Invasion of the Black Hole" (December 8, 1979)
Powers/Abilities: Graviton did not appear to
possess any superhuman powers of his own by he had access to large
amounts of extraterrestrial black energy, which he used as a power
source for his gigantic UFO saucers. He commanded an entire fleet of
black energy-powered UFO saucers, which were equipped with guns that
fired black energy, tractor beams capable of holding and probing
whatever was caught in the beam and black hole beam generators, which
were capable of transforming whatever it hit into black hole energy.
Graviton also carried a
black energy laser sword.
Height: 6'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: None seen (the "eyes" on his mask glowed white)
Hair: None seen
History: (Spider-Woman cartoon episode - "Invasion of the Black Hole") - Graviton, leader of the armies of the Black Hole universe, devised a plan to take control of Earth by transforming into a black hole using the newly-designed black hole beam.
episode - "Invasion of the Black Hole") - Graviton sent his attack
fleet to Earth, where they tested the black hole beam by attacking the
home of young boy Jason and his mother, transforming their entire home
and dog Lucy into a black hole, unaware that Spider-Woman had rescued
Jason and his mother. Graviton was informed of the successful test of
the black hole beam and he ordered the entire attack fleet to commence
with the invasion of Earth. After learning that the alien attack fleet
had emerged from a black hole, Spider-Woman began investigating the
fleet as it attacked a major metropolitan city and, when her venom
blasts proved useless against Graviton's UFO saucers, she ventured
inside the main saucer. Upon defeating the security robot No-Bot,
Spider-Woman was confronted by Graviton himself, who gloated that
Spider-Woman's resistance was pointless, as his black hole beams were
already transforming Earth into black holes. He then announced that
previous races that resisted him never knew when they were already
defeated and unveiled a black energy laser sword. Following a brief
swordfight, with Spider-Woman projecting a sword-like shape with her
venom blasts, Graviton's sword was rendered useless by Spider-Woman's
venom blast. Retaliating, Graviton pulled a level in his ship that
activated a claw device that grabbed Spider-Woman and prepared to drop
her into a pit of black energy. Gloating that Spider-Woman had shown a
valiant effort but had never stood a chance against his black energy,
Graviton left the scene and Spider-Woman subsequently escaped by
removing a key screw on the claw with a web line. Watching as his UFO
saucers converting Earth cities into black holes alongside his robot
soldier, Graviton witnessed the black hole beams transform the entire
Earth into a black hole, leaving it in a state of perpetual darkness,
and gloated about how in mere hours, the Earth would pulverized and
used as fuel for his black energy reactors. When Spider-Woman's allies,
Jeff Hunt and Billy, were captured by one of the saucers in Graviton's
fleet, Spider-Woman attacked the UFO and realized her venom blasts
negated the black energy used by Graviton's forces. Hijacking the UFO,
Spider-Woman transformed its black energy into white using her venom
blasts and took off in the UFO to restore Earth using the new white
energy. When Graviton noticed Spider-Woman's efforts, he pursued her
UFO in his own and began attacking it. Spider-Woman faked a crash,
making Graviton think he had hit her rogue UFO, and when Graviton moved
in for the kill, Spider-Woman instead hit Graviton's UFO with a white
energy beam, banishing Graviton and his master UFO back to his own
black hole dimension. Spider-Woman then used her UFO's hyperdrive to
fly around the world and bombard Earth with her white energy, restoring
it to normal. Once she had succeeded in Earth's restoration, she landed
her UFO near Jeff and Billy and used her venom blasts to banish it back
to the black hole dimension as well before returning Lucy to Jason and
Comments: Created by Jeff Scott, Mel Keefer,
C.L. Hartman, Dan Noonan, Barrington Bunce, Rene Garcia, Rex Barron,
Roy Wilson, Terry Windell, Hak Ficq and Karenia Kaminski.
Graviton's black hole energy seemed an awful lot like Earth-616's Darkforce Dimension energy used by characters such as Cloak, Darkstar and Blackout. It resembled the Darkforce in appearance and, while the cartoon episode mentions that the black hole beam transforming objects into black holes, it certainly seemed more like how the Darkforce of Earth-616 transports objects into the Darkforce Dimension. Just an interesting parallel, I thought...
Don't think I didn't notice the obvious parallels between Graviton and Darth Vader, who had first appeared in Star Wars a mere two years earlier than this Spider-Woman episode aired. The dark-colored, armored costume, the cape, the "lightsaber"...
"No-Bot" was the best name I could understand, based on the voice quality in the 1979 Spider-Woman cartoon.
I suppose it's possible it could've been spelled "Know-Bot" or even I
misheard the word "robot," but it would seem odd for the robot to
introduce itself as "Robot" so I went with "No-Bot."
Profile by Proto-Man.
Earth-700459's Graviton has no KNOWN connections to:
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Spider-Woman cartoon episode, "Invasion of the Black Hole" (all images in this profile)
Spider-Woman cartoon episode, "Invasion of the Black Hole" (December 8, 1979) - Jeff Scott (writer), Mel Keefer (character models), C.L. Hartman, Dan Noonan, Barrington Bunce, Rene Garcia, Rex Barron, Roy Wilson, Terry Windell, Hak Ficq, Karenia Kaminski (layouts), George Goode (graphic design), Lee Halpern, Tom Ray, Bob Bransford, Bob Kirk, Walter Kubiak, Art Vitello, John Gibbs, Bernard Posner, Bob Bemiller, Jim Keeshan, Mark Glamack, Tiger West, Ron Myrick (animators), Sharon Thomas, Rolando Oliva (backgrounds), Bob Richardson, Gerry Chiniquy, Sid Marcus, David Detiege (animation directors), Mario Piluso (storyboard direction), Richard Gannon (film editor)
Last updated: 07/06/17
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