Appearing in "The Thrill of the Hunt"Edit
- Kraven the Hunter
- Nails Hogan's gang
- Gwen Stacy
- Anna Watson
- Harry Osborn
- J Jonah Jameson's new secretary (unnamed, first appearance)
- a lion
- New York Police Department
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Utility Belt
- Spider-Man's Spider-Signal
- Spider-Man's Belt Camera
Synopsis for "The Thrill of the Hunt"Edit
Kraven the Hunter walks around his trophy room, plotting his revenge against Spider-Man and his return to America. Meanwhile, Betty Brant confronts Peter to reveal his secret, and Peter finally gives in and reveals himself as Spider-Man…but Betty wakes up to realize it was only a nightmare. Peter goes back to school relieved now that Aunt May has a clean bill of health. While trying to go about a normal day, he gets snubbed by Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn for being anti-social. Then we see Spider-Man stalking J. Jonah Jameson’s movements and tries to corner him. Jameson flees and Spider-Man is seen as attacking him instead and runs away. We see that it’s actually Kraven who is disguised as Spider-Man. Peter hears about the trickster running around, and decides to let him do so for the next few days. To save his reputation, he finally tracks down and chases the imposter to figure out who it is. When he follows him to an abandoned building, he runs into Kraven who sprays a mist canceling out his spider sense. Spider-Man goes around the building, loaded with traps, and finally battles Kraven. They trade blows before a gang of crooks makes them relocate their fight. Soon enough, Spider-Man gives a final knockout punch and delivers the gang and Kraven in a neat spider web for the police. Kraven then confesses his impersonation of Spider-Man to the police and clears Spider-Man’s name. Jameson learns the news and angrily dismisses a secretary who’s replaced Betty as she has left without warning. Peter is turning over in his mind thoughts of Betty, not knowing her disappearance. Peter realizes he must move on as he’s accepted his fate as Spider-Man but Betty never would.
Appearing in "The Power of the Thunder God!"Edit
- Hardol The Healer (Only appearance)
- other unnamed Asgardians
- unnamed mortal woman (Only in flashback)
- Sword of Balder
Synopsis for "The Power of the Thunder God!"Edit
Continuing the story from last issue, Thor battles Mister Hyde and the Cobra who have him and a mortally wounded Jane Foster trapped. Thor's time is running out as he cannot maintain the Time Warp that he created to prolong Foster's life, and he must defeat the two foes who have had their strength doubled by Loki.
Thor manages to escape from his two foes with the unconscious Foster, and breaking through the many traps in the house, he finds a safe place to keep Jane's body until he can defeat his foes.
Meanwhile, the whole display is being watched by Odin, who feels that he should not interfere. Balder, hearing this offers to play a ballad for the troubled Odin, and sings a song about Odin's own rebellious youth and a forbidden romance. The song is stopped by Loki.
Back on Earth, Thor finds Mister Hyde and the Cobra and battles them again. During the battle, Thor redirects some of the Cobra's poison pellets at him causing him to seek refuge in the air ducts, and smashes Mister Hyde through a wall.
While in Asgard, Odin is moved enough by Thor's battle to get involved and instructs Loki to go see Hardol the Healer who can create a potion that would cure Jane Foster. Knowing that Loki will not do this, the warriors of Asgard stop him and Balder takes Odin's written request and travels to find Hardol. On his way he travels across the Swamps of Endless Flame and is confronted by the Phantom of Asgard.
Returning to Earth, we find Mister Hyde and Thor still duking it out. Thor manages to push Mister Hyde into one of his own traps, a ray-beam that knocks Hyde out. Thor then sends an electrical surge through the house causing the Cobra to be shocked out of the vents and weakened enough for Thor to tie him up. Thor then returns to Jane's unconscious body knowing that he cannot maintain the Time Warp and laments over his situation.
Meanwhile back in Asgard, Balder manages to destroy the Phantom with his sword, travel across Forest of the Eternal Nightmare Plants, cross the Valley of Swords and survive the Valley of Avalanches to finally get to the home of Hardol the Healer and give him Odin's request for a potion.
On Earth, Thor finally decides to face the impending death of his love and dissipates the Time Warp. At that moment Balder's sword falls from the sky and lands in the room with the potion for Jane attached. Thor gives the potion to her, curing her of her fatal injuries. Balder's sword then returns to its owner.
With Jane healed and revived, Thor thanks Odin for his aid and carries the sleeping girl away from the house.
- No trivia.
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