The Painter
The Painter
Personal Info:
Real Name: Wilhelm van Vile
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Strange Tales Vol.1 108/1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Avant Guard
Base Of Operations: New York City
Grudges: Spider-Man and the Human Torch
Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Matter Animation and Control: The Painter uses a paintbrush and a set of paints with which he can create solid forms of things he painted. The paints enable him to work at a vastly superhuman speed. He can animate and control his creations. He can even use the paints to mutate or transform others. The majority of his creations and changes fade away when he wills them to, or when he loses interest in them.
A failed artist, Van Vile copied famous paintings, selling them as originals until his carelessness got him arrested. After three years of imprisonment, he turned to counterfeiting, but was once again let down by his lack of detail. Sent to prison again Van Vile dug out of his prison cell, into a cavern containing alien hieroglyphs in magic paints. Van Vile stole the last of the pain and became the Painter.