Friday, August 19, 2016

"Spider-Man: Homecoming" - New Set Report

According to new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" set reports, actor Bokeem Woodbine ("Fargo") plays a Marvel Comics super-villain, that first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #46 (March 1967), created by Stan Lee and John Romita, Sr:

"...'Herman Schultz' was a high school dropout who had brilliant talents as both an inventor and engineer. Instead of using such talents to gain legitimate employment, he became a successful burglar. After finally being caught and incarcerated for his crimes, he developed a pair of gauntlets designed to shoot air blasts, vibrating at high frequency.

"Schultz uses his gauntlets to escape from prison and becomes the super-villain known as 'The Shocker'.

"The gauntlets he designed have vibro-shock units aka 'vibro-smashers' that, when activated by a pump-action thumb trigger, projects a concentrated blast of compressed air that vibrates at an intense frequency.

"This creates a series of rapid-succession high-pressure air blasts that result in a series of powerful impacts. This allows Shocker to both effectively throw long range vibrational punches from a distance, creating destructive vibrations that can crumble solid concrete and cause extensive damage to the human body and its internal organs, as well as throw shock waves which vibrate the structure of something in order to weaken or destroy it.

"The gaunlets also allow Shocker to make incredible leaps, by directing the air blasts toward the ground in front of him. Holding the thumb triggers down for an extended period of time increases the intensity, speed, and even spread of the air blasts..."

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