Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Evangelist, power broker

Group Membership: Leader of an unidentified semi-religious organization of disaffected youths; leader of his own gang of goons

Affiliations: His own gang of goons (Esso, 3X Moo Shu Pak, Number 1 son Egg Drop Stoop, Won Ton Dupe); the Chop Six (band), Purple Murgatroyd (band), Shill's Angels: The Taxidrivers with Talent (band), the South Bronx Sextette (band), Washington Heights Dirigible (band); his followers

Enemies:  Daily Bugle (J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson), Wally Gesundheit (tv commentator), Erect Severehead (tv commentator), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Mary Jane Watson

Known Relatives: Number 1 Son Egg Drop Stoop (possible son?, see comments)

Aliases: Reverend Egg Fu Yung (misspelling of name)

Base of OperationsYankee Bean Stadium;
      formerly China

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book (1977) (seen only on a television screen)

Powers/Abilities: Rev. Egg Foo Yung was a charismatic and manipulative public speaker, able to entrance thousands of alienated and embittered followers with only his words. He also had the money to build a giant, metallic entrapment dome large enough to cover an entire baseball stadium and had access to deadly gas.

History: (Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book (fb) - BTS) - Following a Vietnamese military conflict, an unnamed Cantonese broker bought US weaponry from embittered US soldiers. Shortly after, the broker appeared as Rev. Egg Foo Yung, an evangelist without credentials, and began buying up property in Manhattan, as well as assembling an army of alienated teenagers with promises of eternal love and brotherhood.

(Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book) - Planning to ransom a stadium full of teenagers, many of whom were relatives of the most powerful men in America, Rev. Yung announced the free God Help America concert at Yankee Bean Stadium, which he had recently purchased for $24 (possibly via blackmail). Suspicious of Yung, J. Jonah Jameson of the Daily Bugle recruited local girl Mary Jane Watson and his own freelance photographer Peter Parker to investigate. Once at the concert, Rev. Yung introduced himself and turned the stage over to the South Bronx Sextette band, allowing them to distract the audience while Yung's metallic dome covered the Stadium. While Mary Jane was content to enjoy the free concert, Peter noticed some of Yung's henchmen leaving their seats. Investigating, Parker was knocked out by Yung's henchman Won Ton Dupe but soon returned as Spider-Man to interrogate Dupe and another henchman, Esso. After learning of Rev. Yung's plan to kill the teenagers if he was not given control of the US's top corporations, Spider-Man locked Won Ton Dupe and Esso in a nearby steamroom and left to confront Yung himself. As Spider-Man searched for Yung, Yung televised to the viewers at home his plans to murder the 100,000 audience members. Yung then demanded 51% stock in every corporation whose children had attended the concert. As the audience remained unaware of Yung's televised ransom, Spider-Man jumped onto the center stage, surprising Yung's henchmen 3X Moo Shu Pak and Number 1 Son Egg Drop Stoop while Yung himself attempted to make his escape. Making quick work of Stoop and Pak, Spider-Man tracked Rev. Yung to the Stadium's master control room, where Yung was preparing to pull the lever to gas the audience. Spider-Man shot web at Yung but Yung pulled the lever anyway. Unfortunately, the lever was short-circuited and electrocuted Yung, killing him. Spider-Man then phoned J. Jonah Jameson to tell him that Spider-Man had saved the day. After Peter and Mary Jane had returned to the Daily Bugle, Jameson informed them that the National Guard had cleaned up the remnants of Yung's organization.

Comments: Created by Mary A. Mintzer and Alden McWilliams.

Could the Chinese villains in this story GET any more stereotypical? It's downright awful...

Peter Parker specifically mentions Rev. Yung as an unnamed Chinese broker, so it appeared that Egg Foo Yung was just an alias (thankfully!).

It's possible that Number 1 Son Egg Drop Stoop was the son of Rev. Egg Foo Yung, given that their taken surnames are both Egg and Rev. Yung refers to Stoop as Number 1 Son and all. Perhaps the moniker is not just a codename but an actual familial title?

I think it's fairly obvious that Yankee Bean Stadium is a reference to the actual Yankee Stadium. Considering the story refers to ABC, NBC, CBS & Esso, I'm not sure why they didn't just call it Yankee Stadium. Similar situations occur with the mention of Henry Ferd, who is obviously meant to reference Henry Ford.

While the book specifically refers to the Vietnam War, due to the sliding time scale, I referred to it as a Vietnamese military conflict.

I also want to point out that Spider-Man seems like a real jerk in this story. When Yung is electrocuted, Spider-Man responds "even the Messiah can make a mistake." Holy cow, that's rude! He then proceeded to take full credit for basically amounted to an accidental victory.

Yung is a satire of Rev. Sun Myung Moon and "Number 1 Son" is a reference to Charlie Chan
--Kevin Garcia

Profile by Proto-Man.

Reverend Egg Foo Yung has no known connection to:


A henchman of Rev. Yung, Esso worked to set up the gas and ready it to kill the children at Yankee Bean Stadium. When Peter Parker tracked Won Ton Dupe to an empty refreshment stand at Yankee Bean Stadium, Esso and Dupe knocked out Parker. Parker soon returned as Spider-Man and defeated Esso and Dupe, interrogating Dupe to reveal Yung's plans.

Esso had no superhuman powers.

--Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book

3X Moo Shu Pak & Number 1 son Egg Drop Stoop

3X Moo Shu Pak & Number 1 son Egg Drop Stoop were henchmen of Rev. Yung. When Spider-Man surprised them onstage at Yankee Bean Stadium, 3X Moo Shu Pak attempted to stop Spider-Man with a poison dart but Spider-Man webbed up Number 1 son Egg Drop Stoop and threw him into Pak, effectively defeating them both.

Neither of them had superhuman powers but both were skilled fighters and 3X Moo Shu Pak carried a blowgun equipped with poison darts.

--Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book

Won Ton Dupe

Won Ton Dupe was one of Rev. Yung's top two henchmen, often remaining by Yung's side at all times. When Rev. Yung took the audience of Yankee Bean Stadium hostage, Won Ton Dupe left to make sure Esso has the gas ready and shortly thereafter, knocked out a suspicious Peter Parker with a karate chop. When Parker returned as Spider-Man, Dupe pulled out a knife but met quick defeat at the hands of Spider-Man. Terrified by Spider-Man, Dupe revealed all of Rev. Egg Foo Yung's plan and afterwards, Spider-Man locked Dupe and Esso in a steamroom set to 250 degrees.

Won Ton Dupe had no superhuman powers but was quite skilled at karate and carried a knife.

--Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book

Yankee Bean Stadium

Yankee Bean Stadium was a large stadium in New York that had recently been purchased by Rev. Egg Foo Yung. Equipping the Stadium with a giant entrapment dome, Rev. Yung intended to hold the audience hostage during the God Help America free concert featuring bands such as the Chop Six, Purple Murgatroyd, the South Bronx Sextette, Washington Heights Dirigible and Shill's Angels, the Taxidrivers with Talent. While Spider-Man defeated Rev. Yung inside the Stadium, the audience thought it was all part of the show.

--Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book

images: (without ads)
Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p9, splash page (Rev. Egg Foo Yung main image)
Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p7, splash page (Won Ton Dupe & Esso)
Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p10, splash page (3X Moo Shu Pak & Number 1 son Egg Drop Stoop)
Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p4, splash page (Yankee Bean Stadium)

Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book (1977) - "The Captive Crowd" story - Mary A. Mintzer (author), Alden McWilliams (illustrator)

Last updated: 10/27/12

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