Personal Info:
Real Name: Fred Hovel
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Marvel Treasury Edition Vol.1 #12 (1976) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: Black Hole, Doctor Angst, Sitting Bullseye, Tillie the Hun
Group Affiliation: Band of the Bland
Base Of Operations: Cleveland, Ohio
Grudges: She-Hulk, Defenders and Howard the Duck
Creators: Steve Gerber and Sal Buscema
None, The Spanker uses a motorcycle for transportation. He wears a (presumably) padded or even bulletproof uniform, as well as a helmet when riding. His weapon of choice is his paddle, which he uses to administer spankings to all manners of offenders.
Hovel was fired from his job as headmaster of an exclusive private prep school for administering excessive corporal punishment. His obsession apparently drove him to establish a costumed identity to administer spankings to the guilty wherever they may be. He was one of four mediocre would-be super-villains recruited by Dr. Angst to form the Band of the Bland. Their first mission was to assassinate Howard the Duck, who was at the time the presidential candidate for the All Night Party. Angst duped them into believing that they were in it solely to rise above their current levels and achieve fame.
Spanker at Marvel Universe: The Appendix
Spanker at Marvel Database