Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)
Natalia Alianovna Romanova, colloquial: Black Widow is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico, artist Don Heck, the character debuted in Tales of Suspense #52; the character was introduced as an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man. She defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the fictional spy agency S. H. I. E. L. D. and a member of the superhero team the Avengers. Scarlett Johansson portrays the character Black Widow in films Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Johansson will star in her own Black Widow solo film; the Black Widow's first appearances were as a recurring, non-costumed, Russian-spy antagonist in the feature "Iron Man", beginning in Tales of Suspense #52. Five issues she recruits the besotted costumed archer and superhero Hawkeye to her cause.
Her government supplies her with her first Black Widow costume and high-tech weaponry, but she defects to the United States after appearing, temporarily brainwashed against the U. S. in the superhero-team series The Avengers #29. The Widow becomes a recurring ally of the team before becoming its sixteenth member many years later; the Black Widow was visually updated in 1970: The Amazing Spider-Man #86 reintroduced her with shoulder-length red hair, a skintight black costume, wristbands which fired spider threads. This would become the appearance most associated with the character. In short order, The Black Widow starred in her own series in Amazing Adventures #1–8, sharing that split book with the feature Inhumans; the Black Widow feature was dropped after only eight issues. After her initial solo feature ended, the Black Widow co-starred in Daredevil #81–124, of which #93-108 were cover titled Daredevil and the Black Widow. Daredevil writer Gerry Conway recounted, "It was my idea to team up Daredevil and the Black Widow because I was a fan of Natasha, thought she and Daredevil would have interesting chemistry."
Succeeding writers, felt that Daredevil worked better as a solo hero, wrote the Black Widow out of the series. She was recast into the super-team series The Champions as the leader of the titular superhero group, which ran for 17 issues. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Black Widow appeared as both an Avengers member and a freelance agent of S. H. I. E. L. D, she starred in a serialized feature within the omnibus comic-book series Marvel Fanfare #10–13, written by George Pérez and Ralph Macchio, with art by penciller Perez. These stories were collected in the oversized one-shot Black Widow: Web of Intrigue #1; the Widow guest-starred in issues of Solo Avengers, Force Works, Iron Man, Marvel Team-Up, other comics. She had made frequent guest appearances in Daredevil since the late 1970s, she starred in a three-issue arc, "The Fire Next Time", by writer Scott Lobdell and penciller Randy Green, in Journey into Mystery #517–519. A new ongoing Black Widow comic title debuted in April 2010; the first story arc was written by Marjorie Liu with art by Daniel Acuna.
Beginning with issue #6, the title was written by Duane Swierczynski, with artwork by Manuel Garcia and Lorenzo Ruggiero. Black Widow appeared as a regular character throughout the 2010–2013 Secret Avengers series, from issue #1 through its final issue #37. Black Widow appears in the 2013 Secret Avengers series by Luke Ross. Black Widow appears in a relaunched ongoing series by artist Phil Noto; the first issue debuted in January 2014. In October 2015, it was announced that Mark Waid and Chris Samnee would be launching a new Black Widow series for 2016 as part of Marvel's post-Secret Wars relaunch; the first issue was released in March 2016. Aside from the arcs in Marvel Fanfare and Journey into Mystery, the Black Widow has starred in four limited series and four graphic novels; the three-issue Black Widow, under the Marvel Knights imprint, starred Romanova and introduced her appointed successor, Captain Yelena Belova, who had appeared in an issue of the 1999 series Inhumans. The writer for the story arc, "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" was Devin K. Grayson while J. G. Jones was the artist.
The next three-issue, Marvel Knights mini-series titled Black Widow featured both Black Widows in the story arc "Breakdown", by writers Devin Grayson and Greg Rucka with painted art by Scott Hampton. Romanova next starred in another solo miniseries titled Black Widow: Homecoming under the Marvel Knights imprint and written by science fiction novelist Richard K. Morgan, with art by Bill Sienkiewicz and by Sienkiewicz over Goran Parlov layouts. A six-issue sequel, Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her, by writer Morgan, penciller Sean Phillips, inker Sienkiewicz, picks up where the previous miniseries left off, continuing the story using many of the same characters, she starred in the solo graphic n
Hawkeye is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, the character first appeared as a villain in Tales of Suspense #57 and joined the Avengers in The Avengers #16, he has been a prominent member of the team since. He was ranked at #44 on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes list. Hawkeye is portrayed by Jeremy Renner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a shared fictional universe, the setting of films produced by Marvel Studios. Renner first made an uncredited cameo appearance in Thor and played a larger role in The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame. Hawkeye was introduced as a reluctant villain in Tales of Suspense #57. After two more appearances as a villain in Tales of Suspense #60 and #64, Hawkeye joins the ranks of the Avengers in Avengers #16, he became a perennial member of the team and has made numerous appearances in all five volumes, including specials and annuals, as well as in The Ultimates.
