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Astonishing Spider-Man Vol 1 20

Appearing in "The Return of the Green Goblin"Edit


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Synopsis for "The Return of the Green Goblin"Edit


Spidey goes up against the all-new, all-different and still-deadly Green Goblin.

Appearing in "And He Strikes Like a Thunderball"Edit


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Synopsis for "And He Strikes Like a Thunderball"Edit


Thunderball has recovered the crowbar wielded by his former boss, the Wrecker from a prison armored car. With the crowbar and his own wrecking ball, Thunderball's strength has now doubled. The only person now standing in his way is Spider-Man, who is more concerned with getting Thunderball's former minions to safety. As Thunderball leaves the scene, Spider-Man gets to a phone and calls the authorities for help. Not far away, Thunderball marvels over his increased strength and considers himself a one-man wrecking crew. While he is distracted, Spider-Man gets the drop on him and manages to snatch away the Wrecker's crowbar. Although Spider-Man has taken the weapon away from Thunderball, it's power is still transferring to him.

Thanks to his enhanced speed and agility, Spider-Man is able to keep on the defensive, but the wall-crawler lures Thunderball out to an electrical transformer. There, he tosses the crowbar back to his foe. As Thunderball grabs the crowbar just as Spider-Man webs up a wire to the crowbar, sending thousands of volts of electricity into the villain. This doesn't stun Thunderball overly much and he tosses his wrecking ball at the web-slinger. Spider-Man dodges it and attaches another wire to that weapon as well. When Thunderball grabs it, it completes a circuit between him and the transformer. Although Thunderball continues to shrug this off, he is unaware that he is causing the transformer to overload. Spider-Man runs to cover, ushering the arriving police officers to safety. Suddenly, the transformer explodes with enough force to knock out Thunderball.

With the battle over, Spider-Man is swarmed by reporters who are less interested in the wall-crawler's battle with Thunderball, and more interested in his comments on creating the largest traffic jam on the nearby expressway. Unsurprised by the lack of gratitude, Spider-Man leaps into the back of a pick-up truck heading back to the city so he can get back home.

Appearing in "An Amazing World"Edit

Reprinted from Amazing Fantasy #16

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  • Grace (Shiffman's Secretary)
  • Fantastic Four (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
    • Mister Fantastic (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
    • Invisible Girl (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
    • Human Torch (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
    • Thing (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
  • Sub-Mariner (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
  • Hulk (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
  • Thor (Mentioned)
  • The Burglar (Only in flashback)
  • Crusher Hogan (Only in flashback)
  • Mr. Goldman
  • Uncle Ben (Only in flashback)
  • Joey Pulanski (First appearance) (Face not shown) (Cameo)

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Synopsis for "An Amazing World"Edit

Reprinted from Amazing Fantasy #16

The story started with Peter re-capping his very short career at this time including his origin and then a visit to his Uncle Ben's grave with his Aunt May.

A crooked furniture salesman trying to make a deal with May claimed that Ben ordered some furniture as a surprise to her. Later, as Spider-Man, Peter views the same salesman trying out the same scam on another potential victim. Spider-Man then follows the man to a warehouse where he finds a group of men targeting widows and widowers for financial gain. The group is led by a man named the Undertaker whom Spider-Man confronts. The group of men are soon called upon, armed at this point, and the very first use of his Spider-Sense aids Spider-Man in dodging the gunfire. Confused as to what just happens, Spider-Man begins to attack the group of men with his newly found Spider-Sense. The men are caught and tied up in a neat little package for the police. On his way home, Spider-Man helps out a couple in his first breakup of a hold-up or mugging.

The story ends with Aunt May viewing the news of the events on television as a mysterious woman telekinetically moves a tractor upon the top of an construction site seemingly amused at her newly realized powers setting the stage for next issue.

Appearing in "Amazing Adventures"Edit

Reprinted from Amazing Fantasy #17

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Synopsis for "Amazing Adventures"Edit

Reprinted from Amazing Fantasy #17

Continued from last issue, the mysterious female at the beginning and end of Amazing Fantasy #16 comes more into focus as we learn that she is named Joey Pulaski who has the ability to fly and use telekinetic powers to move objects.

Her and Spider-Man have a good talk together. Before this meeting we see Spider-Man have a talk to Maxie Shiffman, his agent, and takes responsibility over fame and fortune in leaving him. We then turn to a figure in a high rise building who is none other than The Kingpin who wants to take control over a construction company and its management firm and will use an "agent" against the possibility that Spider-Man interferes. Another villain makes his intro as he attempts to talk to Maxie Shiffman in his office and we learn much more about him next issue. Spider-Man next has some trouble with his new friend, Ms. Pulaski as she goes on to destroy parts of the City to free herself from boredom. She offers Spider-Man a job to make some money in protecting a building that The Kingpin has an interest in and is even given a choice in the matter when surrounded by a ball of energy from Joey. He breaks free from the ball but Joey is ordered to kill Spider-Man and nearly does so!. He breaks free to knock Joey out which impresses The Kingpin very much as he stands in the window of a building (like he usually does). Peter is left pondering at the end telling himself I did the right thing".

This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.


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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks