GAVIN THORPE

Real Name: Gavin Thorpe

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Gangster

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Caesar Cicero, General Nguyen Ngoc Coy, Dominic, Hammerhead, Rose (Jacob Conover), Silvermane (Silvio Manfredi), Slug (Ulysses Lugman), Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln)

Enemies: Vincente Fortunato, Hydra, Spider-Man (Ben Reilly), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Trapster (Peter Petruski)

Known Relatives: Unidentified brother (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Spider-Man I#53 (December, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Thorpe is a large, strong man, able to snap a man's neck with his bare hands. He is a cold-blooded, ruthless criminal.

Height: 6'1" (approximate)
Weight: 200 lbs. (approximate)
Eyes: Hair: Red

History: (Spider-Man I#53 (fb) ) - When New York crimelord Gavin Thorpe went on an extended trip abroad, he left his younger brother in charge of the organization.

(Spider-Man I#53) - Upon his return to New York, Thorpe was disappointed in his brother's work, and snapped his neck, killing him. He then demanded reports from his subordinates, who told him that Spider-Man was known to interfere with their operations. Thorpe asked them to formulate a plan to destroy Spider-Man.

(Spider-Man I#73) - Madripoor crimelord General Nguyen Ngoc Coy convened a massive meeting of crime bosses, including Thorpe, to address the threat of rising Maggia boss Vincente Fortunato. They agreed to send a team of assassins led by Tombstone to Fortunato's Staten Island estate, but they failed, thanks to Fortunato's Hydra allies.

(Spider-Man I#74) - Fortunato and Hydra took Thorpe and his fellow crimelords to a rally at his Staten Island estate, where, as a test of loyalty, he'd have them each murder an innocent civilian taken from each of their territories. Before they could do so, Spider-Man (Reilly), who had also been captured, broke free of his restraints and shot Thorpe and the other crimelords with sedative stingers, knocking them out.

(Sensational Spider-Man I#12 - BTS) - The Trapster, trying to be taken seriously as a criminal, attacked one of Thorpe's men, Dominic.

Comments: Created by Howard Mackie, Tom Lyle, and Scott Hanna.

Thorpe was gone for at least a decade, because he'd apparently never heard of Spider-Man.

Thorpe is included, along with Jacob Raven, Kaine, the Grim Hunter, Ken Ellis, and Spider-Man in a Ditko-esque floating head montage at the end of Spider-Man I#53, indicating that they'd all be important players in Ben Reilly's life in the near future. As you can probably tell from the profile above, Thorpe kind of wasn't.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Gavin Thorpe, crime boss, has no known connections to:


Thorpe's brother

(Spider-Man I#53 (fb) ) - When New York crimelord Gavin Thorpe went on an extended trip abroad, he left his younger brother in charge of the organization.

(Spider-Man I#53) - Upon his return to New York, Thorpe was disappointed in his brother's work, and snapped his neck, killing him.

--Spider-Man I#53 (53(fb), 53




Dominic

(Sensational Spider-Man I#12) - While collecting for his boss, Gavin Thorpe, Dominic was attacked by his former associate, the Trapster. The Trapster stole his money, and was about to fill his sinus cavity with glue when Spider-Man intervened. Trapster tossed Dominic at Spider-Man and fled.

--Sensational Spider-Man I#12





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Spider-Man I#53, p14, pan3 (main image)
Spider-Man I#53, p14, pan5 (headshot)
Spider-Man I#53, p14, pan1 (brother)
Sensational Spider-Man I#12, p12, pan2 (Dominic)


Appearances:
Spider-Man I#53 (December, 1994) - Howard Mackie (writer), Tom Lyle (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Spider-Man I#73-74 (October-November, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#12 (January, 1997) - Todd DeZago (writer), Josh Hood (pencils), John Lowe (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)


Last updated: 07/01/16

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