Herschel Sapir

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Herschel Sapir

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #344 (Feb. 1991): "Hearts and Powers"

Creators: David Michelinie, Erik Larsen, Randy Emberlin

Number of Appearances: 2

Enemy of: Cardiac

Ally: Justin Hammer
Ally: Silver Sable
Employer: Sapirdyne

Gender: male

Note: attacked by white collar vigilante Cardiac

Herschel Sapir ran (and probably founded) the drug company Sapirdyne, which (when it was first introduced) was a subsidiary of Justin Hammer's corporate empire.

Sapirdyne was attacked by Cardiac, a new "anti-hero" vigilante who went after white collar crime. Cardiac attacked Sapirdyne because of the company's alleged illicet corporate activity.

Herschel Sapir hired the mercenary Silver Sable to defend his company from Cardiac.

Opinions may differ as to whether Herschel Sapir should be regarded as a "villain" or simply a "supporting character." The actions of the vigilante Cardiac may be questionable. Was he truly justified in going after all the companies and people he attacked, including Sapirdyne?

Of course, Sapirdyne was a part of Justin Hammer's holdings, and Hammer had a long record of nefarious business activity and outright villainy. It is likely that Herschel Sapir was indeed corrupt as well.

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Amazing Spider-Man

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