is a Marvel Comics
Fiction character biography
was a research chemist who was wrongfully accused of embezzlement by his employer. Swearing revenge, he created an armored suit containing flame-throwing equipment and taking the name "The Scorcher" he attacked his former place of employment.
He ran afoul of Spider-Man
on one of his first outings, and being defeated by the hero, he was sent to prison. Later it was revealed that The Scorcher was not working alone but was an agent of Norman Osborn (who would later become the Green Goblin
). Hudak eventually escaped prison to pursue an arson career but was defeated by Spider-Man a second time.Untold Tales Of Spider-Man
He once attacked Christmas shoppers, only to be stopped by Ben Reilly
who was acting as Spider-Man at the time (Ben noting that encountering the Scorcher after so long left him feeling particularly old)Spider-Man: Holiday Special
1996. Later, the second Crimson Cowl
recruited Scorcher to join her incarnation of the Masters of Evil
When Matt Murdock's identity as Daredevil
was revealed, he and Diamondback
II moved to confront Murdock, but were driven off by Daredevil and Spider-Man. The Scorcher encountered Daredevil again in the Secret War
series when he was forced by Lucia von Bardas
to band together with other supervillains and attack S.H.I.E.L.D.
headquarters which was defended... Read More