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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 255


Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 255

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Appearing in "Even a Ghost Can Fear the Night!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Even a Ghost Can Fear the Night!"Edit

The Black Fox, an aging jewel thief, is on his last caper to subsidize his retirement, but the Red Ghost and his Super-Apes capture him. Meanwhile, Peter washes his costume and heads to bed. The costume oozes onto him as he sleeps. At his hideout, the Ghost orders the Fox to secure funds for his cosmicizer, a cosmic power-increasing device or die.

Later, Mamie Muggins, seeking rent, pounds on Peter's door and he discovers he's been asleep for an entire day. He calls Aunt May, but Nathan hangs up on him. As Peter goes web-slinging, the Fox leads the apes to a jewelry store. Lacking finesse, the apes set off alarms, attracting the police. Using a flash grenade, the Fox eludes the police but runs into Spidey, who saves him from the arriving apes.

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The Red Ghost shows the Cosmicizer to the Black Fox.

After the apes flee, the Fox tells Spider-Man everything. Spider-Man trails the apes, leaving their dropped bag of jewels at the Fox's feet. At the Ghost's lair, Spider-Man battles the apes, destroying the cosmicizer in the process. Tipped by the Fox, the police arrive and the Red Ghost retreats, vowing vengeance on Spider-Man. Elsewhere, Hobgoblin waits in a warehouse with his battle van, hoping to ambush the wall-crawler. When Spider-Man doesn't show, the Hobgoblin destroys the planted spider-tracer and moves on with his plans.

  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

    Solicit Synopsis:
  • The Red Ghost and his super apes are living in New York City! But what possible trouble could he be for Spidey? Plenty! And if he isn't enough, meet the Silver Fox — cat burglar extraordinaire! And if all that still isn't enough — you'll find out more about Spider-Man's mysterious new costume.

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