Meteor Man
Meteor Man
Personal Info:
Real Name: Norton G. Fester
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 36
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man
Enhanced Abilities: Meteor Man has super human strength and endurance.
Flight: Meteor Man uses a backpack-like device containing a rapidly inflating helium balloon capable of carrying about 400 lbs. aloft for short periods of time. The balloon has straps, which can be used to control its angle of ascent.
Dazzle Gun: Meteor Man occasionally employs a "dazzle gun" that produces an intense flash of light.
Wave-Motion Gun: Meteor Man sometimes uses a “Wave-Motion" gun, which projects energy blasts.
Norton G. Fester was a crackpot who considered himself a brilliant scientist, despite having failed in high school science courses. Fester witnessed a meteor that fell in a field near his house, and recovered it, believing that it could somehow prove his bizarre theories. Unable to gain funding for his research from any source, Fester decided to chisel the meteor open. Fester released a pocket of mildly radioactive gases within the meteor, and passed out after breathing them. After he awoke, Fester discovered that he had gained superhuman strength from the incident, and soon decided to commit crimes in order to raise money for his research.