Real Name: Silvio Manfredi
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Criminal; former Maggia crimelord, Supreme Hydra, racketeer
Group Membership: None; formerly Maggia (Caesar Cicero, Eddie Costa, Cyclone/Pierre Fresson, Shigeru Ichihara, Eel/Edward Lavell, Tony "Two-Step" Gallo, Alberto Karnelli, Joe Karnelli Jr., Vincenzo Karnelli, Milo Manfredi, Madame Masque/Giullietta Nefaria, Man Mountain Marko, Paul Munoz, T.B. Smithson, others), New World Order, Hydra (Blackwing/Joseph Manfredi, Dreadnought, Fixer/Paul Norbert Ebersol, Fox/Reynard Slinker, Jackhammer, Jaguar/Ramon De Rico, Commander Kraken, Man-Killer/Katrina Luisa van Horne, Mentallo/Marvin Flumm, others)
Affiliations: Beetle (Abner Jenkins), General Nguyen Ngoc Coy, D'Alessandro, Sal Dileo, Vincent Dio, Grim Reaper (Eric Williams), Hydro-Man (Morrie Bench), Inner Demons, Fat Jack Jackson, Jimmy-6 (Giacomo Fortunato), Joey Z, Johnston, Kathy, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Madame Masque (Giullietta Nefaria), Mainframe (Ian Wajler), Simon Marshall, Mr. Negative (Martin Li), Mysterio (Quentin Beck), Nicky, Pecile, Dr. Perkins, Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Don Rigoletto, the Rose (Jacob Conover), Sal, Sardone, Scorpia (Elaine Coll), Silver Squad (Purty Larry, Ripster, Slambeaux, Twit), Savvarino, Shocker (Herman Schultz), Skaggs, Slug (Ulysses X. Lugman), Jill Stacy, Gavin Thorpe, Tinkerer (Phineas Mason), Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln), Underworld (Jackie Dio), Varley;
formerly Dominic Tyrone, Vito, Louis Wilson
Enemies: Answer (Aaron Nicholson), the Arranger (Oswald P. Silkworth), Avengers (Goliath/Hank Pym, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters, Triathlon/Delroy Garrett Jr., Vision, Warbird/Carol Danvers), Beetle (Janice Lincoln), Black Cat (Felicia Hardy), Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Boomerang (Fred Myers), Cloak (Tyrone Johnson), Billy Connors, Martha Connors, Dagger (Tandy Bowen), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deathlok (Michael Collins), Donny, Paul Falcone, Missy Goumada, Green Goblin (Bart Hamilton), the Hand, Jack O'Lantern (Jason Macendale), J. Jonah Jameson, Tommy Kavanagh, Lizard (Curt Connors), Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Norman Osborn, Overdrive, Ivan Petrovich, Praetorians (Chainsaw, others), Punisher (Frank Castle), Rapier (Dominic Tyrone), Joe "Robbie" Robertson, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Nick Fury, others), Sonny, Speed Demon (James Sanders), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Ben Urich, Yakuza
Known Relatives: Caterina "Catherine" Manfredi (wife, deceased), Joseph Manfredi (Blackwing, son)
Aliases: Supreme Hydra, Supreme One, Sil
Base of Operations: New York City, New York;
place of birth Palermo on Sicily, Italy
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#73 (June, 1969)
Powers/Abilities: Silvermane has wielded enormous criminal influence over the years, with the organizations of the Maggia and Hydra at his service, including vast financial and political resources, and the gains from arms deals, the drug trade, and many other types of crimes. After ingesting the serum made from the Lifeline Tablet, Silvermane reverted backwards in age until he disappeared from existence, but he soon stabilized as a younger man. Later, he was required to upload his consciousness into a cybernetic form, one that has varied over the years in size, strength, and capability. At its peak, the form possesses superhuman strength, speed, senses, and durability. As a cyborg, he has had organic parts that need to be carefully protected. More recently, he has existed in a pure cyber-form, with his head severed from his body. At times, Silvermane has digitally controlled cybernetic resources and entities, has uploaded his mind into a new body, and has taken control of the Deathlok unit for a time. Most recently, he has existed simply as a cybernetic head, which has been strapped to wheeled cars or tanks for mobility. Silvermane had the robotic Silver Squad designed to serve him once.
Height: (Human form) 6'2"; (as cyborg) 7"/variable
Weight: (Human form) 195 lbs.; (as cyborg) 440 lbs./variable
Hair: Bald; (aged) silver; (younger) brown
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Born nearly a century ago, Silvio Manfredi's family immigrated to the United States from Italy when he was a child.
