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Slyde
Slyde in his first appearance cover by Ron Frenz and Josef Rubinstein
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Amazing Spider-Man #272 (Jan 1986)
Created byTom DeFalco
Sal Buscema
In-story information
Alter egoJalome Beacher
SpeciesHuman
Team affiliationsMasters of Evil
Thunderbolts
Notable aliases'The Teflon Coated Man'
AbilitiesSkilled chemist
Wears chemical lubricant-laced suit that grants:
Ability to move at superhuman speeds
Incredible maneuverability
Ability to easily escape from a grappling hold

Slyde (Jalome Beacher), is a fictional character who is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication history

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Slyde first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #272 and was created by Tom DeFalco and Sal Buscema.[1]

Fictional character biography

Jalome Beacher was a chemical engineer who created a non-stick coating that could be applied to anything, only to be fired by his employers. He created a costume coated in the substance and decided to use it to rob banks. His all-white bodysuit allows him to slide across floors with relative ease, and renders him impervious to Spider-Man's webbing. The suit has pads on the gloves so that Slyde can grip objects without them slipping from his grasp.[2]

Slyde was part of the seventh such group called the Masters of Evil when the villainous assemblage tangled with the Thunderbolts, ironic because the Thunderbolts are mostly made up of reformed members of the Masters of Evil.[3]

Upon the realization that he was turning forty soon, he got a new costume, gave himself a new (and fictional) origin, and made an attempt at robbing a bank with henchmen—but it was all a ploy to lure Spider-Man out in order to fight him. At the end of the story, on the way to jail, he mused that, knowing that he "went toe to toe with Spider-Man", he is entirely all right with middle age.[4]

In Wolverine #26, Slyde was apparently killed by the sword of Elektra who was presumed dead/resurrected by The Hand.[5] This was later revealed to be Jalome's stepbrother Matthew, wearing Jalome's costume and using the Slyde identity while Jalome was in prison.[6]

Civil War

Slyde is among the army of villains recruited by Zemo and his Thunderbolts to serve as "hero-hunters" during the events of the Civil War.[7]

Jalome, as Slyde again, along with the Trapster, met with mob boss Hammerhead, who was attempting to organize a group of super-criminals to take advantage of the Civil War between the Marvel superheroes. However, Slyde balked at the proposal. He was shot in the back of the head and apparently killed by Hammerhead's enforcer Underworld, in order to send a message to those who would refuse to join Hammerhead's organization.[8]

Other characters named Slyde

Ripcord

After M-Day, the second Night Thrasher (formerly Bandit) gave several former mutants technology he had obtained using the organization he owned. Former prostitute and mercenary Stacy X was given a modified Slyde suit, along with modified Stilt-Man armor, web shooters, and Frog-Man springs. [12] She became a New Warrior, died in an explosion during battle,[13] but later resurfaced again with her Stacy X appearance. [14]

Powers and abilities

The chemicals on Slyde’s suit allow him to move at nearly 30 miles per hour (48 km/h). He is almost impossible to grasp and he is incredibly maneuverable. He is also a skilled chemist.

In other media

Dr. Jalome Beacher / Slyde appears in the Spider-Man episode "The Road to Goblin War", voiced by Phil LaMarr.[15] This version is a former worker at the Beemont Chemical Corporation who was fired by the company's CEO Alan Beemont (voiced by Chris Edgerly[15]), received his technology from Beemont's right hand man Dr. Joseph Rockwell (voiced by Eric Lopez) of the Goblin Nation, and became Slyde to get revenge and cause chaos.

References

  1. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Manning, Matthew K. (2012). Spider-Man Chronicle: Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. DK Publishing. p. 152. ISBN 978-0756692360.
  2. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #272. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Thunderbolts #24-25. Marvel Comics.
  4. ^ Spider-Man Unlimited vol. 3 #1. Marvel Comics.
  5. ^ Wolverine vol. 3 #26-27. Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back In Black #1. Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ Thunderbolts vol. 2 #104-107. Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ Civil War: War Crimes one-shot (February 2007). Marvel Comics.
  9. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1
  10. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map
  11. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #602
  12. ^ New Warriors vol. 4 #6. Marvel Comics
  13. ^ New Warriors vol. 4 #16. Marvel Comics
  14. ^ Vengeance #1–6. Marvel Comics
  15. ^ a b "The Road to Goblin War". Spider-Man. Season 2. Episode 47. November 3, 2019. Disney XD.