Appearing in "Crossroads"
- Betty Brant
- May Parker-Jameson
- Mayor J. J. Jameson
- Jay Jameson
- Flash Thompson (Venom)
- Mary Jane Watson
- Glory Grant
- Robbie Robertson
- Future Foundation
- New Avengers
- Norah Winters
- New York City
- NYPD Precinct
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Shocker's Vibro-Shock Gauntlets
- Venom Symbiote
Synopsis for "Crossroads"
Peter Parker and Betty Brant spend time hanging out. However, future engagements get complicated with his Spider-Man work with the FF and Avengers and his job at Horizon Labs. And worse, her boyfriend Flash Thompson is called away on business in Washington. As Betty leaves a movie theater alone, she is ambushed and mugged. She is rushed to the hospital and all of her friends and colleagues are informed, even Flash comes back from a Venom mission. Peter hears about this and, remembering what happened to his Uncle Ben, goes out as Spider-Man to catch the crook. Jonah Jameson is especially outraged, having considered Betty a daughter to him and calls in the best surgeons. And swears that he'll find the attacker and come down on him "like the wrath of God Himself!"
Spidey storms a shop that buys stolen merchandise. Originally, he left the owner, Dimitri, alone for year because he was small-time and had no blood on his hands. Spotting Betty's pendant given to her by her mother, he demands to know the name of the person who sold it. He gets one: Harlan Finch. All night, Spidey goes shaking down every low-level crook in Manhattan looking for Finch. However, he lets one get away, tagged with an improved Spider-tracer fit with camouflage, so that he could lead him to Finch. Finch himself is in disbelieve that Spider-Man is on a one-man manhunt for him. But before Spidey could catch, he gets a call on his cell from Aunt May, who is worried about him. Though he tries brushing her off without telling her what he's doing, she tells him that she hasn't been this disappointed in him since Uncle Ben died when he ran off and no one could find him (when he went looking for Burglar). Realizing that Finch can wait, Spidey makes his way to the hospital and enters as Peter. He gives back her locket, before sitting down to watch movies.
The next night, Finch is still disbelieving that Spider-Man is hunting for him. He soon eats his words, as he is webbed up and left on a lamppost outside the NYPD.
Appearing in "I'll Never Let You Go"
- Dr. Octopus (Only in flashback)
- Vulture (Only in flashback)
- Eddie Brock (Only in flashback)
- Green Goblin (Only in flashback)
- Mr. Negative (Only in flashback)
- Vulture's Wings (Only in flashback)
- Goblin Glider (Only in flashback)
Synopsis for "I'll Never Let You Go"
As she reflects on her memories regarding Peter's early days of living in her house in Queens, while having Peter, Carlie, and Jonah over for dinner, May announces they had a ulterior motive for inviting them over. Jay sternly tells them that he and May are putting the house up for sale and moving to Boston for their own safety since the recent incidents had made them realize that it is too dangerous to remain in New York. During the moving, as he and the Watsons are helping May and Jay with packing the moving van, Peter and MJ reflect on the many incidents that happened around the house over the years. Later, as Peter is saying goodbye to his Aunt May he gives her a Boston Red Sox cap as a parting gift.
“INFESTED” ENDS WITH SPIDEY AT THE “CROSSROADS”
As Spider-Man, he’s a member of the FF and TWO different Avengers teams. As Peter Parker, he works all hours on his dream job at Horizon Labs. That doesn’t leave him with much time for anything or anyone else. This is where he pays the price. In this landmark issue, one of Peter’s greatest sins-- comes back to haunt him. And the life of someone dear to him hangs in the balance. Plus: With New York’s Infestation complete, the run-up to Spider-Island is over. Prepare for hell to break loose.
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