However, Hawkeye's presence in the Avengers - both the team and the series - would be sporadic for nearly a decade starting in early 1973. Steve Englehart, the Avengers writer at the time of Hawkeye's departure, explained, "When I had Hawkeye quit the Avengers, I liked him, but I wanted to try a different approach, so his leaving fit in with what I was trying to do."Hawkeye featured prominently in the limited series West Coast Avengers #1–4 as founder and team leader, before appearing in the ongoing title, which ran for 102 issues from October 1985–January 1994. The title was renamed Avengers West Coast from #46. Hawkeye starred concurrently in every issue of Solo Avengers which ran for 40 issues from December 1987–January 1991. From 1998 to 2002, Hawkeye featured as team leader in issues #20–75 and Annual #2000 of the title Thunderbolts, written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza, he appeared as a supporting character in Avengers Academy from issue #21 through its final issue #39 and as team leader in Secret Avengers from issue #22 through its final issue, #37.
Hawkeye appeared in Vol. 2 of Secret Avengers by Nick Spencer and Luke Ross. Hawkeye appeared as a regular character in the 2010-2013 Secret Avengers series, from issue #21.1 through its final issue #37. Hawkeye featured in the Marvel crossover event House of M, he appeared in the New Avengers series from issues #26–64 plus New Avengers Annual #2 and Annual #3. Continuing as Ronin, the character played an important part in the crossover event Secret Invasion #1–8; the company wide crossover event Dark Reign saw Hawkeye feature prominently in New Avengers: The Reunion #1–4 and Dark Reign: The List - New Avengers #1. He went on to feature in the Siege #1–4 crossover event. Hawkeye has appeared in numerous solo adventures over the years, he appeared in Hawkeye #1–4, written by Mark Gruenwald. Hawkeye appeared in Hawkeye Vol.2 #1–4 and Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman #1. In 2003, Hawkeye had a short lived on-going series, Hawkeye Vol. 3, #1–8, soon cancelled. Writer Jim McCann and artist David Lopez had another unsuccessful attempt at an ongoing series with Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1–6.
The series did however spin into two limited series, beginning with Widowmaker #1–4 and Hawkeye: Blindspot #1–4. A fourth volume of Hawkeye began in August 2012 by the creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist David Aja, which features a partnership with his protege, Kate Bishop, met with critical acclaim; as part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch, a new series entitled All-New Hawkeye began in March 2015, written by Jeff Lemire with art by Ramon Perez, which only lasted 5 issues a second volume which continued the previous story ended after 6 issues. Over the years, Hawkeye has made guest appearances in numerous Marvel titles, the most notable being Daredevil #99, Incredible Hulk #166, Marvel Team-Up #22, Ghost Rider #27, Marvel Team-Up #92, Marvel Fanfare #3, Captain America #317, Contest of Champions II #3-5, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #3, War Machine Vol.2 #8-10, Young Avengers Presents #6 and Captain America: Reborn #3-6. Post Civil War II, Hawkeye will star in new solo series called Occupy Avengers written by David Walker and penciled by Carlos Pacheco.
Kate Bishop had starred in the 5th Volume of Hawkeye. However, the book had been cancelled with its 16th and final issue in early 2018. Clint Barton was born in Iowa. At a young age he lost both of his parents in a car accident. After six years in an orphanage and his brother Barney ran away to join the Carson Carnival of Travelling Wonders. Clint soon caught the eye of the Swordsman. Along with the help of Trick Shot, the Swordsman trained Clint to become a master archer. Clint found the Swordsman embezzling money from the carnival. Before he could turn his mentor over to the authorities, Clint was beaten and left for dead, allowing the Swordsman to escape town. Clint's relationship with his brother Barney and Trick
Daredevil (Marvel Comics character)
Daredevil is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Daredevil was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with an unspecified amount of input from Jack Kirby; the character first appeared in Daredevil #1. Writer/artist Frank Miller's influential tenure on the title in the early 1980s cemented the character as a popular and influential part of the Marvel Universe. Daredevil is known by such epithets as the "Man Without Fear" and the "Devil of Hell's Kitchen". Daredevil's origins stem from a childhood accident. While growing up in the gritty or crime-ridden working class Irish-American neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in New York City, Matt Murdock is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from a out-of-control truck after he pushes a man out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. While he no longer can see, his exposure to the radiactive material heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability, gives him a "radar sense."
