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Synopsis for "In Search of the Man-Wolf"Edit

Continued from last issue... The Man-Wolf has been sent to capture J. Jonah Jameson, and Spider-Man was unable to stop him. Recovering from a blow, Spidey goes after the Man-Wolf. While over in Westchester, the mystery villain trying to kill both Spider-Man and Jameson turns out to be Spencer Smythe. Smythe has been dying due to his exposure over the years to the various radioactive isotopes used to build the various Spider-Slayer robots that he built for Jameson. Blaming Jameson for his terminal health condition, he has orchestrated this whole event as a means to get revenge against Jameson, and to succeed at what he always failed to do: destroy Spider-Man.

Back in the city, Spider-Man causes the Man-Wolf and Jameson to crash into a car show, where Spider-Man tries to take the Man-Wolf down and Jameson attempts to talk sense into his transformed son. During the fight, Jameson picks up a pistol that was pulled out of the hands of a security guard at the auto show. He is grabbed once more by the Man-Wolf who tries to flee and Spider-Man and the Man-Wolf end up fighting in the streets.

Meanwhile, at the offices of the Daily Globe, a rival New York newspaper, it's owner K.J. Clayton demands that the editor Barney Buskin try to find a way to hire Peter Parker on as one of their photographers. While back on the streets, Jameson decides contemplates shooting his son, but can't bring himself to it when the Man-Wolf approaches and recaptures him. Taking Jonah to the Brooklyn Bridge, where -- upon Smythe's commands -- the Man-Wolf intends to throw Jameson into the water below.

Spider-Man arrives on the bridge just as Jameson manages to being getting through to John's subconscious mind. As Spider-Man fights the Man-Wolf, the creature reverts back to John Jameson. Furious over another failure, Smyth activates his ace in the hole: A bomb implanted inside John Jameson, that will kill his pawn. This causes John to recoil in pain and fall of the bridge. Spider-Man goes after him and manages to grab John and save him from the deadly fall. However, John figures that there is nothing to do to save himself, and tells Spider-Man to tell his father that he loves him before letting go. Spider-Man watches in horror as John plunges to the water below, but disappears in a flash before he impacts with the water.

When Spider-Man tries to explain what happened to John to his father, J. Jonah Jameson refuses to believe it, figuring that Spider-Man let his son die as some vendetta against the publisher, and demands that the "murderer" leave him alone.

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