DRUG DEALER

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Student, Drug dealer

Group Membership: None known

Affiliations: Harry Osborn, Two unnamed thugs

Enemies: Peter Parker, several people who were hurt by his drugs

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The campus around ESU in New York City

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#96 (May, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: None. He carried a gun.

History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#96) - The drug dealer, who was also a student at ESU along with Peter Parker and Harry Osborn, was in the audience as Mary Jane Watson performed in an off-Broadway musical.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#97) - After Mary Jane walked right by Harry (her boyfriend at the time) and started coming onto Peter Parker, Harry walked away livid. On his way the drug dealer stopped him and told Harry that he knew what Harry was feeling and that he was getting shafted. He told Harry that he had something that would make him feel a lot better, namely a bunch of pills. Harry, who was distraught over his situation with Mary Jane, accepted the pills. The drug dealer told Harry that the pills were free, as he knew that Harry would be back later and willing to pay plenty. Harry told the drug dealer he was not going to get hooked. The drug dealer simply replied, "Yeah, that's what they all say."

(Amazing Spider-Man I#98) - The drug dealer ran into Peter Parker on the street and told him to tell Harry Osborn that he has something (drugs) for him but can't wait forever. Parker was enraged to hear that this was the man who had caused his friend to overdose on drugs and got volatile. The drug dealer called two thugs to his aid, but Parker quickly knocked them both out. The drug dealer pulled a gun out to handle Peter Parker, but Parker knocked the gun out of his hand and proceeded to beat the drug dealer into unconsciousness. Parker warned that if he ever saw the drug dealer selling drugs again, he'd get a lot worse.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Gil Kane, and John Romita

These comics dealt with drugs and were not approved by the comics code. The way my dad described it to me (he's read these when they first came out and gave me most of the comics I have now), this was a big deal at the time.

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images: Amazing Spider-Man I#98 Page 8 Panel 1 (excluding ads)


Last updated: 01/20/04

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