Real Name: Bradley Bolton

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Computer scientist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ned Leeds, Dr. Armstrong Smith, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Kingpin, Paine

Known Relatives: Ellen Bolton (wife), Mindy Bolton (daughter)

Aliases: "Boom-Boom" Bolton

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: (mentioned): Daredevil I#127 (November, 1975);
(fully seen): Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (February, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Bradley Bolton was a talented and renowned computer scientist as well as a former star football player.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 210 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (fb) – BTS) – Bradley Bolton was a football star at Empire State University, where he was known as "Boom Boom" Bolton. In a game against Metro U, Bolton messed up a final play and ended up quitting football. Bolton instead got a degree in computers, becoming an expert. Bolton took a job with Stark International, where he met the woman who would become his wife, Ellen. They later had a daughter, Mindy. He wrote one famous paper on intermolecular computer synapses.

(Daredevil I#127 – BTS) – Dr. Bradley Bolton helped Dr. Armstrong Smith finish his W.H.O. database.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (fb) – BTS) – An employee of the Kingpin, Paine, kidnapped young Mindy Bolton.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#153) – Back at E.S.U. to lecture, Bolton met with reporters Peter Parker and Ned Leeds and he detailed his life history. Bolton was soon summoned by Paine, who said he'd return Mindy if Bolton brought him the final component to the W.H.O. database. That evening at a party, Bradley consoled Ellen then went off to his meeting with Paine with the component. Paine took the component but was determined to keep Mindy as well. Bolton rushed forward, saving Mindy but taking several bullets. As Spider-Man arrived to stop the villains, Bolton died with Mindy in his arms.

Comments: Created by Len Wein, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

Profile by Chadman.

Dr. Bradley Bolton has no known connections to:

Ellen & Mindy Bolton

(Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (fb) – BTS) – While working at Stark International, computer expert Dr. Bradley Bolton met his future wife, Ellen, and the two had a daughter, Mindy. Mindy was kidnapped by Paine, an agent of the Kingpin.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#153) – Bradley left a worried Ellen at a party then went to trade a component to Paine to save Mindy. When Paine threatened to keep Mindy, Bradley rushed forward to save her, which he did after taking several bullets. Spider-Man stopped Paine and the others then Bradley died with Mindy in his arms.

--Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (153 (fb) – BTS, #153,


(Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (fb) – BTS) – An employee of the Kingpin, Paine kidnapped young Mindy Bolton.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#153) – Paine and his men met with Dr. Bradley Bolton and demanded the final component of the W.H.O. machine in exchange for the girl. Later, Bradley brought the component but Paine was determined to keep the girl anyway. Bolton rushed forward and grabbed his daughter but not before being shot several times. Spider-Man defeated Paine and Bolton died with his daughter in his arms.

--Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (153 (fb) – BTS, 153

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Amazing Spider-Man I#153, p5, pan6 (Bradley Bolton)
Amazing Spider-Man I#153, p18, pan5 (Bolton's death)
Amazing Spider-Man I#153, p11, pan5 (Ellen Bradford)
Amazing Spider-Man I#153, cover (Mindy Bradford)
Amazing Spider-Man I#153, p10, pan5 (Paine)

Daredevil I#127 (November, 1975) – Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker)
Amazing Spider-Man I#153 (February, 1976) – Len Wein (writer), Ross Andru (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Len Wein (editor) 

First Posted: 08/25/2018
Last updated: 08/25/2018

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