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SHOCKER

Real Name: Unrevealed (presumably Herman Schultz)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) normal human

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Easy Reader, Kathy (last name unrevealed), Norman Neat, Smog Man, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

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

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#5/5 (February, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Shocker uses self-charged, gauntlet-mounted blasters that deliver a powerful and damaging shock. He uses these for crime. He is also a proficient high-speed driver.

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 175lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Unrevealed

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#5/5) - Costumed, Shocker armed himself with his gauntlet blasters in his workshop, intending to soon raid a music contest so he could steal the gold cup. At the contest, the Electric Company's Kathy finished playing when Shocker came on stage in disguise, then revealed himself and blasted the area. Spider-Man quickly arrived and fought Shocker, but his webs were no match for the gauntlets' shock blasts, which smashed Spidey's webshooters. Relying on his enhanced strength, Spider-Man pulled off one of Shocker's gauntlets and used it against the villain, but they were evenly matched with a gauntlet each. Kathy then had Spider-Man hook up his gauntlet to her guitar; the extra power blasted the Shocker back and the villain was defeated.

(Spidey Super Stories#15/4 (fb) - BTS) - Shocker avoided prison and entered a funny car charity race, likely because Spider-Man was also competing (in his Spider-Mobile) and he wanted revenge. Shocker decked out his car (Number 2) with the same colors and padding as his costume.

(Spidey Super Stories#15/4) - Norman Neat was the reporter of the race, which was televised live. Smog Man pulled out of the race before it began due to Spider-Man's interference. Shocker tackled Spider-Man early in the race with dangerous driving, trying to run Spidey off the course. Spider-Man thought it best to remove Shocker from the racetrack and so squirted webbing from his Spider-Mobile to form a ramp out of the racecourse; Shocker pursued him into the city streets, but cut Spidey off in an alley before blasting him with his gauntlets. Nearby, Easy Reader came to his friend's defense and used his Bookmobile to ram Shocker's car. The villain ran away but well-aimed books hurled by Easy Reader tripped him up and Spider-Man then webbed Shocker to prevent him fleeing. That was the last such funny car charity race due to the dangerous driving.

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version (Herman Schultz), as they look very much alike.

I don't think that Smog Man was the real identity of the driver of car 56; I think it was more a nickname quickly made up by his competitors.

Car Number 1 in the race was decorated with Black and white stripes - could this have been Black Cat or the Punisher?

The race buggies remind me of the Hot Wheels little cars tailored for Marvel characters.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Shocker of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


Norman Neat

Norman Neat

Norman Neat was the televised reporter at the Funny Car Racetrack. He interviewed the previous champion before Spider-Man saved him from the pollution of Smog Man. Screened live, he later reported on Spider-Man's race and presented the winner's trophy to him.

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#15/4


Smog Man

Smog Man

Smog Man (car 56) was a competitor in the funny car race, but pollution billowed from his car. Spider-Man webbed up the car, causing the driver to be affected by the fumes and he quit the race just before it started.

 

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#15/4


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#5, front cover (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#5, p23, pan2 (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#15, p25, pan2 (Shocker's funny car)
Spidey Super Stories#15, p20, pan4 (Neat)
Spidey Super Stories#15, p21, pan3 (Smog Man)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#5/5 (February, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#15/4 (February, 1976) - Byron Preiss, Jim Salicrup & Jean Thomas (writers), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)


First posted: 04/05/18

Last updated: 04/05/18

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