"AMAZING FANTASY BOY"

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: "Revealing" Spider-Man's identity to the public

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: J. Jonah Jameson

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: unnamed mother

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy I#15 (August, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: None except for a good memory.

History:

(Amazing Fantasy I#15/1) - After watching a horror movie with his mother, the little boy saw Peter Parker climbing up the side of a building. He told his mother, but she didn't believe him and told him that she would never take him to another horror movie again.

This ain't Peter anymore!

(Marvel Comics Presents#120/3 (fb) ) - His mother continued to ignore him and looked at some clothes in a shop window while the boy watched Peter Parker jump down from the building.

(Marvel Comics Presents#120/3) - Years later, the boy was a smoking teenager who watched Spider-Man beating up some robbers. He saw him jumping up on a truck and remembered what he saw years ago. He realized that the boy he saw in the past had to be none other than Spider-Man, who started to make TV appearances around the same time. The boy now wanted to reveal Spider-Man's identity to New York and therefore he went to the Daily Bugle. Jameson made a deal with him and the next day the boy gave a police sketch-artist a description of the man behind Spider-Man's mask. The next day it was published by the Bugle on the front page, but Peter Parker didn't care because the boy's description didn't match with Peter's look anymore.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko.

The boy originally wore a red and black striped T-shirt (made famous by Freddy Kruger). When he remembered the incident he wore a green and black striped T-shirt.

Per Degaton found the following: "In Marvel Age#114, the boy returned in a one page Hembeck story, which actually could have been canonical. In this one, the boy stated that his family moved to Europe after the incident where he saw Peter jumping on the wall, and only recently returned. He goes to Jameson and offers to give him a sketch of the boy he saw (he claims perfect memory). Parker walks in, and since this vignette seems to take place pre Amazing Spider-Man I#40, still dresses the same, with a sleeveless sweater. However, the boy mentions that the man he saw that day had horn-rimmed glasses. Parker thinks he is scot free, but then Jameson remembers that Parker initially wore glasses......"

Profile by Markus Raymond

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Amazing Fantasy Boy" has no known connection to:


images:
Boy body shot: Amazing Fantasy#15, p4, pan2
Boy head shot: Marvel Comics Presents#120, barcode side, p13, pan4


Marvel Age#114 (July, 1992)
Marvel Comics Presents#120 (January, 1993) - Kieth Plant (writer), Ed Murr (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)


Last updated: 12/13/04

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