Real Name: Jimmy Costas

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Unemployed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Unidentified mother, Burglar (possible uncle), Jessica Carradine (possible cousin)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Spider-Man I#26/1 (September, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Jimmy Costas was in reasonably good shape.

Height: 5'8" (approximate)
140 lbs. (approximate)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

History: (Spider-Man I#26/1 (fb) ) - Nephew of a career criminal, Jimmy Costas searched for a job for weeks.

(Spider-Man I#26/1) - After another fruitless day, Jimmy witnessed Spider-Man dealing with the force-field-wielding Stewart Smalls. Seeing an older woman who was transfixed by the battle, Jimmy grabbed her purse and ran off. Spider-Man briefly landed in front of him, but he had to save a falling motorcyclist, and let Jimmy go. 

    Later, Jimmy realized that Spider-Man had seen his face, and worried that the web-slinger was following him. He had a change of heart, however, and tracked down Spider-Man, handing over the purse and offering to turn himself in. He told Spider-Man that he didn't want to end up like his uncle, and needed to make something of himself. Spider-Man decided to let him go, instead, and asked Jimmy about his uncle. Jimmy told him that his uncle was "just another loser who never accomplished anything! He's dead now, but I think you may have even run across him once or twice! He was just a simple burglar!"

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Klaus Janson, Al Milgrom, Keith Williams, Mark Texeira, Tom Palmer, and Joe Rubinstein.

    Given Jimmy's appearance, attire, and his presence in a book celebrating Spider-Man's 25th anniversary, the implication is, of course, that his uncle was none other than the burglar who killed Ben Parker. Spider-Man ponders it a little, but ultimately concludes that it doesn't really matter.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Jimmy Costas, possible nephew of the Burglar who killed Ben Parker, has no known connections to:

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Spider-Man I#26/1, p14, pan2 (main image)
Spider-Man I#26/1, p3, pan6 (headshot)

Spider-Man I#26/1 (September, 1992) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz & Mark Bagley (pencils),
Klaus Janson, Al Milgrom, Keith Williams, Mark Texeira, Tom Palmer, & Joe Rubinstein (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)

Last updated: 06/19/16

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