Real Name: Angela Yin
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: Daily Bugle staff
Affiliations: Kate Cushing, Ken Ellis, J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker, Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly), Charlie Snow, Ben Urich
Enemies: Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), Morgan Hall, Pro, Scarlet Spider (Joe Wade), True Believers
Known Relatives: Mrs. Yin (grandmother), Meiko Yin (Dragonfly, cousin)
Base of Operations: Daily Bugle offices
First Appearance: Spectacular Spider-Man II#215 (August, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Angela Yin is a skilled photographer. She speaks English and some Korean.
Height: 5'4" (approximate)
Weight: 130 lbs. (approximate)
History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#421 (fb) ) - Angela Yin was taught Korean by her grandmother.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#215) - Kate Cushing assigned rookie Bugle photographer Angela Yin to cover the disappearance of china magnate Phillip Cussler. She accompanied Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson to one of Cussler's china shops, which had been ransacked; there, she suggested that the Scorpion, who had been sighted in the area, might have been involved, but Jameson was dismissive of her suggestion, due to his own complicity in the Scorpion's creation. Receiving word that Cussler's Herald Square shop was under attack, Yin, Jameson, and Cussler's son rushed to the scene, where they found an angry, wrench-wielding Cussler. Seeing Spider-Man, as well, Cussler lunged at him, and Spider-Man instinctively lashed out, seriously hurting the old man. Yin caught it all on film.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#225/2) - Ben Urich and Angela put together a profile on Peter Parker, who had been charged with murder. They interviewed a number of his friends and acquaintances, including Flash Thompson, Midtown High principal Davis, Anna Watson, Betty Brant, and J. Jonah Jameson, most of whom insisted that Parker was innocent.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#228) - At the Bugle, Angela introduced herself to the now-exonerated Peter, and told him how much she admired his work.
(Scarlet Spider I#1) - While Jameson criticized her photos for being too arty, Bugle reporter Ken Ellis grabbed Angela with a new assignment - dinner at Club Noir, where club owner Jason Tso was to hold court that evening with a who's who of mobsters. At the club, Ken and Angela chatted with Tso, who denied any involvement in organized crime...until two of Tso's henchmen showed up with guns and grenades at the command of the Pro, who had been contracted to kill Tso. Tso's new bodyguard, Ben Reilly, slapped the goons' weapons aside; Angela caught a glimpse of his face and mistakenly identified him as Peter Parker (understandably, as Reilly was Parker's clone). Ellis and Angela raced after Tso, only to be confronted with the Pro himself. The Scarlet Spider saved them from another grenade attack, and swung them to safety.
(Web of Scarlet Spider#2) - While photographing the wrecked Club Noir with Ellis, Angela spotted Reilly again. She stopped to talk with him, still under the assumption that he was Peter - but she promised to keep his "undercover assignment" under wraps.
(Scarlet Spider I#2) - When the virtual Scarlet Spider attacked the Daily Bugle, Ellis and Yin started covering the story from inside the building.
(Spectacular Scarlet Spider#2) - Ellis and Yin arrived on the scene as the virtual Scarlet Spider trashed an apartment building.
(Spider-Man I#66) - Jameson called Yin, Ellis, Robertson, and Urich into his office to see what they'd uncovered on the alleged "Spider-skeleton" story. When none of them volunteered anything, he dismissed them and called up Peter Parker.
(Spider-Man I#69) - Angela waved hello to Peter and his wife, Mary Jane, as they walked through the Bugle offices.
(Sensational Spider-Man I#7) - Angela came to visit Peter in the hospital, but work intruded when Ellis (who was also visiting) told her that there was a possible jumper on the roof of the nearby Rand building.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#418) - At New York Hospital to get pictures of a wounded cop, Angela spotted Mary Jane being wheeled in, and surmised that there had been some complications with her pregnancy. She phoned Joe Robertson to give him the bad news.
(Peter Parker: Spider-Man I#75) - Angela attended a Halloween party at the Bugle, unaware that it was a trap laid by Norman Osborn for Peter's friends. She looked on, horrified, as Osborn crashed the party in full Green Goblin regalia; but Spider-Man defeated the Goblin and Ben Reilly saved the partygoers by removing the pumpkin bombs Osborn had strewn about the office. Later, she and the rest of the partygoers escaped to the streets, where they saw Spider-Man consoling Reilly in his dying moments.
(Daily Bugle#1) - Yin and Urich staked out a mob meeting in a Food Factory restaurant. When Urich was spotted, they had to beat a hasty retreat, but they were confronted by a couple of goons, who took Angela's camera - but not her film, which she had palmed. Later, in the Bugle's darkroom, Ben recognized Congressman Henry Adams and an unknown woman in one of Angela's pictures. The duo headed out to investigate, paying off a cabbie to find where he'd taken the woman - pornographic actress Susie Dawn - afterwards. That led them to a pool hall, a habitual haunt of mobster Morgan Hall. Angela questioned whether Adams' affair was any of their business, but Ben just told her to look for a side entrance. While Urich talked with Hall about the mob's plan to blackmail Adams into doing their bidding, Angela snuck in a bathroom window - and when Hall threatened Urich, Angela was there with her camera at the ready. Hall let them both go, and their story ran on the front page. Angela still had doubts as to whether they'd done the right thing, however.
