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Appearing in "Worldwide"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #1.

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  • Zodiac (First appearance)
    • Leo Sect
      • Leo (First appearance)
      • Unnamed minions
    • Pisces Sect
      • Pisces (First appearance)
      • Unnamed minions
    • Gemini (Mentioned)

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  • Humans (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "Worldwide"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #1.

In Shanghai, China, a commercial for a Parker Industries wrist-mounted smartphone called Webware plays as a group of Zodiac's Leo Sect speed down the highway, firing energy bolts behind them. Pursuing them are Spider-Man and Mockingbird, in a futuristic-looking Spider-Mobile. Spider-Man sings a theme song, and when Mockingbird tells him to stop he activates an auto tune function. Mockingbird tells him that her S.H.I.E.L.D. training affords her fourteen ways of killing him, and Spider-Man shuts the auto tune off just as he receives a message alert from Nick Fury, Jr. who asks Mockingbird for a status report. She informs him that the Zodiac broke into Parker Industries' Shanghai branch and made off with its servers, which would allow them to hack into the Webware devices. Fury tells them to not let it fall into Zodiac's hands, and Spider-Man tells him he has no intention of letting S.H.I.E.L.D. have access to it either, cutting off Fury's protests by threatening to stop designing tech for S.H.I.E.L.D. if necessary.

As they swerve to avoid energy bolts, Spider-Man boasts of his superior driving skills, courtesy of his superhuman reflexes, Spider-Sense... and private lessons. In the driver's seat of the Zodiacs' getaway car, Leo tells his grunts to take out the road. As Mockingbird complains that the Spider-Mobile is slowing down, Spider-Man tells her not to worry about crashing because it has web-fluid airbags. The Zodiac thugs blow up a car, destroying the road, but as they gloat the Spider-Mobile tails them, driving along the underside of the overpass. Cheered on by the citizens of Shanghai, Spider-Man switches the steering over to Mockingbird and opens the roof, addressing his fans in Mandarin, which he picked up taking his driving lessons. The Spider-Mobile's wheels unfold into insectoid legs and it flips over, cutting off the Zodiacs' escape. Spider-Man jumps onto the hood of their car, displaying a couple of the new webbing types he developed: micro-coiled Z-metal "Bug Zappers" capable of being electrified, and shock-absorbing expanding web-foam. The Zodiacs' car crashes and Spider-Man checks on the citizens to see if anyone's hurt. When one of them reprimands him for letting the Leo Sect escape, Spider-Man states he's delegating their apprehension to Mockingbird, who knocks the grunts out and interrogates Leo as to why Zodiac has been trying to steal the Webware servers. Leo bites a suicide pill, but Spider-Man shoots him with an antidote he developed, griping that he's tired of them killing themselves. Mockingbird accuses him of adhering to his "no-one dies around me" idealism, but Spider-Man tells her he's not so naïve anymore and simply wants to save everyone he can.

As they return to Parker Industries to check out the crime scene, Mockingbird teases Spider-Man for his dramatic speech. A young Chinese woman, Lian Tang, exits a nearby vehicle and reprimands Spider-Man for taking the Spider-Mobile without her permission. When Spider-Man brushes her complaints aside by stating it's his car, Lian snaps that the Spider-Mobile doesn't belong to him but to her and Peter, since they designed and built it together. Lian threatens to report Spider-Man to Peter, saying that they are very close in a manner that implies physical intimacy, and Mockingbird quietly teases Spider-Man for sleeping around. Changing the subject, Spider-Man introduces her to other members of his staff: Min Wei, Peter Parker's personal secretary; Dr. Yao Wu, the head of the bio-tech division; and Phillip Chang, in charge of renewable energies research. Min inquires as to Peter's whereabouts since he has a press conference in ten minutes, and Spider-Man remarks that he knows where to find Peter as he enters an elevator. Changing out of his costume and into a business suit, Peter psyches himself up for the worldwide press conference.

