Religion: not determined yet
Name: Barney Wicker
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #216 (May 1981): "Marathon"
Number of Appearances: 1
Defended or Helped by: Spider-Man
Note: congressional candidate Spider-Man saved
Barney Wicker was running for congress. Spider-Man overheard people plotting to assassinate Wicker, but Spider-Man mistakenly thought that the conspirators were talking about a marathon race.
Fortunately, Spider-Man realized he had misinterpreted the overhead conversation in time to step in and save Wicker from being murdered.
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