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Appearing in "Lives Unlived"Edit
- Professor Miles Warren (In a photograph only)
- Warren Miles (Death)
- Gwen Stacy (In a photograph only)
- Monica Warren (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- George Stacy (Dies in flashback)
- New York
- New Jersey
Synopsis for "Lives Unlived"Edit
Peter, dressed as the Scarlet Spider, is in the Daily Bugle late at night, looking up the Jackal to see what he's planning. All he finds are old articles on the deaths of Gwen Stacy and Miles Warren, and he leaves just before Phil Urich, Ben Urich's nephew, comes inside. Ben Reilly meanwhile, who has taken Peter's place in jail after the false accusation of a murder, realizes that he has been nothing but a burden to the Parkers.
Peter arrives at the house of Warren Miles, another Jackal clone. He sneaks inside and sees Gwen Stacy's clone, alive and well. When he pulls his mask off, she swings the broom she's holding at him, and then Warren Miles gets him with a taser and leaves him there while he and the Gwen clone drive away. Gwen tells Warren Miles that Peter is the face of all her nightmares. They do not know that there is a spider tracer on their car as they advance towards New Jersey.
On Park Avenue, Mary Jane asks Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat, to find Peter. Warren recalls how his wife and kids died in a car accident, and that his only reason to live was when he met Gwen. He blamed Spider-Man and Norman Osborn for Gwen and her dad's death, and knew all along that he himself was not the original Miles Warren at all. Peter regains his consciousness and pursues the pair, while a brand-new Green Goblin follows secretly from behind. As Peter approaches the car, it speeds up, only to be hit by a gas grenade from the Green Goblin, who then snatches the Gwen clone from the car and lifts her on top of the bridge they are at. The bridge happens to be the George Washington Bridge, where the original Gwen Stacy died.Warren Miles starts shooting at the Green Goblin while standing on his car, which is about to tip into the water. The Gwen clone is distracted by this, loses her balance, and falls. This time, Peter swings underneath the bridge and swoops her into his arms as he lands. Warren Miles falls into the water with the car, but when Peter goes to retrieve it, his clone has already degenerated. The Green Goblin, aka Phil Urich, goes home and decides that before he plays the hero, he still has to learn more about power and responsibility. The Gwen clone has also escaped, and releases that she is neither Gwen or Joyce Delaney, and that she is indeed just a clone.
Appearing in "The Goblin's Last Stand!"Edit
- Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) (Death)
- Gwen Stacy (Corpse) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- George Stacy (Only in flashback)
- New York Police Department
- New York City
Synopsis for "The Goblin's Last Stand!"Edit
Continued from last issue... Gwen Stacy is dead, thanks -- in part -- to the Green Goblin, who is racing away vowing to Spider-Man that he will soon be joining his true love. Spider-Man, furious over the tragic loss of Gwen, swears that if anyone is going to die this day, it's going to be the Goblin. Chasing after his mortal foe, he manages to hop on the Goblin's back and pummel him. However, the Goblin manages to get away when he slams Spider-Man into the side of the George Washington Bridge.
Returning to Gwen's body, Spider-Man fights off those who have gathered around her corpse and cradles her in his arms, reflecting on their relationship together. When the police try to get an ambulance to give her medical aid, Spider-Man tells them that she's dead and that he killed her. When they try to take him for questioning, he fights them off and flees. Changing back to his civilian identity of Peter Parker, he ponders just what to tell his best friend Harry Osborn about his fathers involvement in Gwen's death. When he arrives back at their apartment, Peter finds that Harry is still fighting off his recent overdose of LSD, and angrily leaves Harry who begs for help.
Deciding to bring Osborn to justice, Spider-Man drops in on Joe Robertson who has just heard the news. He pleads Joe to find out if Norman Osborn has been seen in the last few hours. When Joe gets word that Osborn has been seen near one of the warehouses that he owns, Spider-Man is about to leave when J. Jonah Jameson bursts in calling Spider-Man a murderer. Spider-Man stifles Jameson with webbing before going after Osborn.