Manfredi became involved with the Maggie when he was still a teenager.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#75 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane savagely fought for power and control as he rose through the ranks of the Maggia, ordering many killed along the way.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#10 (fb) - BTS) - When Manfredi's hair went white in his forties, he was dubbed Silvermane, and he kept firm control over his ranks.
At one point, Silvermane was arrested for tax fraud. During his prison sentence the influence of the Maggia and his family within waned. His rivals within the Maggia gained more dominance. Around thirty years ago he was released from prison.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#2 (fb) ) - Silvio Manfredi and Dominic Tyrone worked together for years to rise through the ranks of New York's criminal rackets and try to come out on top. Inseparable, they defeated every rival gang on the East Coast while building their position within the Maggia. After they became the bosses, they swore loyalty to each other, but Manfredi soon ordered a hit on Tyrone, and he got word that Tyrone had been killed.
(Spider-Man: Brand New Day - Extra!#1/1 (fb) ) - While based in Rome, Manfredi employed Hammerhead as a hitman, and he wanted to see Hammerhead rise through the ranks. Manfredi praised Hammerhead after he killed his own father, then sent him to work in New York.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#10 (fb) - BTS) - He later built more of his criminal empire through the international drug trade.
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point after Silvio Manfredi's release from prison, he and his wife Caterina had a son, Joseph, and Silvio introduced his boy to the Maggia early on. In time, Joseph received enhancements that would allow him to communicate with trained bats. He became the super-villain Blackwing.
(Underworld#1 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane was fond of Jackie Dio, a boy with Mafia connections. He disliked Jackie's brother, Vincent Dio.
(Underworld#3 (fb) ) - Silvermane heard how some of his men, including Sal, Nicky, and Skaggs, were killed by the Punisher. When Vince argued that they needed a super hero operative, Silvermane found himself agreeing, disappointing Jackie.
(Underworld#2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackie was sent on assignment by Silvermane, but Vince turned on him, alerting the police, and Jackie ended up badly wounded in the exchange.
(Underworld#5 (fb) ) - Silvermane showed Jackie in to his father, who lay dying from wounds he'd received.
(Spider-Man: Reptilian Rage#1 - BTS) - Silvermane sent his men to take the lizard formula from Dr. Curt Connors, but they failed due to Spider-Man's interference.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#74 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane began having heart trouble. Desperate to stay alive, he began seeking out the mysterious Tablet of Life and Time that was rumored to give eternal life. Silvermane had been researching the Tablet for years.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#73 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane caught his employee Caesar Cicero regularly seeking to undermine him, wanting to take Silvermane's place as a leader in the Maggia.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#73) - Cicero brought in Louis Wilson, an employee of the Kingpin's, who had information on a mystic tablet. Silvermane was furious with Cicero for acting without orders. Marko returned, having grabbed the tablet, and Wilson verified that it was the real thing, though they were unable to translate the hieroglyphs on it. Cicero soon had Curt Connors brought in, again without orders, thinking he could complete the translation.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#74 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane had Martha and Billy Connors brought in and held captive.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#74) - Silvermane stopped Marko from harming Connors, who kept warning them that something bad could happen if they didn't let him go. When Marko bad-mouthed Silvermane, he slapped Marko, but the effort caused his heart to act up briefly. After Spider-Man attacked, Cicero moved Martha and Billy to Silvermane's headquarters, infuriating the old man. Connors soon translated the text and worked on the serum. Silvermane seized the untested serum the moment it was finished. He collapsed in pain before standing up again, thrilled to be back in his young body.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#75) - Silvermane sparred with Cicero to prove his authority, but Cicero witnessed that Silvermane continued to regress in age, growing younger and younger. Spider-Man attacked and an emboldened Silvermane challenged him to combat, but his confidence left as he regressed to a teenager and then a child. Soon, he disappeared into nothingness.
(Daredevil I#123 (fb) - BTS) - After being de-aged, Silvermane found himself as an adult again, the process having reversed itself. Noticing the police and Spider-Man outside, Silvermane was able to escape when Hydra agents provided him with an exit. They later offered him a leadership spot in their organization.
(Daredevil I#121 (fb) - BTS) - Hydra formed a new team of division chiefs, including Mentallo (Reconnaissance), the Fixer (Science), the Blackwing (Air Action), Commander Kraken (Naval Action), Man-Killer (Assassins), el Jaguar, the Fox, Dreadnought (Heavy Weapons), and Jackhammer (Engineers). Silvermane became the Supreme Hydra.
