THE STUNTMAN
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Jack Riven

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human

Occupation: Criminal; formerly stuntman

Group Membership: Triangle of Evil (Larry, Moe)

Affiliations: Triangle of Evil (Larry, Moe); formerly Mr. G. Schlocker

Enemies: J. Jonah Jameson, Mr. Klopman, Mr. G. Schlocker, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Bulk bottom," "leadbottom," the Mechanical Monster

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Triangle of Evil" (November 21, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Before his accident, Jack Riven was a great stuntman. After his transformation, he possessed strength and agility equal to Spider-Man. His suit was equipped with a variety of tools, including lasers and roller skates.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation-see comments)
Weight: 400 lbs. (by approximation-see comments)
Eyes: (pre-transformation): black; (post-transformation): yellow
Hair: None (eyebrows are black)

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Triangle of Evil" (fb)) -  Jack Riven was at one time considered the world's greatest stuntman. While filming a movie as the Mechanical Monster, he decided to rob the studio's safe. When Spider-Man intervened, Jack fled and tried to scale the chain link fence that surrounded the studio. A freak bolt of lightning struck him, fusing the costume to his body. With his cohorts Moe and Larry, they then formed the Triangle of Evil. The Triangle of Evil soon sent a letter to J. Jonah Jameson, announcing their intention to steal the Klopman Diamond and an urn.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Triangle of Evil") - As part of the Triangle of Evil's plan, Moe and Larry first robbed the jewelry shop of Mr. Klopman but Spider-Man easily scared them off, only for Mr. Klopman to hand Spider-Man a bill for the damages. Next, they robbed the owner of the urn but before Spider-Man could enter through the open window, the Stuntman closed it, causing Spider-Man to crash through the glass and accidentally destroy several priceless items. Like the jewelry store robbery, Moe and Larry escaped, only this time they took off by holding onto a rocket while Spider-Man was again given a bill for the damages. In both robberies, the Stuntman appeared after the hero and declared the place safe.

Later, at the Beyond Belief Productions office, the Stuntman arrived to talk to Mr. Schlocker. When the producer refused to see him, the Stuntman kicked down the door to his office and barged in. The Stuntman gave the producer a contract, guaranteeing a fight between himself and Spider-Man. It was at this point Schlocker recognized the Stuntman as Jack Riven. After Riven explained his origin, he smashed his way out of the office and jumped to a nearby rooftop to demonstrate his power, first smashing a stone gargoyle before leaping to a nearby construction site. Landing on a wrecking ball, the Stuntman easily snapped the thick cable and rode the ball all the way down to the ground before smashing it. He stopped when Schlocker promised to sign Spider-Man. Before he left, the Stuntman replaced the window on the office seconds before Spider-Man swung in, forcing the wall crawler to crash into the glass. The Stuntman replaced the gargoyle as Spider-Man swung away.

The next day at the New Jersey Palisades, Spider-Man arrived for the taping of the TV show Beyond Belief, having been promised cash by Mr. Schlocker after the taping and as if on cue, the Stuntman smashed his way out of the nearby mountain and their first challenge was to climb the nearby mountain. Stuntman held his own against Spider-Man but shot the hero's webbing with a laser, causing the webline to give out. When Spider-Man opted to climb under his own power, the Stuntman shot him with a laser, knocking him down the mountainside until he grabbed a nearby tree limb and slowed his fall. After being declared the winner, the Stuntman prepared for the next challenge: scaling the World Trade Center, walking across a tightrope set up between the towers and climbing back down again. While making his way up, the Stuntman radioed the Triangle of Evil, who flew by in their helicopter and sprayed the other tower with a special kind of oil dust to make the windows slick. Annoyed when Spider-Man had the oil dust sprayed away thanks to some window washers, the Stuntman finished his climb to the top. Spider-Man then ran under the tightrope, whereas the Stuntman used hidden rocket skates built into his boots to jet across the gap. When Spider-Man deduced that the Triangle of Evil was working with the Stuntman, the Stuntman swapped out Spider-Man's web cartridge with a phony one. While Spider-Man was subsequently busy arresting Moe and Larry, the Stuntman prepared for the finale stunt: running across a bridge. When the Stuntman ran between two buses, Spider-Man webbed up the space between, making the Stuntman bounce backwards into a roadster, crushing the front end. During their ensuing fight, the Stuntman upended a dump truck, burying Spider-Man in hot asphalt but Spider-Man, still one arm free, shot a webline into a parked magnet truck. The Stuntman was dragged and held into place by the magnet as Spider-Man fought his way free and crossed the finish line. Following his defeat, he was presumably placed into custody by the police.

