Electro - Classic Spider-Man Villain

Electro is a classic looking Spider-Man villain. He may be something on a one-trick pony, but you have to admit, the corny looking lightning bolt head gear is a great visual. I can't recall anyone even using Electro all that much in the past few (or more) years. He made an appearance or two in Ultimate Spider-Man (with an uncool, redesigned look) and one on the MTV Spider-Man cartoon, but hardly anything all in the Marvel Universe proper. I think we should start a petition for a starring role in Spider-Man 4.

My favorite entry in the bio below is the line about him being "extremely sensitive" to anything that might short-circuit him. . . Maybe he starts to cry if you confront him with a squirt gun or bucket of water.

Powers and Abilities

Intelligence: Normal
Strength: (unenhanced) Normal, (charged) Superhuman Class 10
Speed: (unenhanced) Normal, (charged) Metahuman
Stamina: (unenhanced) Normal, (charged) Metahuman
Durability: (unenhanced) Normal, (charged) Metahuman
Agility: (unenhanced) Normal, (charged) Metahuman
Reflexes: (unenhanced) Normal, (charged) Superhuman
Fighting skills: Minimal ability at hand to hand combat
Special skills and abilities: None
Superhuman physical powers: Electro can generate electrostatic energy through his body at a rate of about 1,000 volts per minute and store up to 1000,000 volts. At ten feet, his maximum charge is more than enough to kill a normal man. Electro can employ this electrostatic energy as lightning arcs from his fingertips at 1,100 feet per second for about 100 feet.
Superhuman mental powers: Electro can override any electrically-powered device and manipulate it according to his mental commands
Special limitations: By using an external electrical power source to recharge his body's energy reserves, Electro could expend electricity indefinitely without diminishing his personal reserves. When he is fully charged, Electro is extremely sensitive to anything that may "short-circuit" him, such as water
Source of superhuman powers: An unusually configured magnetic field was created when struck by lightning while Dillon was holding live, high-tension wires and a wound reel of one-inch cable.

Maybe, just maybe we’ll get a good Marvel animated series in 2008 with the premier of a new Spider-Man series entitled The Amazing Spider-Man. It seems that Marvel dominates the movie box office with their comic adaptations, but when it comes to the small screen they definitely trail behind DC (see JLU, Batman, Superman and the Legion).

The 2006 Fantastic Four cartoon that debuted on Cartoon Network last year disappeared after only 6 episodes. Supposedly it will return in a few months with the release of the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie.

BURBANK, CA (MARCH 1, 2007) – Spider-Man swings back into television action in early 2008 as an animated series from Culver Entertainment to air on Kids’ WB! on The CW, it was announced today by Kids’ WB! Senior Vice President and General Manager Betsy McGowen and Sony Pictures Television Co-President Zack Van Amburg.

Tentatively titled “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the new series is being produced by Culver Entertainment. Greg Weisman (“Gargoyles”, “The Batman”) is supervising producer, Victor Cook (“Hellboy: Blood and Iron” and “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command”) is producer/supervising director. The series will premiere on Kids’ WB! on The CW, the No.1 rated Saturday morning kids broadcast slate.

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