His father, a boxer named Jack Murdock, is a single man raising his now blind son. Jack is killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight, leaving Matt an orphan; some years after donning a yellow and dark red costume, Matt seeks out revenge against his father's killers as the superhero Daredevil, fighting against his many enemies, including Bullseye and Kingpin. He becomes a lawyer after having graduated from Columbia Law School with his best friend and roommate, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson. Daredevil has since appeared in various forms of media, including several animated series, video games and merchandise; the character was first portrayed in live action by Rex Smith in the 1989 television movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, by Ben Affleck in the 2003 film Daredevil. Most Daredevil was portrayed by Charlie Cox in the Marvel Television productions Daredevil and The Defenders on Netflix for the Marvel Cinematic Universe; the character debuted in Marvel Comics' Daredevil #1, created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, with character design input from Jack Kirby, who devised Daredevil's billy club.
Writer and comics historian Mark Evanier has suggested without confirmation that Kirby designed the basic image of Daredevil's initial costume, though Everett modified it. That original costume design was a combination of black and red, reminiscent of acrobat tights; the first issue covered both the character's origins and his desire for justice on the man who had killed his father, boxer "Battling Jack" Murdock, who raised young Matthew Murdock in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Jack instills in Matt the importance of education and nonviolence with the aim of seeing his son become a better man than himself. In the course of saving a blind man from the path of an oncoming truck, Matt is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from the vehicle; the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human limits, giving him a kind of “radar” sense, enabling him to detect the shape and location of objects around him. In order to support his son, Jack Murdock returns to boxing under the Fixer, a known gangster, the only man willing to contract the aging boxer.
When he refuses to throw a fight because his son is in the audience, he is killed by one of the Fixer's men. Having promised his father not to use violence to deal with his problems, Matt gets around that promise by adopting a new identity who can use physical force. Adorned in a yellow and black costume made from his father's boxing robes and using his superhuman abilities, Matt confronts the killers as the superhero Daredevil, unintentionally causing the Fixer to have a fatal heart attack. Wally Wood introduced Daredevil's modern red costume in issue #7, which depicts Daredevil's battle against the far more powerful Sub-Mariner, has become one of the most iconic stories of the series. Daredevil would embark on a series of adventures involving such villains as the Owl, Stilt-Man, the Gladiator, the Enforcers. In issue #16, he meets Spider-Man, a character who would grow to become one of Daredevil's closest friends. A letter from Spider-Man unintentionally exposed Daredevil's secret identity, compelling him to adopt a third identity as his twin brother Mike Murdock, whose carefree, wisecracking personality much more resembled that of the Daredevil guise than the stern and emotionally-withdrawn Matt Murdock did.
The "Mike Murdock" plotline was used to highlight the character's quasi-multiple personality disorder, but it proved confusing to readers and was dropped in issues #41–42, with Daredevil faking Mike Murdock's death and claiming he had trained a replacement Daredevil. The series' 31-issue run by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciler Gene Colan includes Daredevil #47, in which Murdock defends a blind Vietnam veteran against a frameup. Matt discloses his secret identity to his girlfriend Karen Page in issue #57. However, the revelation proves too much for her, she is depicted as breaking off the relationship; this was the first of several long-term breakups between Matt and Karen, who would prove the most enduring of his love interests. Gerry Conway took over as writer with issue #72, turned the series in a pulp science fiction direction: a lengthy story arc centered on a robot from thousands of years in the future trying to change history. Long-standing arch-villain the Owl was outfitted with futuristic weaponry and vehicles.
Conway moved Daredevil to San Francisc
Cardiac is a fictional character, a vigilante anti-hero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer David Michelinie and penciller Erik Larsen, he first appeared as Elias Wirtham in The Amazing Spider-Man #342 and as Cardiac in The Amazing Spider-Man #344. Wirtham is a physician and surgeon, the owner and administrator of a biological research firm. Elias Wirtham is driven by his brother's death to research life-saving medical practices, his brother Joshua's death was the result of corporate greed, who had a cure for his condition ready, but did not distribute the medicine due to it not being a "profitable" time for them, hence his motivation against corporations. As a part of his research, Elias replaces his heart with a beta-particle reactor, which supplies energy throughout his body, in addition to a vibranium weave mesh under his skin; this energy, channeled through his muscles, increases his speed and reflexes, can be fired through his fists or the power staff he wields.
