Real Name: Santellio

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Owner of Santellio's (a candy store), running an illegal gambling operation in the back room

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Various unnamed employees and gamblers; Spider-Man

Enemies: Hobgoblin (Ned Leeds)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, Santellio's candy store

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#259 (December, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: Santellio is a normal man, good at business.

History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#259) - At a small, upper west side confectionary stand called Santellio's, one of the employees said to the others that he'd be in the back room in case he was needed. When he went to the back room, an illegal gambling operation was revealed. The man asked the boss how they were doing tonight, and the boss, Mr. Santellio, told him that it looked pretty good so far, and told all the gamblers that they had better hurry placing their bets, the next race would take place in 2 minutes. Suddenly a large window was broken, and the Hobgoblin appeared. Santellio ordered his men to take down the "flying freak", but the Hobgoblin defeated Santellio's men in a few seconds. He captured Santellio and threatened him into giving him 10% of his weekly take. Santellio agreed, and the Hobgoblin answered "You made the right decision! After all your only alternative was death!"

(Amazing Spider-Man I#260)- A week later, Spider-Man came to Santellio's illegal gambling room, where he fought Santellio's men. He easily defeated Santellio's men, and tried to capture Santellio. Santellio himself tried to run away, saying "Please don't hit me, I'm not a well man!" Spider-Man captured Santellio and asked him if the rumors were true that he was about to retire, which he thought was a good idea since illegal gambling could be dangerous to your health. He told him that he was not there to hurt him but to learn more about the Hobgoblin's "little visit" last week. Santellio told Spider-Man that the Hobgoblin was trying to muscle in on his action, wanting 10% of his weekly take, and that he couldn't afford to pay him, but Hobgoblin had given him no choice, threatening to kill him if he didn't pay. Santellio also told Spider-Man that it was the Rose's men that came to collect the money, so Spider-Man learnt that there was a connection between the Hobgoblin and the Rose. Leaving, Spider-Man thought to himself that Santellio really should think about retiring...

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz.

by The Beetle

The Hobgoblin-- in this instance Ned Leeds, should not be confused with:

Amazing Spider-Man I#259 (December, 1984) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)

First Posted: 03/23/2003
Last updated: 08/05/2013

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