As you might imagine, he was basically a cross between the Speed-Demon and the Eel. When you take two bush-league bad guys and squoosh them together, what do you get? Another bush-league bad guy. With a stupid name. What is it with you kids and deliberately mis-spelling things? "Z's" and "S's" are not interchangeable. And get off my lawn.
His awe-inspiring origin? Thusly:
To give credit where it's due, this is the first time I've seen fried eggs used as part of an origin story.
History tells us that Slyde slid into oblivion, but there was a DC character who had the exact same power, so there's something to be said for a character who was imitated (albeit by an equally unsuccessful character, but still...). Do you know who I'm thinking of? Answer in the comments and impress me with your knowledge of B-List characters!
And, since it's Spider-Man, we have to have yet another installment of...
Say it with me, people!
We GET It! (tm!)
In the previous issue, there was this cameo by the Avengers, and if there was a worse line-up in Avengers history, I don't know what it was:
When 40% of your team is the Black Knight and Starfox, you've got personnel issues.
And I don't even want to know why Hercules is picking that guy's nose. This was probably around the time I quit reading The Avengers.
See you Monday!