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Appearing in "Bewitched, Bothered and Be-Dazzled!"

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Synopsis for "Bewitched, Bothered and Be-Dazzled!"

Swinging through the city, Spider-Man spots the Dazzler being chased by a strange orb of light. Thinking it's his old foe Will O' The Wisp again, he goes to the mutant's rescue. Dazzler, not sure who to trust, attacks Spider-Man after he pulls her to safety and makes her escape from the scene. Unable to find her again, Spider-Man decides to return home for the night.

There, he is visited by both Harry Osborn and Flash Thompson, having completely forgot that they were going to see a movie on opening night. While Peter and his friends are watching the movie, not far away, Dazzler is once more pursued by the orb of light. It manages to catch her and utilizes her light powers in order to restore it to its original form: that of Spider-Man's one-time foe the Lightmaster, who has spent all this time trapped in the light dimension and is using the Dazzler's mutant powers as a means to return to Earth. Dazzler tries to fight back, and the two end up smashing into the theater where Peter and his friends are watching the movie.

Peter manages to slip away and change into Spider-Man before trying to save Dazzler from Lightmaster, but he is easily defeated by his foe. Lightmaster then captures Dazzler and takes her back to his lab at Empire State University. Spider-Man recovers and deduces where Lightmaster would go, planning to confront him there. He arrives too late to stop Lightmaster from using his equipment on the light generating mutant. When some of the machines explode in the battle, Spider-Man tries to save Dazzler but finds that her body has been possessed by Lightmaster.

With her mutant powers enhanced by Lightmaster's abilities, the possessed disco singer proves to be too powerful for Spider-Man to handle. Tagging her with a spider-tracer, he makes his escape, changing back to Peter Parker to evade his enemy. Resting up, Peter then goes to the Daily Globe to drop off his pictures and visits with Aunt May before looking for the Dazzler once more in the evening. He manages to find her, and she is briefly back in control of herself until Lightmaster exerts his will on her once more.

This time, however, Spider-Man has deduced a way to stop Lightmaster. Knocking Dazzler out, he takes her back to Lightmaster's lab, where he hooks her up to the same machine that he used on her the previous night. Reversing the process, he sends Lightmaster back into the light dimension and frees Dazzler from his control.


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