Appearing in "Heroes and Villains"
- 🢐 Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) 🢒
- Mr. Gilbert (First and only known appearance)
- Louie Minelli (First and only known appearance)
- 🢐 Seymour O'Reilly 🢒 (Appears in flashback)
- 🢐 Ned Leeds 🢒
- 🢐 Betty Leeds 🢒
- Milton Farr (First and only known appearance; dies)
- Barry Hapgood (First and only known appearance)
- Stanley Stackmeyer (First and only known appearance)
- C.J. Vogel (First and only known appearance) (Appears in flashback)
- Aunt May (Photo)
- Sha Shan Nguyen (Mentioned)
- NYPD (Mentioned)
- Charlie (First and only known appearance) (Appears in flashback)
- Ernie (First and only known appearance) (Appears in flashback)
Races and Species:
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Heroes and Villains"
Sleazy publisher Milton Farr is attacked at his offices by hoods who want the dirt he has on the Kingpin so they can use it against him. After Spider-Man breaks up a fencing operation run by Kingpin employee Mr. Gilbert, the Kingpin breaks Gilbert's legs. Peter drops in on a Midtown High reunion, running into a number of old friends. One is C.J. Vogel who once rescued him from bullies and is now a top comedy writer.
However, Vogel once wrote sleazy books for Farr under the name Remington Colt. Fellow alum and small-time crook Louie Minelli knows this and blackmails Vogel into helping him in his plot to gain access to Farr's hidden safe, hoping to gain possession of the dirt on the Kingpin in order to get into the big man's good graces. Pete swings by the Bugle and learns that Farr has been kidnapped. Spidey disrupts Minelli's plans and Peter brings Vogel back to his apartment. Realizing that everyone is after the info in Farr's hidden files and that his identity as Remington Colt is there, Vogel goes to Farr's office, opens the safe and grabs the files. Minelli shows up with his goon along with the rival gang that kidnapped Farr, who has died under torture after revealing his safe's location under torture. Spidey breaks it all up but cannot prevent Vogel from burning the contents, protecting himself but also destroying the evidence against the Kingpin.
Later, Minelli tries to join the Kingpin, telling him he did him a favor by arranging the elimination of Farr's files but the Kingpin, believing the safe's contents would have benefited him, sets Minelli up for Farr's death. In the end. Peter realizes that Vogel, who once helped him selflessly, now only looks out for himself. He tells Vogel, "I don't owe you anything anymore."
Peter Parker's Fifth High School Reunion renews old conflicts and introduces new problems for the web-spinner! Can Peter find out before he has to face the Kingpin?
- Peter attends his high school "pre-union" at Midtown High. Peter graduated in Amazing Spider-Man #28. Per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616, it's been roughly six years since Peter graduated from high school.
- Harry Osborn is asked about the recent raids at his chemical plants. These raids have been happening in Amazing Spider-Man #238–251.
- Flash mentions the relationship problems he was having with Sha Shan, those began in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #85.
A flashback in this story affects the chronology of the following characters:
- 11 image(s) from Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 17
- 2 reprint(s) of Amazing Spider-Man Annual Vol 1 17