Later, in front of a crowd of reporters, Peter denounces rumors that he built the Webware industry in China to exploit cheap labor, stating that he's paying fair wages and is not out to build a fortune, but to build the future. Citing his Uncle Ben, Peter explains that his intent is to make sure that the world superheroes risk their lives to save is one worth saving, announcing the Uncle Ben Foundation - using technologies to help the less fortunate and improve standards of living around the world - as his next venture. When a reporter accuses him of being a "poor man's Tony Stark" for having Spider-Man as the company's mascot and his personal bodyguard, Peter replies that unlike Tony he capped his salary at a middle management level. After the conference ends, Peter asks Min Wei how he did, and she reveals his fly was down and tells him the corporate jet is waiting to take him back to the States. On board the jet, Peter places a call to Hobie Brown, who's been operating as Spider-Man in San Francisco. Hobie laments that he'd rather be out as the Prowler, and Peter remarks that he pays Hobie more than he himself makes, asking him to come to a wedding that evening.

That evening, Peter, Hobie, and Sajani Jaffrey attend the wedding of Max Modell and Hector Baez. Despite them having fallen out during the time Otto Octavius swapped minds with Peter, Max congratulates Peter for Parker Industries' success and Sajani for being appointed manager of the company's European branch. Hector thanks Peter for putting him and Max in charge of the company's west coast operations, the Parker Institute for Technology, but Peter informs them there were a few last minute changes: he renamed the institute the Horizon University in honor of Max's now defunct Horizon Labs. Peter says that while he couldn't get any of Max's intellectual property back from Alchemax, he cut a deal with Liz Allan for the name. While Max is touched by this gesture, Sajani pulls Peter away to dance, using the opportunity to criticize him for his humanitarian approach instead of dominating the global market. Just as Sajani makes an ominous remark about taking things into her own hands, Peter's Spider-Sense goes off and Zodiac's Pisces Sect emerges from the bay. While Peter offers himself up as a distraction, Hobie changes into his Spider-Man costume. Pisces reveals they are after Peter's Webware specifically, because it has access to restricted data caches. Hobie - as Spider-Man - intervenes, and Peter tells Sajani to help the wedding guests - former Horizon Labs employees - find cover. Hobie's lack of a Spider-Sense gets him knocked out of the fight, and Peter realizes that he could be killed. Encrypting his Webware, he gives it to the Pisces Sect, who depart as the police arrive. Peter tells Hobie to change into his Prowler costume and that they'll retrieve the Webware together before Zodiac undoes his encryption, while the Horizon Lab alumni lament that they'll find themselves targeted by supervillains again, reminiscing over past incidents.

Peter confronts Sajani, who assumes that he's going to ask her out, but instead he reveals that he knows that someone in the company has double-crossed him and that he's well aware that she'd been sabotaging his projects to undermine his authority and usurp control of the company, and that she had colluded with supervillains in the past, making her his number-one suspect. Peter lets her off with a warning that he won't tolerate her insubordination anymore, and a dismayed Sajani returns to the Parker Industries HQ in London, where she's greeted by Anna Maria Marconi and the Living Brain. Sajani irately tells Anna to call an emergency senior staff meeting and advance their nanotech program to Phase Three, brushing aside Anna's protests. Once Sajani is out of earshot, Anna jokingly orders the Living Brain to terminate her, but he responds that his programming prevents him from complying. Anna remarks that she'll have to upgrade his sarcasm-detection software and sets off to comply with Sajani's orders. The Living Brain follows and offers to assist her, making her remark that ever since his last upgrade he's become clingy, not realizing that the Living Brain contains a copy of the consciousness of her deceased lover, Otto Octavius.

Appearing in "Water Proof"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #2.

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  • Humans (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "Water Proof"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #2.