He adopts the moniker "Cardiac" in reference to the source of his power. Cardiac becomes a vigilante, he first encounters Spider-Man while raiding Sapridyne Chemicals, a company owned by Justin Hammer, which possesses chemicals vital for the production of cocaine. Hammer hires the Rhino to kill Cardiac for raiding his company. Cardiac next destroys the house and property of Albert Brukner, a corrupt S & L broker, attacked a subsidiary of Stane International that manufactured dangerous electronic dolls for children, he invaded Stane International itself to destroy designs for a sonic missile that produced the effects of nerve gas. Cardiac targets a filmmaker. However, Cardiac incidentally encounters Styx and Stone, is inadvertently embroiled in a fight between Styx and Spider-Man. At different times fighting each of them, Cardiac cooperates with Spider-Man and together they defeat Styx and Stone. Afterward, Spider-Man attempts to restrain him, he next battled Code: Blue. Cardiac returns periodically to perform his version of justice.
He will not hesitate to kill criminals, but he is bothered by his conscience that he has to. Cardiac targeted a shipment of drugs, again encounters Spider-Man. After defeating the hero, he destroys the shipment, saying that he wasn't "there to destroy a misguided hero". Cardiac helps NightWatch to take down the corrupt corporation. Cardiac confronts Johnny Blaze and Ghost Rider during Blaze's mission to rescue his missing son from an evil corporation; when Wolverine goes on a rampage after having fallen under the influence of an alien, Cardiac is one of the many superheroes who attempts to stop him. Pairing with Solo does not help, as they are both swiftly defeated. Wolverine turns Cardiac's weapon on a nearby building. Cardiac is buried under several large chunks of masonry. Elias was listed as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program, according to Civil War: Battle Damage Report. During the Fear Itself storyline, Cardiac deals with the fear and chaos in his area when he comes across Charles Davies, CEO of Jerixo Healthcare, tries to help his son who has meningitis.
As Dr. Elias Wirtham he opens the new Hospital for Emergency Aid and Recuperative Therapy in the former site of Mister Negative's former homeless shelter; as Cardiac he has stolen items to help aid patients being treated there. On a trip to "procure" a device to help a girl with severe brain damage from "The Boneyard", he fights with the Superior Spider-Man. Due to Peter's interference with Doctor Octopus, he is able to temporarily stun Spider-Man with a strong blast and escape with the Neurolitic Scanner, but not without being tagged by an old spider-tracer. Dr. Elias Wirtham is preparing the Neurolitic Scanner that he stole to scan the brain of his patient Amy Chen to find a damaged area of her brain, it becomes difficult due to the complexity of the device and Cardiac replies that the only one who can handle it properly is Otto Octavius. When Dr. Elias Wirtham is preparing for his surgery, the alarms at H. E. A. R. T. Clinic go off; as Dr. Elias Wirtham changes into Cardiac, he notices the Spider-Tracer.
Otto demands. This starts off a fight in the hospital. While Otto tries to fend off the attacks, Cardiac fails. Otto finds the Neurolitic Scanner on Amy's head and tries to retrieve it but Peter refuses to allow him to do so until Cardiac manages to stop him. Otto demands an explanation and Cardiac reveals that when Otto tried to kill the planet with his Heat Satellites, he didn't considered about those who were sick like Amy and she survived with severe brain damage. Otto feels remorse for this and decides to help Cardiac with the surgery and offers to perform the surgery himself. Though Otto is having minor afflictions with his hand, the surgery is a success. Cardiac thanks Spider-Man for the help and Otto replies that he was wrong about him and offers his help on anything which makes Cardiac allow Otto to borrow the Neurolitic Scanner. Dr. Wirtham oversees the operation of Aunt May's leg and tells her that her leg is now healed upon completion of the surgery; when Otto has plans to make artificial legs for Flash Thompson with him being the first
Viper (Madame Hydra)
Viper is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is a foe of the X-Men. Viper was created by Jim Steranko and first appeared in Captain America #110. Ophelia Sarkissian was orphaned as a child in Hungary. Part of her face was scarred at one time. Among twelve other girls, Ophelia was raised by Kraken. For twenty-two years, Ophelia became Kraken's best student, she rose through the ranks of Hydra and came into conflict with Captain America and the organization known as S. H. I. E. L. D, she first appeared as a leader of Hydra under the codename Madame Hydra, first fought and captured Captain America while trying to contaminate New York City's water supply. She captured Rick Jones to bait a trap for Captain America, subdued the Avengers with gas, planning to bury them alive, battled Captain America again; however she was killed when Captain America and Rick Jones dodged missiles she fired at them and she was caught in their explosion. Some time it was revealed that the Space Phantom had exchanged places with her, her whereabouts at the time were undisclosed.
