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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) normal human

Occupation: Thief

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: J. Jonah Jameson, Dickie Landon, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#14/4 (December, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Birthday Bandit was an obsessive thief who enjoyed spoiling others' birthday parties by stealthily and nimbly stealing birthday treats just prior to a celebration. He spoke in rhyming verse and was gaudily dressed.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark blond/light brown


(Spidey Super Stories#14/4 (fb) - BTS) - Birthday Bandit developed a reputation for stealing from birthday celebrations.

(Spidey Super Stories#14/4) - Birthday Bandit entered a house through an open window where Dickie Landon's parents had just set the birthday table with treats for their son, but left it momentarily unattended. Birthday Bandit gleefully grabbed everything to do with the birthday party, including the cake, presents and party favors, hauling it away in a giant sack. Returning, the shocked parents immediately suspected Birthday Bandit and it made radio news; the report was heard by Spider-Man, who went to investigate. Meanwhile, Birthday Bandit spied birthday party preparations underway at the Daily Bugle newspaper office for editor J. Jonah Jameson. However, Spider-Man was quietly watching Birthday Bandit and followed him. Birthday Bandit entered the unoccupied office holding Jameson's birthday surprises, but suspected the giant cake secretly hid Spider-Man, so he mashed it. But Spidey was behind him and webbed him up. Outside, Daily Bugle staff accompanied Jameson into the office, but seeing Spider-Man, whom he despised, Jameson flung ruined cake at the escaping Spidey while Birthday Bandit remained webbed up in the office corner.



Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks). Based in the Electric Company script by Sally Compton.

This character shows there is a difference between the worlds of Spidey Super Stories and the Electric Company television show. The TV episode excludes Jameson as the birthday recipient and the last party is not held at the Daily Bugle offices.

Regular cast member Jim Boyd played the campy Birthday Bandit in the TV episode. You should be able to find it on YouTube.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Birthday Bandit of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:

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Spidey Super Stories#14, p15 (main image)
   p18, pan3 (headshot)

Spidey Super Stories#14/4 (December, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)

First posted: 05/16/18

Last updated: 05/16/18

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