Flash Thompson went to high school with Peter Parker. He would often bully Peter and call him Puny Parker. However, Flash was a huge fan of Spider-Man's and even started the Spider-Man Fan Club. When Mysterio frames Spider-Man for a museum robbery Flash was one of the few who stood up for him saying that he could be innocent. And when Spider-Man's name was cleared Flash boasted about how he was always right. When he and Peter square off in a boxing match he is surprised that he can not lay a hand on Peter. The two eventually became rivals for Liz Allan's affection. Flash eventually became scared of Peter and would only confront him when he was surrounded by his friends. Peter than began to laugh off his threats with good natured comebacks.