Abe Beame was the Mayor of New York City from 1974-1977. To date all of his appearances in Marvel publications should be considered topical references per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616.

Apocryphal Appearances

He was depicted as mayor of New York when the Jester attempted to destabilize the city by hijacking the media transmissions, first causing Foggy Nelson to lose his re-election as DA, then framing Daredevil for murder and finally making it seem that the New York City Police Department had gone insane[1].

He was later depicted as the mayor who was targeted by Edward Lansky who hired Tarantula to kill Beame, but he was saved by Spider-Man.[2]

Abraham Beame, Marc Spector (Earth-616) from Marvel Spotlight Vol 1 29

Beame (?) with the Moon Knight.

An unnamed mayor of New York City somehow depicted as Beame[3] was targeted by a conspiracy led by criminal Conquer-Lord, who inteded to replace the former as Mayor with his own puppet candidate Charles "Greely" Thurston.[4] As the Mayor was expected to win re-election by landslide, Conquer-Lord staged a false burglary on Thurston's offices, using seven undercover corrupt policemen in his payroll as the raiders, then slander the Mayor by accusing him. The break-in was stopped by vigilante Moon Knight -who was then falsely accused of deliberately assaulting policemen. Conquer-Lord adapted his plan and decided to murder the Mayor personally using a long-range rifle during the Mayor's fund-raising dinner, one week before the election, with his minions providing a diversion by wreaking havoc on the party. The Moon Knight, also present in the celebration, was unable to prevent Conquer-Lord from shooting the Mayor and escape with a hostage.[5] Fortunately, the Mayor was only non-fatally injured. The Moon Knight told him about Conquer-Lord's conspiracy; the Mayor replied that he was aware of a traitor in NYPD and was trying to find him, also agreeing to exonerate the Moon Knight as soon as he could. The Mayor asked the Moon Knight to stop the Conquer-Lord, which the Knight succeeded at doing. Soon afterward, the Mayor recovered in Mount Sinai Hospital.[6]

The last time Beame was depicted as mayor of New York was when the Frightful Four were holding the Fantastic Four for ransom. In a panic the mayor contacted the current and former Presidents of the United States, and the losing candidate in the last election. These individuals were depicted as Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. [7]

Discover and Discuss


  1. Daredevil #136
  2. Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #1
  3. Only seen turning the back to the camera in Marvel Spotlight #28; his face may or may not represent Beame's in #29.
  4. Identified as Charles Thurston in Marvel Spotlight #28; called only Greely in #29.
  5. Marvel Spotlight #28
  6. Marvel Spotlight #29
  7. Fantastic Four #178

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