VULTURE
(of Earth-8107)

Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-8107) human technology user

Occupation: Thief

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Professor Donaldson, Hank Edwards, Harry Osborn, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "The Richest Man in the World"

Base of Operations: The Vulture's Roost, mobile throughout New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man cartoon episode, "The Vulture Has Landed" (February 13, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: The Vulture possessed a suit giving him the ability of flight and apparently increased strength, much like his 616 counterpart.

Height: 5'11" (see comments)
Weight: 175 lbs. (see comments)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Bald (black eyebrows)

History: (Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed" (fb) -BTS) - At one point, the criminal known as the Vulture acquired or built a suit capable of flight.

(Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed") - The Vulture swooped out of the sky and abducted Professor Donaldson from the man's balcony. Spider-Man, who was patrolling the area, witnessed the kidnapping and snagged the crook with a webline but was shaken loose and fell into a tree. 

Later, when Spider-Man stopped by Harry Osborn's penthouse for an interview (as Peter Parker) and a change of clothes (having lost his to overzealous window washers), the Vulture arrived. Mistaking Peter Parker for Osborn, as he was wearing one of Osborn's suits, the Vulture kidnapped Parker and took him and Osborn's notes back to the Vulture's Roost, a massive airship hiding in a cloudbank over the city. The Vulture introduced Parker (still thinking him Osborn) to the other captive scientists and explained that he wanted Osborn to complete his latest project under the Vulture's eye. When Parker tried to explain he wasn't Osborn, the Vulture's cyborg birds ensnared him in a trap and hung him from the ceiling. They then dangled Parker over a bay door over the city. When Parker agreed to work, the Vulture had him freed.


When the Vulture's cyborg birds returned with the necessary chemicals for the Vulture's project, the Vulture was overjoyed when Parker produced Osborn's invisible paint. He then ordered him to paint the outside of the Vulture's Roost with the paint, reminding him that everyone's safety depended on his success. After the job was complete, the Vulture left and left his cyborg birds to guard the scientists. When the Vulture later returned, he was outraged when he saw Spider-Man. When the captured hero (in a cage thanks to the cyborg birds) asked what the Vulture's big plan was, the thief dumped him out of the Roost and directly above the city. He laughed as he saw Spider-Man fall. Alone, the Vulture thought about his actual plan to steal the returning Jupiter Probe and the amount of money he could ransom from the government for the return of the Probe and the outer space jewels inside it. He boasted that the crime would surely be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.





The Vulture subsequently stole the Probe when he had his cyborg birds spray the Probe with Osborn's invisible paint. From there, the birds simply took the Probe back to the Vulture. When Spider-Man found and broke into the Roost, the Vulture ordered his birds to attack but Spider-Man scrambled their circuits and sent them flying out through the hull. As the Roost began to crash, the Vulture flew directly at Spider-Man, unaware that the hero was holding the now invisible Probe directly in front of him. The Vulture hit the Probe head first and knocked himself back. Recovering, the Vulture flew out of the ship and tried to leave Spider-Man to his fate but Spider-Man followed the Vulture out of the trap door and landed on his back. Flipping him free, the Vulture bragged that Spider-Man (who had landed on a passing crop duster) would see him again. Spider-Man snagged the Vulture with his webbing, dragging the crook back to the city. When two policemen noticed the strange scene, Spider-Man let go, letting the Vulture become entangled in his webbing and sending him crashing to the beach where the police were waiting for him.

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 Vulture was voiced by Don Messick.

His stats are from his 616 counterpart.

It's possible that this Vulture is Adrian Toomes like his Earth-616 counterpart but nothing is actually said regarding Vulture's secret identity.

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-8107's Vulture has no known connections to:


Professor Donaldson

A scientist specializing in cybernetics. He was taken from his balcony and forced to make the Vulture's cyborg birds. He escaped with Edwards. 



Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed"


Hank Edwards

A scientist who was forced to design the Vulture's power plant, he escaped thanks to Spider-Man.




Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed"


Harry Osborn

Peter Parker's old friend, roommate and current millionaire chemistry expert. He wasn't in his penthouse when Spider-Man stopped by. He had been working on a special paint to make things invisible.

Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed" - BTS


The Vulture's Roost

A massive airship, the Vulture's Roost was designed to house the Vulture and the kidnapped scientists.




Spider-Man cartoon episode - "The Vulture Has Landed"


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Appearances:
Spider-Man
cartoon episode, "The Vulture Has Landed" (February 13, 1982) - 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: 01/29/2019
Last updated: 01/29/2019

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