Alias














Vulture
Nick Name
|
Civilian ID

Vulture I

Dr. Scarlotti


Vulture II

Adrian Toomes


Vulture III

Blackie Drago


Vulture IV

Dr. Clifton Shallot


Occupation

Vulture I

Criminal

Scientist


Vulture II

Criminal

Electrical Engineer

Inventor


Vulture III

Criminal


Vulture IV

Criminal

Scientist


Legal Status

Vulture I

Unknown


Vulture II

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Vulture III

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Vulture IV

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Vulture I

Earth


Vulture II

Staten Island, New York


Vulture III

United States


Vulture IV

Earth


Group Affiliation

Vulture I

None


Vulture II

Sinister Six


Vulture III

None


Vulture IV

None


Base of Operations

Vulture I

Unknown


Vulture II

New York, New York


Vulture III

New York, New York


Vulture IV

New York, New York


Height

Vulture I: Unknown


Vulture II: 5' 11"


Vulture III: 6'


Vulture IV: 5' 11"


Weight

Vulture I: Unknown


Vulture II: 175 lbs.


Vulture III: 210 lbs.


Vulture IV: 190 lbs.


Eye Color

Vulture I: Unknown


Vulture II: Hazel


Vulture III: Black


Vulture IV: Brown


Hair Color

Vulture I: Unknown


Vulture I: Bald


Vulture I: Black


Vulture I: Grey - Bald as Vulture


Known Powers

Vulture II

Mechanically enhanced human utilizing artificial electro-magnetic wing technology to fly.


Genius level intelligence with an aptitude for physics and engineering.


Note: One model of the Vulture's costume utilized exo-skeletal technology granting superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.


Note: Vultures III & IV utilized the same technology invented by Adrian Toomes. The fourth Vulture biologically mutated himself to both resemble Toomes and make the wings a part of his body.


Accessories
Vulture costume and electro-magnetic wing harness.
Common Enemies

Vulture I

Human Torch I

Toro I


Vulture II

Black Cat

Spider-Man I

Spider-Man II

Vulturians


Vulture III

Spider-Man I


Vulture IV

Spider-Man I


Regularly Appearing

Vulture I

Young Men


Vulture II

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Peter Parker Spider-Man Vol. 1 & 2

Spider-Man Vol. 2

Spectacular Spider-Man Vol. 1

Web of Spider-Man


Vulture III

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1


Vulture IV

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1


First Appearance

Vulture I

Young Men #26 (March, 1954)


Vulture II

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #2 (May, 1963)


Vulture III

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #48 (May, 1967)


Vulture IV

Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #127 (Dec. 1973)


Creator

Vulture I

Dick Ayers


Vulture II

Stan Lee & Steve Ditko


Vulture III

Stan Lee & John Romita Sr.


Vulture IV

Gerry Conway & Ross Andru


Origin

Dr. Scarlotti, the original Vulture was a criminal scientist who battled the android Human Torch in the years following World War II.


Years later an engineer and inventor named Adrian Toomes designed an electro-magnetic harness with a pair of wings to commit crimes with the goal of further financing his inventions as the Vulture.


After Toomes was defeated by Spider-Man and incarcerated he revealed the location of a second Vulture costume to his cellmate Black Drago. After escaping prison Drago used Toomes' technology to engage in criminal activity. Drago was defeated by Spider-Man and Kraven the Hunter and sent back to prison. He teamed with his cellmate Toomes to escape and seek revenge upon Spider-Man, but when free Toomes turned on Drago to humiliate him and reclaim the sole mantel of the Vulture.


Shortly after Toomes was re-incarcerated, Dr. Clifton Shallot, a professor at Empire State University acquired the Vulture's wings from prison authorities. Using his expertise in biology he altered his appearance and granted himself powers similar to the Vulture. Shallot was cured of his mutation and brought to justice by Spider-Man.


After years of exposure to elements in his wing harness which allowed him to fly, Toomes contracted cancer. The criminal scientist eventually was cured and physically rejuvenated becoming an even more dangerous menace.