In the Parker Industries building in San Francisco, Peter Parker reflects on how he passed from living paycheck to paycheck and being late with his rent to having his name on high-rises and answering to no one... except to his top investors, with whom he is having an holographic conference. They want to know why the Zodiac, which has claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks in the past, is targeting Parker Industries.

Peter tells the that they failed to hack into their systems and to steal their servers in Shanghai, but Mr. Jacobs tells him that he gave them his personal Webware with their data. Peter responds that lives were in danger, plus he encrypted it and their head of security, Hobie Brown, will retrieve it before the Zodiac can crack it. He then says he has an engagement and turns off the hologram, proclaiming that he's going fishing.

Later, the Prowler and Spidey are in a spider-shaped watercraft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, where Peter tracks his Webware to miles below. Hobie reminds Peter of their first encounter, when Spider-Man tagged him with a Spider-Tracer and had trouble finding him in the Bronx. Peter replies that he built the original Spider-Tracers in high school with twenty bucks, and these ones are cutting edge tech. Parker Industries is selling them for $49.99, while it takes $16.23 to make one. Hobie states that he can't believe people used to call him a crook. Peter tells him they called him the best one and submerges the craft to steal the Webware back.

In the Zodiac's underwater Aquarius Base, a Zodiac soldier, Jerry, patrols outside. He states that this draws attention since the base is secret until he sees the two humpback whales he named Harry and Hermione and a third one, which he names Ron. But "Ron" is really Spider-Man's submarine with holographic camouflage. Prowler shushes Spidey when he comments on the camouflage, since they are on a stealth mission. He then bets $49.99 that Peter can't keep quiet and he agrees to the wager. They leave the Hydro-Spider, which camouflages with the base. In a flashback, Parker demonstrates his holographic camouflage to Fury and Mockingbird on a S.H.I.E.L.D. Flying Car, but Fury is not impressed, remarking that Reed Richards or Tony Stark would have made an invisible car.

While it doesn't make them invisible, the holograms can go further to disguise it as bigger things. In the base, two Zodiac soldiers discuss if Aquarius is an air or water symbol until they are knocked out by Spider-Man and Prowler. They leave them and their underwater equipment webbed to a wall and go further into the facility.

Meanwhile, Pisces and Aquarius wait while Cancer tries to decrypt the Webware. Cancer assures Pisces that he will crack it, but Aquarius tells him that twelve hours is their half-way mark and that they can't lose their advantage. But while she starts talking, she notices that Spider-Man and the Prowler are on the ceiling. Prowler complains about being called "some other guy", causing him to lose the bet, and they both fight the Zodiac leaders. Peter notes that the firewalls are still intact.

In a flashback, Peter, Anna, the Living Brain, and Sajani develop a nanotech that can physically reconfigure software and hardware. He explains that they aren't selling it or giving it to S.H.I.E.L.D., but rather keeping it. Back in the present, the Zodiac's soldiers try to shoot him, but his armor deflects the lasers. Meanwhile Prowler attacks Pisces for payback, but the latter doesn't even know they previously fought.

Then, Pisces hits Spidey with her water powers, taunting him that if he trusted his speed rather than Parker's tech he would have evaded it, and sends the encrypted data to every Zodiac base. She tells him that with thousands of minds working to decrypt the data they will have his secrets, while theirs will remain hidden, and then she sets the base to self-destruct. Spidey and Prowler, who recovered the Webware, go back to the Hydro-Spider while the Zodiac go to their escape pods. The duo stops to take their underwater equipment and the minions they knocked out earlier, with Spidey telling Hobie that good guys never leave people behind when underwater bases blow up, remembering when he left Silver Sable behind to save the world, before they escape in the Hydro-Spider as the base explodes.

