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Synopsis for "Doc Ock Lives!"
Web swinging across the city, Spider-Man finds it hard to believe that his foe, Doctor Octopus, is dead. Slipping into an alley, Spidey changes back into Peter Parker. Out on the streets, he purchases a newspaper and reads how authorities were unable to find any trace of Doctor Octopus. Peter worries that Octavius might have survived after all. His thoughts are interrupted by Randy Robertson, who asks Peter to help participate in a student protest. Peter refuses, as he needs to investigate the situation with Doctor Octopus. Unable explain himself, Peter leaves Randy thinking that Parker only cares about himself. As Peter goes his own way, he tosses out the newspaper, unaware that his foe is hiding in the nearby alley. Doctor Octopus recovers the discarded newspaper and is amused to learn that everyone thinks that he is dead and begins planning his next attack, vowing to get final revenge against Spider-Man.
While Doctor Octopus begins formulating his plan, Peter Parker rushes to a nearby rooftop where he changes into Spider-Man. He then begins a futile search for Doctor Octopus, but cannot find any trace of his old foe. When he swings past the Daily Bugle, he is spotted by J. Jonah Jameson who tells his city editor, Joe Robertson, to do something about it. Robertson tells Jameson that Spider-Man isn't causing any trouble, unlike the pollution that has been plaguing the city. Eventually, Spider-Man spots Doctor Octopus climbing up the smoke stack on the city's main power station. Fearing that Octavius might black out all of Manhattan, he rushes after his foe. He ambushes Doctor Octopus and the two begin fighting it out on top of the power station. Spider-Man holds his own until Ock damages a water tower, which threatens the protestors down on the street. Spider-Man braces the water tower with his body and pushes it away safely. However, this leaves Spider-Man vulnerable to attack. Octavius manages to overpower Spider-Man and intending to kill his foe, he tosses Spider-Man down to the street below.
It's the showdown you've been waiting for! Page after page of Spidey slugging it out with Doc Ock! And the ending, drawn by Gil Kane - too much!
- Randy Robertson states that Ralph Nader will be present at the protest. This should be considered a topical reference per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616.
Events occur behind the scenes in this story that affect the chronology of the following characters:
- Page 1-4 - Peter refuses to participate in the student protest.
- Page 5-19 - Spider-Man battles Doctor Octopus.
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