Nick Name
Civilian ID
Morris "Morrie" Bench


Merchant Sailor

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Bronx, New York
Group Affiliation

Frightful Four

Masters of Evil

Sinister Six

Sinister Seven

Sinister Syndicate

Base of Operations
New York, New York
6' 2" - Varies with Mass
265 lbs. - Varies with Mass
Eye Color
Brown - Varies with Composition
Hair Color
Light Brown - Varies with Composition
Known Powers

Electrically and chemically altered human with the ability to turn himself from a solid into a liquid state of which he has total control of every atom. alteration of physical state eliminates the requirement for nutrition or sleep. Hydro-Man has been known to be able to recompose his body over time after being altered into a gaseous state (steam).

Can absorb massive amounts of water, which although Hydro-Man can not mentally control he can direct in the form of a water cannon.

Common Enemies
Spider-Man I
Regularly Appearing

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1

Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man

Peter Parker Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2

Web of Spider-Man

First Appearance
Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #212 (Jan. 1981)
Dennis O'Neil & John Romita Jr.

Cargo-ship crewman Morrie Bench was accidentally knocked overboard by Spider-Man while a powerful experimental generator was being lowered into the ocean. Exposed to the energy conversion process of the generator and aquatic volcanic gases, Bench's cellular structure was altered. After being rescued from the oceans depths Bench discovered that he could convert his entire body into an aquatic state. Desiring revenge against Spider-Man and profit for himself he became the criminal Hydro-Man.