Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
human (see comments)
Occupation: Extortionist, terrorist
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Captain America, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), train ticket inspector (name unrevealed) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#35/3
Powers/Abilities: Night Flyer is a skilled
aerialist using a "glider." Although the propulsion of his glider is
unrevealed, it houses a power pack. He is unscrupulous and murderous,
and knows how to devise and arm explosive devices. He also carries a
(Spidey Super Stories#35/3 (fb)) - Proud of being
mean, the man who would become Night Flyer was kicked out of a diner
and told figuratively to "go fly a kite" (i.e., go away). Taking this literally
instead, he took up a glider and became a costumed villain armed
with a stunblaster.
(Spidey Super Stories#35/5 (fb) - BTS) - Night Flyer
threatened to blow up the historical monument at Mount Rushmore unless
he was paid money. Captain America defiantly gave chase in response.
(Spidey Super Stories#35/5) - Curious about the
shadowed Night Flyer's glider at night, Spider-Man jumped on it to
investigate, but was kicked off by the pilot. Spidey was rescued by
Captain America, who blocked a flying stun blast with his shield.
Captain America reiterated the refusal to pay, so Night Flyer zoomed
off. Teaming up, Captain America and Spider-Man caught the train to
Mount Rushmore to intercept the villain, unaware he was also on board.
When asked for his ticket, Night Flyer zapped the ticket inspector with
his stunblaster, then clambered to the roof to fly away after hiding a
bomb. The two heroes gave chase, but Night Flyer escaped using his
glider. Meanwhile, the heroes threw out the train bomb. Reaching Mount
Rushmore first, Night Flyer planted explosives, but Spider-Man soon
secretly disconnected the cables. Captain America attacked the criminal
at the mountain top, then with Spidey's help, threw the glider over the
sheer rock face, where it smashed, robbing Night Flyer of power. The
failed extortionist was then manacled and sullenly accompanied the two
heroes on the train back.
Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup &/or Linda Lee Karas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks).
He is the counterpart to Earth-616's Night Flyer, but that one's an android - so this version might be too (although this one survives his glider's destruction).
His introductory profile picture shows a pic of
Mysterio on the wall. What connection the two have, if any (maybe his
idol?), is unrevealed.
What a great but obscure villain to bring in!
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Night Flyer of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#35, p14, pan3 (main image)
p14, pan1 (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#35/3 (September, 1978) - Jim Salicrup &/or Linda Lee Karas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hayes & Julie Mishkin (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#35/5 (September, 1978) - Jim Salicrup &/or Linda Lee Karas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hayes & Julie Mishkin (editors)
First posted: 04/11/18
Last updated: 04/11/18
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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