Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human
Group Membership: None
Spider-Man (Peter Parker), people of New York City (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
New York City, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#13/2 (October, 1975); television: Electric Company season 5 episode (1975-1976)
Powers/Abilities: The Sitter could fool most people with his disguise, despite the obvious mustache. He possessed mild strength.
(Spidey Super Stories #13/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Sitter was a criminal who happened upon the idea of disguising himself as an old woman and pretending to be a baby sitter. With his intended victim deceived, the Sitter would ransack the house, putting his loot in his oversized bag. It is unknown how many times he pulled off jobs like this.
Showing up at an apartment, he easily fooled the lone parent of his intentions. When the woman left, he turned toward the children and tricked them into playing a game of Hide and Seek -- in that they would hide while he sought out the valuables.
After robbing his latest mark, the Sitter passed Spider-Man as the hero was ordering dinner in a local restaurant. Seeing the Sitter’s troubles with the heavy bag, Spider-Man swung his way out of the diner and helped the Sitter into a nearby taxi. It wasn't until the taxi had driven away when his latest victim appeared, complaining of being robbed. Spider-Man deduced the sitter’s identity too late. Hatching a plan with another couple, Spider-Man hid in the baby’s crib while the wife hid with the child in the closet. When the Sitter arrived, the father left to summon the police. As the Sitter ransacked the apartment, Spider-Man announced his presence. Nimbly avoiding the heavy bag the Sitter swung, Spider-Man webbed up the thief and handed him over to the arriving police.
Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (script), Winslow Mortimer (pencils) and Mike Esposito (inks).
In the show, the Sitter was played by Luis Avalos.
The overall story seems to be What If ... Mrs. Doubtfire was a criminal?
Profile by David Lawrence.
The Sitter has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#13/2 p15 pan1 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#13/2 p20 pan1 (close-up)
Spidey Super Stories#13/2 (October, 1975) – Jean Thomas (script), Winslow Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hayes (editor)
Last updated: 02/29/12
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