Farley Stillwell is a male comic character that features in Marvel Comics.
It was known that he had a brother named Harlan Stillwell who also began a career in science and genetics. (Amazing Spider-Man Annual v1 #10)
Stillwell began to conduct experiments in the field of biological transformation where he managed to successfully allow a rat to swim like a fish whilst making a fish breath air like a rat. Farley had hoped that he could gather interest to aid farmers, botanists and others in similar fields. Around this time, he was approached by J. Jonah Jameson where Dr. Stillwell was interested in making his work more public. Jameson, however, wanted Stillwell’s work for a private project and offered $10,000. Though at first refusing, the research scientist agreed as he reasoned he could purchase many research equipment for his own work. Jameson wanted Dr. Stillwell’s knowledge to transform Mac Gargan into a superhuman being so that he could fight and defeat Spider-Man. Thus, Gargan underwent experimentation whereupon he was transformed into the Scorpion. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #20)
In an effort to defeat Spider-Man, Jameson once more sought to empower someone to match the Wall-Crawler and thus approached the late Farley Stillwell's brother. He offered a large sum of money to Harlan Stillwell though the conversation was overhead by Richard Deacon who was wounded and on the run from the police. He forced the scientist to use the process on him thus turning the man into the supervillain called the Human Fly. (Amazing Spider-Man Annual v1 #10)
Personality and attributes
Powers and abilities
He was noted as being a scientist who was an expert in artificial mutations. (Amazing Spider-Man v1 #20)
- Farley Stillwell was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko where he made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #20 (January, 1965).
In other media
- In Spider-Man, Dr. Farley Stillwell appeared in the 1960s animated television series in the episode "Never Step on a Scorpion" where he was voiced by actor Tom Harvey.
- In Spider-Man, Dr. Farley Stillwell appeared in the 1990s animated television series in the episode "Sting of the Scorpion" where he was voiced by actor Michael Rye
- Amazing Spider-Man v1: