Appearing in "In the Clutches of the Kingpin!"Edit
- Daily Bugle Staff
- Mary Jane Watson
- Gwen Stacy
- Harry Osborn
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Spider-Signal
- Spider-Man's Belt Camera
- Kingpin's disintegration cane (Destroyed)
- Kingpin's sleep gas tie-pin
- Peter Parker's Motorcycle
Synopsis for "In the Clutches of the Kingpin!"Edit
Unaware that Spider-Man is back in action, the Kingpin is about to begin his take over of the city, and his first target is silencing the negative press he's getting from the Daily Bugle, and so he demands that J. Jonah Jameson be silenced.
Frederick Foswell comes to the Kingpin to join his group when news of Spider-Man's return comes to the Kingpin in a violent way: Big Turk, a rival for control of the rackets comes bursting in an challenging his leadership. The Kingpin makes easy work out of Turk and quells all descent in his ranks. As Spider-Man busts up one of the Kingpin's safe-houses, the Kingpin sends men to kidnap J. Jonah Jameson.
Jameson is brought to Kingpin's headquarters where he learns what his fate will be and that he's been betrayed by Foswell. When Spider-Man tracks down the Kingpin's hide out, he smashes through the window to come to Jameson's rescue. The Kingpin fights Spider-Man one-on-one, and gains the upper hand, using gas hidden in his tie pin to knock the wall crawler out. Kingpin then tells his men to execute both Spider-Man and Jameson.
This story is continued next issue...
Appearing in "What Evil is This?"Edit
- unnamed Asgardians
- Harris Hobbs (in shadows)
- The Avengers
- Steel Forge Workers
- Norma Thaxton (First appearance)
- United States of America
Synopsis for "What Evil is This?"Edit
Continued from last issue....
Returning to the office he maintains as Donald Blake, Thor is shocked to find the window to his office locked and Jane nowhere to be found. Changing back into Donald Blake and gaining entry into the office, where he finds that the paperwork is all out of order and Jane is nowhere to be found. Finding no note, Blake assumes that Jane has been kidnapped when he is disturbed by the landlord coming to collect the overdue rent. Having more pressing concerns, Blake walks out of his office and notes one of his patients and tells her that he can't see her, however she advises Blake that she has decided to see the new doctor that has opened up an office down the hall during his absence. Rounding the corner Blake changes back into Thor and gives a rise to his landlord before leaving the office.
Finding the streets too confining and needing to find a quite place to think about where to start searching for Jane, Thor decides to go to Avengers Mansion. There he finds new Avengers recruits Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver who explain that they have been added to the Avengers roster following Thor, Iron Man and Giant-Man's absence from the team. Not wanting the aid of the new recruits, the further frustrated Thor storms out of the mansion. Finding a rooftop to ponder his situation, Thor is unaware that elsewhere in the city Jane Foster is also thinking of him, when her thoughts are interrupted by the entry of a shadowed man who tells her to forget the man she loved because they are together now.
While back in Asgard, Loki has created a device that uses magic to reconstitute the gaseous form of the Absorbing Man and send him hurtling back to Earth to get revenge against Thor. While on Earth, Thor gets inspiration from witnessing a T.V. news interview and decides that the best way to try and find Jane would be to send out a special broadcast to her. However, on his way to a television station, Thor is stopped when suddenly the Absorbing Man crash lands right in front of him, and seeing his old foe, the Absorbing Man wants nothing more than a rematch against Thor.
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