Religion: not determined yet
Alter Ego: Steve Petty
Other Names: Steven Petty
First Appearance: Web of Spider-Man (vol. 1) #35 (Feb. 1988): "You Can Go Home Again!"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Steve Petty) Web of Spider-Man (vol. 1) #35 (Feb. 1988): "You Can Go Home Again!"; (as Phreak) Web of Spider-Man (vol. 1) #36 (Mar. 1988): "Phreak-Out!"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 2
Enemy of: Spider-Man
Ally: Living Brain
Occupation: high school student
Studied at: Midtown High School
Note: son of inventor of Living Brain
Steve Petty, a high school student at Midtown High, was the son of the inventor who created the sophisticated computer/robot known as the "Living Brain."
Petty reactivated the Living Brain so he could use the machine against his enemies. This led to an electrical accident which mutated Petty into the villain known as "Phreak."
Spider-Man encountered Steve Petty (and then Phreak) when he returned to Midtown High School in his civilian identity as Peter Parker to work as a substitute teacher.
Petty was a very smart science student, but also rather obsessed.
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