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Real Name: Herman Terwilliger

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

Occupation: Professional burglar

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Amanda, Edward, J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (January 19th, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: The Blue Fly wore a specially designed costume that It had specialized suction cups attached its feet and gloves that provided him with the ability to adhere to and climb shear surfaces and walls. While wearing the suit, it appeared to either slightly enhance his agility or had no effect on it at all and was able to move freely as well as dodge some of Spider-Man's attacks. He also made use of various burglary tools such as cutting torches, flashlights, prybars and glass cutters that he could wear around the waist until needed. He used a calling card to taunt his opponents by dropping them at the scene of his crimes.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'9")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 150 lbs.)
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Chestnut brown

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January 31st, 2002 (fb)) - Herman Terwilliger was a common burglar who in the past was caught by Spider-Man while stealing money and jewelry from a mansion in a wealthy neighborhood.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January to February, 2002 (fb)) - While serving time in prison he managed to work in a prison shop and acquired enough tools and supplies to invent a pair of boots and gloves with strong suction cups that allowed him to scale walls. While out in the prison yard, he then used them to climb the prison walls and escape. After a successful prison break, Herman Terwilliger found a safehouse to hide and next designed a costume that incorporated the boots and gloves and took on the identity of the super thief the Blue Fly.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January 19th to 31st, 2002) - During his first outing as the Blue Fly, he Broke into a jewelry store and escaped capture from the police by climbing a tall forty story building and taunted them by dropping a calling card with the name the Blue Fly printed on it. Spider-Man watching this crime unfold on TV went to track him down, but he eluded capture by hiding out inside the building's upper floors dressed as a building maintenance worker.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January 31st to February 7th, 2002) - Seeking revenge for being caught by Spider-Man in the past, Herman's high-rise burglaries were made to appear to have been done by Spider-Man and were even printed in the Daily Bugle further implicating him by saying he was the Blue Fly. This suspicion was further exploited when J Jonah Jameson appeared on the Larry King show and stated that if Spider-Man was not the Blue Fly, then why has he not caught him yet?

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip February 11th to 19th, 2002) - The Blue Fly climbed up the side of a fifty-story building and broke into the apartment of Edward and Amanda a wealthy elderly couple. While the two were getting ready for their party, the Blue Fly made off with Amanda's diamond necklace and escaped out a nearby window. Edward armed himself with a gun and ran after him but was unable to catch him. J. Jonah Jameson again went on TV and questioned if Spider-Man and the Blue Fly were one and the same by stating both were able to climb walls.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip February 28th to March 9th, 2002) - He next attempted to steal a solid gold gargoyle recently installed on the side of a tall building and was almost caught by Spider-Man but escaped by causing the golden gargoyle to fall which could kill helpless passersby on the street below. Spider-Man prevented the heavy golden gargoyle from impacting the sidewalk but the effort winded him allowing the Blue Fly to escape.

(Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip March 19th to April 14th, 2002) - To further implicate Spider-Man, he next robbed J. Jonah Jameson and was caught in the act by Jameson who attempted to capture him using a gun he had nearby. Tossing the money and a gold brick at Jameson, the Blue Fly made off with some money from his safe after implying he was in fact Spider-Man before fleeing to Central Park. He then hijacked a hansom cab being ridden by Peter Parker, Mary Jane, and Aunt May who he threatened. Peter taking the reigns of the horses attempted to halt the hansom cab, but the Blue Fly shoved Mary Jane and a fainted Aunt May out of the speeding carriage forcing Peter to jump out and catch them before they hit the ground. Angered by the Blue Fly cruel actions, Peter chased after him and corners the Blue Fly near the park's exit and pulling his punch knocked him to the ground where he is soon after arrested by nearby police who were in pursuit after J Jonah Jameson had called them after being robbed.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.

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Edward and Amanda

While getting ready for their party (wedding anniversary?) on a lower floor, this wealthy elderly couple were robbed by the Blue Fly who broke into their 50th floor apartment and made off with a diamond necklace. Edward grabbed a nearby gun and attempted to chase after him but was unsuccessful as the Blue Fly managed to climb up to the rooftop to escape.

--Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip February 11th to 14th, 2002

Blue Fly's Calling Card

 To make himself famous, the Blue Fly used Calling cards with his name and logo on it and dropped them from great heights on his opponents and police to taunt them as he escaped.

--Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January 20th, 2002

Images: (without ads)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip March 21st, 2002, pan2 (main image)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January 31st, 2002, pan1 (face)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip February 1st, 2002, pan1 (designing his boots and gloves)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip April 10th, 2002, pan1 (punched by Peter Parker)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip February 12th, 2002, pan1 (Edward and Amanda)
Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip January 20th, 2002, pan6 (Calling card)

Amazing Spider-Man Newspaper Strip (January 19th to April 14th, 2002) - Stan Lee (writer), Larry Lieber (pencils & inks)
Stan Lee (writer), Alex Saviuk and Joe Sinnott (pencils and inks on the Sunday strips)

First Posted: 03/25/2022
Last Updated: 03/25/2022

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