Shocker

PROFILE

  • Real Name: Herman Schultz
  • AKA: Quilty
  • Family: unnamed ex-wife; Marty Schultz (brother);
  • Base of Operation: New York City, New York
  • Identity: Public
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Divorced
  • Occupation: Crime Lord, assassin, criminal
  • Education: High school dropout, Trained electrical engineer
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5′9″ (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 175 lbs (79.38 kg)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Unusual Features: –
  • Origin: Human; As an unsuccessful burglar, Herman Schultz, with a gifted skill working with tools, developed, in prison, what was to become the infamous vibro-shock units that advanced his already criminal ways to a new plateau.
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

It’s ironic that the last time that Shocker was generally scary is when he teamed up with the Trapster. Introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #46 (1967) by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr., Herman Schultz was a bumbling burglar who was eventually arrested and sent to prison. In the prison workshop, he designed his gauntlets and insulated suit. He was eventually released and would become the Shocker, beating Spider-man in their first encounter (Spidey had a broken arm). He would continue his crime and be hired by mob bosses like Silvermaine but would be beaten by Spider-man each time.

He would join the Masters Of Evil twice, first to incriminate Henry Pym and later under Doc Ock to tried and take over the Avengers Mansion. He later joined the Sinister Seven in a effort to hunt down Kaine, who was killing many of Spider-man’s villains. He would later be hired by Norman Osborn to kill a witness to Osborn’s framing of Spider-man, where he would team-up with the Trapster. Both would receive power ups and nearly succeeded until they were paid off to stop. After teaming up with Hydro Man and later working under Lucia von Bardas, he would join the Thunderbolts.

After a short lived Sinister Six during the Civil War, he would help reform the Sinister Syndicate. He was later hired to killed a bunch of jurors but was stopped by Spider-man. He was later mutated during the Spider-Island event where he gained 6 arms. He was hired by Purple Man to create the Villains for Hire but that team was stopped by Misty Knight and Paladin. After Doc Ock took over Spider-man’s body as Superior Spider-man, he joined a new Sinister Six (or the Superior Foes of Spider-man) but he was betrayed by Boomerang and left for dead when they tried to find Silvermaine’s lost living head. He found the head and used it to take over the Mafia but as immediately kicked out. He would go onto join Black Cat’s gang but betray the gang when Black Cat kidnapped Diamondback, who he was friends with. Afterward he would help set up a new bar with 8-Ball and Javelynn just for criminals.

Despite him becoming the punching bag of Spider-man (mostly due to how he is portrayed in the Ultimate Universe), Shocker is a pretty well known villain. He has received a few figures over the years. His first ML scale figure was part of the Amazing Spider-man line, with a vibrating action feature. He would later receive a new figure as part of the Sandman wave and later in the second retro Spider-man wave.


Classic

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Vintage wave 2 – Shocker

  • Background:
    • This is Shocker classic design, which he designed himself in prison. Since the gauntlet could cause severe damage to his body, he designed the suit to be insulated to the shock, thus the quilted look of the suit. As with all classic versions, it has been drawn differently by different people.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want a more classic version, then get this. It would be needed for many teams, including the Sinister Six/Seven/Syndicate as well as the Masters. But of course it is absolutely needed for a Spider-man rogue gallery.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 

Upgraded suit

Recommend Figure:  Toybiz The Amazing Spider-man Series 18 – Dual Blast Shocker

  • Background:
    • After years of losing, Shocker upgraded his suit and gauntlets. He was hired to hunt down Paul Stacy, Gwen’s cousin, who had witnessed Osborn framing Spider-man. He teamed up with Trapster and the pair battled Spider-man and nearly succeeded until the client told them to cancel the hit, while still receiving the money and extra.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • You don’t really need to get this figure unless you have to have all Shockers. It’s action figure feature make it under articulated and has a twisting nob on the back that sticks out.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes but not essential.

Superior Foes of Spider-man

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Sandman wave – Shocker

  • Background:
    • Following Doc Ock becoming Spider-man, he broke up a new team of the Sinister Six, which Shocker was a member. This group would become known as the Superior Foes of Spider-man and would go on a hunt to find Silvermaine’s still living cyborg head.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Id you want to complete the Superior Foes, then you will need this. It is also the most modern version we have at the moment. Otherwise can be skipped.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.


Alternates:

Universe: Prime Universe (Earth-616)