(Giant-Size Creatures#1 - BTS) - Hydra agents caught Tigra and were sure the Supreme Hydra would be pleased with them.
(Daredevil I#120 - BTS) - Hydra agents tried kidnapping Foggy Nelson before S.H.I.E.L.D. could recruit him to their board of directors, but Daredevil, Black Widow, Ivan Petrovich, and S.H.I.E.L.D. stopped them.
(Daredevil I#121) - Supreme Hydra checked in with el Jaguar, then sent Dreadnought and an army of agents to try for Nelson again, but the same heroes fought back. This time, though, Dreadnought escaped with Foggy as his captive.
(Daredevil I#122) - Foggy Nelson remained missing for three days. During that time, Daredevil, Black Widow, Ivan Petrovich, and S.H.I.E.L.D. disrupted Hydra activities and arrested agents all over the city of New York. The Supreme Hydra laid a trap through clues for the heroes at the warehouse headquarters of Blackwing, and coordinated how to defeat the heroes with Mentallo. El Jaguar, ignoring orders intervened in the fight and ended up defeated, but Blackwing was able to defeat Daredevil. Supreme Hydra removed his mask, plotting how after his victory, they could get revenge on the Maggia as well.
(Daredevil I#123) - Silvermane began to prematurely celebrate the Hydra victory with Blackwing. After Man-Killer knocked out Black Widow, Silvermane ordered she and Blackwing to get along, then they got the unconscious Black Widow, Daredevil, and el Jaguar back to the Hydra base under Shea Stadium, where Mentallo and Dreadnought were holding Foggy. Silvermane pulled off his old man mask, showing that he was much younger underneath, his youth restored somewhat. When S.H.I.E.L.D. attacked, Silvermane blew them up, but soon realized he had only hit L.M.D.s. Foggy Nelson grabbed a gun and freed Daredevil and Black Widow, then the section chiefs began falling, including Jackhammer. Silvermane ordered Blackwing to fly him to safety, and they rushed away with Commander Kraken, ready to fight again another day.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#177 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane summoned the heads of several crime families, intending to propose an alliance between all of them. One of them, Fat Jack Jackson, was killed on his way to the meeting.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#177) - As Silvermane made his pitch to the crime families, the Green Goblin (Bart Hamilton) attacked and the criminals briefly fought him before Green Goblin offered to reveal Spider-Man's true identity to them.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#178) - Green Goblin flew away, promising to return with evidence of Spider-Man's identity in 24 hours. As Silvermane plotted how to stop him, Spider-Man attacked, and Silvermane fled the scene after ordering his men not to kill the hero.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#179) - Silvermane was attending a show at Radio City Music Hall when Green Goblin attacked, determined to kill him. Spider-Man intervened and Silvermane drew a gun on the Goblin, but Spider-Man quickly disarmed him. Goblin grabbed Silvermane and took off as Spider-Man pursued him into the sky, but the glider fell, leaving all three to fall from the air.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#180) - As he cursed Spider-Man and Green Goblin, Silvermane crashed to the ground and was badly wounded. His men gathered him and rushed him to the doctor.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#197 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing that Kingpin was wandering the streets as a derelict, Silvermane arranged to have a car hit him, hoping to kill the man, though he didn't want to be personally associated with the hit, worrying that it might cause war in the streets.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#2) - Silvermane took his men, including Pecile and D'Alessandro, to the Daily Bugle office, holding up the staff there, including Peter Parker and Robbie Robertson. Silvermane demanded that J. Jonah Jameson stop running exposes on organized crime or he would face the consequences. After taking Parker's camera, in case any footage had been captured on it when Parker hit the docks earlier, Silvermane returned to his office, but he found Spider-Man waiting there and his guards webbed up. Spidey defeated the guards and dangled Silvermane from the window before stealing Parker's camera back and leaving Silvermane with a warning not to threaten the Bugle again. The next day, Jameson wrote about Silvermane, and the vigilante Rapier's war on organized crime, and Silvermane had Robertson beat up in response. Silvermane had chauffeur Sardone take him up to the Cloisters, where he prepared his men, including Savvarino and Pecile, to set a trap for Rapier, who had agreed to a meeting. Rapier appeared, having already defeated Silvermane's men, then he revealed himself as Dominic Tyrone, stating that he'd survived the hit put on him years before and that he had been paralyzed for years before recovering and planning his revenge. Rapier disarmed Silvermane with a stun-blaster, but then Spider-Man attacked. Silvermane awakened and grabbed his gun, and he found Rapier seeking to escape on the rooftops, so Silvermane shot him in the back before collapsing again. Spider-Man soon got medical help for Silvermane as Rapier rushed off to safety.
(Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#3 (fb) - BTS) - A chemist named Simon Marshall convinced Silvermane he had created a new synthetic heroine, so Silvermane allowed him to start experimenting on vagrants in a facility on Ellis Island.
(Dark Reign: Mr. Negative#3) - Manfredi sent more immigrants and vagrants to Ellis Island, including the man who would become Mr. Negative. These same experiments would change two kids into Cloak and Dagger.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#69 (fb) - BTS) - After a high fall, Silvermane found his body broken and damaged, and he lay dying in his home. (see comments)
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#70 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane began actively preparing for his own death, setting up life support systems and cybernetic transfer protocols.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#69) - Cloak and Dagger defeated a group of drug dealers and learned they were working for Silvermane. Silvermane lay sick in bed in his Manhattan mansion while he coordinated drug shipments, but then Cloak and Dagger attacked. Spider-Man initially protected the two heroes from Silvermane's men, then he protected Silvermane from the heroes before he saved Dagger from Silvermane's flamethrower trap on his bed. In the end, Dagger used her light knives to sever Silvermane's life support.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#70) - As Silvermane lay dying, his aides got him into the life support unit and rushed him off to a pre-arranged doctor. Days later, Silvermane woke up, his brain and internal organs transferred to a new robotic body. Though he was disappointed he had the same old face, he enjoyed his new super-strength. When the doctors recommended they find a new host body for him so they could start working on reversing the aging process, Silvermane instead chose to keep his robot body, and he burst through the wall, determined to hunt down Cloak and Dagger, not realizing how frail his organs still were. He attacked drug dealers, including Sonny, before Spider-Man responded, fighting Silvermane on a speeding subway. Cloak and Dagger attacked as well and Silvermane was determined to kill them, but Dagger's lights overwhelmed him and he seemingly fell dead.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#93) - At the Kingpin's order, the Answer stole Silvermane's body from the morgue and Kingpin turned it over to his scientists.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#94) - As the technicians worked to revive Silvermane, they realized that he had not been killed, but his life force had been displaced. Silvermane was then fully revived and placed in a cybernetic form, and Kingpin planned to make him his personal assassin. Silvermane attacked some of Kingpin's enemies, then Spider-Man battled Silvermane, who managed to defeat the hero in combat, diverting from his primary mission and remaining silent through the fight. Kingpin tried recalling Silvermane through his submission collar, but the collar malfunctioned and Silvermane stayed active.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#95) - As Kingpin kept delivering electric shocks through the submission collar, Silvermane acted berserk as he charged toward finding Dagger, part of him realizing that his diverted life force remained with her. Silvermane soon attacked Cloak and Dagger, but Spider-Man and the Black Cat were there to fight him as well. When the Answer grabbed Dagger and flew away, Cloak took Silvermane and thugs Varley and Johnston into his cape and into the Darkforce Dimension.
(Spectacular Spider-Man I#96) - Silvermane's will proved too powerful for Cloak, who threw Silvermane out in an alleyway, then the villain immediately went after Dagger again. Sensing her at the Kingpin's headquarters, Silvermane fought his way through the security agents and battled Kingpin himself as Spider-Man, Black Cat, and Cloak looked on. The Answer sacrificed his own life force to restore Dagger to full strength, then she restored Silvermane's full capacity. Confused and overwhelmed with his full faculties back, Silvermane rushed down the skyscraper to be on his own.
(Daredevil I#235 - BTS) - Silvermane sent his men to apprehend Madcap for the Rose (Richard Fisk), but Daredevil stopped them.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#284) - When the Kingpin disappeared, the Arranger took over his business, and sent Jack O'Lantern to fight Silvermane. Against doctor's orders, Silvermane fought back, but Jack left him defeated in an explosion.
(Web of Spider-Man I#80 (fb) - BTS) - While his enemies thought him dead, Silvermane survived the explosion, though it destroyed his robot body. Silvermane's aids preserved his head and took him to an abandoned Hydra base, where he began stealing technology from Stane International to build an even better body.
(Web of Spider-Man I#79 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane had Tinkerer build him some robots called the Silver Squad (Purty Larry, Ripster, Slambeaux, and Twit) to kill Spider-Man.
(Web of Spider-Man I#79) - Silvermane controlled the Silver Squad from afar, having them attack Spider-Man, but the hero got the upper hand, so Silvermane channeled all his power into Ripster and had him bring Spider-Man directly to him.
