Appearing in "If This Be My Destiny...!"Edit
- Daily Bugle Staff
- Aunt May
- Flash Thompson
- Gwen Stacy
- Harry Osborn
- Dean Corliss
- ESU students
- United States of America
- Master Planner's helicopter
Synopsis for "If This Be My Destiny...!"Edit
Spider-Man is swinging around town when he notices a group of masked men escape by helicopter from a plant that produces atomic devices. As he swings onboard and fights the men in the helicopter, they dump the stolen cargo into the water below. Spider-Man doesn’t notice this as he’s assaulted by sleeping gas and has to swing out before he falls prey. As he looks underwater, the men and the gadgets have disappeared. Meanwhile, in a underwater base, a person sends a task force to retrieve the cargo from the water. Spider-Man leaves and goes to register for his first year of college. Peter comes home and Aunt May suddenly faints. After Dr. Bromwell visits, he decides to send her to the hospital. As Aunt May lies sick, Peter goes through with school but being in such a depressed state of affairs, gives everyone the cold shoulder including new classmates Harry Osborn and Gwen Stacy. Unfortunately for Peter, everyone sees him as selfish because of his science scholarship. News at The Daily Bugle is slow so J. Jonah Jameson assigns Frederick Foswell to stir up a story and, disguised as Patch, finds out that nuclear devices are to be loaded on board a ship later that night. Unsure of the tip, Patch gives it to Spider-Man to investigate and as he arrives, he sees the same masked men from before. He fights them only briefly before they dive in the water. Spider-Man stops the theft (without pictures) and we learn that he has foiled the plans of someone called Master Planner. Master Planner is plotting his revenge as well as his research on an atomic ray in an underwater base. Meanwhile, two doctors finish up tests on Aunt May and come to the conclusion that she may not live much longer.
Appearing in "When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes"Edit
- New York Policemen
- Odin (Mentioned)
- Cobra (Klaus Voorhees) (Mentioned)
- Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo) (Mentioned)
- United States Of America
Synopsis for "When the Grey Gargoyle Strikes"Edit
Lamenting over the fact that Odin still will not allow him to marry Jane Foster because she is a mortal, and how she thinks that as Donald Blake "betrayed" Thor (in the previous issue) to the Cobra and Mr. Hyde, Blake changes into Thor and confronts Foster pretending to be looking for his alter-ego because he had heard of his "betraying" him. Foster, in a panic tells Thor not to seek revenge on Blake, as he was likely frightened and that she still loved him. Thor "convinced" not to seek "revenge" on Blake leaves Foster to bask in the joy in knowing that Jane Foster loves his alter ego.
Meanwhile, a transcontinental plane from France lands at JFK airport and a lone man exits the plane. When an airport official board the craft to check on the other passengers he finds that they have all been turned to stone.
This man, revealed to be Paul Duval, a young chemist from Paris who one day, while being rushed to complete a chemical solution spilled it's contents on his hand. Duval soon found that his hand had turned to stone, and consequently anything he touched would also turn to stone, including himself (although unlike his future victims when he turned to stone he was not immobilized) Duval soon began a crime spree, turning jewelers and bank guards into stone and stealing what he wanted. Growing bored with his wealth, Duval learns about Thor's recent battle against the Cobra and Mr. Hyde and decides that he wishes to steal Thor's immortality, figuring the power must come from Thor's very hammer, and so traveled to America to do so.
The flashback ends when the cab Duval is riding in arrives in the center of New York City, here Duval turns the driver into stone and waits for Thor to take the bait. Thor eventually overhears a radio report about the rash of reports of people being turned into stone in the city. Investigating the most recent report of the cab driver, Thor uses his Avenger's priority to have the stone cabbie taken to Donald Blake's doctors office.As Don Blake, Thor examines the the stone cabbie and determines that within the hour he will soon turn back to normal and vows to Jane Foster that he will learn why these people are suddenly turning to stone.
Meanwhile, Duval has donned a costume and turned his body into stone, calling himself the Grey Gargoyle.
Continued Next Issue.....
Appearing in "Tales of Asgard: Home of the Mighty Norse Gods"Edit
Synopsis for "Tales of Asgard: Home of the Mighty Norse Gods"Edit
The first part in a series telling some of the ancient legends of Asgard, this premiere story explains the early origins of the home of the Gods and the birthplace of the mighty Thor.
It explains that the origins of these legends have their root from the Ancient Norsemen who crafted these tales. We are introduced to the Aesir (good gods) and their opponents the evil Frost Giants, and how they would wage battle in a realm bound by fire in the south and mist in the north.
At this world's end, the legends state the demon of fire, Surtur sits planning the destruction of the Gods, while deep below them all is the Well of Life. Aeons ago, the realm of Asgard was a world of pure ice until the birth of Ymir the greatest of the Frost Giants, followed by a magical cow. Soon the first of the Asgardians would be born, Buri.
As time would go on, Buri would take a wife and have a son named Borr. Borr would also have children of his own, one of them growing to be the soon mighty Odin. It would be Odin who would eventually vanquish Ymir. Following the ice giants defeat, Odin and his brothers would plant Yggdrasill, the Life Tree and protect the Earth, preparing it for the coming of man.
- This issue only reprints hlf of the Gargoyle Story from Journey into Mystery #107, the story is concluded next issue.
- No trivia.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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