Appearing in "Elemental Evil"Edit
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (First appearance)
- Mary Jane Watson (First appearance)
- Spider Clan (First appearance)
- Kiri (First appearance)
- Venom (First appearance)
- Rhino (First appearance)
- Kraven (First appearance)
- Green Goblin (First appearance)
- Hobgoblin (First appearance)
- Vulture (First appearance)
- Scorpion (First appearance)
- The Four (First appearance)
Peter Parker—a.k.a. Spider-Man—is the last survivor of the secret ninja group known as the Spider-Clan...or so he thought.
But when Peter is attacked at the grave site of his Uncle Ben, he goes on a quest to learn the truth behind his origins—and he won’t like what he learns!
The heat never lets up in this all-new, double-sized thrill ride from C.B. Cebulski and Skottie Young!
Plus—thrill to some of the greatest exploits from the past of Spidey’s many incarnations, with reprints of Spider-Man 2099 #3!Also reprints Amazing Spider-Man #252 and from Marvel Shadows & Light #2 "The Date".
Appearing in "Nothing Gained"Edit
- Alchemax (Only in flashback)
- Church of Thor (Only in flashback)
- Baldur (First appearance) (Death) (Only in flashback)
- Unnamed Thorites (Only in flashback)
- Thor Odinson (Mentioned) (Only in flashback)
- Stark-Fujikawa (Named only) (Only in flashback)
- Dana D'Angelo (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- 2099 A.D. (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "Nothing Gained"Edit
Miguel O'Hara continues to relate the strange story of his origin as the Spider-Man of 2099 to his holographic digital assistant, Lyla. Miguel had just managed to get the drop on Venture, a cyborg Elite sent by Alchemax to track down the mysterious Spider-Man who had escaped from their laboratory. Before the battle can begin in earnest, a band of Thorites insert themselves between Spider-Man and Venture.
Only Miguel knew what Venture was capable of, and knew enough to be afraid. As Venture effortless tossed the attacking Thorites aside, Venture continued to threaten Spider-Man.
- I can keep this juggling act going all day, son. 'Less it bores me. Then people start dying. You want their deaths on your conscience, son?
As he lunges at Venture, Spider-Man says he just wants to be left alone. Venture dispatches the inexperienced Miguel as easily as he had the Thorites. With his right arm completely "nerve-numbed" by Venture's rod, he knows he has no chance. The last time Miguel was in a fight, he was six years old, and badly beaten; he has no chance against Alchemax's top gun. Miguel is trying to decide between buying time to heal and genuinely surrendering when a young Thorite dressed as Balder rushes Venture from behind. His patience gone, Venture throws the youth to ground and impales him.
Enraged, Miguel again rushes the cyborg, this time using his spider-powers to dodge Venture's attacks. Miguel starts to come to his senses: so far Venture's been using his fearsome reputation and incessant talking to keep Miguel distracted, but Miguel needs to carry out his original plan. Only by backtracking through his own apartment can he be certain the Spider-Man's heat trail can't be associated with Miguel O'Hara. Venture follows after the apparently fleeing Spider-Man, passing Gabriel O'Hara on the way back to Babylon Towers.
Spider-Man races up the elevator shaft a split second before Venture rattles it with explosive blasts from his cannon, and is only meters ahead of Venture when he breaks into his apartment. "Lyla, listen! I want you to point there," Miguel gestures to the broken window, "and repeat after me: 'There was a horrible man in black! and he went through there!'" The Spider-Man is through the window just as Venture enter the apartment. Sure enough, Lyla repeats as she is told and Venture takes the ditsy digital assistant for her word.
Venture pursues Miguel through the the city on his rocket-boots, getting tired of firing near-miss "warning shots" and wondering if bringing Spider-Man back in one piece is really worth the trouble. Miguel manages to circle around and blindside Venture, but the cybernetic hunter soon recovers an entangles the hero in a molecularly dense body wrap. With the spider caught in this web, Venture has no trouble bringing him back to Alchemax.
Back at Miguel's apartment, Gabe returns to check in on his brother. He's obviously worried about the exploded elevator, shattered window, and door that's been ripped from its hinges, but Lyla is little help in figuring out the strange scene.
Meanwhile, Venture calls Tyler Stone to inform him of the catch. Unfortunately for Venture, Miguel chooses just this time to cut himself free with the talons on his fingers and toes. Miguel uses those same talons to take out one of Venture's rocket-boots. With the pair wrestling in free-fall, Venture has truly run out of patience, and decides those talons would be easier for Alchemax to examine once he rips off Spider-Man's arm. They're both surprised when webbing sprays out of Spider-Man forearm, blinding the cyborg.
The two crash into traffic, giving Spider-Man a brilliant idea: The magnets that keep the maglev cars aloft can also be used to repell Venture's metallic body into the next county. Flipping the car with superhuman strength, Miguel manages to rid Venture of his cannon, but the hunter remains rooted in place with his rod. The two brawl, and Miguel manages to immobilize Venture by tearing away half of his robotic leg with the talons on his feet. When the cannon, drawn back by the magnetic harness on Venture's back strikes the cyborg hard from behind, Spider-Man uses the opportunity to drive the electrified rod into the exposed wiring in venture's foot. Venture dies in a pyroclasm of burning flesh and circuitry.As Miguel finishes relating his tale to Lyla, there's a serious knock at the door. It's Tyler Stone, demanding to speak to Miguel about Spider-Man.