(Web of Spider-Man I#80) - As he videotaped the room, Silvermane strapped Spider-Man to a machine that began draining Spider-Man's' blood, and Silvermane planned to use it to power his own form. Using his webbing, Spider-Man blocked the machine and it overloaded, causing Silvermane to go blind temporarily and the computers in the room to malfunction. When Black Cat arrived, Silvermane turned lasers on her as he blindly tried finding Spider-Man, using electric shocks from his body. The two heroes destroyed Silvermane's lab as they fought him, then the lab exploded and Silvermane was thought dead. The real Silvermane watched from afar, having only been remote operating a robot copy of himself during the attack. He planned to finish his new body and strike again.
(Deathlok II#7 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane developed a synthetic substitute for Spider-Man's blood and used it to restore his mobility.
(Deathlok II#6 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane developed a new cyborg body, capable of lifting 15 tons. In an abandoned base in the subway tunnels, Silvermane coordinated his gang, with arms deals and drug sales. He got word that his man, Sal Dileo, had shot at school children while trying to kill a traitor named Donny. Silvermane then heard about Deathlok investigating the shooting.
(Deathlok II#6) - Silvermane choked and killed Sal in frustration before seeking out Donny to threaten him. Deathlok opened fire on Silvermane and his guards, including Vito and Charlie. Silvermane sparred with Deathlok, knocking him in front of a subway, but then Punisher attacked, opening fire on Silvermane.
(Deathlok II#7) - Losing his guard Joey, Silvermane moved away from the fight, taking Vito with him, and he realized Punisher was after Donny and his partner Nick; Silvermane promised the two forgiveness if they kept their drug profits up. Back at his lab, Silvermane put on a mask and controlled robots to protect him when Punisher and Deathlok attacked. The heroes found their way in, but Vito kept a gun to the heads of Donny and Nick while Silvermane stole Deathlok's gun but couldn't use it. He was soon smashed and defeated.
(Daredevil I#307) - Silvermane drove into Las Vegas with a truck full of artillery. Traffic was held up due to activity by the Hand.
(Nomad II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane took room 17 at the Odessa Motel on the outskirts of Las Vegas.
(Nomad II#4) - Silvermane left his room and drove away in a rented car.
(Punisher War Journal I#45) - Silvermane opened a truck full of weapons.
(Punisher War Journal I#46) - Silvermane staked his claim in Vegas, fighting the Praetorians when they rushed by him.
(Daredevil I#308) - Silvermane was attacked at the circus by members of the Hand and the Yakuza. He was furious about not being invited to clandestine meetings regarding the Kingpin's holdings, and they wanted to eliminate any competition. Daredevil intervened in the attack, hitting Silvermane with a thrown slot machine.
(Punisher War Journal I#46) - Silvermane was stuck under the slot machine.
(Incredible Hulk II#404) - Red Skull assembled a group of villains, including Silvermane, that he called the New World Order, but after a helicopter crashed and an operative escaped, Red Skull killed his aid Dr. Perkins and prepared to start his plans again.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#1 (fb) - BTS) - From a containment unit, Silvermane united several factions of the Maggia under his control and made moves to run the entire organization. He had a new Scorpion suit built, and he sent his men to attack the mob run by Caesar Cicero.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#2 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane took over much of the city's computer networks to help coordinate his attacks.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#3 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane made plans to upload his consciousness into the cyborg body of Deathlok, learning how powerful he was. He couldn't find Deathlok's family to kidnap, so he allied with Mainframe, learning everything he could about the cyborg.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#1) - Cicero came to visit Silvermane, who explained that he was in charge now.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#2) - As the Maggia war advanced, Silvermane saw Elaine Coll equipped as the new Scorpia. Bodies began piling up around the city as Silvermane's foes, including Bruno Giraldi, were killed along with many civilians. Silvermane sent Scorpia, Beetle, and Hydro-Man after Deathlok, wanting to obtain the cyborg's body for himself.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#3) - Spider-Man fought Deathlok to keep the cyborg from surrendering to Silvermane, and Silvermane promised to take his revenge out on the city, and he flooded the Holland Tunnel in response. Deathlok soon turned himself in to Silvermane, and Scorpia attacked the cyborg as Mainframe revealed himself, as Silvermane's head was detatched from his frame and prepared for transfer. Scorpia held off Spider-Man and Daredevil as they made a copy of Silvermane's consciousness, giving him control of Deathlok's body. Punisher then attacked as well, and Deathlok began fighting Silvermane for control of his form. "Deathlok" shot Scorpia in the back, trying to gain the trust of the heroes.
