- Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #46 (March 1967)
- Created By: Stan Lee & John Romita, Sr.
Shocker has always been one of the long-standing Spider-Man villains that he battles on a regular basis. Of course, outside of Marvel Comics, he has never properly been represented in media. Herman Shultz is considered a genius invention and self-taught engineer. He’s one of the best safecrackers in the world too. One of his biggest inventions is a pair of gauntlets that produce very powerful vibrational shock waves. There is a lot of risk in his job, and the gauntlets will protect him from potential issues with authorities. Plus, vibrational or shock waves have various uses.
Shultz eventually makes a protective battlesuit that incorporates his gauntlets, deciding then to be known as “Shocker.” This leads to Herman becoming a mercenary for hire, and a popular person to hire for New York’s most powerful and influential crime lords. Due to that, he ends up battling with Spider-Man very often. While he does not possess real powers like Spider-Man, his suit is able to absorb some kinetic energy from attacks that can then be deflected back. His gauntlets use Vibro-Shock technology, which can act as somewhat of a deflector and absorber. Meaning Spider-Man often has to use web attacks to take him down over brute force.