- Fate gave me some terrific super-powers, and I realize now that it's my duty to use them... without doubt... without hesitation!! ...and that means Spider-Man is going into action again! I'll fight as I've never fought before!! Nothing will stop me now! For I know at last that a man can't change his destiny... and I was born to be... Spider-Man!!!
Appearing in "The End of Spider-Man!"Edit
- Spider-Man (Main story and flashback)
- Aunt May
- Daily Bugle Staff
- Flash Thompson
- Elizabeth Allan
- Sandman (Main story and flashback)
- Green Goblin (Cameo)
- Doctor Octopus (Cameo) (Main story and flashback)
- Kraven the Hunter (Cameo) (Main story and flashback)
- Vulture (Cameo) (Main story and flashback)
- Rocky Roberts (First appearance) and two unnamed car thieves
- Seymour O'Reilly
- Sally Avril
- Anna May Watson
- Dr. Bromwell
- Fantastic Four
- Avengers (Cameo)
- Daredevil (Cameo)
- New York policemen
- Irv (First appearance)
- Electro (Mentioned)
- Mysterio (Mentioned)
- Santa Claus (Mentioned)
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Utility Belt
- The Daily Bugle
- Giant-Man's Suit
- Captain America's Uniform
- Captain America's Shield
- Iron Man Armor MK III
- Daredevil's Suit
- Daredevil's Billy Club
- Vulture's Wings
- Goblin Armor
- Green Goblin's Bag of Tricks
Synopsis for "The End of Spider-Man!"Edit
Spider-Man is still being ridiculed over his escape from a fight with The Green Goblin and it's been the talk of all his previous super-villains as well as other super-heroes. We see that Peter Parker is taking care of his Aunt May at home and when at school, his concern for Aunt May is consuming most of his thinking. Pete, desperate to earn money to buy more medicine for Aunt May, goes out as Spider-Man to see what he can do. He tries a trading card company as well as a pair of scientists to sell his adhesive webbing but in both instances he strikes out, with neither showing any interest. As he heads home, he runs into the Sandman and being so concerned about Aunt May living alone, he runs away and hides and the public sees this writing off Spider-Man as a coward once again. As crime continues on, Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) begins to suspect something is wrong and writes a message in the sky for Spider-Man to meet him at the Statue of Liberty but he doesn't show. Flash is so desperate about clearing Spider-Man's name, he goes out to dress as him and fight criminals and gets beat up instead. As Pete gets ready to quit as Spider-Man, the doctor says Aunt May is in the clear and won't have to take any more medicine. After reading yet another editorial about a weak and phony Spider-Man, Pete decides to go out as Spider-Man and begin to fight back.
- This issue is reprinted in Amazing Spider-Man # 3 (Pocket Books).
- Written by: Stan Lee
- Author of "The Fantastic Four"
- Illustrated by: Steve Ditko
- Illustrator of "Dr. Strange"
- Lettered by: Sam Rosen
- Letterer of... "Patsy Walker"?!!
- References: Amazing Spider-Man #17, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, and Strange Tales Annual #2
- Anna May Watson is mistakenly called Watkins in this issue.
- Spider-Man last appeared in Untold Tales of Spider-Man # 21; he appears next in Untold Tales of Spider-Man # 22.
- The Sandman last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 1; he appears next in Amazing Spider-Man # 19 (Next Issue).
- The Green Goblin last appeared in Untold Tales of Spider-Man # 20; he appears next in Untold Tales of Spider-Man # 22.
- Doctor Octopus last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1; he appears next in Amazing Spider-Man #30.
- Kraven the Hunter last appeared in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1;he appears next in Amazing Spider-Man #34.
- The Vulture last appeared in Untold Tales of Spider-Man #20; he appears next in Amazing Spider-Man #48.
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