Spidey calls Fury and Mockingbird, who are in a Helicarrier above Shanghai. Bobbi says that Leo isn't talking, so they don't know what the Zodiac are up to, and Fury asks on the situation of the Webware. Spider-Man says that they forced the Zodiac to send the encrypted data to all their followers and sends Fury the location of all the Zodiac bases worldwide. Hobie asks if they planned all this, but Fury tells him that they wanted to recover the Webware, but he will take a win whenever he can. Prowler says that they still could decrypt the data, but Fury tells him that they now can take the fight to the Zodiac before they have the chance. Spidey tells Prowler that what's important is that they all got out alive, and the last time this happened he wasn't so lucky. Hobie asks who Peter had lost, and Peter replies that he lost a good friend and an old enemy.

Elsewhere, in a bar in Tahuexco, Guatemala, Aleksey Sytsevich, formerly the Rhino, is still alive and drinking away his pains. A mysterious figure in a red suit arrives. A man warns him that Aleksei doesn't like company, but he tells him that he is about to be his best friend in the world. Aleksei says that he has no friends, no world, only this. The man says he has skills he can use and offers him anything he wants. Aleksei screams that there is nothing he can offer him, but the man shows him his supposedly dead wife, Oksana, alive and well. Aleksei says it's impossible, but the man says all is possible for him, and it will be for Aleksei too if he joins him. Aleksei tells him he will do anything he asks.

Appearing in "Friendly Fire"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #3.

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Synopsis for "Friendly Fire"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #3.

At Zodiac's headquarters, Scorpio requests for Gemini to give him his horoscope. Gemini tells him that if he takes risks he will be greatly rewarded, but that if he hesitates S.H.I.E.L.D. will win. Scorpio tells Aries and Taurus that they're moving out and to round up the troops. When Aries asks if he wants the best and brightest or red shirts, Scorpio states cannon fodder will suffice and that if they want results they can't care about the risks.

In New York City, J. Jonah Jameson announces Peter Parker's arrival, proudly boasting that he's like a father to Peter. As Jonah lapses into an anti-Spider-Man tirade, Peter cuts him off and announces that Parker Industries' New York City offices are up and running, lighting up the newly renovated Baxter Building.

At a nearby pub, Johnny Storm watches in outrage as Peter quips that the building needed a fixer-upper, and runs from the bar, transforming into the Human Torch. Flying to the Baxter Building, he finds himself caught in the same plexiglass cage once used to capture Spider-Man. Peter, now in costume, pokes fun at Johnny for getting caught, but as Johnny's rage escalates he asks to be given an opportunity to explain himself. Johnny furiously shouts that he had his chance, and Spider-Man punches him through a wall to keep him from revealing his secret identity. Clayton Cole watches as their brawl trashes the office and wonders if he should suit up as Clash to break up the fight. As Johnny berates him for almost decapitating him with that punch and for buying the Baxter Building after everything the Fantastic Four did for him, Spider-Man gets a call from S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnny offers to put their fight on hold so he can answer it, but Spider-Man says it's low priority, so they resume their brawl.

In the Helicarrier over the East China Sea, S.H.I.E.L.D. is coordinating a global strike against the Zodiac. Mockingbird tells Nick Fury that Spider-Man isn't answering. Fury tells her to try again as they need their brightest for this. Zodiac then launches an attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, shutting it down and causing it to crash into the ocean. As Zodiac storms the Helicarrier, Mockingbird informs Nick that Scorpio is his uncle, to which Nick says the family reunion can wait.

Back at Parker Industries, Spider-Man surrenders, pointing out they've done over a hundred thousand dollars in damages to his stuff. He asks Johnny, for the sake of their old friendship, to at least try to talk things out with him. Johnny puts himself out, and Spider-Man offers to take him on a grand tour. Opening the door to the head office, he introduces Johnny to Harry Osborn, who Johnny recognizes as the Green Goblin's son. Harry explains that due to his father's infamy he's now using his mother's maiden name, "Lyman", and is in charge of the New York office when Peter is out of town. When Johnny expresses incredulity at Peter hiring the son of his archenemy, Spider-Man states that Harry's good at business, and Harry adds that he's Peter's best friend. To prevent Johnny from outing him to Harry, Spider-Man ushers him out of the office and down a hallway that Johnny recognizes as leading to his old room. Spider-Man tells him that it's now a washroom, before offering to show him the vehicle bay. Spider-Man offers to pop some of the hoods and tinker around like old times, but Johnny notices the Spider-Mobile. Outraged that Peter built a new Spider-Mobile without him, Johnny flames on and punches Spider-Man through the ceiling and into the office. Worried that their fight will destroy the building, Clayton equips his sonic bracers.