She severed ties with Hydra. Madame Hydra helped Jordan Stryke, a supervillain codenamed Viper, escape custody in Virginia, only to proceed in assassinating him, usurping his codename and leadership of the group known as the Serpent Squad; as the new Viper, she kidnapped Roxxon president Hugh Jones, in order to put him in thrall of the Serpent Crown. She battled Namor the Sub-Mariner. Viper was the founder and leader of the elite criminal underworld through sheer ruthlessness and the cunning of her black heart. Viper took over the S. H. I. E. L. D. Helicarrier, planned to crash it into the Congress building, she employed Boomerang and the Silver Samurai as operatives, battled Spider-Man, Black Widow, Shang-Chi, Nick Fury. Viper employed the Silver Samurai as her chief operative, attempted to kidnap Michael Kramer, a man carrying a fatal experimental disease, in order to release it on America; the Viper battled the first Spider-Woman, became convinced that she was Merriem Drew. Drew was the mother of Spider-Woman and was considered deceased since 1931.
The issue was granted longevity in return. The Viper revealed herself to have been a pawn of Chthon for fifty years, but saved Spider-Woman's life by defying Chthon. Viper, employing Constrictor as her chief operative, captured Spider-Woman, believing she was responsible for making her think they were related, it was revealed that Chthon had granted Viper false memories of mothering Jessica as part of a plan to place both women under his control. Viper captured Captain America, planned to release her new bubonic plague. Whether Viper has extraordinary longevity was left uncertain. Employing the Silver Samurai, Viper attempted to coerce Team America into stealing the cavourite crystal, battled the New Mutants. In one of her many terrorist acts, she would try to gain control of the snake-themed organization called the Serpent Society, with Slither, Puff Adder, Fer-De-Lance, Black Racer as her operatives; the latter four operatives infiltrated the Serpent Society in an attempt to take it over. Viper dispatched Cobra and Copperhead to poison Washington D.
C.'s water supply with a snake mutagen. Viper terrorized the White House and the President, battled Captain America, she attempted to assassinate the organization's former leader Sidewinder, but she was betrayed by Cobra and arrested by Captain America. Viper was freed from prison by Tyrannus, she used a snake mutagen on drug addicts, battled the Punisher. She turned against and battled Tyrannus. Madame Hydra has had conflict with the X-Men, she first came into contact with them upon trying to assassinate Mariko Yashida on behalf of her ally and presumed lover Silver Samurai, tried to poison the team while disguised as Mariko's unconscious maid. She nearly killed X-Men members Rogue and Storm on two separate occasions, with Storm being nearly killed by Viper during the invasion of Khan, she faced the New Mutants and was considered responsible for the presumed demise of Karma. Madame Hydra has her own organization, she has come into conflict with many supervillains over the years. Her nihilism and tendency to spread death around her has made it hard for other villains to associate with her.
