Real Name: Rupert Bigelow

Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-77013) human technology user

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: His gang (Spider-Man imposter, two others unidentified)

Affiliations: None; formerly Maria Lopez

Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), J. Jonah. Jameson, Maria Lopez

Known Relatives: Maria Lopez (ex-wife)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September 25th, 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Big-Time used a clock shaped handheld dart gun that fired projectiles (shaped like clock hands). The darts also could be outfitted with a variety of special abilities. One dart featured was able to create a sonic pulse able to stun or disorient others.

The effects ranged from momentary weakness, nausea and loss of balance and concentration.

Big-Time also carried a pistol concealed in a shoulder holster under his sport coat.

Height: Unrevealed (6'5"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (250 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September, 2008) - BTS) - Rupert |Bigelow was once married to TV news reporter Maria Lopez, but their relationship ended in divorce. Sometime in the past Rupert Bigelow was sent to prison by Spider-Man and vowed that once free he would have his revenge against him and his enemies. While serving his time in prison, Rupert became obsessed with time and began learning how to repair clocks and on his release began to meticulously collect clocks and watches and even fashioned odd weapons with a time motif. Forming a plan for his revenge, he employed a criminal henchman and outfitted him with a Sider-Man costume and sent him out to commit petty crimes and have them photographed and printed in the Daily Bugle with stories saying the real Spider-Man was public enemy # 1. He also plotted to kill his ex-wife, Maria Lopez who was a TV reporter and one of Spider-Man's supporters.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September-December, 2008)) - He stalked his ex-wife to a restaurant where she was on a dinner date with J Jonah Jameson and accosted him by knocking him to the floor and threated him further harm unless he left his wife alone and stormed out vowing to get him if he continued seeing her. As he was leaving a waiter approached him over the damage and scene, he caused in the restaurant but shrugged it off when Rupert Bigelow produced a money clip with a substantial amount cash and gave it to him to cover the expenses. That night he sent his criminal henchman and the Spider-Man imposter to steal a rare French 1810 clock with an Orrery and music box on exhibit in the City Museum. The real Spider-Man happened to be there waiting and attempted to capture the imposter. A Surprise attack by Big-Time using an odd clock shaped gun that emitted a sonic burst momentarily stunned him allowing Big-Time to strike him and knock him out. Big-Time then restrained the unconscious hero's hands with a pair of strong metal wrist restraints and left him behind to implicate him in the antique French clock theft, but Spider-Man recovered and escaped the police who had showed up.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September-December, 2008)) - His final act of revenge against his ex-wife and Spider-Man involved a theft of an antique clock that was going to be installed at the Timely Life Insurance company by his imposter Spider-Man who would also be seen stealing it. Big-Time also wanted his Spider-Man imposter to be seen to murdering Maria Lopez at the nearby Keystone subway station by the people waiting in the station. Big-Time called his ex-wife Maria Lopez to meet him for the last time at the Keystone subway station at 1:00 pm. Big-Time saw that Jonah Jameson was present at the subway station in support of Maria Lopez along with a hired bodyguard. He knocked his bodyguard unconscious and took Jameson captive and tied him to the station's clock and planned to dislodge it from its supports and fall on top of Maria Lopez with (fake) Spider-Man appearing to have done it. At 1:00 o'clock, just in time, Spider-Man appeared on the scene and saved Maria and Jonah from being killed from the falling clock. Spider-Man then chased the fake version of himself and Big-Time into a nearby subway station platform. Big-Time drew a gun from under his sportscoat and attempted to shoot Spider-Man but his accomplice (the fake Spidey) not wanting to be a part of murder knocked the weapon from his hand and Big-Time lost his balance and fell onto the subway track with an oncoming train fast approaching. Before the train could hit, Spider-Man managed to save him by webbing him up and pulling him to safety. He and the fake Spider-Man were both arrested and taken to jail.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.

Rupert Bigelow was sent to prison years ago by Spider-Man, but Spider-Man did not seem to remember him. He may have once been employed by the Kingpin sometime in the past. Maybe he was never notable enough for Spider-Man to remember since he has caught countless numbers of minor criminals throughout his career and after awhile, they all seem to be the same to him.

Profile by AvatarWarlord.

Big-Time has no known connections to:

The Spider-Man Imposter has no known connections to any other Spider-Man Imposters such as:

Spider-Man imposter

This unnamed henchman of Big-Time's wore a replica Spider-Man costume outfitted with Spidey-like gadgets and partook in small crimes that were photographed and submitted to the Daily Bugle which made the real Spider-Man look like public enemy #1. Being bullied by Big-Time into committing crimes, he was hesitant to perform his tasks but fearing reprisal did whatever was asked. He helped steal clocks for Big-Time and later assisted Big-Time with his plot to kill his ex-wife Maria Lopez at the Keystone subway station. Not wanting to be a part of murder, he knocked a gun out of Big-Time's hands when he was about to shoot the real Spider-Man at the Keystone subway station causing his boss to lose his balance and fall on the tracks.

--Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September-December, 2008)

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Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (November 1st, 2008), pan1 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (October 29th, 2008), pan2 (shooting clock gun)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (December 8th, 2008), pan1 (JJJ captured)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (December 20th, 2008), pan3 (falling onto the tracks)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September 29th, 2008), pan2 (Spidey Imposter)

Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (September 25th to December 31st, 2008) - Stan Lee (writer), Larry Lieber & Alex Saviuk (pencils), Joe Sinnot (inks)

First Posted: 10/04/2021
Last updated: 10/04/2021

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