On the Helicarrier, Scorpio breaks into the holding area and melts open the cell holding Leo. Leo informs him that he didn't tell S.H.I.E.L.D. anything, and Scorpio applauds his loyalty to the cause, but states that the attack wasn't a rescue mission. As Leo expresses confusion, Scorpio blasts him with the Zodiac Key, reducing his body to a pile of ashes, and then coldly states that Leo failed his mission and failed to kill himself. Scorpio then orders the Zodiac troops to retreat into the ocean, where Pisces' ships are waiting.

At Parker Industries, Clayton blasts the Human Torch with his sonic gauntlets, ignoring Spider-Man's order to stand down. Irritated, Spider-Man steps behind a demolished wall and retracts his costume before stepping out as Peter Parker and reprimanding Clayton for using his Clash-tech. Clayton begs Peter not to fire him and Peter tells him that he won't, but that they will talk later. Johnny also stands down, and Peter shows him to the main lobby, stating that if Johnny had come in through the front door like a normal person then it would have saved a lot of hassle. Johnny looks up at a massive statue of the Fantastic Four and their children, which Peter states he commissioned from Alicia Masters as a way to let people know the Baxter Building always will be the home of the Fantastic Four. He then states that he had to outbid Alchemax, Roxxon, and Hammer Industries, and that he intends to return ownership of the building to the Fantastic Four upon their eventual and inevitable return. Touched, Johnny states that he's glad the building is staying with family. Later in the evening, Peter, Johnny, and Harry hang out at a bar. Johnny again expresses incredulity at Peter hiring Clash and the son of the Green Goblin, and Harry adds that he'd been the Green Goblin himself. Peter remarks he's big on second chances, and Harry adds that's why they're not suing Johnny for damages.

As Harry leaves to get drinks, Johnny quietly expresses surprise that he doesn't know Peter is Spider-Man, and Peter says that only twenty-six people in Earth-616 do. He receives another alert from Mockingbird and Johnny tells him not to answer it before Peter reveals she's in the know too. Mockingbird tells him of Zodiac's attack, and that they likely decrypted Peter's stolen data since they shut down all the Parker Industries tech on the Helicarrier. She tells Peter S.H.I.E.L.D. is about to commence their global strike in a few hours, and Peter tells her he has the Human Torch with him, asking Johnny if he wants in. As Harry returns with their drinks, Peter makes it sound like she invited them to a bowling game. Johnny remarks they shouldn't be drinking before the big match, but Harry tell him that he and Peter don't drink alcohol. Harry adds as a recovering drug addict and a single dad, he has responsibilities. He remarks that Peter never gave up on him and sees him not as an Osborn, but as Harry, and that's why they're best friends, but Johnny corrects him and says that Harry is like family to Peter. The three then raise a toast to family.

In the African nation of Nadua, the general of the military dictatorship states that his nation's peace and prosperity are due to power being kept in his hands, but that Parker Industries intends to give free power to the people, something he is powerless to stop since his men and their weapons are no match for the high-tech equipment and weaponry Parker Industries possesses. He then asks his audience, a man whose head is swathed in bandages, but who is dressed in a purple vest and green camouflage, wearing a silver ring with the Green Goblin's face on it, if his weapons are a match for those of Parker Industries, to which he receives an affirmative answer. The general then states that it was a pleasure doing business, addressing the man as "Mr. Osborn".

