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 Master Plan of Mr. Hyde"Edit
- Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo) (Main story and flashback)
- United States of America
- Polaris Submarine
Synopsis for "The Master Plan of Mr. Hyde"Edit
This story is reprinted from Journey into Mystery #100.
As Thor walks through the city, he is jeered at by bypassers who call the police. Thor is unaware that he has been implicated in a bank robbery. As the police fire on him, Thor decides the safest thing to do is to became Dr Don Blake for a time. He recalls how his father Odin has forbidden him to marry the mortal woman Jane Foster, so he decides to ask Odin to make her immortal instead.
As Blake takes Jane out to dinner, they are interrupted by the villain Mister Hyde, who takes them prisoner at gun point. He leaves Blake tied next to bomb, threatening Jane that he will kill Blake if she resist him. Heading to the East River Naval Yard, Hyde steals a Polaris submarine.
The bound Dr Blake finally manages to reach his cane, and transform into Thor. Odin watches from Asgard as Thor engages Hyde in battle. When drops his hammer for a moment, Jane conceals it - fearful that if Hyde is defeated, he will be unable to keep Blake from being blown up.
Without his hammer, in 60 seconds Thor will return to his Blake form. So the Thunder God uses his cape to create a tornado within the sub the conceals his transformation back to Blake and allows him to find the hammer. By the time he can transform back to Thor, Hyde has used the tornado as cover to escape. Before Thor can go searching for him, Jane informs him that Dr Blake is in danger. Thor has to pretend to go rescue his alter ego to keep Jane for learning his secret.
Suddenly Odin appears and angrily informs Thor that he will not make Jane immortal. Her actions in hiding the hammer and allowing the evil Hyde to escape showed that she was unworthy. Thor laments that he may never find happiness.
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