of the Sinister Syndicate with Rhino, Hydro-Man, Speed Demon, Boomerang,
Former member of Masters of Evil, Ally of Gladiator, Ringer, Justin
Hammer, Blizzard, Blacklash, Stegron, Kingpin, Doctor Octopus.
Spider-Man, Human Torch, Thing, Daredevil, Avengers, Iron Man, Gibbon,
Silver Sable, Deathlok, Scarlet Spider, She-Hulk, Boomerang, Vulture,
Rhino, Hardshell, Strikeback, Ringer
Powers derived from a battle suit designed to give him a very high degree
of protection & augments his strength many times over due to it's
circuitry...Gloves contain pneumatic
suction-grippers & can shoot an electrostatic blast from them as well as stick to
areas...Has mylar wings that enable him to fly at speeds of 60 up to 100 MPH.
There is no source of his powers
since Jenkins designed and manufactured his own suits and weapons as a
means of trying to acquire wealth and fame.
Strange Tales #123
#21, 94, 280, 281 & Annual 24...Spectacular Spider-Man
#16, 58-60, 164 & Annual 12...Web Of Spider-Man Annual 8...Deadly
Foes Of Spider-Man #1-4...Lethal Foes Of Spider-Man #2-4...Spider-Man: The Power Of
Terror #2 & 3...Spider-Man: Web Of Doom #2 & 3...Spider-Man
Unlimited #9 & 12...Webspinners #17 & 18...Silver Sable
#16 & 17...What-If? V2 #64
Appearances: Strange Tales #123...Thunderbolts
-1...Fantastic Four #334 & Annual #3...Heroes &
Legends #1...Avengers #26-28 & 228-230...Daredevil
#33, 34, 108, 109 & 140...Defenders #63-65...Iron Man
#126, 127, 223, 224, 227, 285 & 286...Marvel Two-In-One #96...Captain America #412
& 413...Silver Sable #21 & 22...Sensational She-Hulk #59...Alpha
Jenkins began his career as a criminal against the Human Torch
and the Thing in Strange Tales #123 and eventually went
on to battle just about every hero you can name. He met
Spider-Man in Amazing Spider-Man #21 and it was the first
of many meetings. Alone, or as part of the Sinister Syndicate,
the Beetle has proven to be very little trouble to
Spider-Man...As well as Daredevil, the Human Torch, the
Avengers, Iron Man, well you get the point! A highlight in his
career against Spider-Man took place in Spectacular
Spider-Man #58-60 where he showed off a new battle suit, but
again was defeated, this time with help from the Gibbon no less!
Beetle also played a part in several Spider-Man limited series
including Deadly Foes, Lethal Foes, and Web Of
Doom. He was a member of the Sinister Syndicate that debuted
in Amazing Spider-Man #280 and appeared with them several
times thereafter including their little known appearances in Silver
Sable #16 & 17 in a backup story and most recently in
the retro Webspinners #17 & 18. The Beetle became an
over-used villain that was defeated way to easily too many
times. He made a huge transition in the pages of the Thunderbolts
where he, along with other villains, took on new identities and
gave up their life of crime to serve a better purpose. He has
since gone through many changes taking on the identity of
M.A.C.H-1 and a new Beetle.
Fear Rating: 3 (out of 10)
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