Real Name: Amber (last name unrevealed)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Flash Thompson, Mary Jane Parker, Peter Parker
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#328
Powers/Abilities: Amber possessed no known superhuman abilities. Demanding and unreasonable, she had very little concern for the wellbeing of others. Amber was a smoker.
Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
(Amazing Spider-Man I#328 (fb) - BTS) - Not too long after breaking up with his former girlfriend Blaze, the insecure prize fighter Flash Thompson met Amber. Even though she was demanding, unreasonable and thoroughly unlikable she showed enough interest in him for the two to start dating.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#328 - BTS) - Flash wanted to introduce the newest love of his life to his best friends Peter and Mary Jane Parker and invited the couple out to dinner at Windows on the World, on the top floors of the World Trade Center. Before Peter and Mary Jane arrived, the demanding Amber had already ordered a steak but was annoyed when it was too rare for her taste. She sent it back, demanding a better one. The waiter had just delivered the clearly pink piece of meat when Peter and Mary Jane showed up.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#328) - Amber was too busy eating her steak to look up even as Flash introduced her to the Parkers. Barely acknowledging her guests, she spit out a piece of steak because it tasted "yucky". She summoned the waiter, calling him "gar-kon" and claimed the steak was now burnt. She ignored the exasperated waiter's protests and demanded another one. Then she went off on the restaurant, calling the fancy establishment a dump and complaining bitterly about not even being allowed to smoke at the table after dinner. Flash tried to carry on a normal conversation, telling the Parkers his career as a prize fighter was slowly taking off and that he was almost ready to get paid for fights. He then invited Peter and Mary Jane to accompany him and Amber to the movies after dinner. Already fed up with the boorish girl, Mary Jane was quick to make up an excuse for not being able to tag along.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#330 - BTS) - Flash and Amber broke up.
Comments: Created by David Michelinie (writer), Erik Larsen (pencils), Al Gordon (inks)
Amber was part of a running gag involving Flash Thompson's terrible luck with (and taste in) women David Michelinie introduced when he was on Amazing Spider-Man. For a few issues, poor Flash would introduce Peter and Mary Jane to the newest love of his life, all women who were clearly a terrible match for him but the love struck Flash was always blind to their obvious faults. None of the women stuck around for more than an issue and the revolving door of love interests seemed an innocent gag until Flash showed up with Felicia Hardy in #329.
Profile by Norvo.
Amber should not be confused with
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Amazing Spider-Man I#310, p10, pan1 (mainimage)
Amazing Spider-Man I#310, p10, pan3 (closeup)
Amazing Spider-Man I#328 (January, 1990) - David Michelinie (writer), Todd McFarlane (pencils & inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
First Posted: 05/12/2018
Last Updated: 05/12/2018
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