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Appearing in "Beetle Mania"
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees
- Mary Jane Watson (Main story and flashback)
- Aunt May (Only in flashback)
- Flash Thompson (Only in flashback)
- Beetle (Leila Davis) (Cameo)
- Galactus (Vision)
- M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton) (Cameo)
- Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) (Cameo)
- Daily Bugle
- Doc Samson (First appearance) (Cameo) (Vision)
- Wolverine (Logan) (Vision)
- Sabretooth (Victor Creed) (Vision)
- Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) (Mentioned)
- Storm (Ororo Munroe) (Mentioned)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
- Spider-Mobile (First appearance) (Vision)
- Taa II (First appearance) (Vision)
Synopsis for "Beetle Mania"
J. Jonah Jameson report on another insect criminal: the Beetle, a dangerous hi-tech mercenary. The team in the mean time battled the Trapster, and take him out using operation glue stick which destroys his paste gun, trapping him in a pipe. Due to the success of the mission they are sent by Nick Fury on their first sanctioned S.H.I.E.L.D. Op. They are put on S.H.I.E.L.D. security detail to protect J. Jonah Jameson. The Beetle planned to take Jameson before the released of his expose. In a security video it is shown that the Beetle released M.O.D.O.K. and provided stolen tech to Doctor Doom. The team boast on who can take down the Beetle, until Mary Jane Watson calls Peter to inform him she has a job interview with Jameson.
They told him to stop her but Peter explained that she is the most stubborn people he knows. They form a plan to keep her away from Jameson, using Peter as a distraction, but it did not work. The team try to stop her from entering the Daily Bugle Building but she talks her way by them. A beetle drone knocks out Power Man and Iron Fist. Nova in the elevator tries to stop her but is tricked as well, only to have been knocked out by a Beetle drone. In the elevator the cable is cut and they go hurtling down, but it was only White Tiger try to keep Mary Jane safe, only to be taken out by the Beetle. Mary Jane decides to take the stairs instead, which to Peter's annoyance consisted of thirty flights. At the office they meet with Jameson's but Peter can not reach any of the others on his communicator. Peter's spider-sense goes out and he rushes her to Jameson's office, so he can change into Spider-Man. Spider-Man is attacked by a swarm of Beetle drones as the beetle attacks him from the elevator. Mary Jane had her interview as Spider-Man battled the Beetle outside. Using missiles the Beetles destroys the reception area.
Using his webbing he flings him out the window only to be dragged behind as the Beetle used his jet pack. Spider-Man is knocked back into the building and the Beetle planned to blast Jameson's door, but the team arrive just in time to help. Five against one he prepares to launch all his weapons. The team struggles to fight him, until Spider-Man forms a plan inspired by the Trapster, using operation glue stick, which goes wrong. Nova is chased by a heat seeking missile. The missile is aimed by at the Beetle trapping him in ream of paper which he destroys. When he reaches Jameson's office he only finds Jameson on the television screen, reporting from a secret location. The team take the Beetle away, while Spider-Man changes back into Peter. Nick Fury knocks out the Daily Bugle feed to allow Peter some peace away from Jameson's constant harassment.
- In the imaginations of White Tiger, Power Man and Iron Fist shown several Beetle Armors from Earth-616. The respective Beetle armors shown were the Beetle Armor MK I, Beetle Armor MK II and Beetle Armor MK III.
- No trivia.
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