Appearing in "High Priority"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #4.

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Synopsis for "High Priority"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #4.

In an unknown location, Scorpio and both Geminis are sitting down on the grass looking at the stars. The Geminis tell Scorpio that if he goes on with the plan when planned, he will most likely succeed. But if he forces S.H.I.E.L.D.'s hand tonight, their ally Spider-Man will abandon them. Scorpio decides to strike now and tells them to inform all their houses that it's time. In the Helicarrier, from low orbit, Fury is coordinating a global attack on all the Zodiac bases. Various S.H.I.E.L.D. teams, along with the Human Torch and the Prowler, are preparing to attack the bases. Fury asks Spider-Man and Mockingbird where they are, but Spidey gets a call and hangs up on Fury. Above Madagascar, Spidey and Mocking bird are travelling via Web-Jet. She asks him what call outranks S.H.I.E.L.D. and he replies that his Aunt May's does. He darkens his suit and the jet's cockpit to take his Aunt's video call. May and Jay are in a village in Nadua, where the Uncle Ben Foundation is setting up solar panels. She tells Peter that they are going to change many people's lives and that Ben would be proud of him. He tells her that he would be proud of her and Jay too, and of all the work everyone is putting in this. But they are interrupted when suddenly laughter is heard and pumpkin bombs fall from the sky.

Peter suddenly loses the signal, causing him to decide to go to Nadua and abandon S.H.I.E.L.D. on their mission. Mockingbird protests as the mission depends on them and says she'll have to take control of the jet. Peter simply ejects her from the Web-Jet and tells her to click a button on her belt, activating a wing update on her suit, and flies to Nadua. In the village the Naduan military, armed with Goblin paraphernalia and calling themselves the War Goblins, ask all loyal Naduyans to leave while they deal with the foreigners on the General's orders. May and Jay try to get the kids to safety, Parker Industries security team is outmatched, and Okiro, the village's leader explains that General Mwenye controls which charities are allowed in Nadua. A War Goblin chases after May, but is knocked out by Spider-Man, who attacks the Goblins with the Web-Jet's web-cannons. They quickly regroup and hit the Webjet, cauisng it to crash. But Peter survives thanks to its web-foam airbags and leaves the jet, thinking to himself that the airbags need more testing.

Meanwhile, Fury expresses his anger over Spider-Man going AWOL during a global strike, and uses S.H.I.E.L.D.'s satellites to coordinate an attack on the Zodiac's bases. He asks for an update and if anyone has seen Scorpio. Around the world, S.H.I.E.L.D. teams are attacking Zodiac bases, but there is no sign of Scorpio. Prowler arrives at the Zodiac's Chilean base, only to find that the base is false and finding only props and sets. The same happens in Malta, Algeria and Iceland, causing Fury to ask what's going on. In Nadua, Spider-Man makes it to the villages, where Jay and May were about to head off to the crash site to see if he was okay. He explains that Peter sent him and they told him that they are all okay as the War Goblins stopped attacking them to go for the solar farm. May is horrified that all their work is being destroyed, but Spidey tells her that it can be replaced, yet they can't. But one of the villagers, Issa, realizes that her children are gone. Using infrared lenses, Peter finds them hiding under a solar panel and runs to save them. With no buildings to swing from, he becomes an easy target for the Goblins. So he asks them if they are real soldiers or mercenaries, in which case he offers to pay "top-dollar" for them to switch sides, but they keep firing on him.

