Appearing in "Lucky to Be Alive"Edit
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
- Parker Industries (Only in flashback)
- Aunt May (Only in flashback)
- Jay Jameson (Only in flashback)
- J. Jonah Jameson (Only in flashback)
- Anna Maria Marconi (Main story and flashback)
- The Menagerie (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
- Electro (Max Dillon) (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only) (Cameo) (Only in flashback)
- Radioactive Spider (Only in flashback)
- Lois and her dad
- Cindy Moon (First appearance) (Only in flashback) (Unnamed)
- Fact Channel News (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Natalie Long (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
- Avengers (Main story and flashback)
- Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) (Appears in shadow only)
- Johnny Storm (Cameo)
- Mary Jane Watson (Cameo)
- Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) (Only in flashback)
- Goblin King (Norman Osborn) (Mentioned)
- New York (Main story and flashback)
- New York City (Main story and flashback)
- Upstate New York
- Conway Penitentiary (Only in flashback) (Ruins)
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters (Main story and flashback)
- Iron Man Armor Model 42 (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only) (Only in flashback)
- Captain America's Shield (Main story and flashback)
- Goblin Slayers (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only) (Only in flashback)
- Spider-Man's Suit (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "Lucky to Be Alive"Edit
Thirteen years ago, a young 15-year-old named Peter Parker was on a school field trip to a science lab. There a spider got a large dose of radioactivity. Dying for life, the spider bit Peter on the hand. We all know this story of the origin of the Amazing Spider-Man. But what we don't know is that something else happened too. The spider didn't die right away. Instead it crawled on the floor and bit a young dark-haired girl near the ankle. Her name is Silk. And she is Spider-Man's Original Sin.
Spider-Man is now 28 years old, and it is April as he is back from the grave after the sacrifice of the Superior Spider-Man. The Menagerie, a new crime team consisting of White Rabbit, Skein, Hippo, and new villainess Panda-Mania are going on a rampage, stealing very expensive eggs in an auction heist. A man nearly falls over onto his baby, Lois, but his fall is broken by Spider-Man. White Rabbit starts shooting at him, but Spider-Man defeats her, takes the eggs back, and webs them to safety. Hippo throws a car at Spidey, claiming the eggs would secure his future, but Spider-Man says they are already in the future ("See? Flying cars."). A girl remarks and realizes the old Spidey's back, then realizes something else - outside of his mask, webshooters, and web around his groin, SPIDER-MAN IS COMPLETELY NAKED.
Four hours earlier, Peter is at a press conference with Aunt May and Jay Jameson. He says that the only real damage was to the logo, and otherwise, everything is fine at "Arker Industries", and that they just need a little "P" break (the P in Parker was destroyed). One reporter named Natalie Long asks if the attack at the building was Spider-Man-related, and Peter confirms this, but also says that he will now be severing all ties between Spidey and the company. After the conference, Sajani thanks everyone for getting the situation situated, but Jay complains to Peter that he hasn't seen Peter in weeks, and neither has anyone else. Peter and Sajani tell Jay that the company is now top-priority, but Peter can't help but think what to say about all that Ock has done in his name, even making him a CEO and allowing May to walk again, beyond thanking him.
Anna Maria, meanwhile, walks into Peter's apartment (which she happens to share with him) and hears from an employee that Peter is at Parker Industries. She goes to get the car keys, but while looking for them she finds something else - a purple wedding ring box and sheets of paper Otto wrote as a proposal speech. And she does not want to marry him.
Meanwhile, at the remains of Conway Penitentiary, a news reporter reports that the place was destroyed not by the goblins, but by Electro. Avengers Spider-Woman and Iron Man fought him and some Goblin Slayers. Mayor Jameson appeared on one of them, saying that the "citizen" (Iron Man) was safe, and later said he was resigning. Jameson, who has started drinking, breaks his TV in disgust. He decides to go back to the Daily Bugle and once again rant about Spider-Man, but then sees a news article ranting about HIM, and gets even more annoyed.
