Hydro-Man

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Hydro-Man

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Spider-Man's hard-to-hold foe, Hydro-Man, dove into the Marvel Universe in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 #212 (1981). The creation of writer Dennis O'Neil and artist John Romita, Jr., this aquatic antagonist is actually Morris “Morrie” Bench, a cargo ship swab who is inadvertently tossed overboard by Spidey during the testing of an experimental generator. One splashy disaster later, Bench undergoes cellular reconstruction and surfaces as Hydro- Man, able to transform himself into living liquid. Predictably peeved at Spidey for the loss of his humanity, Hydro-Man attacks the wall-crawler, turning his arms into geysers and evading Spider- Man's grasp by simply slipping through his fingers. Spidey prevails by splattering Hydro- Man over such a distance that the villain evaporates before being able to reassemble his dispersed molecules. Drably dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans, Hydro-Man has never risen above B-level status in Spider-Man's rogues' gallery, but his water-based powers have provided some interesting challenges for the hero—traveling through water sources, transforming into tsunamis, and firing himself like a water cannon are among Bench's superpowers. Hydro-Man once teamed with Sandman to tackle Spidey, and has also joined forces with the Frightful Four and Sinister Syndicate. In addition to numerous encounters with Spider-Man, he has fought the Fantastic Four, Captain America, and other heroes. Rob Paulsen voiced Hydro-Man on FOX's Spider- Man animated series (1994–1998), while Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond fame voiced the villain in a 1995 episode of the Fantastic Four cartoon (1994–1996). Hydro-Man is one of the supervillains “seen” in the 3-D “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man” ride at Universal Orlando's Marvel Super Hero Island, soaking riders who narrowly elude his grasp.
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The Porthouse Industrial Estate on the north side of town provides hundreds of jobs for locals through companies such as Holden Hydroman, the motor industry mouldings firm, Micron Sprayers making agricultural spraying equipment and the Norwegian-owned engineering business Hydro Raufoss.
Holden Hydroman controls odour problem with |Persnickety' compound
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Under normal circumstances this may not cause any problems but Holden Hydroman's factory is adjacent to a sheltered accommodation complex and the company became aware of the potential for complaints from the residents about the unpleasant smells.
After a careful assessment, Holden Hydroman decided on the third option, the use of odour countervailants and as a result the company called in Odour Control Systems, which claims to be one of the UK's leading specialists in odour treatment and control.
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