Real Name: Peter Parker

Identity/Class: Extradimensional human mutate (see comments)

Occupation: Superhero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Master Sergeant Half-Mast and his soldiers

Enemies: Doctor Octopus and his henchmen

Known Relatives: Richard Parker (father, deceased), Mary Parker (mother, deceased), Benjamin Parker (uncle, deceased), May Parker (aunt), Will Fitzpatrick (grandfather), Mary Jane Watson-Parker (wife)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592/31 (March, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Spider-Man has the same abilities as his Earth-616 counterpart, including superhuman agility, strength, "spider-sense," and mechanical web-shooters.

History: Spider-Man presumably has the same background as his Earth-616 counterpart.

(PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592) - Spider-Man swings into the motor pool run by Master Sergeant Half-Mast after it has been attacked by Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man's web shooters fail as he attempts to stop Doctor Octopus, whose mechanical arms fail at the same time. Spider-Man resorts to fisticuffs with Doctor Octopus, but both become tired from the fight. Spider-Man is told to do preventive maintenance before getting into a fight next time. Vowing not to make the same mistake again, Spider-Man swings away.

Comments: Art by Joe Kubert, story uncredited. Sergeant Half-Mast was drawn and written by Will Eisner for Army Motors and its successor PS. Though his name tag says Half-Mast, the character was known as Sergeant Half-Mast McCannick.

The world of Preventive Maintenance is full of visitors who have no trouble getting past base security, making it one of the most poorly defended Army bases in the US. But when things do go wrong, the soldiers of this particular motor pool will be prepared because of preventive maintenance.

There isn't much to swing on within a motor pool aside from a two story building. The rest of the base would have buildings one or two stories tall with the exception of barracks. It may be possible to attach to a natural rock formation, a distant streetlight or a low flying aircraft. Exactly what Spider-Man is swinging on is unknown.

Spider-Man's tiredness from the fight may be due to expending energy earlier in the day, swinging on low lying objects, excess travel on foot, or less natural strength compared to his Earth-616 counterpart.

There is nothing in the story that would cement it in the main Marvel Universe, but there is also no reason to say it didn't happen in Earth-616 continuity. Maybe Half-Mast could be a problem due to copyright issues.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Technarch.

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Master Sergeant Half-Mast

Master Sergeant Half-Mast is in charge of the motor pool and always stresses the importance of preventive maintenance. Many strange visitors have arrived at his motor pool, presumably evading base security.


--PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592


Half-Mast's soldiers

Half-Mast's soldiers are tasked with preventive maintenance inside the motor pool. After being introduced to the Sonic Cannon, they check its air filter, fittings, liquid gas containers, and electronic relays. The soldiers immediately recognize Doctor Octopus who attacks the motor pool. They manage to fire the Sonic Cannon and tie up the five henchmen, then tie up Doctor Octopus shortly after his mechanical arms fail.


--PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592


Sonic Cannon

The Sonic Cannon is a new military weapon designed to render the enemy unconscious by sound. The weapon is mounted on the back of a HMMWV (Humvee) and includes two wheels with legs for stability and adjustable height. The sights on the weapon can be adjusted for range, including close range firing at a target approximately five to ten feet away.


--PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592


Doctor Octopus

Doctor Octopus is the same as his Earth-616 counterpart. He infiltrates the motor pool using a hovering anti-personnel vehicle and five armed henchmen. While fighting Spider-Man, his mechanical arms malfunction due to a lack of lubrication; the soldiers apprehend him shortly after.


--PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592


Hover vehicle

Doctor Octopus attacked the motor pool with a treadless armored anti-personal vehicle equipped with two machine guns. The vehicle is capable of hovering at least three feet above ground due to pods on its underside.


--PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592






Doctor Octopus employed five henchmen equipped with hand guns and old fashioned attire. They were knocked out by the Sonic Cannon and tied up by Half-Mast's soldiers.


--PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly#592


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Last updated: 07/21/08.

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