Only the Red Skull pursued a relationship with her for a while. The relationship ended when the Skull found out Viper was using his resources to finance massacres with no apparent financial benefit for either of them. For a time the Viper employed a team of doppelgängers to impersonate her. However, acting on her own, Pit-Viper 12 became involved with the Punisher during an international crime conference in Las Vegas and tipped off S. H. I. E. L. D. to the real Viper's attempt to steal Russian nuclear missiles in Moscow. For compromising her anonymity, the Viper killed her treacherous double, she blackmailed Wolverine into marrying her as a means to secure her criminal empire in Madripoor. Although this was a marriage of convenience, she did request to consummate the arrangement; some time her body was inhabited by the spirit of Ogun, Wolverine mortally wounded her as a means of driving the spirit from her dying body. In return for seeking medical attention to save her life, Wolveri
Speed Demon (comics)
Speed Demon is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Roy Thomas and Sal Buscema, the character made his first appearance in The Avengers #69 as a member of the Squadron Sinister known as the Whizzer. James Sanders first appears as the Whizzer in the final panel of The Avengers #69, the first chapter of a three-issue storyline by writer Roy Thomas and penciller Sal Buscema; the story arc introduced the supervillain team the Squadron Sinister, whose four members were loosely based on heroes in DC Comics' Justice League of America, with the Whizzer based on the Flash. The Squadron Sinister are created by the cosmic entity the Grandmaster to battle the champions of the time-traveling Kang – the superhero team the Avengers; the Whizzer battles Avenger Goliath. The Avengers defeat the Squadron and they in turn are abandoned by the Grandmaster; the Squadron reappear in the title Defenders, reunited by the alien Nebulon. The villains receive greater power in exchange for the planet Earth, create a giant laser cannon in the Arctic to melt the polar ice caps, thereby covering the entirety of the Earth's surface in water.
The superhero team the Defenders prevent the scheme and defeat the villains, with Namor the Sub-Mariner humiliating the Whizzer. After this defeat the Whizzer and his teammates are teleported offworld by Nebulon, returning with an energy-draining weapon; the Squadron Sinister plan to threaten the Earth again but are defeated once more by the Defenders and the Avenger Yellowjacket. The character has another brief encounter with several members of the Avengers, who seek a way to separate the power prism of Doctor Spectrum from fellow Avenger the Wasp; the Whizzer disassociates himself from the Squadron Sinister and adopts a new costume and alias, Speed Demon. Writer Bill Mantlo and penciller Bob Hall revamped the character in the title The Amazing Spider-Man, with Sanders returning to crime with a new costume and the alias Speed Demon; the character makes a number of appearances in titles, including Marvel Team-Up against Spider-Man and Fantastic Four member the Human Torch, in Amazing Spider-Man as a member of the criminal group the Sinister Syndicate,Marvel Tales, in the graphic novel Avengers: Deathtrap – The Vault.
Speed Demon makes another abortive attempt to kill Spider-Man in the limited series The Deadly Foes of Spider-Man. I. M. Weapons expo. After an appearance in the limited series Spider-Man: The Power of Terror, Speed Demon is employed by crime boss Justin Hammer to battle the superhero team the Thunderbolts. Speed Demon is recruited to join the New Thunderbolts but is ejected from the team by heroine Songbird for stealing money to fund the team. After a confrontation and unexpected skirmish with an resurrected Hyperion and a new Doctor Spectrum, Speed Demon defects to join the reformed Squadron Sinister. Courtesy of a phenomenon known as the Wellspring of Power, an interdimensional source of superhuman abilities, the Grandmaster – guiding force behind the return of the Squadron Sinister – has been increasing the Squadron Sinister's powers, he directs the Squadron to find the main source of the Wellspring. For a time the character, deprived of the use of the Wellspring, is powerless and has his legs broken in a battle with New Thunderbolts member Joystick.
Empowered in the final battle against the New Thunderbolts, Speed Demon takes advantage of the chaos caused when Zemo defeats the Grandmaster to viciously beat Joystick in retaliation for his injuries. Speed Demon and the members of the Squadron scatter and escape. Speed Demon appeared in Brand New Day as one of the villains in the bar, he joined the Hood's gang, attacks Mister Negative. As part of the Marvel NOW! event, Speed Demon appears as a member of the latest incarnation of the Sinister Six. Speed Demon features as one of the main characters in Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Speed Demon appears robbing a pawn shop with Man Mountain Marko when they are caught by Rage. After a brief fight, they escape, he is captured by Sam Wilson, as the former Captain America, who forced him to confess of his and Marko's involvement in the pawn shop robbery. As a result of mutagenic chemicals concocted under the Grandmaster's mental guidance, Speed Demon possesses superhuman speed and reflexes; the character can run up walls and across water.
Speed Demon's superhumanly fast thought processes and reflexes enable the character to perceive his surroundings while moving at high speeds, pick up objects, execute complex acrobatic maneuvers. James Sanders possesses a master's degree in chemistry; the first comic book character named. A super-speed serum turns Daily Planet reporter Jimmy Olsen into the hero Speed Demon; the second was Jerry McGee, Tina McGee's husband who went by the name "Speed McGee" and "Speed Demon." A scientist for Genetech where he took the drug Steroid B-19 which gave him superhuman strength and endurance, he wanted revenge on his wife for leaving him which brought him