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Robert Farrell (Earth-616)
Information-silkReal NameRobert Farrell
Information-silkCurrent AliasRocket Racer
Information-silkAliasesRobert Johnson[1]
Information-silkRelativesUnnamed mother;
unnamed six siblings;
Information-silkAffiliationBriggs Chemical LLC; formerly MODOK's 11 , Avengers Academy; Initiative, Ally of Silver Sable's Wild Pack (at times), Outlaws
Information-silkBase Of Operationsformerly Avengers Compound, Los Angeles; formerly New York City
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationMercenary; formerly Air Force Janitor
Information-silkEducationCurrently a College Student
Information-silkHeight5' 10"
Information-silkWeight160 lbs (73 kg)
Information-silkPlace of BirthBrooklyn, New York
Information-silkCreatorsLen Wein, Ross Andru
First Appearance
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Robert Farrell was originally a criminal known as the Rocket Racer. One day, he snatched a courier's bulging briefcase. Spider-Man couldn't stop him because he was moving too fast on his rocket powered skateboard. However, a car pulled out in front of him suddenly and Spider-Man was able to defeat him and leave him with the police.[2]

Later Spider-Man gave him a break and he took a high school equivalence test which garnered him a perfect score. This test allowed him a special scholarship to Empire State University. At one point he fought another university student called Eddie the Cross who was a white supremacist. During a fight in the Science Laboratories, Rocket Racer fired a rocket at a jar he held above his head filled with Spider-Man's new web formula. Unfortunately this poured all over Eddie and he became the villain named Skinhead.[3]

Later Robert joins the Wild Pack and is involved in the great game.


Shattered Heroes

He later joined the Avengers Academy when they opened their doors to a larger crew.[4]

When Jeremy Briggs comes back to the Avengers Compound to offer other students a job at his company, Robert agrees to the proposition, both for the money offered by Briggs (intending to use it to pay the scholarship for his siblings) and because he sees himself more as an engineer than as a hero.[5]

As he is not present during the final fight against Briggs, his current whereabouts are unknown.


Power Grid [6]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills


Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 56

The Racers costume is made of synthetic stretch fabric which has been augmented to make it highly resistant to damage.


Rocket Racer uses a jet-powered skateboard with gyroscopic stabilizers, and magnetic boots that keep him attached to the board. The skateboard also adheres to vertical and inverted surfaces. The board is cybernetically controlled via the Rocket Racer's head-set.


Rocket Racer wears gloves that are each capable of firing up to four micro-rockets simultaneously. The gloves also provide him with a rocket-powered punch.

Design and manufacture of Paraphernalia: Robert Farrell and the Tinkerer

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