Real Name: Edward Whelan
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Vermin has super-human speed and agility. He can also mentally control small animals like rats and has enhanced senses.
Edward Whelan was found roaming the streets of New York by Baron Helmut Zemo. Whelan subjected himself to Zemo's genetic experiments, which granted him superhuman strength. However, in the process of the mutation, he manifested a rat-like physical appearance, and was called Vermin. It was Zemo's plan to use him to kill his nemesis Captain America, once and for all. Although, the cunning Captain was able to defeat Vermin.
Vermin later appeared in the sewers of New York, when the mysterious female Kraven was holding Vin Gonzales hostage there, thinking that he was Spider-Man. Vermin attempted to run the unwanted intruder out of the sewers but failed, due to the interference of the real Spider-Man dressed in the costume of Daredevil. Vermin escaped into the tunnels of the sewers. He later ran into the real Daredevil who he led to Spider-Man and Gonzales, who were now both captives of Kraven. Vermin battled the female once more, and it appeared that he would be the victor, although, he was last seen badly beaten on the floor of an unknown location, at the feet of Kraven's mother.
First Appearance: Captain America (1968) #272
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Amazing Spider-Man: Origin Of The Hunter (2010)
Avengers Academy (2010)
#3 Avengers Unconquered (2009)
- 'Boyfriend In A Coma'#4
- 'Fix You'
#24 Avengers: Deathtrap, The Vault (1991)
- 'The Hordes Of Hellfire!'
Capitaine America (1970)
Captain America (1968)
#272 Dark Reign: The Hood (2009)
- 'Mean Streets'#275
- 'Yesterday's Shadows!'#276
- 'Turning Point!'#277
- 'In Thy Image'#278
- 'Oh, Thus be it Ever...'
#1 Die Spinne (1980)
Fear Itself: Spider-Man (2011)
#1 Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
- 'Day One'#2
- 'Day Two'
Iron Man (2005)
Marvel Knights (2000)
#14 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'Everything Dies'#15
- 'The Unreal World'
#128 New Avengers (2005)
- 'Sweet Temptation!'
#8 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'The Winding Way, Part 2: Dark Carnival'
#5 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'The Big Picture, Part 1: More Than a Handful'#6
- 'The Big Picture, Part 2: Minor Complications'
#21 Spider-Man: Breakout (2005)
- 'Another Me, Another U'
Spider-Man: Grim Hunt - The Kraven Saga (2010)
Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt (1989)
Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic (2011)
Spider-Man/Red Sonja (2007)
Strange Tales (1987)
Strange Tales II (2010)
HC The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
- 'Strange Tales II'#2
TPB The Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! (2008)
- 'Fearful Symmetry: Kraven's Last Hunt'#293
- 'Shrieking, Part One: Behind the Walls'#394
- 'Power & Responsibility, Part 2: Breakdown!'#403
- 'The Trial of Peter Parker, Part 2 of 4: Judgement at Bedlam'#566
- 'Identity Crisis!'#567
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
#12 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'The Fury of the Spider-Skrull!'#80
- 'A fear itself chapter'#81
HC The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
#12 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'V-Z: From Valkyrie to Zzzax'
#14 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Unicorn to Wolverine'
The Sensational Spider-Man (2006)
#24 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Feral: Part 2: Cat Scratch Fever'#25
- 'Feral: Part 3: Hunter's Moon'#26
- 'Feral: Part 4: The Beasts Within'#27
- 'Feral: Part 5: The Rock of Life'
#131 Thunderbolts (1997)
- 'Up From the Depths'#179
- 'Into the Dawn'#184
- 'The Child Within: Aftermath'#194
- 'October Moon'#195
- 'Power & Responsibility, Part 4: Higher Ground'#230
- 'Brother's Keeper'
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Annual 10 What If...? (1989)
- 'Shriek, Rattle and Role'#32
- 'Power & Responsibility, Part 1: Shadow Rising'
#17 Wolverine (1988)
- 'What If...Kraven the Hunter Had Killed Spider-Man?'
Hood's Criminal Syndicate
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