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Quote1.png That was the day the Avengers died. That every last hero died. Even "Spider-Man." It just looked like him standing there. But that was just me. Peter Parker. A dad in a stupid red-and-blue suit. That was the day I learned what trumps great power... an even greater responsibility. It's not a perfect world. But I look after me and mine. And that's... good enough. Quote2.png
Peter Parker

Appearing in "Part 1: Why We Can't Have Nice Things"

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Synopsis for "Part 1: Why We Can't Have Nice Things"

Heroes from all over The Regency are turning up dead or disappearing, especially those without superpowers such as Moon Knight and Daredevil. Spider-Man goes to Avengers Mansion to see what he can find out about it. He realizes that superheroes are dying and the X-Men are missing. There he learns that the Avengers suspect a man named Augustus Roman, C.E.O. of Empire Unlimited responsible for this.

Suddenly, Hawkeye warns of a full-scale prison break at Ryker's Island to Captain America . Realizing what that means, Peter Parker rushes home to discover Mary Jane Watson-Parker and their daughter, Annie, in the clutches of a recently-escaped Eddie Brock aka Venom. Seeing his family threatened, Peter attacks Venom with his full fury, freeing his wife and daughter, and allowing them to flee to safety. Mary Jane attempts to flag down the Avengers' Quinjet for help, but they're too focused on engaging Augustus Roman, who is using the powers of the deceased heroes to transform into Regent.

Recalling the symbiote's weaknesses, fire and sonic, Mary Jane hitches a ride on a firetruck responding to the fire, with Venom in hot pursuit of the two. While, Regent massacres the Avengers, New Warriors, and other heroes overhead, easily defeating them and ripping off Hulk's hand. Mary Jane uses the fire engine's siren to distract Venom long enough for Spider-Man to arrive and force him into the burning building.

Mary Jane tells Peter that the building has been evacuated. Believing that Venom will never stop coming after their family, Spider-Man brings the flaming structure down upon Venom, apparently killing both Eddie and the symbiote.

With all the other heroes dead, Peter then retires as Spider-Man, believing his greatest responsibility is to protect his wife and daughter by simply looking after his own...

Solicit Synopsis


• Not even The Amazing Spider-Man is safe from Secret Wars! In this new Marvel Universe, Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson and their daughter Annie have to scrape by to make ends meet, but they have each other…

• Face front, True Believers. This is the one you’ve been asking for.


  • This Renew Your Vows version of Spider-Man was first seen in the fifth story of Spider-Verse #2, entitled It's the Little Things, as a member of the Spider-Army.


  • It was predicted that Spider-Man would use his webbing as a disposable diaper via the bulletin page in X-Men #8.

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