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Appearing in "Who Am I?"

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The Spectacular Spider-Man #243.

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Synopsis for "Who Am I?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Spectacular Spider-Man #243.

Shot during the Chameleon's escape from Ravencroft Institute, John Jameson struggles to get up and get help before bleeding to death. His attempts is interrupted by Jack O'Lantern who has come to teach John a painful lesson. Not willing to let himself be a victim to yet another costumed lunatic, John rolls in the snow to recover his gun and shoots Jack point-blank in the head. This shatters the flaming pumpkin that serves as the villain's mask, revealing nothing underneath. Shockingly, a new pumpkin head grows in its place. Kicking the gun out of John's hand, Jack O'Lantern introduces himself, saying that he is not the same man who originally wore the costume.[Continuity 1] Deciding to help Jameson, Jack pulls out a candle that drips red wax onto John. When the wax lands on John's face, it burns to the touch and pacifies his mind.

Meanwhile, in Ravencroft Institute, Spider-Man has been told by Ashley Kafka that he is really a writer named Herbert Smith who constructed Spider-Man as an escapist fantasy after suffering a nervous breakdown. In order to prove this, Kafka has removed Spider-Man's mask, revealing the face of a total stranger, prompting Spider-Man to question his own identity. Reiterating that he is Herbert Smith, Ashley shows him a photo album showing Smith as an accomplished writer who is married his wife Karin and have two children, Kiki and Mitchel. However, the wall-crawler refuses to believe this, insists that this is all some kind of trick being put upon him by the Chameleon. To try and prove this, Spider-Man leaps at a nearby wall to cling to it but is surprised when he falls to the floor instead. Confused and disorientated, the wall-crawler struggles to make sense of the situation. He knows he is married, but not to the woman in the photos and struggles to hold onto the image of Mary Jane in his mind.[Continuity 2] Kafka tries to dismiss this, saying that "Smith" suffered a mental break down after what happened to his daughter. This causes Spider-Man to have another flash of memory. This time of himself and his wife Mary Jane preparing for the arrival of their unborn daughter.[Continuity 3] Kafka explains that Herbert and Karen Smith's daughter was hit by a drunk driver. This causes the wall-crawler to break down, accepting that he is Herbert Smith. Seeing that her patient is accepting reality, Ashley Kafka tells him to get some rest and leaves him alone in his cell. It's only once "she" is alone does "Doctor Kafka" drop her disguise. It is really the Chameleon after all, and he begins to gloat over his final victory over Spider-Man. At that moment, the real Doctor Ashley Kafka arrives with the police at the scene where the Chameleon escaped. There she is glad to see that John Jameson is alive and unharmed. Apparently forgetting his encounter with Jack O'Lantern, he is glad to see Ashley is safe. The feeling is mutual and the two give in to their feelings for one another and kiss. After composing themselves, the pair then head off to Ravencroft to figure out what to do next. As they leave, Jack O'Lantern watches from nearby, gloating to Maguire, his pet cat, that John Jameson is now under his control and he will use this to manipulate his father, Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson.[Continuity 4]

Back in Manhattan, Flash Thompson is thinking about how Spider-Man's pep-talk has lifted his spirits. After months of feeling sorry for himself, Thompson has decided to put the past behind him and move forward. Unfortunately, as he begins to think about his lot in life makes him feel depressed again and he beging thinking of himself as a loser, just like his father. Giving in to this depression, Flash goes into the fridge and gets a can of beer to drown his sorrows. After taking a sip, Flash decides against giving in to his dispair and tosses the beer out a window. He then calls Betty Brant. Even though it is after midnight, Betty discovers that Flash really needs someone to talk.

At Ravencroft, Spider-Man is struggling to remind himself that this is all a delusion. When he looks at the photo album that "Doctor Kafka" brought him, he discovers that the photos inside are not those of Herbert Smith, but those of Peter Parker.[Continuity 5] However, these images quickly change into those of Herbert Smith and his family. Even though he is being led to believe that Peter Parker's life is a delusion, he can't help but miss the people in the photographs. This causes him to lash out, prompting "Doctor Kafka" to enter the room and check on "her" patient. She tells the wall-crawler that he needs to be sedated and asks him to trust her. Remembering his past with Doctor Kafka, Spider-Man agrees to this at first.[Continuity 6] However, when "Kafka" gets close enough, Spider-Man grabs "her" and keeps her from injecting him while he clears his thoughts. Fighting the drugs coursing through his system, Spider-Man finally realizes the truth and rips off the Herbert Smith mask he was wearing to confuse him.

