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    Default Shocker Appreciation (2019)

    NOTE: This thread is to serve as continuation of the previous "The Shocker Appreciation thread " which can be found at
    From the previous version (originally created by Ghost Rider TheHellfireDemon back in May of 2014):
    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Rider TheHellfireDemon
    I've found spider man's wisecracks to him to be damn funny.

    A spider man enemy that has proven to be sane and rational compared to other spider man enemies recognizing his limits.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul
    I don't like it when people try to write Shocker as a really dangerous character(like in Mark Waid's first story during BND). The characterization in Ultimate Spider-Man and in Superior Foes is just right for him.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Rhino
    Here, here for the Shocker. Great character. Just picked up ASM 46, his first appearance.

    Shocker can be very dangerous when motivated and should be written as such. No need for the full out coward displayed sometimes.
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    from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #13 (1979)

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    The thing I like about Shocker is (barring bad writing) he's a professional. Now that may sound weird but its a clear distinction between "Super Villain" and professional . He wants no fuss, no murders, no crazy death schemes. Just a clean job. He's very Flash Rogues esque in that regard, being the only sane one amongst the more familiar Spider villains.

    Theres also the interesting (if rarely mentioned) element of his story in that --for what is often presented as a thug-- the guys an engineering genius having designed his own suit and gear. They've never quite given a good rationale behind why he isnt a millionaire iirc which could lead to a good arc of Shocker getting rich.

    I'd also be tempted to make him an occasional Anti-Hero, in that when Spiderman rocks up and is all "X villain is going to destroy the city" he aids him out of survival.

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    from his first appearance back in Amazing Spider-Man #46 (March 1967):




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    I always thought Shocker was a great villain.dunno why Shocker have not apeared in many stories.

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