Appearing in "Skin Deep, Part Three"Edit
Synopsis for "Skin Deep, Part Three"Edit
Charlie blames Peter for the lab accident that permanently grafted his experimental armor to his skin. He tells Peter that if he doesn't help him get the remaining money from Tony Stark's grant, he'll kill Peter and his loved ones. Charlie says he's going to go back to his apartment, get his checkbook, and write a check payable to Peter for all of the money he's got left from Stark. Peter will then go in to a bank, cash the check, and then give the money back to Charlie.
While gathering his things in his apartment, Charlie sees his old high school bully and his wife (Charlie's high school crush) on TV talking about him. Word of his accident has gotten out and the press are interviewing people who knew him. The bully acts like he was always sympathetic towards Charlie and even tried to help him fit in with the popular crowd. This lie prompts a flashback where we see this bully trick him in to talking to the cheerleaders so that he can knock him down, take his pants, and embarrass him in front of the girls. Enraged, Charlie goes to the bully's house and murders him. During this time, Peter goes to Mary Jane's rehearsal and tells her to grab May and check in to a hotel after she's finished. He anticipates things with Charlie not going well.Later, Spider-Man is waiting in ambush at the spot where Charlie and Peter are supposed to meet. Spider-Man attacks, but accidentally reveals that he knows Charlie's name. This leads Charlie to assume that Peter told Spider-Man to ambush him. Thinking Peter betrayed him, Charlie escapes to make good on his promise to murder Peter's loved ones. The issue ends with Charlie breaking in to Aunt May's house.
Appearing in "Things Get Worse"Edit
- Martha (First appearance)
- Priest (Death)
- Fantastic Four (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Things Get Worse"Edit
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Appearing in "And Death Shall Come!"Edit
- Harry Osborn
- Child standing under chimney bricks
- New York City
- Peter and Harry's Apartment
Synopsis for "And Death Shall Come!"Edit
Battling Doctor Octopus on the roof of New York's major power station, Spider-Man is thrown to his death on the streets below. Quick thinking, Spider-Man grabs his foe's mechanical tentacles and uses them to swing through a nearby window. With the tentacles still chasing after him, Spider-Man evades them by hiding in a nearby ventilator shaft. As the arms retreat, Spider-Man tags one with a Spider-Tracer in the hopes of tracking his foe later. He tries to follow after Octavius, but the villain has retreated by the time Spider-Man gets back onto the roof. Slipping away, Spider-Man changes back into Peter Parker in a nearby alley. Feeling faint, Peter stumbles out onto the street where he is confronted by Captain George Stacy, who has been looking for him. Noting that Peter looks ill, George asks his daughter's boyfriend what is wrong, but Peter passes out before he can explain himself.
Later, he wakes up in the Stacy home with Gwen watching over him. When he wakes up, both Gwen and George are happy to see that he is recovering nicely. George remarks how amazing Peter's recouperative powers are, leaving Peter to worry that George might know that he is secretly Spider-Man. Left alone to rest, Peter mulls over this possibility, but notes that if Stacy has figured out his secret, he has done nothing to expose it. After some more rest, Peter decides to track down Doctor Octopus. Using his exhaustion as an excuse not to participate in the upcoming protest, Peter heads back home. Back at his apartment, Peter begins working on a new web fluid formula that will hopefully give him the edge against Doctor Octopus. After rigging up the new batch to his cartridge belt, Peter checks on his sleeping roommate, Harry Osborn, before taking to the roofs and changing into Spider-Man once more.
Spider-Man then scours the city searching for trace of Doctor Octopus. When he begins picking up his Spider-Tracer signal, Spider-Man swings to a nearby window. However, Doctor Octopus had been waiting for him and launches a surprise attack. Their battles takes them to the rooftops where Spider-Man manages to spray his enemy's tentacles. This causes them to flail around out of control. Unable to control his arms, Doctor Octopus has to fend off his own apendages. Spider-Man is not out of trouble either, as the mechanical arms are just as dangerous as ever. When they smash through a nearby chimny, cuasing bricks to raindown on the crowd below. Seeing a child beneath the falling debris, Spider-Man is too far to do anything about it. However, at the last moment, Captain Stacy pushes the child out of the way, getting buried under the rubble in the process. Seeing this, Spider-Man rushes to George's aid, pulling him up onto the rooftops in order to get him to help. However, George has been fatally wounded and is about to die. His final words to Spider-Man is the revelation that he knows that the wall-crawler is really Peter Parker, and tells him to look after his daughter. Peter is horrified, losing George in much the same way as his Uncle Ben. He wonders how he can ever reveal the truth about his double identity to Gwen once she finds out that he is responsible for the death of her father.
This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.
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