Real Name: Giacomo "Jimmy" Fortunato
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Composed almost entirely of muscle, Jimmy-6's massive frame grantes him peak human strength and resists many penetration wounds. He is a skilled strategist and electrical engineer, having designed the Fortunato estate's security systems. A veteran of two tours of duty with the U.S. Army, he is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, firearms user and helicopter pilot.
When the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) lost control of New York's underworld, crimelord Don Fortunato filled the power void; but his son, Giachomo "Jimmy-6" Fortunato, disapproved of his family's methods and tried to quit organized crime just as his father's plans were coming to frution. Enraged, Don Fortunato demands his son's death. On the run, Jimmy-6 pushes Ben Reilly (a clone of Peter Parker) away from a barrage of bullets intended for hims; as Spider-Man, Reilly returnes the favor later by rescuing Jimmy-6 from an assassination attempt. Although the wounded Jimmy-6 wants nothing to do with Spider-Man, he reluctantly accepted Reilly's offer to hide out at his apartment.
Hoping that Jimmy-6 could still be persuaded to return, Don Fortunato orders that he be captured rather than killed. Shortly after meeting Reilly's "cousin" Peter Parker, Jimmy-6 learns of an alliance of rival crimelords formed by gangster Hammerhead which plans to assassinate Don Fortunato. Jimmy want to warn his father of the planned his, only to learn that Don Fortunato has formed an alliance with the Hydra terrorist organization to defeat his rivals.
In a small ceremony, Fortunato reveals he has kidnapped civilians from each of the territories of the attending crime-lords. Jimmy-6 learns the civilians are to be executed as an example of what would happen in case of disobedience. Horrified, Jimmy pulls a gun on his own father. The attendees wait and see what would happen. Don Fortunato disowns Jimmy right there on stage. Spider-Man- then Ben Reilly- and Daredevil help rescue the civilians but need help themselves when they are cornered near an exist. Jimmy-6 flies in on an attack helicopter, killing the men threatening the group and carrying the heroes and civilians away to safety.
Later, Jimmy-6 learns the Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) has killed Ben Reilly, and vows to avenge his friend's death.
Wounded by enemies of his father in Forest Hills, Queens, Jimmy-6 seeks refuge at the nearby Parker residence, where he stops an assassin sent by the Green Goblin. He then departs. When Spider-Man (Peter Parker) was suspected of murdering street thug Joey Z, Jimmy-6, feeling he owes Spider-Man his life, saves him from vigilantes trying to collect the $5 million bountry placed on Spider-Man's head. Soon after, Jimmy-6 shot a new Green Goblin (a genetic creation employed by Osborn), although the Goblin's armor saved him. Several vigilantes sought the bounty on Jimmy's head afterward, but the Punisher (Frank Castle) and government mercenary Shotgun (J.R. Walker) save him.
When the Kingpin returns to claim his criminal empire, Jimmy-6 challenges him and rejoins the Fortunato crime cartel, replacing his incpacitated father (allegedly hospitalized by Kingpin). Trying to stop the bloodshed, Jimmy-6 reaches an agreement with the Kingpin. Peter Parker is caught photographing a secret meeting between Jimmy and the Kingpin, but Jimmy lets Parker go due to his 'relation' to Ben Reilly. After one of Jimmy's men accidentally knocks over the Kingpin's high-stakes poker game, New York erupts in a gang war between rival underworld faction. When Jimmy and his family were caught in a crossfire involving Kingpin's Enforcers (Fancy Dan, Montana & Ox), Spider-Man's intervention enables Jimmy to escape, and he later helps Jimmy defeat the Enforcers in Jimmy's penthouse.
Jimmy-6's current status is unknown now that Don Fortunato has regain his health and control of the cartel, but it was confirmed that Jimmy-6 had somehow made peace with his Father, as Fortunato briefly refers to him as "My Beautiful Giacomo", showing no signs of ill will. With Angelo dead after he attempted to become the second Venom, Jimmy-6 is in all probability the sole heir to Fortunato's crime empire.
First Appearance: Spider-Man (1990) #70
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
#70 Spider-Man: Revelations (1997)
- 'Above It All'#71
- 'The Promise'#73
- 'Last Of The Heroes'#86
- 'The Span Of Years'#89
- 'Spider-Hunt, Part Three: Spider, Spider'
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1999)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man: Back In Black Handbook (2007)
The Sensational Spider-Man (1996)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Spider-Hunt, Part Four: Something Goblin This Way Comes...'
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