Quote1 Sssssh. Sssssh. For once... please... listen to me. Don't be mad, Jonah... don't blame anyone for this... Spider-Slayers... Spider-Man... don't even blame Smythe. Don't waste any more of your life on hate... I love... Quote2
-- Marla Jameson

Appearing in "Revenge of the Spider-Slayers Part Three: Self-Inflicted Wounds"

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  • Vertex Shuttle
  • Smythe's jet

Synopsis for "Revenge of the Spider-Slayers Part Three: Self-Inflicted Wounds"

John arrives at the Apogee One, Horizon Labs' orbital space platform. As he gets off the shuttle, Doctor Octopus's octorobot comes out too.

At Horizon Labs, Max talks with Peter about his connection with Spider-Man. Peter thinks that Max figured out his secret, but Max then says that Spider-Man hired Peter to build his weaponry and tech. He also promises not to reveal his secret. Relieved that Max didn't discover his secret, Peter begins to work on his device and Max tells him what he can do to improve the design. As they finish the device, Max says that the device can devastate the Spider-Slayers's sixth-sense. Peter thanks Max for helping him. Max warns Peter that if Spider-Man is within the device's blast radius when it detonates, it will also disintigrate his enhanced senses.

Peter changes into Spider-Man and swings to the rescue. Communicating with the Thing, Spider-Man says that he has something that can defeat the Spider-Slayers. The Thing replies that Mockingbird is down.

As Marla and May take refuge from the battle, Marla scavenges an automated mandroid to counteract the latest model and help the Thing.

Spider-Man contacts Jameson, telling him to go to a safe place, but Jameson refuses.

In the Daily Bugle, Norah and Phil escape while Robbie Robertson tries to lure away the Spider-Slayers as he realizes that they are after him.

Spider-Man realizes that the Flatiron Building not only is the place where the Spider-Slayers have been coordinating their attacks, but is also the place where the insect-sense disruptor can have the greatest impact. As he sets up the disruptor, Scorpion attacks him.

At the spa, Marla uses a device to emit a microwave frequency that paralyzes the Spider-Slayers, allowing the Thing to finish them off.

At the Daily Bugle, Robbie tells Ms. Marvel and Jewel to take him as far as possible to lure the Spider-Slayers away to prevent any further damage to the building. Jewel then grabs Robbie and they escape.

At the Flatiron Building, Spider-Man fights the Scorpion. Using his tail, Scorpion smashes Spider-Man wrist-detonator, preventing him from activating the disruptor remotely. Spider-Man is forced to activate the disruptor manually. The disruptor emits a powerful shockwave that destroys the insect-sense of all the Spider-Slayers. Afterwards, Spider-Man knocks the Scorpion out so that he can help the others.

May, Jay, Jameson, Marla, the Thing, Ms. Marvel and Jewel gather in the street. Suddenly, the aricraft Smythe used to coordinate his attack crashes down nearby. One of the pieces hits Spider-Man in the head. Surprised that his spider-sense didn't warn him about, Spider-Man realizes that the disruptor also destroyed his spider-sense. Smythe then comes out of the ship, saying that the disruptor didn't have effect on him since he doesn't have an insect-sense. Smythe then attacks Jameson, saying that he was willing to let him live with the deaths of all his loved ones, but know he will kill him. However, Marla pushes Jameson out of the way and is mortally stabbed by one of Smythe's tentacles. Spider-Man then knocks Smythe out.

Jameson cradles Marla in his arms. On her last breath, Marla tells Jameson not to blame anyone for what happened to her. She tells him not to let hatred to ruin his life. She then dies on Jameson's arms. Spider-Man tells Jameson he is sorry. Grief-stricken, Jameson replies that he won't blame him from this. This is all his fault.

Appearing in "Rebirth"

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Synopsis for "Rebirth"

Flash is in the new Project Rebirth Headquarters in the Catskill Mountains where Lt. Aaron MacKenzie is hooking him up to some sort of chair. Flash is being briefed by General Dodge that he will be perfect for this experiment because he risked his life and limbs to save his unit, and that his dog Samson likes him, and Samson is a good judge of character. Flash tells him that he is honored, but he doesn't like the idea of Project Rebirth 2.0 because he likes Spider-Man more than Captain America. MacKenzie then tells Flash that that is another reason he was chosen, and the Venom symbiote is shown in a tube attached to wires in the chair. The symbiote attaches to Thomson, who easily takes control of it and creates legs for himself and a new look. He is now the new Venom since the Scorpion is back to his own name. Flash is also given the Multi-Gun, a gun that can transform into any form of a firearm. Flash is then introduced to Katherine Glover, who will oversee all 20 missions Flash has as Venom. He tries to charm her, when she says that he is dating Betty Brant, she can take him out with her own military training, and that she can also take him out by nuking his brain if the Venom symbiote takes control. The symbiote is contained once more, and after Flash leaves, Katherine and the General discuss how Flash was the second candidate for Rebirth 2.0, and that a man named Cal Henriksen had his brain nuked.

Solicit Synopsis

One of the most pivotal moments of the SPIDER-MAN "BIG TIME" era happens here. Other comics promise you their issues will "Change Everything" or that "Nothing Will Ever Be The Same." No carnival barker-like pitch this time. Just the plain, simple truth: This issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN will have repercussions for Peter Parker and this title's cast for years and years to come. Guest-starring THE NEW AVENGERS. Also in this issue: We finally reveal what has become of the alien symbiote. And a dramatic change to Spider-Man's powers. Do NOT miss this issue!


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