Appearing in "Wild Blue Yonder Part 3 of 6"Edit
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
- Hank Pym
- Ethan Edwards (Main story and flashback)
- Punisher (Frank Castle)
- Laurie Lyton (Main story and flashback)
- Mrs. Schwartz (Mentioned)
- Flash Thompson (Only in flashback)
- Aunt May (Mentioned)
- Uncle Ben (Mentioned)
- Joe "Robbie" Robertson (Mentioned)
- New York City
- Pennsylvania (Mentioned)
- New Jersey
- Northern California (Mentioned)
- Los Angeles (Only in flashback)
- Iowa (Only in flashback)
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Ant-Man's Helmet (Cameo)
- Ant-Man's Suit (Cameo)
- Yellowjacket's Suit (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Wild Blue Yonder Part 3 of 6"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "Cat's Paws"Edit
- Sharon Selleck (Mentioned)
- Rhino (Mentioned)
- Shocker (Mentioned)
- Galactus (Mentioned)
- Klaw (Mentioned)
- Crystal (Mentioned)
- Quicksilver (Mentioned)
- Nova (Mentioned)
- Starfox (Mentioned)
- J. Jonah Jameson (Mentioned)
- Headdress of T'Chambwe
- Letter from T'Challa to Johnny
- She-Hulk's trench coat
- Spider-Man's costume
- Walter Hardy's lucky lock-pick
Synopsis for "Cat's Paws"Edit
A number of years ago, Walter Hardy breaks into the Wakandan Embassy where he tries to steal the Headdress of T'Chambwe. However he sets off the alarm forcing him to flee...
... A few years later, the Human Torch is dressing up as Spider-Man for a costume party when he opens an invitation from the Wakandan Embassy to a display of the Headdress of T'Chambwe. However Johnny believes he has a hot date for this costume party and decides to skip it. Just then there is a knock at the door and it's Johnny's new teammate the She-Hulk. She is dressed up like a French maid. However when Johnny suggests that he and Jennifer stay in and drink a bottle of wine, She-Hulk decides that it's a bad idea and leaves. Johnny is upset that putting himself out has left him hanging and flames on and flies off into the city.
Elsewhere in Manhattan, Spider-Man and his partner the Black Cat have finished putting a kibosh on the Beetle. They leave him behind for Lieutenant Jean DeWolfe and take off. Although the officers think that Spider-Man isn't so bad these days, DeWolfe can't help but wonder how long before the Black Cat's checkered past will lead to him turning her over to the police. As the two livers swing across the roofs, they begin discussing what they should do next. Felicia tells Spider-Man she wants to do something with him as Peter Parker, something that Peter is excited to hear and commands his costume to revert to his street clothing. She tells him about T'Challa's gala where the mask is being displayed and asks Peter to allow her to come with him under his Daily Bugle credentials. She explains that her father tried to steal it over a decade before but failed, but Peter won't allow her to commit the theft. At that moment, the Human Torch is passing by and is shocked to see Peter Parker talking to an attractive woman, and a costumed one at that. He decides to spy on them to hear what is going on. Eventually the Black Cat gets upset and leaves, Johnny decides to take advantage of the situation and presents himself to the Black Cat and offers his assistance.
Later that day, Peter Parker tries to gain access to the Wakandan embassy on his press credentials but is rejected because he is not wearing the proper attire. Jumping into some nearby bushes, Peter commands his costume to change from street clothes to a tux and is able to get inside, although the sudden change shocks the bouncer. As Peter takes picture of the Black Panther and the event he is surprised when Johnny Storm shows up with Felicia Hardy as his date. Peter tries to talk sense into the Human Torch, but the Torch won't listen to him and threatens to have the guards throw him out if he doesn't cut it out. With no choice, Peter has to get back to work, but decides to keep an eye on things to try and stop Felicia from stealing the mask. Soon, Johnny uses his ties with the Black Panther to be allowed to see the mask alone. Peter decides that to get closer and uses his costume to transform his attire into a Wakandan security officer's outfit to follow after them.
In the room where the mask is on display, Felicia wonders aloud how they can keep such a treasure out in the open. The guard then explains all the many security features hidden in the mask. When she spots Peter out in the corner of her eye, she calls the guard's attention to his presence and Peter is chase away. While they are alone, Felicia prepares to complete the job. Peter meanwhile runs into a room where a bunch of Wakandan guards are in ceremonial garb. He makes a run for it and changes into his Spider-Man costume now that his cover is blown. Becoming aware of the situation, the Black Panther goes after Spider-Man.
