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Rocket Racer (Marvel)
Real Name: Robert Farrell
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Rocket Racer uses a jet-powered skateboard with gyroscopic stabilizers, and magnetic boots that keep him attached to the board. The skateboard also adheres to vertical and inverted surfaces. The board is cybernetically controlled via the Rocket Racer's head-set.

Rocket Racer also wears gloves that are each capable of firing up to four micro-rockets simultaneously. The gloves also provide him with a rocket-powered punch.

After his mother suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized, Robert Farrell began to feel the financial strain on his family. His talent for science and technology seemed to indicate a promising future, however, he designed a weapon equipped costume and a super charged skateboard only to turn to a life of crime as a means of making some fast cash. Early on in Farrell's crime spree, Rocket Racer was brought down by Spider-Man, which inspired him to look for aid in the form of the Tinkerer. The two of them augmented Rocket Racer's weapons, but again he was defeated by Spider-Man, and taken in front of a judge.

Farrell's bail was paid by an unknown benefactor who eventually forces Rocket Racer to a life of crime once more. This time, with Spider-Man's help, Rocket Racer puts an end to his criminal ways as the two of them save each other's lives from the bondsman's hired thug, the Bounty Hunter. Farrell was given a light sentence, and after serving his time he receives a scholarship to Empire State University.

Eventually Farrell donned the Rocket Racer persona once again, but this time he was on the side of the angels. One such heroic deed includes the time he helped Spider-Man take down a neo-Nazi fascist called Skinhead. In time, he even joined with other reformed criminals such as Puma, Sandman, Will-O'-The-Wisp, and Prowler to form the Outlaws. Together they have helped Spider-Man, and became contract employees for Silver Sable on a number of occasions.

Farrell and Hobie Brown, not getting much work from Silver Sable, joined the Great Game. They both staged a fight between each other to split the earnings, but their "fight" was interrupted by El Toro Negro, who fired a bazooka at them. Hobie protected Farrell, giving himself severe injuries while Farrell only received a broken arm.

Rocket Racer was seen opposing Registration forces during the Civil War.


First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #172

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Issue Appearances:
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way! (2010)
Captain Marvel (1989)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars (2015)
Die Spinne (1980)
Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
Excalibur (1988)
Guardians of Infinity (2016)
Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular (2009)
Marvel Collectible Classics: Spider-Man (1998)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Occupy Avengers (2017)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
Power Man and Iron Fist (2016)
Prowler (2016)
Punisher War Journal (2007)
Season's Beatings (2019)
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (2006)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
Spidey Super Stories (1974)
Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man (2006)
Super-Villain Team-Up/MODOK's 11 (2007)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1999)
The Loners (2007)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1989)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Sensational Spider-Man (1996)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Young Avengers (2013)

Group Affiliation(s):
Avengers Academy (Marvel)
Great Game (Marvel)
Outlaws (Marvel)

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