(Spider-Man: Power of Terror#4) - "Deathlok" tried convincing Spider-Man and Daredevil to help him take out the rest of the Maggia, but they didn't believe he was really in control, so Silvermane revealed his ruse and attacked the heroes, soon defeating them, but he found himself unable to kill them, as Deathloks's computers had a "no killing" parameters in place. "Deathlok" began attacking the Maggia headquarters, then, with Mainframe, he attacked a government building that was using A.I.M. technology. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, and Scorpia all attacked there, as Silvermane was glorying in his new strength while defeated agents in armored suits. As Silvermane made plans to destroy a city block and blame the government, Deathlok began fighting him for control again, taking over in time to save Scorpia from a fatal fall, and to stop the city block from being destroyed.
(Spider-Man I#73) - General Nguyen Ngoc Coy called together many criminal empire heads, including Slug, Silvermane, Hammerhead, Tombstone, the Rose, Gavin Thorpe, Caesar Cicero, and the Slug, and they all agreed to unite against Fortunato.
(Spider-Man I#74) - When Fortunato captured Spider-Man, he united Slug, Silvermane, Thorpe, Cicero, Hammerhead, Coy, and the Rose behind him, as well as Hydra and Jimmy-6, and he promised to publicly unmask Spidey at midnight that night. Fortunato also revealed he had captured Tombstone and had him in power-blockers; he promised to kill many innocents if the others turned against him again. He ordered Jimmy-6 to pass out guns to Slug and the others, stating he would force them to shoot Tombstone, but Jimmy-6 refused, turning against his father. Spider-Man escaped and Daredevil attacked, helping the captives escape. In the ensuing battle, Slug and the others escaped.
(Spider-Man: Made Men#1 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane, bound to his wheelchair, granted an interview to brash reporter Ben Urich, while his men kept Urich at gunpoint.
(Spider-Man: Made Men#1) - Punisher attacked Silvermane's headquarters, but Silvermane himself was shot from behind by two of the Kingpin's men, Paul Falcone and Tommy Kavanagh. Having survived, Silvermane attended a meeting with Hammerhead, the Rose, Caesar Cicero, and other criminals, called by Fortunato, to discuss organized crime in the city. Fortunato nearly killed Cicero, but then Norman Osborn attacked the ship they were on, and the criminals dispersed as Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, and Captain America arrived.
(Spider-Man I#94 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane occasionally crossed paths with Joey Z, a notorious criminal. Jill Stacy asked Silvermane about Joey Z once.
(Spider-Man I#94) - Spider-Man broke into Silvermane's place demanding answers about Joey Z. From his wheelchair, Silvermane revealed little before the hero fled.
(New Warriors II#4) - When Joey (formerly Blackwing) sought to establish his own reputation, he was set back by the New Warriors. Seeing his son's reputation tarnished, and worried about his own, Silvermane ordered Joey to take care of things or he might kill him himself.
(Avengers III#31) - Grim Reaper assembled the heads of various Maggia families, including Silvermane, Caesar Cicero, Shigeru Ichihara, Edward Lavell, T.B. Smithson, Pierre Fresson, and Madame Masque, but the Avengers (Goliath, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Triathlon, Vision, Warbird) attacked, causing Madame Masque to respond with Dreadnoughts attacking.
(Wolverine II#164 (fb) - BTS) - While incarcerated at the Raft, Silvermane developed some influence through his Maggia connections. Hammerhead vied for some of that control.
(Wolverine II#164) - Silvermane sat in his cell.
(Underworld#1 (fb) - BTS) - Silvermane was badly wounded after visiting Missy Goumada.
(Underworld#1) - Jackie Dio visited Silvermane, who was in his cyborg form, infirm in bed. He regretted not offering Dio work, and referred him to the Owl, who was running things now.
