Real Name: Edwin (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Occupation: Tow-truck operator
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: reading children (names unrevealed) (all Earth-57780)
Enemies: baseball park attendees (names unrevealed), Easy Reader, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: father, mother (names
Base of Operations: Mobile around New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#30/4 (January, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: Edwin is a gifted inventor and engineer, having developed a flying, jet-powered "super tow-truck."
Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
(Spidey Super Stories#30/4 (fb)) - As a child, Edwin
was fascinated with tow-trucks and received a toy tow-truck as a child,
towing away the Christmas tree. As an adult, he was a driver for a
tow-truck firm, but his over-enthusiasm in towing and lack of judgment
(towing a fire truck) brought about his dismissal.
(Spidey Super Stories#30/4 (fb) - BTS) - Angry, he
developed a flying, jet-powered "super tow-truck" with assorted gadgets
and hooks to help tow vehicles. He dubbed himself the Big Tow.
Super Stories#30/4) - Continuing his towing obsession, Edwin towed Easy
Reader's Book-Mobile with his super tow-truck. The helpful Spider-Man
tried to stop Big Tow, but he and Easy Reader were snared in Big Tow's
missile tow cable and lifted into the air, then abandoned. Big Tow
continued to a baseball park and collected all the cars in one long
train hauled in the air by his jet tow-truck. Having saved themselves
with Spidey's web-parachute, Spider-Man and Easy Reader managed to land
on the car train and ran forward to the front at the tow-truck. Easy
Reader collared the criminal, then Spider-Man wrapped Big Tow in
webbing once they'd landed. Later, Big Tow reformed and helped
distribute books to children on a self-pulled cart.
Comments: Created by Nick Cuti &/or Kolfax Mingo (writer), uncredited pencils (likely Win Mortimer), Mike Esposito (inks).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Big Tow of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#30, p18, pan1 (main image)
p20, pan4 (headshot)
p19, pan3 (super tow-truck in action)
Spidey Super Stories#30/4 (January, 1978) - Nick Cuti &/or Kolfax Mingo (writer), uncredited pencils (likely Win Mortimer), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Last updated: 04/02/18
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