However, he is saved by Mockingbird, who came flying from Madagascar, and says he will need every penny to give her the world's biggest raise. Peter goes to save the children while Bobbi fights the Goblins. Spidey asks the children, Kwasi and Adoma, what are they doing there. She explains that they were there because it was cooler, but not because of the shade but because of the cooling system of the panel's magnets. Spidey is surprised by her intelligence, and Kwasi explains that she is always asking the Parker Industries personnel questions and searching things on the internet. He asks Spidey why are they being attacked, and he explains that some people don't like it when others have power. Adoma says that he should take away their power. He tries to explain that it's not that simple, but she tells him that it it and that there are magnets down there. Realizing what he is suggesting, he tells her that she just won a Parker Industries college scholarship. He sends them running back to their mother, and uses his Z-Metal Bug-Zappers to over charge the magnets in the panels causing a magnetic pulse, causing Mockigbird's wings and the Goblin Gliders to malfunction. He catches Bobbi, while the War Goblins fall to the ground and are captured by Parker Industries' security team.

May tells Spidey to thank Peter for sending him to help them, but he insists the she isn't Peter's aunt, she raised him as his mother and he would stop the world for her. Bobbi reminds him that they will have problems for leaving S.H.I.E.L.D., but he says he doesn't care and tells Okiro that they will rebuild the panels and restart their humanitarian projects, but he rejects them. Okiro says that they made them a target and if the panels return, the General will send more Goblins. So unless he can stay to protect them forever, they have to go. Later, Okiro calls someone via his Webware. He explains that Parker's security and Spider-Man are gone, but he fears further attacks from the War Goblins. He tells them that they don't have much to trade which, but they have the equipment they left behind and hopes that will be enough to buy them weapons to defend themselves against the Goblins. The man he is calling, Osborn, tells him that he is very familiar with the Goblin tech. Knowing it is his business, and business is booming.

In the Andru Correction Facility, New York, the Lizard is escorted to the visitor's room. After the guards are clear, they remove his restrains. Beyond reinforced glass, the visitor, the man in the red suit, claims that he has met Connors before. Connors detects familiar scents accompanying the man, scents that can't be there, and warns him not to toy with the Lizard. The man replies that he is not the Lizard, inside he is Curt Connors, a model prisoner who saved the Mayor and various civilians before, and is trapped in a monster's body. Connors lashes out at him, demanding to know how can the people he is smelling be there. The man says that Connors has abilities he can use and if he escapes and joins him, he can give him anything. He snaps his fingers and Martha and Billy, the Lizard's dead wife and son respectively, step forward. The man asks if they have a deal and the Lizard tearfully says they do.

Appearing in "Set in Stone"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #5.

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Synopsis for "Set in Stone"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #5.

In Nadua, Spidey and Mockingbird leave in a borrowed Quinjet while S.H.I.E.L.D. agents take care of the clean-up. After Peter retracts his costume to his Webware, Bobbi tells him the S.H.I.E.L.D. attack is over by now. He says that they could still use the brightest of CEOs, earning him a punch in the face. Mockingbird says that while she admires that he decided to save his aunt, he forced her to drop the mission for it, too. Peter says he got it and goes through everything that happened with the Zodiac; they stole his tech and used it to hack S.H.I.E.L.D.'s security network, but he in turn tricked them into revealing the location of all their bases, most of which, it turns out, were fake. Looking at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s footage of the Zodiac mission for clues, he discovers that Zodiac got a second lag of their satellite feed, but then why have fake bases all over the world. Peter realizes that what Zodiac wanted was access to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s satellite scans, not their defenses, and that their fake bases are set like a search grid. When S.H.I.E.L.D. scanned them, Zodiac received the scan of the whole world, something only S.H.I.E.L.D. could do. He sees that the last place Zodiac looked at was London. Mockingbird tells Fury to bring all his forces to London and flies the Quinjet there.

