Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Fringe character, possible human mutant or demon? (see comments)

Occupation: Supervillain

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Dark-Riser, Hipno

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) (Spring, 1995)

Powers/Abilities: Former is capable of shapeshifting at will and he can steal the powers of other heroes and villains.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Green
Hair: Purple

History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#12)) - The power-stealing Former became a supervillain, battling enemies such as Hipno and Dark-Riser.

Comments: Created by Joey Cortez.

Former was a product of the 1994 Spider-Man Magazine's "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain" section that ran in most earlier issues of the Magazine. In Former's case, he was created by then-11-year-old Joey Cortez of La Habra, California. As a fringe character, Former was not confirmed to exist on Earth-616 but there is no evidence to say he did not exist on Earth-616 either...

Former's height & weight were impossible to approximate, as he was never seen next to any character whose height & weight had been officially determined.

Former's origin was not shown but I'm inclined to think he was some sort of demon, given the chalk white skin, although it's equally possible he could have been some sort of mutant, mutate or Inhuman...

This issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring Former was not numbered but recent trade paperbacks of Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures of the X-Men that reprinted the comic strips in the issue identified the Magazine issue as #12.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Former has no known connections to:


Dark-Riser is a known enemy of Former.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) - BTS


Hipno is a known enemy of Former.

--Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) - BTS

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Spider-Man Magazine (I#12), p15, splash page (Former, main image)

Spider-Man Magazine (I#12) (Spring, 1995) - "Create Your Own Super Hero or Super-Villain: Former" - Joey Cortez (writer, art), Michael Teitelbaum (editor)

First Posted: 04/01/2020
Last updated: 04/01/2020

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