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Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 413


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Appearing in "Bug Story"Edit

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Synopsis for "Bug Story"Edit

Spider-Man awakens in a bug jar in the room of a giant kid. He escapes the jar, only to be attacked by the various toys from all over the room. Meanwhile, Shirley Washington's ex-husband appears at the rebuilt Daily Grind, while Peter takes a staff position at the Bugle just before a massive headache hits. Spidey soon discovers one of Armada's robots inside a toy. When he destroys it, an enraged Armada reveals himself. Realizing he has not been shrunk, but is on a giant set, Spidey hitches a ride on the flying Armada's back and steers him up to Mysterio's control center. Mysterio hides in his mist but Spidey tracks him down, striking him, and revealing him as a robotic decoy. Not knowing if the real Mysterio was ever here, Spidey leaves Armada webbed up. As MJ and Peter move into May's old house, Peter has a headache jolt that makes him think it is something serious.

  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[2]

  • This issue is clearly based on the CGI film: Toy Story, in which toys are sentient.
  • Among the toys there is:

- a cowboy which resembles Woody -- one of the protagonists of the aforementioned film
- a Juggernaut, Wolverine and Sentinel action figure from X-Men
- an astronaut named Fuzz, which is probably a reference to Buzz -- another protagonist from Toy Story
- a robot which resembles a Transformer
- a huge green dinosaur which bears a striking resemblence to Godzilla
- a pair of dolls which look like Pinky and The Brain from Pinky and the Brain
- a figure which looks like Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- a Xenomorph from the Alien franchise
- one that is somewhat similar to one of the characters from Gargoyles
- a figure which looks like a Power Ranger from Power Rangers
- a set of various generic toys

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

  • None.


  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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