Later, the Torch, Prowler and their S.H.I.E.L.D. teams arrive at London's Parker Industries building to be received by Sajani, Anna, Aiden and the Living Brain. Octavius' consciousness, still in the Brain, expresses anger over being forced to act like their lackey. Bobbi and Peter arrive, with Mockingbird making him apologize for having Spidey bail on them. He tells them they were played but they can still win and will need all their assets, guiding them to the conference room. Johnny, seeing Parker acting in charge, is left surprised. In the conference room, Peter suggests using London's camera network and his facial recognition software to find the Zodiac. Bobbi says that it will take time for them to be given access by the British government and Fury says that they were unable to take off Leo's mask, revealing that Scorpio killed him and asking Parker not to tell Spider-Man as they need him concentrated. Containing his shock for the news, Peter says that they don't need the Zodiac's faces as they like to go guns blazing and escape before they show up, so they need to know where they are the second they arrive. At the British Museum, Scorpio and the Zodiac storm the place, being spotted by a camera. Receiving the transmission, Fury sends the Prowler and S.H.I.E.L.D. there and tells Peter to call Spidey.

Once they are out of the room, Peter demands to know how they got the footage, as they weren't given clearance. They say that their nanotech was somehow released into London's CCTV network and interfaced with it. Improving it, reworked it and stole its data. This outrages Peter as P.I. isn't supposed to work outside the law but Johnny tells him that he needs to "call Spider-Man". Peter tells them to clean the CCTV of their nano tech and leaves, not noticing the Living Brain still on the background. At the vehicle hangar, Johnny expresses concern to Pete, but he says that he can handle it. The Torch then asks what Spider vehicle is he using this time, but he says that he is on a city now, so he can use his greatest vehicle, his old fashioned Web-Shooters. The Human Torch and Spidey catch on to S.H.I.E.L.D. in their flying cars and head to the Museum.

Meanwhile in the Museum, Scorpio is using the Zodiac Key to look for his price when Spider-Man, the Human Torch, Mockingbird and the Prowler crash through a window and the heroes and various S.H.I.E.L.D. agents fight Zodiac. Spidey and Mockingbird go after Scorpio but are stopped by Sagittarius, who is ironically using bow and arrows and claims to be the world's greatest archer. While Mockingbird takes care of him, Spidey confronts Scorpio, who destroys the Rosetta Stone and takes what's inside, a strange artifact with the Zodiac Key symbol. Scorpio tells him that the game is over now, meaning he has no use for his pawns and uses a Webware to activate the venom samples in all of the Zodiac members. Spidey jumps into action and manages to hit all of the Zodiac with the antidote before they die while Scorpio uses this to escape.

Latter at the Parker Industries building, Peter reveals that he tracked the infection of the CCTV to a camera outside of the residence of Sajani, who already conspired against him. He tells her that he is not buying her excuses, but her shares in the company and fires her. He appoints Anna head of their London facility, in case they're not shut down, that is, and goes to meet with the home secretary, still oblivious to Otto's conscience who smirks in the background. Later, Fury and Parker are giving a press conference. Fury says that thanks to P.I. they reduced a terrorist network to one rouge Agent, but Peter says that they hacked their network, so he will understand if they take legal action, offering a public apology. Later, in an apartment in Paris, Mr. Jacobs is talking to Peter via hologram. He tells Jacobs that as chief shareholder of Parker Industries, his reaction to the scandal will determine the reaction of many others and tríes to win his favor. But Jacobs tells him that he won't sell his shares and has faith in the company and its future, having hidden the artifact, the Zodiac Key and his Scorpio gear in a secret room.

Solicit Synopsis

The world’s greatest super hero goes global! Parker Industries is more successful than ever, with new offices in Shanghai, London and San Francisco. Peter Parker is racking up the frequent-flyer miles — with his “bodyguard” Spider-Man in tow! But success breeds enemies, like the astrological Zodiac who have widened their scope to threaten the entire Earth. Pete isn’t neglecting New York — but his new HQ is in the former Baxter Building, and the Human Torch is going to have something to say about that! And while Spider-Man has expanded his reach, so have his foes. Someone in Africa is masquerading as a member of the Goblin family, and it’s up to everyone’s favorite wall-crawler to investigate. Join Dan Slott and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they take Spider-Man to the next level! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2015) #1-5.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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