NEW YORK (AP Newsliar) -- The evil supervillain known as "Sandman", an arch-enemy of Spiderman, has undergone a sex change operation and wishes to be known henceforth as "Sandwoman".
Born William Baker and also known by the alias Flint Marko, the Queens native gained his shape-shifting and sand manipulation superpowers when he was irradiated after accidentally falling into a sandpit beneath an experimental particle beam generator. But it was during an earlier stint in Ryker's Island prison that he got in touch with his feminine side.
"He became our prison bitch from day one," says Vince "The Butcher" Cianelli, a life-sentence convict at Ryker's Island. "I mean, he really liked doin' hard time, if ya know what I'm sayin'. It would be like, okay guys, who wants ta be the bitch tonight?, and his would be the first hand ta go up."
The sex change announcement was made yesterday in a press release provided by a Sandman spokesperson. Sandman's office declined to comment any further today, saying only that the "Sandwoman", as (s)he is now known, is "taking a beach vacation to recuperate from surgery."