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PURPLE PIRATE GANG

Membership: Bluebeard, Evil McWeevil, Hook, Jolly Roger, several unnamed members

Purpose: Find the treasure of Captain Kidd and pay for nothing

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Fargo North: Decoder (all of Earth-57780)

Base of Operations: New York City, USA

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#12/3 (September, 1975)

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#12/3)- The Purple Pirate Gang ran afoul of the law when they tried to board the ferry without paying. Knocked en masse into New York Bay, Spider-Man fished them out along with a message in a bottle. Puzzled by the seeming gibberish of the message, Spider-Man vowed to take it to the one man who could help him: Fargo North. 

    Unseen by the web-head, Evil McWeevil eavesdropped on the wall-crawler. Deciding the message could be a clue to treasure, Evil swore to steal it. Hearing the name Fargo North, Evil used a nearby phonebook to find North’s office. Rounding up the rest of the gang, Evil announced his intent to steal real pirate treasure. Racing toward North’s office, the gang listened in as North's decoding machine decoded the message. Hearing the message, the gang raced to New York Bay to steal the treasure of Captain Kidd. 

    Arriving at the same time, the Purple Pirate Gang tried to fight Spider-Man, but the wall-crawler easily subdued the gang and turned them over to the police.

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (script), Winslow Mortimer (pencils) and Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).

Profile by David Lawrence.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Purple Pirate Gang has no known connections to:


Bluebeard

Bluebeard

A member of the gang, he wore an eye patch despite having two good eyes. He was slammed against Hook and knocked out.

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#12/3


Evil McWeevil

Evil McWeevil

The leader of the Purple Pirate Gang, Evil was the smartest of the bunch. Despite wearing an eye patch, Evil could see with both eyes. He attempted to run Spider-Man down, but was snagged in a web and left for the police.

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#12/3


Hook

Hook

A member of the gang, Hook wore an eye patch despite having two good eyes. He was slammed against Bluebeard and knocked out.

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#12/3


Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

The supposed second in command, Jolly Roger laughed hysterically at every little thing. He managed to laugh himself senseless at the sight of the gang being defeated and was left for the police.

 

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#12/3


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Spidey Super Stories#12/3 p19 pan1 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#12/3 p22 pan5 (Evil)
Spidey Super Stories#12/3 p24 pan1 (Jolly)
Spidey Super Stories#12/3 p24 pan4 (Hook and Bluebeard)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#12/3 (September, 1975) – Jean Thomas (script), Winslow Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hayes (editor).


Last updated: 01/21/11.

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