Professor Miles Warren, the Jackal, had combined a deadly virus with a clone of himself that created the creature known as Carrion. The Jackal supposedly died before Carrion could be released from his clone casket. Randy Vale (a former student of the professor) released Carrion from his casket and Carrion possessed the same memories and hatred that the Jackal had of Spider-Man.
Carrion was created by Bill Mantlo and Jim Mooney and first appeared in The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol.1 issue 25 (1978). There are two other characters known as Carrion, which where based on this first clone of Miles Warren.
Major Story Arcs
Carrion forced Vale to work for him, provided him with a suit and weapon and called him Darter. Due to his telepathic abilities, Carrion new Spider-man's identity, and after many attempts at defeating the wall crawler Carrion captured Peter Parker, and tried to kill him with a giant amoeba but Spider-Man would escape, with the help of White Tiger and the amoeba ends up killing Carrion.
Powers and Abilities
Carrion's main power was his deadly touch. On contact, his skin disintegrates any and all organic matter on contact. Carrion also used a red dust that killed the victim. The dust, known as the Red Dust of Death. The dust can cause pain, unconsciousness, or a choking death, and sometimes shows acidic and flesh-eating properties as well.
As well as this, he could reduce the density of his body and had super strength, telepathy, levitation, telekinesis of anything organic and teleportation. When Carrion teleports, he leaves behind a cloud of brimstone. Carrion also possesses the ability to became intangible, and rapidly regenerates from injury. Carrion is immune to several forms of detection, including Spider-Man's precognitive spider-sense.