Hypno-Hustler (Character)

The Hypno Hustler

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Real Name: Antoine Delsoin

Created by:  Bill Mantlo and Frank Springer

First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-man #24 (1978)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record

Weight: 180 lbs.    Height: 5’ 11”

Eyes: Brown           Hair: Black

Skills and abilities: Skilled at playing the electronic guitar and genius level intellect in the field of engineering, used to create hypnosis devises and others.

Powers: Technology which can induce mass hypnosis. Boots which house retractable blades and various gasses.



The hypno-hustler and the mercy killers were a band who used their technology and mesmerizing music to hypnotize a crowd and then steal all their valuables. They met with Spider-man one night when he needed to unwind and visited a club. Their wiles proved unable to turn him however and he defeated them. Undeterred by defeat the group continued on their criminal ways only to be jailed years later in a special prison for supervillains.

He later pays Deadool to break him out of prison and kill Spider-man. He almost won but betrayed Deadpool leading to Pool and Spider-man teaming up. defeating him and sending him back to jail. While there he was shown to be in contact with Spider-man’s nemesis Mysterio who even sent him an autographed poster.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for Islandstage.net where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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