Appearing in "Wild Blue Yonder Part 4 of 6"Edit
- Laurie Lyton
- Virtue (Ethan Edwards) (First appearance as Virtue) (Main story and flashback) (Origin revealed)
- Fantastic Four
- Absorbing Man (Carl Creel)
- Owl (Leland Owlsley)
- The Hand (Mentioned)
- Galactus (Only in flashback)
- Super Skrull (Kl'rt) (Only in flashback)
- Punisher (Frank Castle) (Mentioned)
- Mary Jane Watson-Parker (Mentioned)
- Hank Pym (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. (Mentioned)
- Ethan's parents, Skrulls (Only in flashback)
- Ethan's spaceship
Synopsis for "Wild Blue Yonder Part 4 of 6"Edit
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Appearing in "Together Again"Edit
- Mary Jane Watson-Parker
- Aunt May
- Fantastic Four
- Valeria Richards
- Franklin Richards
- Human Torch (Only in flashback)
- Clone Spider-Man
- Doc Occulus
- Black Cat (Only in flashback)
- Gwen Stacy (Only in flashback)
- Betty Brant (Only in flashback)
- Super Apes (Only in flashback)
- Luke Tower (Only in flashback) (First appearance)
- District Attorney Tower (Only in flashback)
- F.B.I. (Only in flashback)
- Fox (Mentioned)
- Power skrull (Mentioned)
- Multi-colored symbiotes (Mentioned)
- Quasimodo (Mentioned)
- Demogoblin (Mentioned)
- Diablo (Mentioned)
- Lizard Man (Mentioned)
- Electro (Mentioned)
- Daredevil (Mentioned)
- Wolverine (Mentioned)
- Doctor Strange (Mentioned)
- Professor X (Mentioned)
- Power Man (Mentioned)
- Hulk (Photo)
- Kingpin (Photo)
- Avengers (Mentioned)
- Mr. Lumpkin (Mentioned)
- New York City
- Macroverse (Mentioned)
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's web raft (Mentioned)
- Spider-Mobile (Only in flashback)
- Headdress of T'Chambwe (Only in flashback)
- Doctor Octopus' Tentacles (Only in flashback)
- Spider-Armor MK I (Mentioned)
- Vogue magazine
- Photo of young Luke Tower
- Toy figures
- Human Torch
- Photography "Webs" by Peter Parker
- Digital album
- Vehicles of the Fantastic Four
- Rift-racer 1 (Only in flashback)
- Rift-racer 1 (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "Together Again"Edit
Spider-Man and the Human Torch meet up at their usual place atop the Statue of Liberty. When they get talking about the first time they met at the Statue, the pair begin discussing all the times they have met there over the years. When they get to talking, Johnny begins to talk about times they fought alongside each other, but Spider-Man has no memory of these events and tells Johnny that was the time he was replaced with a clone. Peter then asks to skip over that period of time, and Johnny cuts to the point and asks if they want to skip over what happened earlier that day...
... The Human Torch was going to give a speech at a special assembly at P.S. 108. There Peter Parker complains about having his daily lesson plan interrupted. When the Torch arrives he puts on his show for the kids but they are unimpressed. They are more surprised when Mary Jane Watson enter the room. Johnny can't believe that Mary Jane is married to Peter Parker. Suddenly the situation is interrupted when a bunch of armed gun-men show themselves. They knock Johnny down and hold the entire gymnasium hostage. The leader of this gang explains that he is Carmine Villanova of the Maggia. He has come to get revenge against the Human Torch for sending his son to prison where he was killed. However, he is going to murder Blake Tower's son, who attends the school. However, the Maggia thugs have a hard time finding the boy because they have an outdated photo, and the boy has radically changed his appearance.
Standing with his hands in the air, Peter begins mulling over the situation and decides that their only hope is revealing his identity to the Torch. Peter pantomimes that he's really Spider-Man to the Torch. When Johnny realises what Peter is trying to tell him he is mortified by this sudden revelation. Johnny creates a distraction by sneezing fire, and while the mobsters are distracted Johnny goes nova. This blinds them temporarily for Peter to fire a stream of webbing at one of the thugs up in the rafters. He then slips away and changes into Spider-Man and the two quickly mop up the mobsters. With the situation over and the authorities on the scene, Johnny flies off and angrily writes in the sky telling Spider-Man to meet him at their usual place....
... Johnny Storm is furious to know that Spider-Man and Peter Parker have both been the same guy all these years and he is upset that Peter never told him. Spider-Man explains that he has a secret identity to maintain that he rarely gives out. However when Spider-Man lists off the other heroes who know his identity, Johnny gets even more upset. At first Johnny thinks he's being pranked, Peter removes his mask to prove it. Johnny believes that Parker has lived a charmed life and can't believe that he also gets to be a super-hero on top of that. This causes Peter to laugh, and explains that he envies the Torch for the life he lives and tells him that he endured a lot to become Spider-Man. The two patch things up and decide to do something they should have done a long time ago..... Later, at the Baxter Building, Spider-Man takes his Aunt May and his wife Mary Jane to visit the Fantastic Four for the first time. Acting like family, the Parkers and the Fantastic Four then have dinner together and start making up for lost time that Spider-Man's secret identity prevented in the past.
