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Raymond Bloch (Earth-616) from Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 1 001
Information-silkReal Name Raymond Bloch
(Karl Stragg, due to mind-transfer)
Information-silkCurrent AliasOx
Information-silkRelativesRonald Bloch (brother)
Information-silkAffiliationFormerly Crime Master, Hood's Gang, Enforcers, Thunderbolts
Information-silkBase Of OperationsNew York City, New York
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationProfessional criminal
Information-silkHeight6' 8"
Information-silkWeight358 lbs (162 kg)
Information-silkOriginHuman Mutate
Information-silkPlace of BirthSeaside Heights, New Jersey
Information-silkPlace of DeathThe Cellar, New York City, New York
Information-silkCreatorsStan Lee, Steve Ditko
First AppearanceAppearance of Death


Raymond Bloch aka the Ox was a member of the criminal gang known as the Enforcers. Although he was very, strong he was never particularly bright. While under the employ of the Big Man, Ox was involved in one of many clashes with Spider-Man.[1] The Enforcers continued to be hired by various crime bosses vying for power in the New York crime scene, including the Green Goblin.[2] They also teamed up with the Sandman to kidnap the Human Torch, but they were defeated when Spider-Man freed the young hero.[3] The Ox also worked with Mr. Fear and the Eel as the Fellowship of Fear against Daredevil.[4]

Body Exchange

While breaking out of prison with his cell mate Karl Stragg. Stragg, a brilliant scientist, offered to increase the Ox's intelligence. However this was a trick and Stragg instead switched bodies with the Ox, leaving him in a puny body while Stragg rampaged across New York, eventually stopped and killed while fighting Daredevil.[5]

Apparent Death

Raymond, now trapped in Stragg's body, was arrested and imprisoned. Upon his release, residual radiation caused him to mutate into a form much like that of his original body. Fighting Daredevil once again, the Ox eventually exploded due to the build up of radiation in his body.[6]

Raymond was believed to be dead for some time afterwards, and his brother Ronald took his place as the new Ox for some time.[7]


However, Raymond survived, and was living in the alleys of New York until he was found and revitalized by the Kingpin.[citation needed]

Ox was seen at the Raft when he is among the prisoners who witnessed Norman Osborn being marched to his cell.[8]



Increased Strength: Ox was stated to be able to lift a couple tons at most.[9]


  • Hand-to-Hand combat: Raymond Bloch was experienced in hand-to-hand combatant and brawler; due to his intimidating size he rarely lost a fight until Spider-Man came along.

Strength level

  • Increased strength, able to lift at least 800lbs,[citation needed] a couple tons at most.[9]
  • While in the body of Karl Stragg, Ox had average strength for his physique, and could potentially have a higher level of intelligence, as the Ox felt that he was getting a bit smarter since being in that body. This body would eventually mutate into a form similar to his original body.[citation needed]


Conventional automobiles.



Rocko (Earth-616)

Rocko (Earth-616)


Rocko was Ox's driver.[10]

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