Real Name: Adrian Toomes
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May, 1963)
Powers: Heightened Physical Strength, Durability, Speed, Agility, and is a Highly Skilled Engineer
Affiliation: Sinister Six
Love Interests: n/a
Did You Know: Michael Keaton will play the Vulture in Spider-Man Homecoming. This isn’t his first go around in the world of comic book movies. In 1989 he dawned the Batman suit in Tim Burton’s Batman.
A Little History…
Before Adrian Toomes could take flight he was a brilliant electronics engineer. Toomes and business partner Gregory Bestman had created a business in which Toomes handled the inventions and Bestman handled the finances.
After Toomes invented what would be the biggest invention of his life, a flight suit, he learned that Bestman had secretly and successfully been working on a way to acquire his portion of the company. In frustration, he did the only thing he knew how to do and continued his work. As he tweaked and played around with the suit, he learned that not only did it give him the ability to fly, but it also provided him with increased strength.
Now focused on destroying all that had destroyed him, he fashioned his device within a bird suit and took to the skies to unleash his frustrations.
He flew to Bestman in an attempt to find some incriminating evidence. Unsuccessful in his efforts, he turned his attention to robbing and killing Bestman.
After being defeated by Spider-Man on more than one occasion, Toomes aligned himself with five other villains as a member of the Sinister Six.