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Appearing in "Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm With Doctor Octopus!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #159.

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  • Toy (First appearance)
  • Tinkerer (Appears in shadow only)
  • Kingpin (Appears in shadow only)

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Synopsis for "Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm-In-Arm With Doctor Octopus!"Edit

This story is reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man #159.

Continued from last issue... Believing that he had been haunted by the ghost of Hammerhead, Dr. Octopus had built a machine to try and destroy his haunter. However, in reality, Hammerhead has existed in a different dimensional plane of reality, and in using the device on him has freed him and brought him back to the real world. This leads to a three-way fight between Spider-Man, Dr. Octopus, and Hammerhead.

When a SWAT team arrives to take back the lab which Dr. Octopus took over in order to try and destroy Hammerhead, their involvement makes things worse. Hammerhead uses the extra distraction to take Aunt May at gunpoint and escape. Dr. Octopus then convinces Spider-Man to put aside their differences temporarily to save May; Spider-Man reluctantly agrees.

Elsewhere, the Tinkerer has recovered Spider-Man's Spider-Mobile and is repairing and modifying it to be an instrument of revenge to use against the wall-crawler. Meanwhile, Spider-Man is led by Dr. Octopus to Hammerhead's hideout. This is witnessed by J. Jonah Jameson, who is dealing with another replacement secretary.

The two unlikely companions arrive at Hammerhead's lair and fight off the mobster's men, and rescue Aunt May. When Hammerhead tries to escape in his helicopter, Dr. Octopus tosses garbage cans at it causing it to crash. Convinced that Hammerhead is finally dead, Dr. Octopus demands that Spider-Man hand over Aunt May. However, Dr. Octopus flees from the scene when he hears what he wrongly believes are police sirens. Upon realizing that the sirens are coming from fire-fighting vehicles, Spider-Man leaves May there for them to find before leaving the scene.

Appearing in "The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #114.

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  • London taxi

Synopsis for "The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo"Edit

This story is reprinted from Strange Tales #114.

After a training session with his sister, the Human Torch learns of an antique car show which boasts that Captain America will make an appearance. While there seeing his childhood idol, some thieves steal the box office receipts for the show, and Torch and Captain America manage to stop them, however Cap tells the Torch to go away, and steals all the glory.

Later that night "Cap" springs the crooks out of jail. When the Torch learns of this he goes after the criminals who admit that "Cap" planned the whole thing. After a chase across the city, the Torch manages to catch "Captain America" and unmasks him, revealing him to be the Torch's old foe the Acrobat. Afterwords, the Torch wonders what became of the real Captain America.

With this issue, Marvel Tales ends these strings of reprints. The next issue would start over with Spider-Man's first appearances, beginning with Amazing fantasy #15.


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