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Bombastic Bag-Man
First appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #258
Alternate name(s): None
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Current Owner(s):

Peter Parker

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The Spare Fantastic Four Costume also known as and dubbed "The Bombastic Bagman" or "The Amazing Bag-Man" is a costume Peter Parker (Spider-Man) had to don as a result of being separated from the alien symbiote in the Baxter Building.


When Reed Richards first examined the alien symbiote and separated it from Peter, he was left without a costume and could not simply go web-slinging undisguised as it could reveal his true identity.

At the mercy of the Human Torch, he was given a spare, older version of a Fantastic Four costume with no footwear, a loose brown paper bag as a mask, and a "Kick Me" sign on his back, placed by Johnny.

On his way home from the Fantastic Four's headquarters, Spider-man's spider-sense buzzed, and he took a detour to help the police with a foiled liquor store robbery. Attacking the criminals, he cracked the joke, "I'm just your friendly neighborhood travel agent! And I'm here to present you with a free ticket to loose tooth city!" Then, a passel of reporters arrived on the scene, asking if he wore the old Fantastic Four costume because he was a new member, if he planned to apply for membership, or if it was a super hero initiation prank. Later on TV, they referred to him as "the unknown super hero".

During Spider-man's Identity Crisis story arc, Peter is out of reach of his costume and is forced to fight crime wearing a paper bag on his head, again referring to himself as ' The Bombastic Bag-man '.


The bag man is born!

The suit itself was made of Unstable Molecules, insulated the wearer from electrical assaults and performed all other functions any of the Fantastic Four's own suits would.

The second incarnation of the Bag-Man, worn briefly during the Identity Crisis story arc, is limited to a pair of red pants, black knee high boots, no shirt and a paper bag worn overhead.[1]


Although the suit is never seen again, in many video games featuring Spider-Man, this is a infamous alternate costume that is always unlockable and wearable in-game.

Video Games

  • In 2000's Spider-Man (video game), the "Bombastic Bagman" costume is wearable once unlocked.
  • In 2001's Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro, the "Bombastic Bagman" costume is wearable once unlocked again. However, for some unknown reason, the "4" number on the chest is removed, the bag on Spider-Man's head is a silver color instead of brown. The shade of blue for the costume is much lighter as wel.
  • In 2010's Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, the "Bombastic Bagman" costume is only wearable for Amazing Spider-Man levels when unlocked.
  • In 2011's Spider-Man: Edge of Time, if the player has a saved game file from Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions on the game system, the costume will be unlockable, and wearable from the start for the Amazing Spider-Man.
  • In 2011's Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, the "Bag Man" costume is wearable once bought.
  • In 2013's Marvel Heroes, the Bombastic Bagman is a alternate wearable costume for Spider-Man that can only drop via defeating enemies or a boss.
  • In 2019, The Bombastic Bagman suit appeared in a free update along with the Future Foundation suit for Marvel's Spider-Man on the PS4