- Anyone can win a fight--when the odds--are easy! It's when the going's tough--when there seems to be no chance--that's when--it counts!
- -- Spider-Man
Appearing in "The Final Chapter!"
- Master Planner's henchmen
- Dr. Curt Connors
- New York Police Department
- Uncle Ben (Vision)
- Bennett Brant (Vision)
- Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) (Mentioned)
- United States Of America
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Utility Belt
- Spider-Man's Belt Camera
Synopsis for "The Final Chapter!"
Spider-Man is trapped by tons of iron and finds it in himself to raise the giant mechanism trapping him to rid himself of guilt given by Uncle Ben’s death and to save Aunt May. As he exits, his leg is hurt but he grabs the serum and soon the lab is flooded with water. He lets himself be swept along the current, yet as he makes his way to the surface, he finds more henchmen waiting for him. Going ballistic on the henchmen, he makes his way to Curt Connors’ lab with the serum. After testing it successfully on his own blood, he reasons it may be a cure for Aunt May. Connors phones the hospital to approve the serum Spider-Man is delivering.
Meanwhile, Spider-Man goes back to take pictures for The Daily Bugle and phones Frederick Foswell to get the scoop of the year. As Peter delivers pictures to J. Jonah Jameson, Betty Brant is shocked to see Peter bruised and beaten, which he says is from trying to get pictures. She fears that she’d lose an adventurous Peter Parker the way she did with her brother. Peter then barters with Jameson on the pictures to raise money for Aunt May’s hospital bills as well as all the scientific equipment he pawned off last issue to buy ISO-36. After getting the money, he heads to the hospital to find the results on Aunt May and while he’s being looked at, a nurse announces that the results are in. It seems ISO-36 has cured Aunt May after all. After making sure that Aunt may is out of danger, Peter Parker goes home to get some well deserved rest.
- Spider-Man blames himself for the death of his Uncle Ben. Ben Parker was shot by a burglar in Amazing Fantasy #15.
- Aunt May is seriously ill following a blood transfusion she got from Peter in Amazing Spider-Man #10.
- Betty fears that Peter will end up just like her brother Bennett. Betty thinks he was killed by a gunshot in Amazing Spider-Man #11.
- Steve Ditko is credited as the plotter on this issue.
- This story is reprinted in Marvel Masterworks #16.
- Script and editing: Stan Lee
- Plot and Illustration: Steve Ditko
- Bordering and Lettering: Artie Simek
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- References: Amazing Fantasy #15, Amazing Spider-Man #26, and Amazing Spider-Man #27
- The cover of this issue is one of the 32 that appear in the comic collection from the 2000 video game Spider-Man.
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