(Spider-Man: Brand New Day - Extra!#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hammerhead was taken out by a rival hitman, one who said he had Manfredi's permission to take Hammerhead down.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#618 (fb) - BTS) - Knowing the members of the Maggia were being murdered, Silvermane hired Mysterio to help many of them fake their deaths, including Alberto Karnelli, Eddie Costa, Milo Manfredi, Tony "Two-Step" Gallo, Paulo Munoz, Joe Karnelli Jr., Vincenzo Karnelli, and others.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#618 (fb) ) - Foes of the Maggia attacked Silvermane's mob (including Hammerhead), using a magnetic lift to trap his body, then he was dropped into a car crusher.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#3 (fb) ) - After he was dropped into the trash compactor, Silvermane squeezed his head free and it was popped loose while the rest of his body was crushed. With enough battery power in the head to keep him alive, Silvermane was found by the son of the people who owned the junkyard, the boy wanting to build a robot with Silvermane's head. For a time, Silvermane tried calling for help (using his tongue to push numbers on the phone) and killing the boy (with a knife in his teeth), but in time, he found himself settling in to the family and enjoying his time with him, watching movies and settling in to the family life with the boy and his mother, Kathy. He even helped them learn how to scare off men who were extorting the junkyard. The boy attached Silvermane's head to a remote-controlled car.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5) - Shocker broke into the junkyard and grabbed Silvermane's head, escaping with it.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#6) - Shocker kept a hold of Silvermane's head.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8) - Shocker took Silvermane to his apartment and kept duct tape on his mouth. Once he could speak, Silvermane complained about missing Kathy's lasagna, then he insulted Shocker and bit him right on the nose.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#9) - Hydro-Man came over to visit Shocker while Silvermane was drinking soda and watching TV. Shocker tried hiding Silvermane in the closet, but Hydro-Man broke in and saw the robot head. Hydro-Man tried convincing Shocker that he could run the Maggia now, but then Hydro-Man fled.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12) - Silvermane kept watching TV and taunting Shocker until Shocker stuffed him in a bag, ignoring Silvermane's complaints.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#13) - When Hammerhead surrounded the building with his men, Shocker held up Silvermane's head to try and make peace, but Silvermane yelled out that Shocker wanted to be head of the Maggia, inspiring a fight, as Silvermane didn't want to go back to a life of crime himself. Shocker used his vibro-bands to fly away, escaping with Silvermane, and they went to one of Boomerang's safehouses. There, Silvermane berated Shocker for being a coward before Boomerang, Beetle (Janice Lincoln), Overdrive, and Speed Demon arrived.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14) - Shocker and Silvermane remained hidden in the safehouse until Shocker heard them insulting him and he attacked the other villains.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15) - Silvermane saw the five villains knock out the Shocker, then they buried him alive. The villains then sent evidence of Silvermane to the Maggia, wanting to control the criminal organization.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#16) - The criminals painted Silvermane's head like Starchild from the band KISS and took him to a meeting with the Maggia leaders. When they arrived, Silvermane told them to kill the criminals, but soon Tombstone, Mr. Negative and his Inner Demons, and Madame Masque all attacked. Yelling that someone was about to open fire, Silvermane inspired a shoot-out.
(Superior Foes of Spider-Man#17) - Punisher intervened in the gang war but Shocker pulled in, in his Shocker-Mobile, to stop him. Silvermane hopped in Shocker's arms and declared him the new Maggia don.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Spider-Man/Deadpool#12) - Silvermane, his head mounted on a toy tank, joined Shocker and his friends in gambling. Spider-Man and Deadpool dropped by.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), John Romita Sr., John Buscema (pencilers) & Jim Mooney (inker).
Silvermane has shifted from human to cyborg to robot multiple times. He'll be full robot one issue, then a mortal in a wheelchair, then back to cyborg. Lately, he's just been a cyborg head, but who knows what lies in store for him.
Spectacular Spider-Man I#69 clearly showed the results of Silvermane's fall in Amazing Spider-Man I#180, ignoring his appearance in Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#2 in-between. Either the annual chonologically took place before the storyline running through ASM I#177-180 or Silvermane got better, suffered an injury in the Annual and then fell in an untold story from a high place.
Mysterio used a Silvermane robot in a complex plot.
Silvermane has profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#10 (October, 1983), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#12 (November, 1986), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#20 (1992), Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook (May, 2007) and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#10 (2009).
Markus Raymond added Giant-Size Creatures#1 and Nomad II#4.
Profile by Chadman.
Silvemane should not be confused with:
(Amazing Spider-Man I#618) - Mysterio controlled a Silvermane robot from afar. Silvermane and many other Maggia members revealed to Bruno Karnelli that they were still alive, then they staged a war on Mr. Negative. While firing an assault rifle, Silvermane was shocked to see Hammerhead working on the other side.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#619) - Hammerhead, struggling with loyalties to his old boss, rushed away as Silvermane and the Maggia fought the Inner Demons. Spider-Man and the police, led by Yuri Watanabe, arrived, so the Silvermane robot (controlled by Mysterio from afar) fled with his soldiers. Later, Mysterio used the robot to kill Carmine Karnelli.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#620) - Mysterio controlled Silvermane in a fight against Mr. Negative and his Inner Demons, but the robot was rendered useless when Negative stabbed it in the power supply.