Meanwhile, in the secure room, Felicia has Johnny use his powers to absorb the heat in the room and keep the heat sensors fooled. While Spider-Man is busy defending himself against the Black Panther and the guards, Felicia manages to breach the security to get at the mask. Suddenly, the alarm goes off, prompting Johnny and Felicia to flee. The alarm distracts T'Challa long enough for Spider-Man to escape. He catches up with the Black Cat and the Torch outside and learns that Felicia wasn't trying to steal the mask, but to recover a lock-pick kit that his father was he lost during his heist. Spider-Man freaks out because they could have easily asked T'Challa to get it back, but both Johnny and Felicia explain that there was no fun in doing that.As Johnny begins explaining how they plotted the entire caper down to Spider-Man trying to stop them. While he lays it out the entire plot, both Spider-Man and the Black Cat start making out. When Johnny notices he's shocked that Spider-Man is making time with Peter Parker's girlfriend, unaware that they are both the same person. However his shock is quickly replaced by his own self interest when he asks the Cat to call him sometime and flies off.
Appearing in "In the Beginning..."Edit
Synopsis for "In the Beginning..."Edit
Spider-Man has been knocked out after attempting to stop the Vulture from kidnapping Gregory Bestman. As the villain escapes, the police -- led by Lieutenant Kris Keating -- comes crashing into the tech expo. There they learn about the Bestman kidnapping, and much to everyone's surprise, Spider-Man is still alive. Keating chastises Spider-Man for letting the Vulture go free. He goes too far when he mentions how the Black Cat is in hospital after getting shot. Spider-Man insists that he will capture the Vulture for them and takes one of Keating's walkie-talkies and leaps away. When the other officers ask if they should shoot, but Keating orders them to hold their fire. Keating begins trying to hail Spider-Man on the walkie-talkie, Spider-Man tells him to cool it. As it turns out, the wall-crawler managed to tag the Vulture with a spider-tracer before he escaped. Needing to get close enough to pick up the signal, Spider-Man took the walkie-talkie so he can hear of any Vulture sightings on the police band so narrow his search. While Spider-Man continues his hunt, at Penn Station, Anna Watson and his niece Mary Jane have just returned to New York City from Florida.
Meanwhile, the Vulture is seen flying past a ship near Staten Island and the sighting is radioed in. Wondering how he can get there quickly, Spider-Man spots some police helicopters speeding by and hitches a ride on them. The police helicopters catch up to the Vulture, who hides in a forest to evade detection. However, Spider-Man is able to pick up his spider-tracer and tracks the Vulture to an unassuming looking grain silo. Spider-Man leaps from the helicopter creating a web parachute to land safely nearby. At that moment, the Vulture is watching the police helicopters continue on, having not seen Spider-Man he assumes that he is safe. Outside, Spider-Man climbs into the silo and discovers the Vulture's secret hideout.
Inside, the Vulture has Gregory Bestman tied up in a chair, when Bestman comes around he realizes his capture by the Vulture was not a dream. The villain has kidnapped Bestman in order to get revenge against him as they used to be business partners. Adrian recounts how they started up a company, B + T Electronics, years ago. Gregory promised that the business profits from their work were going right back into the company so that Toomes could continue his research. Soon after, Adrian finished work on his electromagnetic harness that he would eventually use in his criminal career. When Adrian went to inform Bestman about his success he found his office unlocked and empty. Looking at papers on Gregory's desk, Adrian was shocked to discover the companies were making even greater profits than Bestman had said. Angrily confronting his partner, Adrian was surprised to discover the harness increased his strength. Adrian stopped himself before he could harm Bestman, who ordered Toomes out and said that he was finished. Adrian soon discovered that Bestman had ownership of the whole company and so he used what little money he had left to retire. Hungry for revenge, Toomes perfected his harness and fashioned his Vulture costume. His first criminal act was destroying the B + T Electronics building, ruining Bestman's business in the process.
Before the Vulture can harm Bestman, Spider-Man intervenes and reveals that the entire tale was heard over the police band radio thanks to Keating's walkie-talkie. With his revenge scheme foiled, the Vulture attempts to make a break for it, throwing Bestman from the sky. Spider-Man manages to save Gregory with a web net. Meanwhile, the Vulture tries to create another distraction by forcing a helicopter to crash land. While the police are busy dealing with the crash, the Vulture tries to lose himself in the nearby forest, but Spider-Man manages to follow him and trap his foe with his webbing. The wall-crawler then rips off the Vulture's power-pack, rendering his wings useless and stripping him of his enhanced strength. Webbing up his foe, Spider-Man then turns Toomes over to Kris Keating and his officers. In the aftermath of the battle, Bestman tries to throw a punch at Toomes but is stopped by Spider-Man. Keating, having heard of Bestman's shady business practices, tells Gregory that he and the district attorney will look into his current business dealings as his current partners would be interested in any shady operations he might be involved in. During this whole exchange, Spider-Man's camera is snapping away photos from its vantage point in a tree.
Later, Peter Parker is happy to see that his photos made the front page of the Daily Bugle. His thoughts are interrupted by the arrival of Amy Powell who insists that Peter join her for coffee. Peter thinks that he doesn't need another romantic entanglement, but decides to go along just to humor her. Their departure is seen by Lance Bannon, who is fed up with Parker's interference in his career and romance life and vows to do something.
This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.
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