Name: Hudak, 1st name unknown
Affiliates: Employee of Norman Osborn...Leader of an unnamed "Strike-Squad"...Member of the Masters Of Evil
Enemies: Spider-Man, Ben Reilly, Thunderbolts.
Powers: The Scorcher can direct enormous fire powered flame-blasts...Intense heat generation from powered armored suit he wears on his back with hoses/cables connected to his arms where powers are unleashed...Wears protective helmet...Use of jet-pack enables the scorcher to fly..
Origin: A former research chemist, the Scorcher easily had the ability to create the equipment he uses in his life of crime.
1st App.: Untold Tales of Spider-Man #1
The Scorcher was a normal research chemist until the day he framed for embezzlement in his company. He then ran away but lived outside the law from that day on depending on his creations to aid him in his life of crime. He first worked for Norman Osborn and quickly made an enemy out of Spider-Man on a couple of occurrences as told in Untold Tales of Spider-Man #1 & 14. He showed up again in Spider-Man Holiday Special in a somewhat token appearance where he went up against the Ben Reilly Spider-Man. Most recently, he has joined up with 24 other villains in one of the more recent versions of the Masters of Evil in the pages of Thunderbolts #24 & 25.
Spider-Man Fear Rating: 3 (out of 10)
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