May 29, 2008
Doctor Octopus is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #3 (July 1963), and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko.
Otto Octavius is a stocky, myopic man who utilizes four powerful, mechanical appendages. A highly intelligent mad scientist, he is obsessed with proving his own genius and destroying Spider-Man. It has been speculated that his appearance was originally based on that of Roy Orbison.