- When the news of my brilliant triumph is made public, I'll probably be asked to join the Avengers! But, I'll prove my modesty by declining!
Appearing in "Captured By J.Jonah Jameson!"Edit
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Captured By J.Jonah Jameson!"Edit
This story is reprinted from Amazing Spider-Man #25.
As Peter goes to sell pictures of a crime to J. Jonah Jameson, an inventor named Smythe comes in with a robot guaranteeing the destruction of Spider-Man. Since Peter needs money bad, he eggs Jameson on to hear out the wacky inventor. Smythe shows how his robot instantly shoots out steel tentacles at the hint of a spider's presence and grabs a hold of Peter much to his surprise. Jameson is given a remote control and they agree to a deal. Betty is furious with Peter for trying to trap Spider-Man, not understanding his true reasons. Peter shows up at school and has Flash Thompson waiting to fight him as he hangs around Liz Allan too much to his liking.
As Peter exits school, he sees the robot and begins to run. Flash, thinking he's running away from a fight runs after Peter. Peter turns and fights the robot and tries to put webbing on the robot, but it slides off and avoids its steel tentacles until he can come up with a plan. Meanwhile, Liz is concerned for Pete's safety due to Flash Thompson and Betty is concerned since the robot is attacking Spider-Man and both head to his house. Both are in for a shock as a humble Mary Jane Watson is waiting for Peter Parker to come home. Although we can't see her face, Betty thinks that she looks as beautiful as a movie star. When fighting the robot, Spider-Man is caught by the steel tentacles and can't escape.
Both Smythe and Jameson rush off to locate the robot and unmask Spider-Man but Spider-Man undoes the power box so when Jameson goes to unmask him he comes up empty-handed. Peter goes home, happy that he lives another day but is in trouble when Aunt May has discovered his extra Spider-Man outfit and demands an explanation. She accepts it but now Peter Parker has no Spider-Man costume.
Appearing in "The Return of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man"Edit
- Jane Foster (Only in flashback)
- United States Of America
- The 23th Century Earth of Zarrko
- Well of Centuries
Synopsis for "The Return of Zarrko the Tomorrow Man"Edit
This story is reprinted from Journey into Mystery #101.
An angry Thor stomps through the city, unintentionally damaging everything around him. He is upset by Odin's decision not to let him wed the mortal Jane Foster. Some ants see the rampage and relate the information to Dr. Henry Pym. Switching to Giant-Man, he alerts Iron Man of the danger. Then Pym, as Giant-Man, with his partner the Wasp, sets out to stop Thor. Iron Man joins them. But it quickly becomes apparent that they will not be able to stop Thor. So rather than fight him, they pull back.
From Asgard, Odin and Loki watch the Thunder God, and Odin decides Thor must be punished for his temper. He reduces Thor's strength in half.
Meanwhile, Thor crosses the Rainbow Bridge, seeking an audience with his father Odin. Heimdall, the guardian of the bridge, drives Thor back. He realizes then that his powers have been reduced, and turns back towards earth.
Loki watches, and gloats that this may finally be time he can defeat Thor. Using the Well of Centuries, Loki looks ahead in time to the 23rd century and finds the villain Zarrko, and restores his memory. Taking an indestructible Mining Robot, Zarrko returns to the 20th century. The Tomorrow Man orders the Robot to begin a rampage designed to attract Thor.
Dr. Blake hears about the Robot on the news, and transforms into Thor. He battles the Robot, but because of his reduced powers is unable to defeat it. Zarrko threatens to destroy Earth unless Thor agrees to become his slave in the 23rd century. To save Earth, Thor agrees.
From Asgard, Odin is thunderstruck as he watches Thor's surrender. Loki silently gloats that he has defeated his brother, as they watch the Tomorrow Man fade back into the future, taking Thor with him.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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