Real Name: Gus Beezer

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Student

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsAutumn, Dunbar Dilpepper, James, Peter Parker, X-Men (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Professor X, Wolverine), Zabu

Enemies: None

Known RelativesMr. Beezer (father), Laura (mother), Emily (sister), Tillie (sister), Violet (great aunt), Peter Parker (Spider-Man, distant cousin), May Parker (distant cousin);
    extended family via Spider-Man

Aliases: Gus-Hulk

Base of Operations: Unidentified small town somewhere in New York

First Appearance: Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 (May, 2003)

Powers/Abilities: Gus Beezer is a normal boy of his age, with a very active and creative imagination. He is also a very fast runner, and has managed to out-talk J. Jonah Jameson.

(Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1) - Gus was using his sister Emily's jump rope, pretending it to be Spider-Man's webbing. Emily found him and called him to dinner, but got upset when she saw he had destroyed her rope. He shirked off her anger, and she declared a Girl War against him. At dinner, all he could do was rave about the new Spider-Man film opening in theaters the next day. Just before bedtime, his mother reminded him that he wouldn't be able to see the film as they had a family reunion to attend to. After Gus fell asleep, Emily sneaked into his room and put make-up and hair bows on him. When he saw himself in the mirror the next morning, he tried to get his pet dog Zabu to attack her, but Zabu just sat there. The whole family then prepared to go to the reunion. While there, he ran into Peter Parker, a distant cousin who was attending with his Aunt May. Since Gus was such a Spider-Man fan, Peter secretly made a ball of webbing and gave it to Gus, telling him Spider-Man had given it to him to give to Spider-Man's Number One Fan when he ever ran into him. Gus passed out from the excitement. That night, Gus got his revenge on Emily by covering her and her room in the webbing as she slept.

(Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Hulk#1) - As Gus ran around his yard pretending to be the Hulk, Autumn gave him a wedgie. Soon after, Dunbar, a kid who had just moved into the neighborhood, told Gus that the new Hulk comic had arrived in stores that day, but Gus's mom refused to let him go get it, citing his need to finish chores first. He convinced Autumn to help him finish the chores, but when they got to the comic shop, Dunbar taunted them as he'd bought the last copy. When his dad showed apathy towards the situation, Gus colored himself up with green water colors and went through his house calling himself Gus-Hulk. Gus's mom made him go take a bath, during which Dunbar called, offering a deal. The next day at school, Gus wore a sign proclaiming Dunbar to be great in order to look at Dunbar's copy of the Hulk comic. At the time, reports started coming in that the real Hulk had been sighted in the area. Gus passed out from the excitement. After school, Gus's dad picked Gus, Autumn and Dunbar up and stopped by his construction business. While waiting for him, Dunbar offered to let Gus see another page from the comic if he could have Gus's pudding cup. Just as Gus was getting the pudding cup, the Hulk walked up behind him. Dunbar and Autumn ran in terror, but Gus was oblivious to the Hulk's presence. Gus's father saw the Hulk behind his son and jumped in a bulldozer. As Gus, still unaware that the Hulk was behind him, tried to tell his dad that the Hulk might be in the area, his father rammed the Hulk with the vehicle. The Hulk, unhurt, departed, taking Gus's pudding cup with him. That night, Gus's dad bought him his own issue of the Hulk comic.

(Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: X-Men#1) - Gus, Autumn, James and Dunbar performed a play in front of their class re-enacting scenes from an X-Men comic book. The class was not amused. In the process, Gus accidentally released the class' hamster from its cage and it got in Mrs. Wendall's hair. She fainted. That night, as his parents discussed what to do to punish Gus while at the dinner table, peas from his plate flew and hit his mother. She grounded him and took him to his room. His dad remained unaware that behind him, Tillie was levitating a small ball. Gus cleaned up his room as he was told to do, but in the minute between his finishing and his mother arriving to inspect it, it was mysteriously trashed again. Gus began to believe he may be a mutant with destructive powers. 
    The next day, the X-Men arrived in town, having been alerted to a very powerful mutant presence in the area. Gus, James and Autumn were reading comics at Gus's home when the X-Men showed up. Gus recognized them and believed they had come for him. Gus pleaded with Professor X to make him cluck like a chicken while Autumn questioned Cyclops about his marital status. Professor X then informed Gus that they had not come for him, but for his younger sister, Tillie. Believing they were going to take her away, Gus and his friends defended her, but the X-Men persuaded them that they weren't there to remove her from the home; they simply wanted to make sure she was in a safe environment. Satisfied that she was, they departed, but not before Wolverine gave Gus his X-jacket for bravely defending his sister. The next day, when Tillie needed her diaper changed, Gus called the local police department to see if they had any Sentinels he could use.

(Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1) - Gus won a foot race at his school, and bragged about it the rest of the day. His sister Emily challenged him to another, and in front of the whole school, won when she distracted him at the beginning. She did so four more times. Disheartened, Gus tried to get a job herding snow moose to escape the humiliation. When his school had Career Day, he went to visit his cousin Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle. When J. Jonah Jameson blasted Peter regarding Spider-Man, Peter had to tape Gus to a chair to keep him from attacking Jameson. Just then, Parker saw the Vulture and Green Goblin robbing a bank, and, needing to change into his Spider-Man outfit, shoved Gus into Jameson's office. While Spider-Man fought and defeated the two villains, Gus gave a stunned Jameson an earful on why Spider-Man was awesome, even calling Jameson's haircut the true "menace." Afterwards, Peter took Gus home and gave him an autographed Spider-Man photo. Gus promptly passed out again. Gus later challenged Emily to another race, and this time used her own tricks against her. He won the race.

Comments: Created by Gail Simone and Jason Lethcoe.

    These books were aimed at the kid-market at the time. The first three issues came out the same month, but if you read closely, you can tell which order they were supposed to be in. The art in the first three was incredibly sketchy.

    There is nothing in these books that really keeps them out of continuity. While they are "humor" books, the situations never get too far away from reality, or at least Marvel reality. The only quibble is the Green Goblin's appearance in the last issue, which was uncharacteristic for how Norman Osborn was being portrayed at the time. However, given the numerous Goblin successors, imposters, spin-offs, wannabes and other general Goblinees, it may very well have just been another person in the suit. 

    In the first Spider-Man issue, the family is listening to the child-oriented soundtrack for Planet Terry during their car drive. A nice little homage to STAR Comics, Marvel's original kid-friendly imprint.

    Autumn was accidentally called "Amber" in one panel of an issue.

Profile by Madison Carter.

Gus Beezer has no known connections to


Gus's friend, Autumn liked to give him wedgies, but always stood by him and even seemed a little sweet on him.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Hulk#1 (MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1

Emily Beezer

Gus's older sister, Emily often argued and fought with him, which usually resulted in the two playing pranks on one another.

--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 (MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1

Laura Beezer

Gus's mother. She "double extra seriously grounded" him for not cleaning up his room.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 (MAoGB:Hulk#1, MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1

Mr. Beezer

Gus's father and owner of Beezer Constiz, a construction outfit. He saved his son when the Hulk was passing by, and had visions of his son one day being an Olympic athlete.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 (MAoGB:Hulk#1, MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1

Tillie Beezer

Gus's younger sister. Still a toddler, Tillie's mutant powers, which include telekinesis, manifested earlier than usual. The X-Men investigated her family to make sure she was safe and left when they were satisfied she was. She likes to wear mashed potatoes on her head.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 (MAoGB:Hulk#1, MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1

Dunbar Dilpepper

Dunbar recently moved into the neighborhood, and while he often hangs out with Gus and his friends, usually likes to taunt and torment him. He often makes deals to his gain when he knows he has something Gus wants.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Hulk#1 (MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1


A friend of Gus's at school, James was not as versed in comic books as Gus, though he tried his best. Along with Autumn, James stood with Gus when they thought the X-Men were going to steal Tillie.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Hulk#1 (MAoGB: X-Men#1



Gus's pet dog, Zabu usually doesn't do much.


--Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 ( MAoGB:Hulk#1, MAoGB:X-Men#1, MAoGB:Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1

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MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, cover (main)
MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, page 9, panel 4 (Autumn)
MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, page 9, panel 3 (Emily)
MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, page 7, panel 3 (Laura)
MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, page 7, panel 4 (Mr. Beezer)
MAoGB: X-Men#1, page 8, panel 3 (Tillie)
MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, page 9, panel 1 (Dunbar)
MAoGB: X-Men#1, page 14, panel 1 (James)
MAoGB: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1, page 12, panel 3 (Zabu)

Other Appearances:
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Spider-Man#1 (May, 2003) - Gail Simone (writer), Jason Lethcoe (artist), Mike Raicht (editor)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Hulk#1 (May, 2003) - Gail Simone (writer), Jason Lethcoe (artist), Mike Raicht (editor)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: X-Men#1 (May, 2003) - Gail Simone (writer), Jason Lethcoe (artist), Mike Raicht (editor)
Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer: Gus Beezer & Spider-Man#1 (February, 2004) - Gail Simone (writer), Gurihiru (artist), Teresa Focarile (editor)

Last updated:08/21/07

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