Real Name: Raymond Warren
formerly science teacher at Midtown High
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Liz Allan-Osborn, Sally Avril (Bluebird), Professor Cobbwell, Jason Ionello, Living Brain, Sean "Tiny" McKeever, Mary Jane Parker, May Parker, Peter Parker, Mr. Petty, Eugene "Flash" Thompson, Anna Watson, unidentified criminals, unidentified Midtown High School students
Enemies: Venom (Angelo Fortunato)
Known Relatives: Dr. Miles Warren (the Jackal, brother, apparently deceased), Monica Warren (sister-in-law, deceased), unidentified nephew (deceased), unidentified niece (deceased)
Base of Operations: Formerly Midtown High School, Queens, New York City, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy I#15 (June, 1962); (identified) Amazing Spider-Man I#8
Powers/Abilities: Mr. Warren is a knowledgeable but stern high school science teacher. He is well connected within New York's science community.
History: (Untold Tales of Spider-Man#25 (fb) - BTS) - Raymond Warren is the brother of Empire State University Professor Miles Warren.
Warren attended Empire State University.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
While it might have been a useful way for Stan Lee to remember the name of Peter Parker's teachers by reusing the name Warren, that co-incidence was later used in the pages of Untold Tales of Spider-Man to reveal that the two Warren's were related. Since this addition came about after Miles Warren acted as the Jackal, it's unclear what his brother's thoughts are of his actions, which included becoming a super-criminal after his family was slaughtered by a genetically modified beast, exterminating an entire town, and creating scores of superpowered clones. If his last appearance in Marvel Knights Spider-Man I#7 is any indication though, he seems to have taken it in stride.
Warren was given the first name Aaron in the "Spectacular Spider-Man" animated series (designated Earth-26496 in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 4) prior to the reveal that his full name was Raymond Warren in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z Vol. 11's Spider-Man's Friends & Associates profile (which describes Warren as a "sarcastic scientist").
It's not stated outright, but Warren's lack of familiarity with Peter Parker's job teaching at Midtown High implies he no longer works there.
While Warren's constant shifting between respect for and frustration with Parker looks like inconsistant characterization on the surface, when taken as a whole Warren actually comes across as being harder on Parker because of his desire to see his student succeed. Of course, when you have an issue like Amazing Spider-Man I#2 where he goes from being anger to admiration he just seems kind of wacky, but as a whole it works.
Warren's extended family includes several clones of his brother Miles (including one active clone calling himself "The Professor" that may actually be the original Miles Warren in another altered form), and an evolved jackal called the Jackal-Man that believed itself to be Miles Warren's son (and caused the accident that killed Miles Warren's wife and children).
Profile by G Morrow.
CLARIFICATIONS: Mr. Warren has no known connections to
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Untold Tales of Spider-Man I#25, p3, pan1 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man I#8, p5, pan1 (close-up)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man I#7, p13, pan3 (current appearance)
Amazing Fantasy I#15 (June, 1962) - Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (artist)
Amazing Spider-Man I#2 (May, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (artist)
Amazing Spider-Man I#8 (January, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (illustrator), Jack Kirby (pencils), Steve Ditko (inks)
Amazing Spider-Man I#15 (August, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer), Steve Ditko (artist)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man I#1 (September, 1995) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Pat Olliffe (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man '96 (August, 1996) - Kurt "The Squirt" Busiek (writer), Mike "Madman" Allred and Pat Olliffe (pencils), Joltin' Joe Sinnott and Pam Eklund (inks), Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney, Gil Kane, Pat Olliffe & Klaus Janson, Mike Wieringo & Cam Smith, Mark Bagley & Mark Farmer, Ron Frenz & Sal Buscema (art), Taciturn Tom Brevoort (editor)
Untold Tales of Spider-Man I#25 (September, 1997) - Kurt Busiek (script), Roger Stern (co-plotter), Ron Frenz (breakdowns), Bob McLeod (finisher), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man I#7 (December, 2004) - Mark Millar (writer), Terry and Rachel Dodson (artists), Axel Alonso (editor)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man I#8 (January, 2005) - Mark Millar (writer), Frank Cho (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
Last updated: 02/12/10
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