Appearing in "Beyond: Chapter Six"
- Beyond Corporation
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Vision)
- The Burglar (Vision)
- Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff) (Vision)
- Gwen Stacy (Vision)
- Jackal (Miles Warren) (Vision)
- God (Yahweh) (Invoked)
- Toto (Mentioned) (Topical reference)
- Spider-Man (Miles Morales) (Photo)
Races and Species:
- Hell (Invoked)
Synopsis for "Beyond: Chapter Six"
With his hallucination and spider-sense in overdrive, Ben sees the monstrous vision of Kraven and attempts escape only to land on a close distance lower building. Feeling himself sinking, Ben motivates himself up only to see in the vision the faceless defining moments of Peter's life, and seeing himself as a shell. As Ben has his vision, Kraven states he brought this on him as a way of hoping he has an epiphany to free him from Beyond, and revert to his truest form. Ben's consciousness falters and he falls to the ground in a closed alleyway, where Kraven greets him, and promises to make him whole again as the hunt begins anew; Kraven's face in the vision shifts to the likeness of Janine as Ben loses consciousness.
At Beyond, Marcus is yelling for reconnection with Ben frantic to know his location, demanding the staff hide the fact for as long as possible from Maxine. Just then, he is called by an angry Janine demanding answers after Beyond employees raced out of her home on a "Code: Blue" alert. Threatening Marcus violence, he assures her the situation is being handled by Beyond's brightest; which is what worries her. In the lab, Marcus's team is still in the dark, and answering the call on his phone thinking it's Janine again, Marcus is scared to find it is really Maxine calling for an update, and he timidly begins to answer.
Elsewhere, Ben awakens still poisoned with the psychotropic and finds he was bandaged up by fellow prisoners Doug Siravanta, Adaobi, and Basir. As they explain how they're in one of Beyond's algae farms, Ben tells them he's still out of it and Doug gives him some experimental cure-all Pharmaceuticals from Beyond. Hearing a summons to go topside, Ben faces Kraven; incensed by his service to Beyond as he feels Spider-Man's "weakness" now reflects poorly on him. As the pills Doug gave him kick in, Ben is cogent again to fight, dragging Kraven into the processing center of the algae farm and quips at Kraven's distain for modernity as the hunter is thrown into a vat of algae. But when Kraven triggers another explosion, Ben is too fatigued to pursue him if he had fled, instead calling on Doug if he can still hear him.
Back in Manhattan, Janine rage calls Marcus to no avail and is greeted by a returned Ben, happy to be home with her. However, Marcus shows up immediately with doctors to remove his suit and give him medical attention, and updates that while Maxine was furious at his willingly going dark, Marcus stretched the details as best he could once Kraven was a factor. Marcus leaves to make a call as the doctor stays with Ben in sick bay to treat him; where Ben accidentally mentions the pills Doug gave him.
Elsewhere, Marcus calls Maxine to update her on Ben's condition with the damage mostly superficial, and recommends the week off. While Maxine wants a more disciplinarian response, she recognizes that such a motion would be too dramatic a reaction, and instead goes with Marcus's idea. Once she hangs up, she apologizes for the interruption and resumes conversing with Beyond's lawyers. With their understanding, they provide her a Cease and Desist order for the "Brooklyn Spider-Man" to render him a non-issue before he becomes one for Beyond's legal ownership of the Spider-Man identity.
Appearing in 2nd story
- Doctor Octopus' Tentacles (Referenced)
Synopsis for 2nd story
Getting a hold of Dr. Burdick's private number, May Parker calls to inquire why Peter's condition isn't improving and she is hellbent on getting answers. Dr. Burdick explains that Peter's illness is incredibly specific with equally specific circumstances to which nobody has the proper research data for. Telling Dr. Burdick to ready his goggles, she assures him she will collect the research necessary for him, she hangs up upon arriving at her destination to meet Doctor Otto Octavius; the one genius needed to help Peter. While Otto is still surprised she called and he agreed, she clarifies her need of his mind to help her nephew foremost. With a very unique turn of phrasing to get his agreement, a flustered Otto states he'll need his "work suit" in order to properly help.
• Kraven's trap is sprung, and Spider-Man is sent into a hallucinatory spiral that will test his sanity like never before.
• For Spider-Man to get through this, he's going to have to do the impossible. That's Spidey's M.O., but is Ben Reilly up to it?