BIRD OF PREY
Real Name: Peter Parker
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality
(Earth-21516) human mutate (fringe character)
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None (see comments)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Spider-Man Magazine (I#17)
Powers/Abilities: Bird of Prey has superhuman
strength and wings capable of flight. He is exceptionally skilled at
swooping down on enemies.
Height: 5'10" (presumably)
Weight: Unrevealed (see comments)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Unrevealed (see comments)
History: (Spider-Man Magazine (I#17) (fb) - BTS) - Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive bird.
(Spider-Man Magazine (I#17)) - Using his newfound
wings and superhuman strength to become the adventurer Bird of Prey,
Parker became enemies with foes such as Catman and Dogman.
Comments: Created by Justin Richards.
Bird of Prey was the product of an article in Spider-Man Magazine (I#17) called "What If?," in which children drew their the answer to the question "What if Peter Parker had been bitten by a radioactive bird instead of a spider?" In Bird of Prey's case, he was created by then-9-year-old Justin Richards of Freeland, Pennsylvania.
Being that Bird of Prey is Earth-21516's Peter Parker, it's likely he possessed the same relatives, eye color and hair color that his Earth-616 counterpart had but there was no confirmation of this in-story. Since he existed on an alternate reality, it's equally possible that he did not have the same relatives and since he was never seen outside of his costume, it's possible he had a different hair and eye color. In addition, it was unrevealed if he weighed the same as his Earth-616 counterpart. Given that he was given bird-like powers, it's possible his bones became hollow to better adapt to flight so he might weigh less than his Earth-616 counterpart.
The issue of Spider-Man Magazine featuring Bird of Prey was not numbered but recent reprints of the comic strips from that issue in Adventures of Spider-Man & Adventures of the X-Men trade paperbacks identified the issue as #17.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Bird of Prey has no known connections to:
Catman is a known enemy of Bird of Prey.
--Spider-Man Magazine (I#17) - BTS
Dogman is a known enemy of Bird of Prey.
images: (without ads)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#17), p24, splash page (Bird of Prey, main image)
Spider-Man Magazine (I#17) (1996) - "What If?: Bird of Prey" - Justin Richards (writer, art), Amy Weingartner (editor)
First Posted: 04/18/2020
Last updated: 04/18/2020
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