Name: Spencer Smythe

ID: Known

Relatives: Alistair, Son

Affiliates: Former employee of J. Jonah Jameson

Enemies: Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson

Powers: Spencer is a genius when it comes to working with Robots and inventing...He has created a number of Spider-Slayers that were all major threats to Spider-Man.

Origin: Spencer was initially hired by J. Jonah Jameson, editor of the Daily Bugle known for labeling Spider-Man a public menace...He was hired to create a robot to stop Spider-Man and and failed...Each time...And each time, Smythe's obsession with Spider-Man grew with every Spider-Slayer that he created until his death.


1st App.: Amazing Spider-Man #25

Death: Amazing Spider-Man #192

June 1965

Origin Issues: Amazing Spider-Man #25 & 190

Spider-Man Appearances: Amazing Spider-Man #25, 28, 58, 105-107, 150, & 190-192


Spencer Smythe slowly turned to crime after each failure in trying to defeat Spider-Man...Each Spider-Slayer was stronger and stronger as Spidey had a harder time beating each successive one...But beat them he did!...Smythe also had a growing hatred of J. Jonah Jameson that compared to that of Spider-Man's.



His hatred reached its peak when he captured both Spidey & J.J.J. and shackled them together with a bomb set to go off in 24 hours...Spidey used liquid oxygen to freeze the mechanism and they were freed, but not Spencer, he died from a result of Radiation Poisoning from overexposure to materials he used in creating the Spider-Slayers.


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