Rhino is a major villain from the Spider-Man series. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #41 and has been a recurring villain ever since. He made multiple appearances in various Spider-Man related media.
Aleksei Sytsevich was a thug for hire working for an Eastern Bloc country. He volunteered to participate in an experiment that bonded a super strong polymer to his skin, thus augmenting his strength and speed. After being empowered, Rhino is directed by the agents who gave him his powers to kidnap Colonel John Jameson for his knowledge of military secrets. The Rhino, however, betrays the scientists who empowered him and goes on a rampage, eventually being defeated by Spider-Man. He is imprisoned and kept there with sedation, but breaks out soon after and continues to try to kidnap Jameson. Spider-Man uses a web developed by Curt Connors that melts his hide off, then knocks him out. After that encounter Rhino became a recurring villain for both Spider-Man and eventually the Hulk.
Connection with All-StarsEdit
- Rhino appears in the background of the Arkham City stage as one of the villains participating in the super-villain gang war.