J. Jonah Jameson
Appearing in "Spider-Man Goes Mad!"Edit
- Frederick Foswell
- Vulture (Illusion)
- Sandman (Illusion)
- Dr. Octopus (Illusion)
- Connie, one of Peter Parker's classmates (First appearance)
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Spider-Man Goes Mad!"Edit
This story is reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man #24.
Peter's day doesn't start off well as he breaks up a burglary, but can't sell pictures since Frederick Foswell spotted Spider-Man but not Peter Parker. While trying to hide from J. Jonah Jameson at The Daily Bugle, he spots a letter from Ned Leeds to Betty Brant. When Peter comments on it, as much as he tries, he comes off as jealous and webslings around the city to keep his mind off of it. Suddenly, Jameson decides to have Bugle staff interview normal people and tell them why they hate Spider-Man (even if the Bugle staff never publish the good things). When Flash catches wind of this, he scares all the staff off. Meanwhile, Liz Allan allows Peter to be her tutor for science, much to Flash's dislike. As Jameson celebrates his biased poll, he gets a visit from Dr. Ludwig Rinehart who tells Jameson that due to a split personality between that of a man and a spider, it's only a matter of time before Spider-Man breaks down. When Peter hears this, he worries he might be going crazy and not know it. He makes his way down to the Bugle to tell Dr. Rinehart that he's wrong, but his spider-sense tells him that a jealous Flash is following him. Peter finally loses Flash covertly by throwing his "spider beam" to a roof while rounding a corner that Flash hasn't rounded yet. He gets distracted by the beam and loses interest in Peter.
Peter then turns into Spider-Man and makes his way to Jameson's office but, out of nowhere, Doctor Octopus comes to attack him but disappears just as quick. This repeats again with Sandman as well as The Vulture and Spider-Man starts doubting his sanity. He worries that he might start attacking innocent people believing they're criminals so he heads home for rest. When he sees himself in the mirror, he decides not to wait and visits Dr. Rinehart immediately. As he enters the doctor's house, the entire room is upside down including the furniture, bookshelves, and even the doctor. As he runs to another room, it's also upside down and as Dr. Rinehart starts to consult him, Pete is taken to a room where everything is normal. As the consulting begins, more images of his enemies appear and vanish. At The Daily Bugle, however, Foswell comes to Jameson with news and Jameson tells the press room to kill the story on Rinehart as Jameson goes out to find him. Jameson enters in (with an angry Flash) just as Spider-Man is ready to confess who he is and confronts Dr. Rinehart of being a fraud. As the fraud is revealed, Flash tackles Jameson and Spider-Man runs after Dr. Rinehart realizing that the house had been staged with furniture nailed to the ceiling. The mask is pulled off and the doctor is none other than Mysterio.
Mysterio tells Jameson that due to his editorials he picked the right time for Spider-Man to crack and tells Jameson that had he not have interrupted, Spider-Man would have been finished. Liz finally catches up to Peter and they go out to study. Before doing so, Peter tells a worried Aunt May where he's going.
Appearing in "The Thunder God Strikes Back!"Edit
Synopsis for "The Thunder God Strikes Back!"Edit
This story is reprinted from Journey into Mystery #106.
In the last issue, Thor had chased Mr. Hyde and the Cobra into a "Heavy Machine Show" that exhibited various large devices, one of which Cobra had used to grab Thor's hammer. This issue picks up mere moments after last issue's story, where Thor's 60-second time limit is rapidly running out. Causing a quick distraction, Thor hides in the fleeing crowd of bystanders, just as he is forced to change into Dr. Blake. As police surround the show building, Blake is unable to retrieve his walking stick from the machine, and thus cannot change back into Thor. When Mr. Hyde threatens to attack the crowd if Thor doesn't reappear, Blake offers to find Thor for them, if they will retrieve his walking stick from the machine.
When the Cobra fails to retrieve it, Mr. Hyde rips open the machine and gives Blake his cane. Blake charges into the crowd again, and uses their fleeing panic for cover as he changes back into Thor.
During his battle against both the Cobra and Mr. Hyde, the police storm the building, just as Thor has his foes on the ropes. Mr. Hyde escapes by changing into his alter ego of Calvin Zabo. After the Cobra is apprehended by the police, Thor searches for Mr. Hyde, little knowing that Hyde (as Zabo) is following him.
Zabo changes back into his guise of Mr. Hyde and attacks Thor when he least expects it, knocking Thor's hammer from his hand. Thor decides that he can defeat Mr. Hyde with his bare hands before the 60-second limit on his powers runs out. Thor takes advantage of Mr. Hyde's temper to defeat him, and then turns him over to the police.
Changing back to Donald Blake, Thor returns to his office to spend time with Jane Foster. Jane storms out on Blake, after hearing on television the story of how Blake "betrayed" Thor, by "aiding" Mr. Hyde and the Cobra. Slamming the door behind her, Foster leaves Blake wondering about the price he paid in order to defeat his foes.
Appearing in "In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!"Edit
- United States of America
Synopsis for "In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!"Edit
This story is reprinted from Strange Tales #116.
Having survived his last battle with the Fantastic Four, the Puppet Master plans to get revenge on the group. Creating puppets of both the Human Torch and the Thing, and using his step-daughter Alicia as the catalyst, the Puppet Master manipulates the two into fighting each other.
The fight takes them across the city, where the Puppet Master goes in for an up close view of the fight. Spotted by Alicia, she informs the Torch of the Puppet Master's machinations, and the Torch uses his flame powers to destroy the puppets he's using to control them. The Thing is about to pummel the Puppet Master until Alicia talks him into letting him go.
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