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Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 40


Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 40

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Appearing in "All You Need Is Love"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Cult of Love (First appearance)
    • Guy (First appearance)
    • Bruce (First appearance)
    • Lenny (Only Appearance)[1]
    • Rita Hathaway (Only Appearance)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Tracy Cushing (First appearance) (Only in flashback)




  • None

Synopsis for "All You Need Is Love"Edit

Spider-man comes around Betty Brant's apartment and is amazed to find it is being rented by Rita Hathaway on behalf of Betty! He decides to go to the Daily Bugle (The DB!) (Earth-616) to talk to her and finds Flash Thompson fighting some man as well as asking for Betty. He leaves the man from Flash and enters the building.

There he goes to talk with Kate Cushing and she explains to him that she also lost her sister under the influence of the Students of Love, an organization that Ben Urich qualifies as a religious cult.

Spider-man follows the man who Flash was menacing before. In the meantime, Flash did follow the man as well and it finds himself surrounded by a pack of Students of Love in an old building. Spider-man saves him and follows one of the guys to New Jersey, where the Students have their mansion. Spidey enters the house and finds Betty there, but the Students find him!

This story continues in Web of Spider-Man Vol 1 41

Solicit Synopsis:

  • Spider-Man knew that Betty Brant Leeds has been troubled ever since her husband died. But even the wall-crawler never suspected that Betty's quest for serenity would lead her into the arms of a religious cult!

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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