--Amazing Spider-Man I#618 (Amazing Spider-Man I#618-620
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Amazing Spider-Man I#74, p18, pan2 (with serum)
Amazing Spider-Man I#74, p20, pan1 (youth restored)
Daredevil I#122, p8, pan5 (as Supreme Hydra)
Amazing Spider-Man I#177, p12, pan5 (in suit with flower)
Spectacular Spider-Man I#94, p16, pan1 (cybernetic form)
Web of Spider-Man I#79, p10, pan1 (all wired up)
Deathlok II#7, p7, pan5 (in control mask)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror#4, p10, pan2 (as Deathlok)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12, p18, pan6 (head)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#16, p10, pan3 (as KISS' Starchild)
Amazing Spider-Man I#618, p17, pan7 (Silvermane robot)
Amazing Spider-Man I#73 (June, 1969) - Stan Lee (writer), John Romita Sr, John Buscema (pencilers), Jim Mooney (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#74-75 (July-August, 1969) - Stan Lee (writer), John Romita Sr (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Giant-Size Creatures#1 (July, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#120-123 (April-July, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Bob Brown (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#177 (February, 1978) - Len Wein (writer), Ross Andru (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#178 (March, 1978) - Len Wein (writer), Ross Andru (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#179-180 (April-May, 1978) - Len Wein (writer), Ross Andru (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#2 (August, 1980) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Jim Mooney (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man I#69-70 (August-September, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Ed Hannigan (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man I#93-96 (August-November, 1984) - Al Milgrom (writer/penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Daredevil I#235 (October, 1986) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#284 (January, 1987) - Tom DeFalco, Jim Owsley (writersf), Ron Brett Breeding (pencilers), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Web of Spider-Man I#79-80 (August-September, 1991) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Alex Saviuk (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Deathlok II#6-7 (December, 1991-January, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), Denys Cowan (pencier), Mike Manley (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil I#307 (August, 1992) - DG Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Nomad II#4 (August, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pat Olliffe (penciler), Mark McKenna (inker), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Punisher War Journal I#45 (August, 1992) - Chuck Dixon (writer), John Hebert (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Don Daley (editor)
Daredevil I#308 (September, 1992) - DG Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Punisher War Journal I#46 (September, 1992) - Chuck Dixon (writer), John Hebert (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Don Daley (editor)
Incredible Hulk I#404 (April, 1993) - Peter David (writer), Gary Frank (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror#1 (January, 1995) - Greg Wright (writer), Darick Robertson (penciler), Malcolm Jones, Lee Sullivan (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror#2 (February, 1995) - Greg Wright (writer), Darick Robertson (penciler), Malcolm Jones, Al Milgrom, Randy Emberlin (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror#3 (March, 1995) - Greg Wright (writer, Darick Robertson (penciler), Malcolm Jones, Lee Sullivan (inkers), Mark Powers (editor)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror#4 (April, 1995) - Greg Wright (writer), Darick Robertson (penciler), Greg Adams, Jimmy Palmiotti (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Spider-Man I#73-74 (October-November, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spider-Man: Made Men#1 (August, 1998) - Howard Mackie (writer), Norman Felchle (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spider-Man I#94 (August, 1998) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
New Warriors II#4 (January, 2000) - Jay Faerber (writer), Karl Kerschl (penciler), Walden Wong (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Avengers III#31 (August, 2000) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Wolverine II#164 (July, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (penciler), Norm Rapmund (inker), Joe Quesada (editor)
Underworld#1-3,5 (April-June, August, 2006) - Frank Tieri (writer), Staz Johnson (penciler), Tom Palmer (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Spider-Man: Brand New Day - Extra!#1/1 (September, 2008) - Joe Kelly (writer), Chris Bachalo (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Tom Brennan (editor)
Dark Reign: Mister Negative#3 (October, 2009) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Gianluca Gugliotta (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#618 (March, 2010) - Dan Slott (writer), Marcos Martin (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#3 (November, 2013) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#5-6 (January-February, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#8 (April, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#9 (May, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber, Rich Ellis (artists), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#12-13 (August-September, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#14 (October, 2014) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber, Rich Ellis (artists), Tom Brennan (editor)
Superior Foes of Spider-Man#15-17 (November, 2014-January, 2015) - Nick Spencer (writer), Steve Lieber (artist), Tom Brennan (editor)
Spider-Man/Deadpool#12 (February, 2017) - Nick Giovannetti, Paul Scheer (writers), Todd Nauck (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Spider-Man: Reptillian Rage#1 (August, 2019) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Christopher Allen (artist), Mark Basso (editor)
First Posted: 04/19/2020
Last updated: 04/19/2020
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