Peter's Apartment

 In: Locations
 Posted: 2008
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)
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Peter's has lived in various places through his long comic book career. This profile will attempt to catalog the locations and make reference to images whenever possible. It's a work in progress so please bear with us.

The Marvel Encyclopedia (Vol. 4): Spider-Man has a map of Manhattan which indicates the geographic location of many of these places, the lookup reference numbers are provided where available. A revised map is available in Marvel Atlas #2. A very early map was provided in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #5 (Story 2).

In order, Peter has called the following places "Home".

  1. Aunt May and Uncle Ben's Home, Forest Hills. First seen there Amazing Fantasy #15. Not shown on Manhattan Map (off eastern edge of map). For images, see Spider-Man: Parallel Lives.
  2. In Amazing Spider-Man #46, Peter moves into an apartment he shares with Harry Osborn. Manhattan Map [13] in East Village, "a few blocks from campus". The apartment is trashed by a pumpkin bomb in Amazing Spider-Man #136. It was profiled in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #4 (Story 5).
  3. In Amazing Spider-Man #138, Peter moves in with Flash Thompson, but doesn't stay long.
  4. In Amazing Spider-Man #139, Liz Allan finds a new apartment for Peter, on 12th Street in Chelsea. Amazing Spider-Man Annual #13 (Story 3) gives an apartment plan and pictures, and gives the address as 410 Chelsea St. (right off 8th Avenue). Manhattan Map [4]. It was profiled incorrectly in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #13 (Story 3), and corrected in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #15 (Story 3).
  5. The Chelsea apartment is firebombed in Web of Spider-Man #11, and Peter has no insurance. Peter continues to live there, and MJ helps him clean it up and paint it a little in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #273. Mrs. Muggins threatens to evict Peter, but Mary Jane Watson helps him out and has the place completely repaired in Web of Spider-Man #15.
  6. At some stage in here (during the Denny O'Neil run), does Peter move into a hotel? Is that because of the firebombing? Also, the Black Cat moves in for a while doesn't she during the Peter David run? Issue references required for both, please.
  7. Peter and Mary Jane get married, and return together to the Chelsea St. Apartment after their honeymoon. But Mary Jane is having some notable success, and they can afford a better place. In Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #300 they move into the Bedford Towers, which is owned by Jonathan Caesar. They move their furniture in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #301. Bedford Towers was profiled in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #22 (Story 3)
  8. When Caesar is imprisoned (for kidnapping Mary Jane), the Parkers are evicted from Bedford Towers in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #314. They move back into Peter's old room with Aunt May at Forest Hills.
  9. They stay with Aunt May for a while, but struggle for lack of privacy. In Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #321, Harry Osborn offers them the loft on the top floor above the apartment in Soho where Harry and Liz themselves live. Mary Jane moves in during Web of Spider-Man #57. Their house-warming party is held in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #326. The Soho Loft was profiled in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #24 (Story 4).
  10. In Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #205, Liz Allen tells the Parkers that she has sold the entire building and they all have to leave. Mary Jane quickly uses her new-found wealth and her contacts and they take out a mortgage on a Brownstone on the Upper East Side, as described in Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #206. The building is first seen in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #386. Moving Day is shown in Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #208 (Story 2). Peter is helped to move by his "parents", Richard Parker and Mary Parker. See Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) Annual #28 (Story 5) for sketches of the Brownstone, including its spacious secret "Spider-Lab" in the attic.
  11. Peter and MJ move to Portland briefly at the conclusion of The Greatest Responsibility, allowing Ben Reilly to become Spider-Man. The place they stay is shown in Spider-Man: Final Adventure #1.
  12. They return to New York in Spider-Man #66 to investigate the "Spider-Man Skeleton". They stay in a hotel temporarily (Peter refers to the hotel as "The Ritz" in Sensational Spider-Man #4).
  13. In Spider-Man #69 JJJ offers Peter a job, and they decide to stay in New York. They move back into Aunt May's place in Forest Hills, which MJ's Aunt (Anna Watson) has seemingly maintained - e.g. as shown in Web of Spider-Man #127. In Amazing Spider-Man #413 Peter and MJ unpack some of their things, and the rest of their stuff is shipped from Portland in Spider-Man #70. Living with Aunt Anna is difficult for Peter/Spider-Man. Anna is suspicious of Peter's comings and goings, and eventually accuses him of having an affair (in what issue?).
  14. Aunt May returns to life in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #441 courtesy of the "John Byrne Relaunch". MJ's career is going well, and Peter and MJ can afford to move into a luxury city apartment (the "Byrne" Apartment). This seems to occur behind the scenes between Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #98 & Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #1. Aunt May is still fragile, and moves in with them so that they can care for her. Anna Watson remains in the Forest Hills house.
  15. Then Mary-Jane is seemingly killed in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #13. In Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #15 Peter goes to Latveria to search for her, leaving Aunt May to visit back at Forest Hills with Anna Watson. Peter returns in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #16 to find that MJ's manager has screwed him over and his rent is overdue.
  16. Peter is forced to stay at the down-market "Apple Hotel" in Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #16, before being permanently evicted when his stuff is thrown onto the street in Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #17.
  17. Randy Robertson suggests in Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #18 that Peter could maybe move in with him. Peter does move in, as shown in Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #19. His neighbors included Caryn and Barker.
  18. Peter moved into a new place (tiny? crappy?) in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #30, just after MJ re-appears in Peter Parker: Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #29. Mary Jane doesn't stay with Peter at this stage, she eventually leaves for the West Coast.
  19. Peter & MJ are reconciled in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #50. MJ moves in with Peter in his apartment some time around Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #57.
  20. That apartment was destroyed by Charlie Weiderman, Peter & MJ move into Aunt May's old place in Forest Hills.
  21. The Forest Hills home is destroyed, again by Charlie Weiderman in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #518. They move into Avengers Tower in Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #519.
  22. Peter and MJ leave during Civil War, in Amazing Spider-Man #535. Pete wakes up MJ and Aunt May, telling them to get out of the building before he and Iron Man have a brief fight (shown in Civil War #5 and Amazing Spider-Man #536. They stay in the "Highway 40" motel.
  23. Suddenly in One More Day, Peter's back in Forest Hills, May is alive, and the house is magically restored by Mephisto.

UNSORTED: There's a map or photos of an apartment in Web of Spider-Man Annual #3 that is yet to be inserted into here.

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 In: Locations
 Posted: 2008
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)