Real Name: Spence Williams
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Journalism intern
Group Membership: Daily Bugle newspaper
Affiliations: Jenny, Daily Bugle staff, notably Jillian Blythe, Betty Brant Leeds, J. Jonah Jameson, Miss Kay, Robbie Robertson, Mr. Toomey
Enemies: Angus (loose)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, USA
First Appearance: Spider-Man's Tangled Web#11 (April, 2002)
Powers/Abilities: Spence Williams was a normal human who was young, friendly, energetic and eager to please, and was keen to break into the world of journalism.
(Spider-Man's Tangled Web#11 (fb) - BTS) - Unknown to Spence Williams, Angus applied to become the journalism intern at the Daily Bugle but was denied by Jameson. As a result, Angus became slightly bitter toward both of them and later worked at the Coffee Bean cafe.
(Spider-Man's Tangled Web#11) - On Valentine's Day, Spence was gathering orders for late night coffee from the various journalist staff at the Daily Bugle, including Jillian Blythe, Miss Kay, J. Jonah Jameson and Robbie Robertson, and headed off, greeting the guard at Bugle's front desk, Mr. Toomey. Spence unwittingly passed an unconscious Spider-Man, who had been knocked into a nearby alley earlier that night by the Vulture. At the Coffee Bean, Spence was derided by Angus but cheered up by the other worker there, Jenny, who was quietly attracted to Spence. Angus secretly added a laxative to Jameson's coffee. Back at the Bugle, Spence handed out the coffees and was astonished to see Jillian Blythe in a slinky outfit, having changed clothes for a date. Soon after, Spence was about to leave but was called into Jameson's office regarding the spiked coffee, which had affected his wife. Spence told Jameson that Angus had said that he made a "special" coffee for the editor.
On his way home in the snow, Spence discovered the Valentine's Day card that Jenny had slipped into his coat pocket and he rushed back to the Coffee Bean, passing Jillian, Kay and Flash Thompson, to race inside. Angus was surprised as Jenny left together with Spence on a last-minute Valentine's Day date.
(Spider-Man's Tangled Web#20) - On a snowbound Christmas Eve, Peter Parker charitably brought a group of stranded Japanese children to the Daily Bugle. Spence helped Betty Brant round up some of the more wayward children in the office.
Comments: Created by Darwyn Cooke (writer & pencils) and Jay Bone (inks).
The first tale likely took place when
Mary Jane was not on the scene and when Peter Parker was a teacher,
although the second tale shows Peter next to Mary Jane in the last
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Spence Williams has no known connections to:
Jenny worked at the Coffee Bean and became friendly with Spence, despite Angus' jealousy. She slipped Spence a Valentine's Day card, who later found it in his jacket and he rushed over and they left the coffee shop together. She was generally friendly to all her customers and listened to Miss Kay when she arrived hoping to meet up with Peter Parker.
--Spider-Man's Tangled Web#11
Spider-Man's Tangled Web#11, p12, pan6 (main image)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web#11 (April, 2002) - Darwyn Cooke (writer & pencils), Jay Bone (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web#20 (February, 2003) - Darwyn Cooke (writer & inks), Jay Bone (pencils), Axel Alonso (editor)
Last updated: 09/02/08
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