The burglar was the name responsible for the death of Ben Parker and the creation of Spider-Man. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962).


The burglar robbed the television station where Spider-Man was preforming. spider-Man failed to stop the criminal and he got away. Later, Peter learned that his Uncle Ben had been murdered and as Spider-Man he tracked the killer to an abandoned warehouse. After defeating the burglar Spider-Man learned that his uncle's killer was the same thief that he failed to stop a few days earlier. Spider-Man then webs him up and leaves him for the police. It was then that Spider-Man learned that with great power comes great responsibility.


  • In Spider-Man 3 his name was revealed to be Dennis Carradine.