Appearing in "The Return of the Green Goblin"Edit
- Ken Ellis
- Ben Urich
- New York Police Department
- Sammy "The Smiler" Skalek (Homeless Man) (Only appearance; dies)
- William Gardner (Homeless Man) (Only Appearance)
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
- Tim Harrison (First appearance)
Synopsis for "And He Strikes Like a Thunderball"Edit
Spider-Man fights Thunderball in Long Island, who draws power from the Wrecker's Crowbar to make himself and his ball and chain almost unstoppable. However, Spidey lures him through an expressway to a power plant, where Spider-Man uses his web-shooters on Thunderball's equipment and the now-closed circuit, which drains all of his power into the plant. In the end, news reporters ask Spider-Man about causing the worst traffic jam in the history of Eastern Long Island than stopping Thunderball. He hitchikes home with his web-shooters, complaining about the gratitude of New Yorkers.
Appearing in "An Amazing World"Edit
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Conrad "The Undertaker" Eisenstadt (First appearance)
- Mr. Vale
- Mr. Church
- Grace (Shiffman's Secretary)
- Fantastic Four (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)
- New York City
Synopsis for "An Amazing World"Edit
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
- Seymour O'Reilly (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Flash Thompson (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Liz Allan
- Sally Avril
- Charlie Murphy (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Tiny McKeever (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Cyclops (Scott Summers) (Cameo) (Appears on a Computer Screen, TV or Hologram Only)
- Supercharger (First appearance) (Cameo)
- Grace (Shiffman's Secretary)
Synopsis for "Amazing Adventures"Edit
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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