"Did you take down the Manfredi Mob?"
May Parker to Peter Parker[src]

The Manfredi Crime Family, also known as the Manfredi Mob, are a crime syndicate with a presence in Los Angeles and New York City.

History

Stealing a Bomb

"Now we're talking, how many guns do you need?"
"No guns, no guns. Just some of your men who are good with their hands and discreet."
"Sounds like a pretty sweet deal for me."
Joseph Manfredi and Whitney Frost[src]

Joseph Manfredi meets with Whitney Frost

The leader of the Manfredi Crime Family, Joseph Manfredi, surrounded by his bodyguards, was eating in a restaurant when Whitney Frost and Calvin Chadwick requested to meet with him; they wanted to have members of his organization to help her move a package. Manfredi demanded not only the contract that assured highway construction work to his loyalists, but his operations to stop appearing in the newspapers. When Chadwick hesitated about agreeing to his terms, Manfredi severely pummeled the bodyguard Clifford staring at Frost, showing how ruthless Manfredi can be. Chadwick agreed to the terms.

Members of the organization helping Whitney Frost

Manfredi had five members help Frost look for an Atomic Bomb at a Roxxon Corporation building. Three of the mobsters where stationed outside the facility while disguised as security guards while the rest assisted Frost and Chadwick. The mobsters outside encountered Rose Roberts and Aloysius Samberly who incapacitated them with a gadget. While searching inside, one mobster fought Roberts and another battled Peggy Carter; both men lost to their opponents and were knocked out.[2]

Protecting Whitney Frost

Joseph Manfredi with Vernon Masters

"I fail to see the necessity of Mr. Manfredi's involvement."
"Joseph is providing security for the new Council."
Vernon Masters and Whitney Frost[src]

Whitney Frost became the undisputed leader of the Council of Nine and asked Joseph Manfredi, her new escort after she absorbed Calvin Chadwick, to use his criminal subordinates as her and the Council's bodyguards. Vernon Masters, at the Chadwick Ranch, confronted Frost about the involvement of the Manfredi Crime Family, but she and Manfredi cited that Masters' men are not as loyal as the criminal syndicate. Frost, Manfredi, and Masters left the other criminals to guard the imprisoned Dottie Underwood as they went on different tasks.

Whitney Frost threatens Ana Jarvis

Peggy Carter and Edwin Jarvis were soon captured when they intruded onto the Ranch. They tied the pair up beside Underwood and continued to guard from outside. Suddenly, the Jitterbug that Jarvis had brought with him activated and caused all the other Manfredi Criminal Family members to be knocked unconscious by its concussive blast. Carter, Jarvis, and Underwood walked over their sleeping bodies as they escaped. Meanwhile, Manfredi was helping Frost to kidnap Jason Wilkes from Howard Stark's Estate; he carried the unconscious man to his car and witnessed as Frost shot Ana Jarvis to facilitate their escape.[3]

Mishandling the Rods

Manfredi mobsters shoot at Peggy Carter

Manfredi Crime Family members were with Whitney Frost and Joseph Manfredi, holding Jason Wilkes at gunpoint, when Peggy Carter and Daniel Sousa came to their location to trade for Wilkes uranium rods Frost wanted from the Roxxon Warehouse. One member scanned the rods in front of Frost and she verified that they were real; upon verification, Frost told the members to give Wilkes to Carter. While passing it to Manfredi, one of the men mishandled the case which carried the rods and it fell to the ground; Frost automatically knew that the rods were fake. Manfredi ordered his men to fire on the truck carrying Wilkes as it sped away.[4]

Trip to the Desert

Joseph Manfredi attempts to kill Edwin Jarvis

Members of the crime family accompanied Whitney Frost, Joseph Manfredi, and Vernon Masters to the desert so that Frost could detonate an Atomic Bomb to open a rift to extract Zero Matter.[4]

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Altercation with Spider-Man

"Guys, guys, I just wanted dressing on the side! Red bell pepper, anyone? That's it, I'm definitely not giving you a 20% tip!"
Spider-Man[src]

The Manfredis being defeated by Spider-Man

In 2024, the Manfredi Crime Family had an altercation inside an Upper Manhattan mob-owned upper-class restaurant with Spider-Man, who was en route to collect various travel items for a class trip to Europe. Spider-Man fought the armed mobsters, who were involved in an unidentified crime deal. Using the Iron Spider Armor, he trapped them in his webbing, before handing them over into the custody of a NYPD unit led by Officer Bristow, identifying the sellers, buyers, and rival informants in the deal.[5]

In the wake of the ambush on the Manfredis, J. Jonah Jameson from The Daily Bugle commented on the outlet that New York City's Mafia Cold War had gone hot due to Spider-Man's intervention, accusing the wall-crawler of endangering civilian lives and disrespecting the brave NYPD officers upon his arrival. He also speculated that Spider-Man likely took down the Manfredis under the directions of one of their rivals.[6]

Members

Name Position Status
Joseph Manfredi Leader Alive
Clifford Operative Alive
Roxxon Guard Operative Alive
Hank Operative Unknown
Paul Operative Alive
Ralph Operative Alive

Appearances

In chronological order:

Trivia

  • In the comics, the Manfredi Family was one of the Five Families forming the Maggia criminal syndicate. The Manfredi family was led by Silvio Manfredi with Joseph Manfredi being one of its members.

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