Big Wheel
Big Wheel
Personal Info:
Real Name: Jackson Weele
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Sunnyside, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Vol.1 182
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Villains Anonymous
Base Of Operations: New York
Grudges: Spider-Man and Ghost Rider
Creators: Marv Wolfman, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito
Big Wheel: Big Wheel’s vehicle is a 15ft. diameter heavy gauge steel construct with an inner cockpit. Twin molybdenum steel treads around the circumference. Mounted on both sides of the wheel are hydraulic waldo arms, machine guns and rocket launchers. The side mountings and the cockpit remain stationary while the wheel is in motion.
Jackson Weele was a New York businessman who had embezzled from his company. Fearing that he might be caught, he hired the youthful criminal Rocket Racer to steal the evidence that incriminated him. Rocket Racer did so, but then opted to use the evidence to blackmail Weele. Despairing, Weele tried to commit suicide, but Rocket Racer prevented him from doing so. However, Racer was not particularly kind to Weele, disparagingly referring to him as "Big Weele". Humiliated by Rocket Racer's taunts, Weele visited the mechanical genius and underworld supplier the Tinkerer. Rocket Racer had boasted that the Tinkerer had upgraded his equipment, so Weele figured that he would be a good choice to give him the tools to combat Rocket Racer. At Weele's urging, the Tinkerer created a large metal single-wheeled vehicle that can climb up buildings, equipping it with guns and waldo-arms. With this new vehicle, the Weele became the super villain "Big Wheel."