Comments: Created by Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott and Marvel Productions, Ltd. (see Appearances list for list of artists involved).

According to a few online sources, the Stuntman was voiced by Peter Cullen.

The urn sound vaguely like "zen foot" but with the audio quality of the episode, I am unable to tell.

Stuntman looked to be about the same height as Spider-Man so I used the 616 Spider-Man's height but the weight was a different matter. With the metal suit attached to him, I wasn't sure so I gave him slightly under Doctor Doom's weight.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Stuntman has no KNOWN connections to:


Mr. Klopman

Mr. Klopman was a businessman who owned the Klopman Jewelry Store, which housed the Klopman Diamond. After Spider-Man drove the Triangle of Evil's Moe and Larry during their attempted theft of the Klopman Diamond, Klopman presented Spider-Man with a bill for the damages to his shop. Later with a priceless urn owner, Klopman sat next to J. Jonah Jameson to watch Spider-Man compete against the Stuntman at the taping of the TV show Beyond Belief, unaware that his shop was being burglarized again.




- Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Triangle of Evil"


Larry

A smaller and thinner henchman, Larry also acted as the Triangle of Evil's pilot. He assisted Moe in the Triangle's robberies. During the second round of thefts, he piloted a helicopter while Moe did the actual thefts. He lost control of the helicopter when Spider-Man tore the rope holding the net housing  J. Jonah Jameson's valuables and crashed it in Jameson's front yard. He and Moe were later captured by Spider-Man and arrested by the police.






- Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Triangle of Evil"


Moe

A heavyset and balding thug, Moe worked alongside the Stuntman as part of the Triangle of Evil.

Moe and Larry first tried to steal the Klopman Diamond but they were chased off. Next, they tried to steal a priceless urn but both were forced to flee on a giant rocket. While Spider-Man was later competing against the Stuntman on the Beyond Belief show, Moe broke back into the Klopman Jewelry Store and escaped with the Klopman Diamond, and later did the same with the urn. For the last crime, he and Larry hit J. Jonah Jameson's mansion and pilfered everything of value. They were both captured by Spider-Man and arrested by the police.





- Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Triangle of Evil"


Mr. G. Schlocker

G. Schlocker was the head of Beyond Belief Productions, which produced the TV show Beyond Belief. He was looking for new content when the Stuntman showed up and he took the proposed contract from the Stuntman and told Spider-Man about the show he had in mind when the hero crashed into his office. He was excited about their proposed fight but blew a gasket when the tape unraveled. With no show recorded, Schlocker refused to pay anything to Spider-Man.






- Spider-Man cartoon episode - "Triangle of Evil"


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Appearances:
Spider-Man cartoon episode, "Triangle of Evil" (November 21, 1981) - Creighton Barnes, Doug Booth, Francis X. Feighan, Donald F. Glut, Jack Hanrahan, Christy Marx, Larry Parr, Jeffrey Scott (writers), Lyle Beddes, Bruce Bennett, Norm Cabral, Dan Faucett, Neil Galloway, Greg Garcia, Gary Graham, Rick Graham, Karl Hepworth, Stuart Heimdall, Larry Huber, Elaine Hultgren, Boyd Kirkland, Debra Pugh, Keith Sargent, Dave Sharp, Roy Smith, Grant Wilson, Roy Wilson, Bill Wray (layouts), Mario Piluso (layouts, storyboards), Rick Hoberg, Cullen Houghtaling, Larry Houston, Sherman Labby, Henry Tucker (storyboards), Gerry Chiniquy, Steve Clark, John Gibbs, Sid Marcus, Bob Richardson, Nelson Shin, Kay Wright (animation directors)


First Posted: 03/13/18
Last updated: 03/13/18

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