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Appearing in "Looking Back"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #41.

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Synopsis for "Looking Back"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #41.

Spider-man meets with police Lieutenant William Lamont. The two follow up on a lead concerning the black star tattoo on Shade's neck from their last encounter. Lamont bring's Spider-man to Richard Cranston, a man who bears the same black star tattoo. Richard recounts how he killed a bookstore owner for the last book he needed for his ritual. While in prison he was set to complete his ritual before being jumped by Shade. During the ritual Cranston stared into the astral plane and lost his mind. Realizing that he would need help to confront the magical threat Spider-man goes to find Doctor Strange at his Sanctum Sanctorum.

Appearing in "A Strange Turn of Events"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #42.

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Synopsis for "A Strange Turn of Events"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #42.



Appearing in "Unmasked By Doctor Octopus!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #12.

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Synopsis for "Unmasked By Doctor Octopus!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #12.

Betty Brant has returned to New York and taken back her secretary job at the Daily Bugle. Dr. Octopus has also returned to New York, plotting to get revenge on Spider-Man, and decides to use Betty as bait. Kidnapping Betty from the Bugle building, he tells Jameson to put a call out to Spider-Man to meet him at a nearby amusement park.

With his spider-powers seemingly gone because he's come down with a cold, Peter decides that he has no choice but to save Betty as he is, and so he accepts the challenge. When he tells Jameson (pretending that he just heard it, so his identity isn't compromised), Jameson reports the story himself.

When Spider-Man arrives to battle Dr. Octopus, all his powers have completely faded. Naturally, the powerless Spider-Man proves to be no match for Dr. Octopus. Dr. Octopus publicly unmasks Spider-Man. Octopus theorizes that Parker was simply posing as Spider-Man to save his girlfriend, because Spider-Man would put up a better fight. He flees the scene to find some other way to get the "real" Spider-Man's attention.

Everyone gives Peter grief for the danger he put himself in; however, Liz Allan finds the whole episode romantic, and her opinion of Peter changes and she realizes that she's attracted to him. The next day, Peter finds that the cold has passed and as a result, his powers are back. When Dr. Octopus releases animals from the zoo, Peter goes into action as Spider-Man. He rounds up all the animals, and gets into a fight with Dr. Octopus across the city.

Their fight takes them to an artist's loft, where they inadvertently start a fire; when the flames grow too big, Spider-Man flees and Dr. Octopus is knocked out by inhaling too much smoke. The fire is put out, and Octopus is turned over to the police. Later, Liz Allan asks Peter out on a date. Peter rejects her date, telling her that he's going on a better one with Betty Brant. He tells Liz to go out with Flash Thompson, because they deserve each other.

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This is a UK title that features reprints of American Spider-Man titles.

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