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Don Callahan is the son of Big Mike Callahan who owns a bar in Manhattan and is an old friend of Peter Parker's dad. Donny got caught up in a bad crowd and got involved with street gangs as a young man. Donny and his girlfriend Laura Fortune had an opportunity to receive superhuman powers from a criminal organization. They both agreed to the process and became super criminals. Their first outing as the Squid and Ms. Fortune was not very successful as members of the Wicked Brigade when they targeted Spider Man because a bounty was placed on his head. The Squid and Ms. Fortune found a flu-stricken Spider Man on a New York rooftop. The Squid sprayed the web crawler with ink and grabbed him with his tentacles. Spider Man just insulted their lame names and tossed them over the building.
The Squid is a Marvel comic book character created by Howard Mackie and John Romita Jr. first appearing in Peter Parker: Spider-Man #16.
Major Story Arcs
Sometime later, Peter Parker found Big Mike at his bar while he was speaking to his son, Donny. Big Mike stopped his conversation with his son when Peter Parker arrived. Donny left the bar when his father refused to continue their conversation. Donny reappeared as the Squid and attacked another store owner near his father's bar. Spider Man tried to intervene but Big Mike told Spidey that the Squid was his son. The Squid expressed to his father that he paid no attention to him as he grew up and all he wanted was his love and attention. He told his father that he turned into the Squid so no one can push him around anymore. The Squid started to turn on his father until Spider Man was able to defuse the situation and calm Donny down.
Brand New Day
Squid is hanging out at the Bar With No Name with other villains when a low-life baddie named the Basher calls out Spider-Man on a website. A man called the Bookie begins to take bets on the fight and a number of shady patrons become angry when they realize the Spider-Man that fights the Basher is an imposter. However, the real Spider-Man shows up and discovers that the imposter is the woman known as Screwball. She tells Spider-Man that the Bookie could be found at the villain bar hangout. Spider-Man shows up and a brief scuffle occurs. The bartender stops the fight and Spider-Man leaves when he gets the information he needs on the Bookie.
Currently, the Squid is working along side the Hood and his gang. He and Man-Fish hijack a big ship and steal the technology on it. The Squid and other members of the Hood's gang would go to war with Mister Negative over various operations in Chinatown. The Squid would shakedown some massage parlors under Mr. Negative's control and kill some of the employees and patrons inside. The Squid and other members of the Hood's gang come knocking on Mister Negative's headquarters and engage his Inner Demons. The fight is fierce until the Spot teleports the Inner Demons away but Mr. Negative has a contingency plan. He corrupts Spider Man and he wipes the floor with the Squid and the rest of his teammates.
A Council Of Masters
Max Fury, the leader of the Shadow Council has assembled a new Masters of Evil in the sovereign nation of Bagalia where Squid is currently a member. Squid is present when Max Fury and the Masters of Evil capture John Steele after he attempts to escape Bagalia with the Serpent Crown and the Crown of Thorns. Squid and Whiplash restrain Steele until he is taken down by Vengeance.
Powers and Abilities
The Squid can shoot ink at his enemies and has the ability to squeeze into tight places. The ink can blind his opponents and the smell can be nauseating for some. He also has numerous tentacles that protrude from his upper back and uses them to grasp and attack his enemies. He also has a degree of superhuman strength.