Appearing in "Skin Deep"Edit
- Spider-Man (Flashback and main story)
- Charlie Weiderman (First appearance) (Flashback and main story)
- Tony Stark
- Mary Jane Parker
- May Parker
- Sanchez, Alonzo, Pimentel, Milla, Petit, Lee, Mendoza, Straczynski & Deodato (Midtown High students)
- Tessa Springfield (assistant to Tony Stark)
- Molly St Jude (on phone only)
- Sheila (Only in flashback)
- Rich (Only in flashback)
- Teddy (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "Skin Deep"Edit
Peter Parker is late for his class. His boss yells at him and tells him that he's on the hook for covering a couple of classes for a colleague. While teaching a Remedial Citizenship class, Peter notices an old acquaintance waiting for him outside. After the class he goes out and meets with Charles Weiderman. Charles reveals that he's working on a project that he intends to sell to the military. It's basically an invulnerable skin that soldiers could get sprayed down with before going in to battle. He asks Peter to help him check some numbers and Peter obliges.
Later, Charles is in a meeting with Tony Stark to get some funding. Tony sees that Peter is attached to the project. When he asks Charles about it, he lies and tells Tony that Peter is a partner. Stark, knowing that Peter is Spider-Man and assuming Charles is telling him the truth, gives him the funding.
After Charles gets the funding, he goes radio silent. Peter hasn't heard from him at all, and apparently neither have Stark Industries. Peter receives a phone call asking for an update on the project. That's how he finds out that Charles lied about how involved he would be in the project.Peter confronts Charles about it in his lab. He sees that Charles has been doing dangerous work and that he isn't taking the due precautions. Peter tells Charles to tell Stark Industries the truth, or he would before storming out. The lab explodes shortly after and Charles is next seen knocked out, covered in his invulnerable skin experiment.
Appearing in "The Sting"Edit
Synopsis for "The Sting"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "The Arms of Doctor Octopus!"Edit
- Professor Warren
- George Stacy
- John Jameson
- General Su (First appearance)
- Capt. Fong (First appearance), Su's assistant
- US Ambassador
- United States of America
- 747 Jumbo Jet
Synopsis for "The Arms of Doctor Octopus!"Edit
When the mechanical arms of Dr. Octopus are put on display at New York's Museum of Natural Science, Otto Octavius uses his mental link to them to command them to go to the prison where he is being held prisoner and bust him out. Happening by, Spider-Man tries to stop them, but has to let them go when the damage they cause effects the structural integrity of a building, and Spider-Man has to focus his powers on preventing the building from collapsing until it can be evacuated. He then returns to his apartment and changed back to Peter Parker, so that he can catch up with his studying but ends up falling asleep.
The next day, Peter goes to class and is asked to see Professor Warren, Warren warns Peter that his grades are getting dangerously low, and if they continue to drop he may lose his scholarship. Meanwhile, the arms of Dr. Octopus manage to reach the prison and break their master free. Putting on his arms once more, Octopus flees the prison to begin his criminal activities anew.
Octopus then takes control of an aircraft bound for New York which is carrying General Su, a military leader from a foreign country who is going to the UN Building in New York to sign important paperwork. Octopus takes the plane hostage and when it lands in New York. There, Octopus demands a ransom of 10 million dollars. Peter Parker (who is there covering the story for the Bugle) boards the plane was Spider-Man. Fighting Octopus, Spider-Man manages to free everyone on board the plane. During their fight, the Doctor manages to activate the planes engines with one of his arms. When the plane moves down the runway out of control, Spider-Man flees the jet, and it soon crashes. Everyone believes that Octopus died in the crash, however Spider-Man is not convinced that this is the end of his old foe.
This story is continued next issue...
This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.
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