Peter starts looking at some cyber nano-tech equipment Otto had made before, and has no idea how to operate them. He wishes he could access Otto's memories, but immediately scolds himself for thinking that. Instead he decides to go over the paperwork - all of it - that night. The employees show to be extremely scared of Peter thanks to Otto, making him worried, but also making Sajani delighted. Sajani then says that he needs to get rid of all Spider-Man's belongings with the help of a robot butler. After discovering he is a doctor, Peter decides to do something DIFFERENT for a change (literally) - go webslinging.
While doing so, somebody calls him a creep thanks to Otto, but Peter pushes it aside because he can just be himself "again", and everything will be fine. Just then, the Menagerie raids the auction. Spidey webslings in front of them, and Skein uses her powers to strip all of his clothes, except the mask.
The story goes back to the beginning, where people are taking all kinds of pictures of Spider-Man being naked (#SpideyWhiteys). At Avengers Tower, an irritated Jessica Drew becomes convinced that that is Peter because only something that stupid happens to him, but an unfazed Captain America still wants more evidence. At his favorite bar, Johnny Storm just can't stop laughing. Mary Jane sees the thing on her tablet, calls Peter an idiot, and closes the link down.
Peter defeats all four villains before being chased off by angry civilians. He gets home, saying all in all that wasn't all half-bad, and he is willing to take on the responsibilities Otto left him. After changing, he sees Anna Maria still there, and after being shocked by the fact they live together, he tries to explain where he has been. But Anna Maria already knows the truth - Peter is Spider-Man. Peter denies this, but Anna Maria can tell that it is Peter because of his body build and the number of freckles around his belly button as seen in the naked Spider-Man run. She demands answers, but Peter can only reply with "um".
Appearing in "Recapturing That Old Spark"Edit
- Electro (Max Dillon) (Main story and flashback)
- Hobgoblin's Minions
- Thor (Mentioned)
- Spider-Man (Otto Octavius/"Peter Parker") (Mentioned)
- Punisher (Frank Castle) (Mentioned)
- Melter (Bruno Horgan) (Mentioned)
- Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley) (Mentioned)
- Count Nefaria (Luchino Nefaria) (Mentioned)
- Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) (Mentioned)
- Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) (Mentioned)
- New York (Main story and flashback)
- Mjolnir (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "Recapturing That Old Spark"Edit
Electro comes into the Bar With No Name and is introduced to the Hobgoblin's servants by his friend and bartender Deke. The villains outside of a gloomy Electro start joking about him. One mentions how Thor launched him into space. Another about how "Spider-Man" (back when Otto was in-control) made him part of the Superior Six. And yet another about how Electro was taken out by the Punisher despite his lacking powers. Electro gets pissed and starts sparking, but Deke gets the thing under control by commenting on how bad the Punisher is, and compliments such things as breaking so many villains out of the Raft, which earned him the respect of Crossbones and Count Nefaria. This does not stop the others, however.
Determined to get respect, Electro heads back over to the Raft, ready for another breakout despite the Green Goblin having done the same just recently and the fact that it was re-christened as Spider-Island II. He sends a blot of electricity around, but it grows excessively big, and Electro can't turn it off. He finally exhausts all of his power, but when this happens he passes out and many of the villains he tried to break out are now dead. Vowing revenge, Electro soon realizes what caused this to happen to him - the experiments of "Spider-Man".