Spider-Man battles the Green Goblin in the warehouse, determined to bring him to justice. However, during the fight, the Goblin's glider is reactivated and when the Goblin tries to impale Peter with it, he only succeeds in impaling himself when Spider-Man dodges out of the way. With the Goblin apparently dead, Spider-Man finally getting what he vowed earlier that day, finds Osborn's death a hollow victory. When the authorities can be heard coming, Spider-Man decides to leave, unaware that someone is watching in the shadows.When Peter finally returns home to his apartment, he finds only Mary Jane there waiting for him. She tries to console Peter, who lashes out at her condolences, mocking her usual carefree nature and tells her to leave. However, Mary Jane decides to stay and comfort Peter regardless.
Appearing in "Spider-Man!"Edit
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (First appearance)
- Aunt May (First appearance)
- Uncle Ben (Only appearance; dies)
- Flash Thompson (First appearance)
- Liz Allan (First appearance)
- Raymond Warren (Peter's teacher) (First appearance)
- The Burglar (First appearance)
- Radioactive Spider (Only appearance; dies)
- Midtown High students
- Dr. Eric Schwinner (First appearance)
- Crusher Hogan (First appearance)
- Seymour O'Reilly (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Max Shiffman (television producer) (First appearance)
- Sally Avril (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Baxter Bigelow (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Carl King (Behind the scenes)
- Jessica Cambell (Behind the scenes)
- Cindy Moon (Behind the scenes)
- Hector Cervantez (Behind the scenes)
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Spider-Man!"Edit
It is Peter Parker's 16th birthday and his Aunt and Uncle give him a microscope for his birthday gift.A shy, unassuming high-school student, Peter Parker prefers the company of his teachers to that of his classmates, who call him "Midtown High's only professional wallflower." His only living relatives, Uncle Ben and Aunt May, think the world of him.
One evening, while attending a demonstration of radioactivity at General Techtronics Laboratories East, Parker fails to notice a spider drop through a "radioactive ray" and receives a massive dose of radiation. It bites him and dies. Light-headed, Parker leaves the demonstration, only to be nearly run over by a car. He leaps to safety, but is surprised to find he has jumped much further than intended—he lands on the side of a building and is clinging to the bricks by his fingertips. He quickly climbs to the roof and, once there, accidentally crumples a steel pipe in his hand. He believes that he has inherited the spider's speed, strength, and climbing ability. He begins to ponder the possibilities.
Shortly thereafter, Parker sees a wrestling ring and a sign: "$100 to the man who can stay in the ring three minutes with Crusher Hogan." He goes home, changes, puts on a hood and returns to the ring. Hogan laughingly calls Parker the "Masked Marvel," but then Parker lifts Hogan over his head and carries him up a post. Afterward, a man in the crowd introduces himself to Parker as a television producer, encourages him to go into show business, and gives him his card.
At home, Parker makes himself a spider-themed costume, a supply of sticky web fluid, and two jets for his wrists that can shoot the fluid. "Here comes the Spider-Man!" he says.
The Spider-Man appears on television and becomes a celebrity. One evening, he goes backstage and finds a guard chasing a thief. Spider-Man lets the thief escape and, when the guard complains, tells him, "That's your job! I'm thru being pushed around ... by anyone!"
Some days later, Parker gets home and learns from a policeman that a burglar has killed his Uncle Ben. The police have cornered the man in the deserted Acme warehouse. Parker dons his costume and swings to the scene.
Once inside, he frightens the man by crawling down the wall toward him. Parker then covers his gun hand with web fluid and KOs him. When he sees the man's face, he recognizes the thief who got away at the studio. He wraps the burglar in webbing and leaves him for the police to find. Shocked, Peter realizes that if he had caught the burglar, his Uncle Ben would still be alive. He eventually learns that with great power comes great responsibility.
This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.
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