Membership: None named, but the Bedrocks had at least two dozen members
Purpose: Committing petty crimes and acquisition of cash
Enemies: Cloak, Dagger, Flash Thompson, Mary Parker (replicoid), May Parker, Molten Man, Richard Parker (replicoid), Spider-Man
Base of Operations: All over Manhattan and possibly other boroughs of New York
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man#101 (June, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: While the Bedrocks did not have any superhuman members, they armed themselves usually with guns and knives, but also used axes, wrenches, pipes, crowbars, and chains. They could overcome victims with their numbers if their weapons were not enough.
History: The Bedrocks were a gang formed under unknown circumstances an unknown length of time ago.
(Web of Spider-Man#101) - The Bedrocks found Spider-Man barely conscious in an alley after he had been injured by Doppelganger and Shriek. They decided to take advantage of the situation and kill one of the main threats to their gang while he was hurt. However, as they moved in for the kill, Cloak and Dagger arrived and soundly defeated the Bedrocks, and many experienced the Dark Dimension within Cloak's cape.
(Spider-Man I#36) - The Bedrocks confronted Richard, Mary, and May Parker as they were on their way to Peter Parker's (Spider-Man's) apartment. They told the Parkers that the neighborhood belonged to them and were about to violently rob the Parkers when Flash Thompson showed up and attacked the Bedrocks in his friends' defense. Unfortunately for him, the Bedrocks outnumbered him five to one and got the advantage. Before they could kill Flash though, the Molten Man showed up and trashed the Bedrocks that were present.
(Web of Spider-Man#104) - Spider-Man and the Bedrocks ran into each other again, and this time Spider-Man was not injured and helpless. Spidey took it to the Bedrocks and was taking them out left and right. However, the Goddess showed up to recruit Spider-Man for her "Infinity Crusade," but stayed invisible to the Bedrocks. The Bedrocks were confused as Spider-Man appeared to be talking to empty air. Before long, police showed up and arrested the Bedrocks, who did not give any resistance.
Comments: Created by Terry Kavanagh, Alex Saviuk, and Don Hudson
Seeing as these aren't on Spider-Man Appendix or Snood's Master list (they are now!), I honestly don't know if they ever appeared again. If they did, it was probably Terry Kavanagh who used them. If you find out about any other appearances, let me know and they'll be added.
images:Spider-Man I#35, page 8 panel 4
Spider-Man I#36 (July, 1993)
Web of Spider-Man#104 (September, 1993)
First Posted: 02/05/2004
Last updated: 02/07/2004
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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