(Daily Bugle#3) - After Betty Brant went missing, Angela investigated Betty's ransacked apartment and found a tape of her interview with Tommy Fude, a mob-connected restauranteur. She returned to the Bugle with the tape and played it for Jameson, Robertson, and Urich. They made the connection between Brant's disappearance and a hostage situation at the Food Factory; before long, Angela and Ben were on the scene with a police SWAT team.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#419) - While sorting through some file photos at the Bugle, Angela came across a photo of Dr. Folsome, the doctor who had presided over the (apparent) stillbirth of Peter and Mary Jane's baby.
(Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives#2) - Angela watched the security footage of the original Hobgoblin's murder of Jason Macendale at the Bugle offices. Jameson ordered Yin, Urich, and reporter Charlie Snow to investigate the murder, as it could also exonerate late Bugle reporter Ned Leeds.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#421/1) - Angela arranged to meet her cousin, Meiko, at a street fair at the South Street Seaport. She ran into Peter Parker first, who had been assigned to cover the fair for the Bugle. They both spotted Meiko - only for her to be attacked by the True Believers, an offshoot of the Hand. Angela was confused as to why her cousin was fighting ninjas - and was soon more confused, as Peter promptly disappeared. After defeating the ninjas with Spider-Man's aid, Meiko circled back and found Angela. Later, at Angela's apartment, Meiko explained that she had been targeted by her ex-fiance, Karsano, who wished to attain the status of Dragonfly in the True Believers by killing her. Angela suggested calling the police, but Meiko insisted on handling it herself.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#423) - At the Bugle, Angela introduced her cousin to Joe Robertson, unaware that Meiko had become the new Dragonfly, and had been ordered to assassinate Joe.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#424) - Meiko dropped by Angela's apartment, having been ordered to kill her as penance for failing to kill Robertson. Angela was relieved to see her, and told her that Peter Parker had been asking after her, probably to follow-up on the True Believers story. As the conversation turned to the attempted hit on Joe, Meiko crept up behind her cousin, clutching a kitchen knife...but when Angela turned around, the knife was embedded in the kitchen counter and Meiko was gone.
(Uncanny X-Men I#344) - During the Operation: Zero Tolerance crisis, Jameson ordered Yin to talk to Empire State University's Dr. Evan Swann about the authenticity of satellite images depicting the X-Men attacking the forces of Operation Zero Tolerance.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Mike Lackey, and Sal Buscema.
Yin's frequent Bugle collaborator Ken Ellis seems to have shown some romantic interest in her, but she can probably do better.
Angela is mistakenly identified as "Angelica" in Spectacular Spider-Man II#228.
Angela has a rarely-seen butterfly tattoo on her left arm.
Ah, another MIA Daily Bugle staff member. Given how many destroyed buildings, ownership changes, and rounds of layoffs the Bugle has gone through, who knows what Angela's up to these days.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
Angela Yin has no known connections to
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Daily Bugle#3, cover (main image)
Web of Scarlet Spider#2, p7, pan6 (headshot)
Daily Bugle#1 p16, pan4 (butterfly tattoo)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#215 (August, 1994) - Tom DeFalco (plot), Mike Lackey (script), Sal Buscma (art), Mark Powers (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#225/2 (June, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man II#228 (September, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (plot), Todd DeZago (script), Sal Buscema (pencils), Bill Sienkiewicz (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Scarlet Spider I#1 (November, 1995) - Howard Mackie (plot), Todd DeZago (script), Gil Kane (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Web of Scarlet Spider#2 (December, 1995) - Tom DeFalco (plot), Todd DeZago (script), Tom Morgan (pencils), Randy Emberlin, Hector Collazo, & Don Hudson (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Scarlet Spider I#2 (December, 1995) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Spectacular Scarlet Spider#2 (December, 1995) - Todd DeZago (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Bill Sienkiewicz & Jimmy Palmiotti (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Spider-Man I#66 (March, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Al Williamson, Dick Giordano, & Al Milgrom (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Spider-Man I#69 (June, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#7 (August, 1996) - Todd DeZago (writer), Luke Ross (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#418-419 (December, 1996-January, 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Steve Skroce (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man I#75 (December, 1996) - Howard Mackie (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daily Bugle#1 (December, 1996) - Paul Grist (writer), Karl Kerschl (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daily Bugle#3 (February, 1997) - Paul Grist (writer), Karl Kerschl & "Phil DePages" (pencils), Greg Adams, Al Milgrom, & Chris Ivy (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives#2 (February, 1997) - Roger Stern (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), Jerome Moore & Scott Hanna (inks), Glenn Greenberg & Tom Brevoort (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#421/1 (March, 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Steve Skroce (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#423 (May, 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Ralph Cabrera, Harry Candelario, & Bud LaRosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#424 (June, 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Bud LaRosa & Ralph Cabrera (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#344 (August, 1997) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Joe Madureira (pencils), Rodney Ramos (art assist), Tim Townsend (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
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