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NIGHT FLYER

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human (see comments)

Occupation: Extortionist, terrorist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Captain America, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), train ticket inspector (name unrevealed) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#35/3 (September, 1978)

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 handgun-like stunblaster.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:

(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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Night Flyer of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


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Spidey Super Stories#35, p14, pan3 (main image)
   p14, pan1 (headshot)


Appearances:
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

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