Real Name: Richard "Rich" Starkey
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Copy boy (junior worker)
Group Membership: Daily Bugle
Affiliations: J. Jonah Jameson (loose), Peter
Parker (Spider-Man), Joe "Robbie" Robertson
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA
First Appearance: Spider-Man: Christmas in
Powers/Abilities: The teen-aged Rich Starkey was a reasonably competent junior worker at a newspaper, but naive.
Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
(Spider-Man: Christmas in Dallas (fb) - BTS) - Rich
Starkey idolized Spider-Man, ignoring the Daily Bugle newspaper's
efforts to discredit the hero. But then Starkey was hired as a copy boy
at the newspaper.
(Spider-Man: Christmas in Dallas) - His first day on
the job, Starkey overheard newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson lambast
Spider-Man again and, unaware it was an unsaid rule not to challenge
Jameson's vilification of Spidey, defended the webbed hero. The noisy
newsroom suddenly became quiet and Jameson ordered the now sullen lad
into his office where he berated Starkey for not following the
editorial line targeting Spider-Man. However, photographer Peter Parker
saw the incident and quickly changed into Spider-Man; crawling around
the outside of the building, he quipped and webbed up Jameson to
quieten him down before swinging away. Starkey watched in wonder, then
asked Robbie Robertson what to do.
Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup, Alan Kupperberg, Mike Esposito.
This comic was a giveaway comic with an issue of the Dallas Times Herald newspaper and forms one of several Spidey comics with adventures set in Dallas.
This profile was completed 1/29/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Rich Starkey has no known connections to:
Spider-Man: Christmas in Dallas, p2, pan6 (main image)
p2, pan5 (headshot)
Spider-Man: Christmas in Dallas (1983) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Alan Kupperberg (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), uncredited editor
First posted: 09/26/2021
Last updated: 09/25/2021
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