Appearing in "Crossed Paths"Edit
- Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) (Main story and flashback)
- Unnamed convict
- Spider-Man (Otto Octavius/"Peter Parker") (Main story and flashback)
- Mayor J. Jonah Jameson (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Cameo)
- Electro (Max Dillon) (Behind the scenes)
- New York (Main story and flashback)
Synopsis for "Crossed Paths"Edit
After her defeat at the hands of the Superior Spider-Man, Felicia Hardy is incarcerated at Conway Penitentiary for burglary. With the Black Cat's identity as Felicia Hardy revealed publicly, her home is raided by the FBI and all her stolen possessions are returned to their owners. Her criminal contacts distance themselves from her in order to avoid suspicion, with one expressing the opinion that she could have lived comfortably with the money she had stolen. Meanwhile the Superior Spider-Man mentions he had not given the Black Cat a second thought, stating she was a common criminal and not a particularly interesting one. Felicia thought back to her father's words: that she had been careless and paid the price. She discovers a spider in her cell, and decided the best thing to do would be to toy with it before killing the spider. Due to Electro's attempt at a prison breakout, the power dampeners are disabled, allowing Felicia to use her luck powers to survive Electro's massive electrical discharge. The Black Cat then acquires another costume and watches Spider-Man (now Peter Parker), promising she would kill him - but only after she's done playing with his life.
Appearing in "How My Stuff Works"Edit
- Cardboard images of:
- Mary Jane Watson
- Spider-Man (Miles Morales)
- Anna Maria Marconi
- Carlie Cooper
- Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara)
- Madame Web (Julia Carpenter)
- Fantastic Four
- Scarlet Spider (Kaine Parker)
- Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange)
- Wolverine (Logan)
- Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse)
- Luke Cage
- Jackal (Miles Warren)
- Iron Fist (Danny Rand)
- Jessica Jones
- Danielle Cage
- Thor (Mentioned)
- Broadway Musical Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Mentioned)
- Movie Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Mentioned)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Mentioned)
- Television Series Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Mentioned)
- Spider-Mobile (Cameo)
Synopsis for "How My Stuff Works"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "Homecoming, Sort Of"Edit
- Lady being mugged (First appearance) (Unnamed)
- Cadie (News helicopter pilot)
- Chester (Voice)
- NYPD (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- 2014 A.D.
- 2099 A.D. (Mentioned)
- Washington Heights, Nueva York, Earth (Mentioned)
- News helicopter
Synopsis for "Homecoming, Sort Of"Edit
Miguel's story continues in Spider-Man 2099 #1!
Appearing in "Kaine"Edit
- Peter Parker (Main story and flashback) (As Spider-Man in flashback)
- Scarlet Spider (Kaine Parker) (Main story and flashback) (As Kaine, Tarantula, and Scarlet Spider in flashback)
- Shathra (Only in flashback)
- Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff) (Only in flashback)
- Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez) (Only in flashback)
- Evolutionaries (Cameo)
- Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly) (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- Spider-Man (Otto Octavius/"Peter Parker") (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- Officer Wally Layton (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- Anabelle Adams (Only in flashback) (Cameo)
- New Warriors (Cameo)
- Sun Girl (Selah Burke) (Cameo)
- Hummingbird (Aracely Penalba) (Cameo)
- Water Snake (Faira Sar Namora) (Cameo)
- The Other (Mentioned)
- United States of America (Main story and flashback)
- Scarlet Spider's Suit (Main story and flashback)
- Spider-Man's/Scarlet Spider's Web-Shooters (Only in flashback)
- Nova's Helmet (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Kaine"Edit
Kaine's story continues in New Warriors #4!
Appearing in "Amazing Reality"Edit
- Clayton Cole (First appearance)
- Burglar (Cameo)
Synopsis for "Amazing Reality"Edit
Clayton's story continues in Amazing Spider-Man #1.1!
Appearing in "Part 1: Genesis"Edit
- Appearances not yet listed
Synopsis for "Part 1: Genesis"Edit
Reprint of Inhuman #1.
- The Greatest Super Hero of All Time RETURNS!
- The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude.
- Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!”
- Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!
- Amazing Reality takes place during the Storyline: Learning to Crawl
- This comic had over 600,000 pre-orders and sales - more than any other individual comic book of the 21st century.
- Spider-Woman and Captain America both acknowledge that Peter is Spider-Man in this issue. While Spider-Woman discovered this in New Avengers #51, it is unknown how Cap knows this.
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