Sandor (Spider-Man enemy) (Marvel Comics) (Algeria)

Sandor the Algerian strongman


Sandor is a giant, very strong enforcer. You can never have enough generic giant henchmen !

Plus, he might be from Algeria, which is rare in US super-hero comics.

He appeared but once, fighting Spider-Man in 1968.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Former employee of the Red Skull (Albert Malik).
  • Base Of Operations: Algiers, and more specifically… the mysterious Casbah !
  • Height: 6’5” Weight: 280 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Fiercely bald


Powers & Abilities

Sandor is extraordinarily strong, and can take many superhuman blows before being knocked out.

Though it is technically possible that he was a baseline human, one suspects that he might be a low-key mutant. Especially since in his eyes look a bit odd in one panel.

According to the Red Skull (Albert Malik), only a handful of fighters have any hope of defeating Sandor.

Sandor grabbed Spider-Man (Peter Parker) once. However, Spidey was visibly distracted – Sandor doesn’t seem to be particularly fast.

He seemed mute, but appeared to understand English.


In 1975, Spider-Man stalked the “1950s Red Skull” (Albert Malik) in Algiers, in order to prove that his parents had never been traitors. When he invaded the Skull’s hideout in the Casbah, he clashed with Sandor, a traditional giant mute henchman.

Thanks to his superhuman strength and speed Spidey won, but the battle allowed the Skull to flee.

Sandor — who was presumably local talent — was, alas, never seen again. مكتوب



See illustrations.


Very strong, very silent, somewhat plodding type. But he’s determined.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 02 Wil: 02 Min: 03 Occupation: Bodyguard
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 003
Init: 009 HP: 015

None demonstrated.

Conditional Soaking (Blunt and unarmed attacks), Iron Nerves, Language (Algerian Arabic (الجزايريَّ)).

None demonstrated, but let’s throw in a Area Knowledge (Algiers’ Casbah area) for colour.

MPR (Mute).

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5.

Writeup completed on the 2nd of March, 2014.