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Appearing in "Unmasked By Doctor Octopus!"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #12.

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Synopsis for "Unmasked By Doctor Octopus!"Edit

Betty Brant has returned to New York and taken back her secretary job at the Daily Bugle. Dr. Octopus has also returned to New York, plotting to get revenge on Spider-Man, and decides to use Betty as bait. Kidnapping Betty from the Bugle building, he tells Jameson to put a call out to Spider-Man to meet him at a nearby amusement park.

With his spider-powers seemingly gone because he's come down with a cold, Peter decides he that he has no choice but to save Betty as he is, and so he accepts the challenge of Dr. Octopus. When he tells Jameson (pretending that he just heard it so his identity isn't compromised), Jameson decides to go and report the story himself.

When Spider-Man arrives to battle Dr. Octopus, all his powers have completely faded. Naturally, the powerless Spider-Man proves to be no match for Dr. Octopus. Dr. Octopus then publicly unmasks Spider-Man; when they all consider how Peter Parker could be Spider-Man, Octopus dismisses Parker as posing as Spider-Man to save his girlfriend, because Spider-Man would put up a better fight. He then flees the scene to try and find some other way to get the "real" Spider-Man's attention.

Everyone gives Peter grief for the danger he put himself in; however, Liz Allen finds the whole episode romantic, and her opinion of Peter changes and she realizes that she's attracted to him. The next day, Peter wakes up and finds that the cold has passed and as a result his powers are back. When Dr. Octopus releases animals from the zoo, Peter goes into action as Spider-Man. He rounds up all the animals, and then gets into a fight with Dr. Octopus across the city.

Their fight takes them to an artist's loft, where they inadvertently start a fire; when the flames grow too big, Spider-Man flees and Dr. Octopus is knocked out when he inhales too much smoke. The fire is put out, and Octopus is turned over to the police. Having changed back to his civilian identity, Peter is asked out on a date by Liz Allen. Peter rejects her date telling her that he's going to go on a better one with Betty Brant, and tells her to go on a date with Flash Thompson because they deserve each other.

Appearing in "On The Trail of The Tomorrow Man"Edit

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #86.

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  • Mjolnir - Thor's Enchanted Hammer
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  • Zarrko's Time Macine

Synopsis for "On The Trail of The Tomorrow Man"Edit

Three centuries in the future mankind knows peace and technological perfection, however one man is not happy with the state of the peaceful world. This man is the mad scientist known as Zarrko, who has built a time machine to travel into the past in the hopes of procuring humanities powerful atomic weapons so that he might use them to conquer his future.

In the present day, Thor has agreed to aid the US Military in missile tests, flying along with test missiles to review their efficiency. Hoping to test the effects of their new Cobalt bomb on human beings by studying how it effects Thor, the army has the Thunder God strapped to measuring devices and have him stand in close proximity of this new experimental bomb. However, the test does not go as planned, as Zarrko appears in his time machine and pilfers the device and escapes into the future before Thor can stop him.

Promising to recover the bomb, Thor summons his father Odin and asks how he might travel into the future. Odin guides him to using his hammer to time travel by tying a fragment of Zarrko's craft (broken off in the brief battle between Thor and Zarrko) and spin his hammer faster than the speed of light and it's magic will transport him to the future. The spell works and Thor is sent into the future year of 2262, where he finds that Zarrko has used the C-Bomb to take over the future Earth.

When Zarrko learns of Thor's arrival in his time, he sends his newly established guards after Thor. Thor quickly finds someone from the future to act as a decoy, putting on a costume like Thor, while Thor dawns a black robe and the two storm Zarrko's citadel. Inside, the fake Thor is captured lulling Zarrko into a false sense of security when he is suddenly ambushed by the real Thor. When Zarrko's weapons fail he flees and sicks an army of robots against Thor, who grab his hammer. Using a water pipe to short circuit the robots, Thor manages to make them drop his hammer before the sixty second time limit would have him change back into Donald Blake.

Zarrko meanwhile has escape in a ship and is planning to drop the C-Bomb on the city, however Thor summons up a storm which causes Zarrko's ship to fly erratically enough for Thor to recover the dropped bomb. When Zarrko's ship crashes, the villain survives but has suffered amnesia and is taken into custody. Praised as a hero, Thor then returns to the present where he returns the C-Bomb back to the military.

Later, back in his guise of Donald Blake, Thor returns to his office where he finds Jane Foster marveling over the stories about Thor's recent escapade.




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