- Debut: The Amazing Spider-Man #78 (November 1969)
- Created By: Stan Lee, John Buscema, Jim Mooney
The original Prowler, debuting in 1969, was Hobie Brown. Brown is an African-American teenager that also happens to be a genius. He developed impressive technology that could aid him as he decided to become what was essentially a petty thief. Hobie is not a bad guy for very long, as Spider-Man helps to redeem him. He becomes an ally to Spider-Man and a hero himself. Yet perhaps the most notable version to hold the Prowler title today is Aaron Davis. He’s from the “Ultimate Universe” where Miles Morales happens to be that universe’s Spider-Man. Davis is not exactly a terrible person at all and has lines he does not cross.
He began a life of crime along with his brother Jefferson at a young age. Jefferson turned his life around after getting married, eventually leading to the birth of Miles. Aaron did not, and ends up getting roped into a criminal enterprise that exploits his skills. Miles eventually fights with his uncle and assumes he ended his life. But sometime later on during the Secret Wars story-arc, Davis is revealed to be the new Iron Spider. The Prowler suit is pretty impressive, as it gives him the power to wall-crawl, glide/fly, and gauntlets that shoot air blasts and sleeping pellets among other projectiles. Plus, the suit would not be complete without its titanium-laced claws.