Appearing in "The Date"Edit
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "The Date"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "Homecoming!"Edit
- Mugger (Only appearance)
- Curt Connors
- Martha Connors
- Billy Connors
- Nathan Lubensky
- Black Cat
- Jacob Conover (Photo)
- New York Police Department
- Fantastic Four (Photo)
- She-Hulk (Photo)
- Scarlet Witch (Photo)
- Mockingbird (Photo)
- X-Men (Photo)
- New York City
- Spider-Man's Black Suit (First appearance) (See Chronology)
- Spider-Man's Belt Camera
- Captain America's Shield
- Captain America's Uniform
- Iron Man Armor (Enhanced by Omnivore tech)
Synopsis for "Homecoming!"Edit
The story follows the events of Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #12...
At the offices of the Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson and Joe Robertson go over the latest edition of the newspaper, which has a cover story about the various heroes who have disappeared recently. As usual, Jameson wonders what connection these disappearances have with Spider-Man. However, Robertson -- as editor-in-chief of the Bugle -- refuses to shirk his journalistic integrity on unfounded rumour. Still, they wonder what has happened to the heroes, as they have been gone for days. At that very moment, on Sheep's Meadow in Central Park, gathering of police officers and reporters are shocked when a massive construct suddenly appears. Out leaps Spider-Man in a new black and white costume carrying Curt Connors. Spider-Man lands in front of a man with a thermos and asks for some of its contents for Connors to drink. It then sinks in that they have finally made it home, Spider-Man rejoices. The officers on the scene ask who Spider-Man is, not recognising him in his new costume. One officer refuses to believe it when the wall-crawler introduces himself and reaches for his gun. Quick thinking, Spider-Man webs up the police officer's hand before he can fire a shot. Suddenly, the Avengers emerge from the portal, much to the relief of Spider-Man, who was starting to think that he and Connors were the only ones who made it back. With the crowd questioning the Avengers, Spider-Man decides that its time for Connors and himself to leave.
They swing into the nearby trees, the pair are still coming to terms with their experience on Battleworld and the idea that a being like the Beyonder exists. He reminds Connors that they should follow Reed Richard's advice and not say anything about it. They make a brief stop so Spider-Man can recover the clothing he left behind when he was first abducted. Much to his dismay, his web-sack dissolved a while ago, and to make matters worse, birds have used his clothing as a nest. He is relieved to find his wallet and keys are still there. He then absorbs the items into his new costume, which has abilities that he has yet to totally figure out. With his belongings recovered, Spider-Man then web-slings Curt Connors back to his apartment where he is happily reunited with his wife and son. Connor gives them a vague explanation as to what happened and explains that he was happy that Spider-Man was there to help him. Billy remarks that he hardly recognised Spider-Man in his new costume.
With Connors dropped off, Spider-Man returns to his apartment in Chelsea and is happy to finally be home. Dropping through the bathroom skylight, the hero is still trying to make sense of everything that happened. Thinking about changing out of his costume, Spider-Man is surprised when his costume suddenly shape shifts into street clothing. Peter thinks that perhaps he should take up Reed Richards on his offer to examine the costume. Feeling his face, Peter realises that he hasn't shaved in days, and that leads him to panic since he hasn't talked to Aunt May since he first disappeared. He quickly calls his Aunt May and when she asks where he has been, he tells her that he was on a photo assignment for the Daily Bugle. Although Aunt May still insists on mothering him, she seems okay. After agreeing to come over for Sunday dinner, Peter ends the call and thinks about how much of a positive influence Nathan Lubenski has been in her life since they met. Peter then tries to call his girlfriend, Felicia Hardy, in the hopes he can straighten out their relationship, but there is no answer. Peter knows that Felicia has been hiding some kind of secret from him and learned from the Avengers and Fantastic Four that she had approached both groups seeking a means of obtaining superhuman powers. Hungry, Peter goes out to get some food, deciding to try and reach Felicia again later.
Not long after Peter has left, the Black Cat arrives in Peter's apartment looking for him. She is worried that he has been gone for so long as she wants to talk to him. She is concerned that in her quest to get powers, she unwittingly got them from the Kingpin. She then leaves Peter's apartment to search for him elsewhere, wondering where he could have gone. Peter returns home with a pizza shortly after the Cat has departed and checks his mail, finding only bills. Back inside his apartment, Peter thinks about how he needs to make some fast cash. Suddenly, his costume spits out his camera. Remembering that he took photos of his time on Battleworld, Peter thinks this might be what he needs to save his money problems. Peter develops the photos, but after looking at how alien the images are, he comes to the frustrating realisation that nobody would think they were real. It's just as well, he finally concedes, since Reed Richards recommended they keep their little war a secret.
Tired, Peter hangs up his costume and goes to bed. Unfortunately, he can't bring himself to sleep because he has too many thoughts in his head. Deciding to go out web-slinging, Peter is shocked when his costume melts off the chair they are draped on and travels across the the floor and melds over his body. As soon as he is web-slinging, Peter feels like his mind getting more at ease. He quickly spots a mugging in progress and swings down to stop it. Upon seeing Spider-Man the crook flees. His would be victim also flees once he gets a look of Spider-Man, and he figures that it is probably his new costume. Feeling a zest for life, Spider-Man swings across the city. When he spots two teenagers arguing, Spider-Man decides to go down and see what is the matter. He quickly learns that this they are fighting over the fact that the boy, Justin, wasn't able to get tickets to see a band that his girlfriend, Weezie, wanted to see. Spider-Man points out that their fight is pointless since they have a lot going for them.
Justin disagrees since they live in the ghetto, so Spider-Man decides to show them that there is an entire world out there for them to discover. He picks up the two teens and swings up to a tall building. With the city laid out before them, Spider-Man shows them that the city has good and bad, and that the city is almost like a living creature. After dropping the kids back down on the street, they thank him for showing them the city from his vantage point. After the experience, Spider-Man swings away thinking how this city brings out the best in himself.
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