The inaugural incarnation of the Sinister Six also included the shifty Sandman; the illusion-casting Mysterio; the high-flying, lowdown Vulture; and Kraven the Hunter.
The villains' master plan: Pummel the wall-crawler one by one until one of them would manage to defeat him. Hoping to energize his campaign to smear Spider-Man's reputation, J.
Electro's extended string of ignominious defeats nearly came to an end when the world-weary villain, hungry for respect, attempted to deprive the entire city of power by drawing it into his body.
Dillon almost killed himself as a result, again meeting defeat at the hands of Spider-Man.
Dillon found himself transformed into a living electrical capacitor, powered by the micro-fine rhythmic muscle contractions that normally regulate body temperature.
Maxwell Dillon was born in Endicott, New York, the son of Jonathan and Anita Dillon.
Generally, Dillon's criminal actions were governed by his selfish love of money.Electro was once again brought out of retirement by the Rose, who offered Dillon the chance at an experimental procedure to greatly enhance his abilities in exchange for his services as an underworld enforcer.Dillon agreed, sensing the opportunity to rise above his past failures.The repeat of his parents' failed relationship in his own life caused Maxwell to resolve to find a new woman; however, this worsened his personality, in particular his greed, as now he was determined not to die in squallor as did his parents.One day another lineman got in trouble and Dillon agreed to save him, for a fee.