Doctor Silk is a male comic supervillain who features in Valiant Comics.
A child genius, Augustus was routinely beaten by his father, Charles Silkowski. One night he tried to run away down the street but his father caught him. In the tussle Charles Silkowski fell backwards into a store window and bled to death. Dr. Augustus Silk, a graduate of Harvard medical school with a postdoctoral fellow from Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, was a primary partner in Comsat Industries, a company formed with Dr. Marcus Bodine in 1977 that tendered public offerings after its rapid expansion two years later.
In 1983, Silk became the sole survivor of an explosion that killed six others. Suffering from a facial deformity, that was a symptom of a degenerate syndrome that would lead to his complete paralysis, and an unusual brain injury Silk lost of all sense of morality. Two years later, Marcus Bodine allegedly committed suicide after losing control of Comsat to Silk, who turned it into Webnet, an organization dealing with illegal activities in technical, industrial and financial institutions worldwide. He used Webnet to manipulate human lives and destroy international finances.
Since the destruction of the Weaponeer Organization, Silk's only obstacle had been Ninjak, whose incredible intelligence begged for the challenge that Silk had proven to b
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Ninjak's incredible intelligence begs for a challenge and Silk has proven to be such. These two adversaries have initiated a global game of chess, with human lives as their pawns. Silk has yet to determine Ninjak's identity, but he has vowed to see him destroyed.
Doctor Augustus Silk controls Comsat International, an international front for WEBNET, an organization dealing with illegal activities in technical, industrial and financial institutions worldwide. Silk, a crippled and disfigured recluse, uses the vast computer network at his disposal to manipulate human lives and destroy international finances. Ninjak and the Weaponeer Organization worked to stop Silk's schemes. Since the destruction of the Weaponeers, Silk's only obstacle has been Ninjak.
- Doctor Silk was created by Mark Moretti and Joe Quesada where he made his first appearance in Ninjak v1 #1 (February, 1994).
- Ninjak v1: (1994)