Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Possibly extraterrestrial insect

Occupation: Menace

Group Membership: None 

Affiliations: Possibly "Gargoylee"

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: Spider-Man leather belt printed comic story (Lee's, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: The Flying Menace had giant insect-like wings capable of flight and it presumably had other superhuman abilities similar to that of a fly.


(Spider-Man leather belt comic story) - When the Flying Menace began disrupting day-to-day activities in the city, Spider-Man captured the Menace in his web. Barely having time to recover from the battle, Spider-Man was met with an unidentified gargoyle-like creature that projected flames at the hero. Defeating the gargoyle using a web slingshot, Spider-Man was given a medal for his heroism. Spider-Man then proudly proclaimed that he would rather have an orange and reminded everyone to eat fruit because it was good for them.

Comments: Created by an uncredited writer and artist.

The Flying Menace was seen only in the comic strip printed on the 1981 Lee's leather belt. While there is nothing to specifically say it was not on Earth-616, it was odd to see Spider-Man so furiously promoting fruit.

For the purposes of this profile, I chose to name the orange gargoyle-like creature "Gargoylee," considering he looks like a gargoyle & he was on a Lee's belt.

The belt had a 1981 copyright by Marvel Comics Group, meaning that Marvel owns the characters, not that they are likely to use them anytime soon.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The Flying Menace has no known connections to


 "Gargoylee" was a creature who attacked the city, possibly in conjunction with the Flying Menace. After defeating the Flying Menace, Spider-Man was attacked by "Gargoylee," who hurled a fireball at the hero. Deflecting the fireball back at "Gargoylee" and defeating him, Spider-Man was given a medal for his heroism.


--Spider-Man leather belt, printed comic story

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Spider-Man leather belt, pan1 (Flying Menace)
Spider-Man leather belt, pan3 ("Gargoylee")

Spider-Man leather belt, printed comic story (1981) - uncredited writer and artist

Last updated: 11/08/12

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