Charles Murphy is a student at the Midtown School of Science and Technology, and a member of the decathlon team of the school.
- "What is the heaviest naturally-occurring element?"
"Hydrogen's the lightest. That's not the question. Okay."
- ―Liz Toomes and Charles Murphy
Trip to D.C.
- "We're freakin' screwed!"
- ―Charles Murphy
Murphy joined the rest of his team for the Academic Decathlon's nationals in Washington, D.C., expressing amazement at the hotel they were staying in. The night before the nationals, Murphy went to the hotel's swimming pool with the other students.
The day after, Murphy went to the nationals with his team. Despite Peter Parker's absence, they were victorious. As a reward, Roger Harrington took his students, including Murphy, to the Washington Monument. However, while they were in the elevator, the Chitauri Energy Core in Ned Leeds' backpack released an energy pulse, damaging the elevator. Although Murphy was convinced they would die, he and the other students were successfully rescued by Spider-Man.
Back to Midtown
- "It was tight, like a Bon Jovi concert!"
- ―Charles Murphy
Murphy safely returned to Midtown School of Science and Technology where he was interviewed for the school TV channel and displayed quite an enthusiasm while describing what had happened. Following the homecoming party, Murphy and the rest of the team were congratulated by Roger Harrington for their victory and applauded as Michelle Jones was appointed the new head of the team.
- Midtown School of Science and Technology
- Monica Warren - Teacher
- Roger Harrington - Teacher
- Liz Toomes - Former Classmate and Decathlon Leader
- Peter Parker † - Classmate
- Ned Leeds - Classmate
- Michelle Jones - Classmate
- Flash Thompson - Classmate
- Cindy Moon - Classmate
- Abe Brown - Classmate
- Sally Avril - Classmate
- Betty Brant - Classmate
- Tiny McKeever - Classmate
- Seymour O'Reilly - Classmate
- Jason Ionello - Classmate
- Spider-Man † - Savior
- In the comics, Charles Murphy was one of Peter Parker's childhood friend who joined Flash Thompson's group during high school.
- Charles Murphy is a fan of Bon Jovi.