Real Name: Hugh Del
Occupation: Science teacher at Midtown High (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Blake Coffey, Peter Parker
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York (see comments)
First Appearance: Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#7 (July, 1999)
Powers/Abilities: A patient and compassionate teacher, Hugh Del was a skilled computer user.
(Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#7) - While observing his student Peter Parker conduct an experiment, Midtown High Schoolteacher Hugh Del tried to get the tightly wound Parker to relax and consider attending the upcoming senior prom, sympathizing with Parker's need for financial aid for his post-secondary education in the fall, but telling him he'd regret missing his prom (and that it'd only be one night). When Parker's classmate and rival for the Gifted Student Program grant Blake Coffey made light of Parker's turmulteous life, Del came to his defense, reminding Coffey that despite Parker's lack of a social life he was further along with his scholarship project. As Coffey left the classroom, Del told Parker to ignore him and continue his work.
The following day Del took part in a demonstration of Coffey's project, a virtual reality apparatus. While skeptical that Coffey constructed the project himself (per the scholarship's rules), he was assured Coffey built the unit himself.
Comments: Created by Joe Kelly, Bart Sears, and Andy Smith
Hugh Del's first name was revealed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 11's Spider-Man's Friends & Associates profile (which describes him as a "computer genius").
Del is listed here as currently teaching at Midtown High, but it's very likely he no longer teaches there since he wasn't seen reencountering his former student Parker, who later became a Midtown science teacher himself.
It's assumed Del lives in Forest Hills since Peter Parker passes by his house on foot. However, since Del's home appears to be a miscolored version of the Parker household, it's possible that it's still considered Parker's house by Marvel editorial.
Profile by G Morrow.
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Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#8, p8, pan3 (main image)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#7, p7, pan2 (close-up)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#7 (July, 1999) - Joe Kelly (writer), Bart Sears & Andy Smith (pencils), Mark Pennington (inks), Ralph Macchio (truant)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#8 (August, 1999) - Joe Kelly (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Mark Pennington (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man#9 (September, 1999) - Joe Kelly (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Mark Pennington (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 19/05/10
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