Personal Info:
Real Name: Auerbach (first name unknown)
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: The Flash Vol.2 #238 (2008) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Edwar Martinez
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Keystone City, Kansas
Grudges: Flash
Creators: Tom Peyer and Freddie E. Williams II
Emotion Control: Spin's powers stem from a vast array of equipment set up in the basement of the KN News building where he keeps Edwar Martinez. By forcing Edwar to watch news coverage, he is able to direct and control Edwar's ability to sense specific anxieties in the public consciousness and turn them into reality.
Edwar Martinez had the ability to absorb and broadcast emotions. He was smuggled into America, where a sadistic doctor performed surgery on him and hooked him up to machines so that he could control Martinez’ abilities. In order to survive, Martinez absorbed the doctor’s cruelty until he could no longer hold it in, and a wave of 1,000 murders struck the town. Police arrested the doctor and rescued Martinez, but he was soon found by a reporter for Keystone News named Auerbach.
Auerbach tracked down the doctor’s equipment and used Martinez in a scheme to build a media empire. He would emotionally broadcast fear to his viewers, making them dependent on his media broadcasts. Even as he built up Keystone News, Auerbach wasn’t satisfied. Now able to make fears into reality, he created a television-inspired costume (his faceplate was a screen), called himself Spin, and embarked on a robbery spree.
Spin at DC Database
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