Appearing in "Confrontations!"Edit
- Mad Thinker
- Morris Sloan
- Amy Powell
- Mamie Muggins
- Doctor Octopus (Photo)
- Black Cat (Vision)
- Awesome Android (On-screen)
- Fantastic Four (On-screen)
- Puppet Master (On-screen)
- X-Men (On-screen)
- Avengers (On-screen)
- New York City
Synopsis for "Confrontations!"Edit
After intersession period, Peter Parker returns to the campus of Empire State University. He thinks about he hasn't spent much time here due to his careers as a photographer and Spider-Man, especially since he has been spending a lot of the time with the Black Cat as she recovers in hospital. With a new semester starting, Peter has come to see if the faculty will continue to let him study or kick him out of school. When Peter goes to check a bulletin board he is surprised to see that all the grades except those for biophysics have been posted. He is then confronted by Professor Morris Sloan who scolds Peter for taking an interest in his grades so late in the game. Sloan explains that he is behind in his grading ever since Debora Whitman quit being her secretary and returned home to the midwest. When Peter asks if he has heard from her recently, Morris informs him that he briefly spoke to her and that she had said she was doing well. Peter thanks Morris for the update and departs. Grabbing an issue of the Daily Bugle, Peter discovers that J. Jonah Jameson has been milking the recent capture of Doctor Octopus, going so far as using an old file photo of the villain Peter took. This gets him thinking of how Octopus was responsible for the Black Cat getting shot and being in the hospital. He hopes that the villain remembers that not only did Spider-Man defeat him once again, but also saved his life. Peter's thoughts are interrupted when Lance Bannon pulls his car up beside him and demands to talk. When Peter asks what he wants, Lance says that it is personal and asks him to get in. Peter obliges and after a long silence, he wonders what his rival wants to talk about.
Meanwhile, at a maximum security prison, the villain known as the Mad Thinker sits and ponders. Although he looks like he is lost in thought, he is actually transmitting his mind into an android body in one of his secret hideouts. The Think is amused that the authorities think he is harmlessly in prison, but this whole time he has been using the simulacrum to work on new strategies to defeat his foes. He goes over the footage of his battles with foes such as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Avengers. He then pulls data from his base in New Hampshire where Spider-Man battled his androids. He is impressed by the wall-crawler's performance and wonders if the rumors about the hero having some kind of warning sense are true. Learning how to utilize this sort of ability could prove beneficial to the Mad Thinker as it would help eliminate the x-factor that always interferes with his plans. Estimating that Spider-Man will appear on the east side of Manhattan within the next three hours, he sends one of his Battledroids out to hunt the wall-crawler. Once the android is off on its mission, the Mad Thinker transfers his mind back to his real body in prison.
At that moment, at a Manhattan bar, Lance Bannon talks to Peter about the fact that his girlfriend Amy Powell has been pursuing him. Peter learns that Lance and Amy had an open relationship. Recently Powell has been asking Lance for a committed romance, but Lance can't find the courage to make that commitment. Now, he fears that he might be losing her to Peter Parker. Peter assures her that he has no interest in Amy and decides to call her to sort things out. Amy takes control of the conversation preventing Peter from getting into anything edgewise. To his exasperation, Peter is shoehorned into a dinner date with her later that evening. Peter is annoyed with being caught in a love triangle and tells Lance to meet him at his place at 7:30 so they can both meet with Amy and storms out of the bar.
Lance Bannon tries to follow after Peter, but Parker manages to slip away and change into Spider-Man. Web-slinging across the city, Spider-Man is attacked by the Mad Thinker's battledroid at a Con-Edison plant. At first, Spider-Man easily knocks down the android, but it responds by unleashing its hidden weaponry. As this battle rages on, a certain redhead comes to visit Peter Parker. However, she is told by Peter's landlady, Maimie Muggins, that Peter isn't around and that he keeps strange hours. As the woman walks away, Maimie takes a moment to criticize the young woman for calling on a single man, as that's not the way they acted when Mrs. Muggins was her age. Meanwhile, Spider-Man continues to battle the android. The Mad Thinker observes the battle and is impressed that the web-slinger is able to hold his own against an Android model that once almost defeated the Fantastic Four. Spider-Man is surprised to see police lining the area and, insult to injury, Lance Bannon is on the scene snapping photos. The wall-crawler lures the Android into the Con-Ed building where he relies on a cover of darkness to bombard his attacker by hurling junk at it. Since the battledroid can only see via radar, Spider-Man confuses it into walking near some massive generators and sends it collapsing down on the Android, destroying it.
With the battle over, Spider-Man's spider-sense warns him that there is a bomb within the Android that is about to blow up. Taking a shard of its cracked armor, Spider-Man quickly escapes the building just moments before it blows up. Still observing this situation, the Mad Thinker has confirmed the rumor about Spider-Man's early warning sense and decides to ponder things further. Meanwhile, Spider-Man returns to his apartment and changes back into Peter Parker. There he gets ready to meet with Amy Powell when there is a knock at the door. Peter thinks it's Lance coming to meet him but it turns out to be Amy Powell. Amy has decided to surprise Peter by changing the plans and having an indoor picnic at his apartment. When Peter tries to talk her out of staying, she tries to shut him up by kissing Peter. Suddenly, there is another knock at the door, and Peter fears that Lance Bannon will catch him in this compromising experience. Amy tells Peter to ignore the knocks when suddenly, the person unlocks the door. As it turns out, the visitor is none other than Mary Jane Watson, who has come to visit Peter and has come in using the spare set of keys he gave her to his apartment. Seeing Peter with lipstick all over his face, she asks him if she has dropped by at a bad time.
This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.
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