With his plan falling apart, the Chameleon drops his disguise and tries to flee. However, Spider-Man is furious at being manipulated by his foe again so soon after the last time.[Continuity 7] Fearing for his life, the Chameleon tries to explain that he was a pawn of the Green Goblin.[Continuity 8] Now that he knows Peter Parker is really Spider-Man, the Chameleon warns that he could reveal his secret identity to the world. Peter is too angry to care and strikes his foe with enough force to shatter part of his mask. Parker beats the Chameleon, telling him he can tell whoever he wants as he survived worse. Eventually, Spider-Man gets ahold of himself and as he controls his temper, the Chameleon manages to slip away.

Outside, the Chameleon flees through the streets of Manhattan, realizing that Peter Parker is everything that he -- Dmitri Smerdyakov -- is not. Tripping over his feet, the Chameleon falls to the ground. As he gets up, he is shocked to see someone who looks to be Kraven the Hunter standing before him. Brandishing a whip and a rifle, Kraven suspects that Dmitri has botched yet another scheme against Spider-Man.[Continuity 9]

Appearing in "Backlash"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Spectacular Spider-Man #244.

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Synopsis for "Backlash"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Spectacular Spider-Man #244.

From his secret hideout in New York, the Kangaroo has put on his new high-tech costume and intends to carry on the legacy started by Frank Oliver, the original Kangaroo.[Continuity 10] Although he was recently defeated by Spider-Man, the Kangaroo believes that was a bit of bad luck and goes bounding out into the city.[Continuity 11] It doesn't take Spider-Man long to find and knock the Kangaroo to the ground. When the villain attempts to avenge the death of his predecessor with a chest mounted blaster, the weapon short circuits and blows up. This stuns the Kangaroo long enough for Spider-Man to web him up onto a lamppost for the authorities to cart away. However, before the authorities can arrive the Kangaroo is approached by the Grizzly who asks his fellow villain if he is interested in getting revenge against Spider-Man.

In Queens, Mary Jane reflects on how much her life has changed since she was a carefree party animal. Especially after the rough time she and her husband Peter have had recently, she is happy to be going back to school and studying psychology.[Continuity 12] That's when her husband Peter returns home. With Aunt Anna out with a relative for the night, Peter doesn't need to sneak around the house in his costume and fills his wife in on how the Chameleon almost tricked him into thinking he was a writer suffering from a nervous breakdown and that his entire life was a lie. The only thing that kept Peter from buying this ruse was holding onto the memory of Mary Jane. Although he managed to get free, the Chameleon managed to escape. Peter also expresses his concern that the Chameleon now knows that Spider-Man and Peter Parker are the same person. Mary Jane is surprised that the it took the Chameleon this long to put two-and-two together.[Continuity 13] When Peter asks how Mary Jane can take this so blase about this, Mary Jane points out that no matter what happens to them, they always endure. To prove her point, she points out all of the threats and tragedies they have suffered in recent times and how they managed to keep going no matter what.[Continuity 14] She concludes by telling Peter that she is tired of running and hiding from his enemies, and that she will stand her ground. Encouraging Peter to go out, Mary Jane's husband agrees to take down the Chameleon, but not on an empty stomach.[Continuity 15]

Elsewhere in the city, the Chameleon is face-to-face with a man who claims to be Sergei Kravenoff, aka Kraven the Hunter, an impossibility given that Kraven committed suicide sometime earlier.[Continuity 16] Fearing for his life, the Chameleon tries to flee but is snared in Karven's whip. Kraven is disappointed that he failed to destroy Spider-Man yet again. Claiming to be the voice of the Chameleon's unconcious, Kraven scoops up the deranged spy and swings across the treetops. Karven tells the Chameleon that he intends to expand his vision, wondering what Ashley Kafka would make of all of this. Elsewhere in the city, Betty Brant is out walking in the rain with her ex-boyfriend Flash Thompson.[Continuity 17] She had her reservations about meeting with him, but he sounded really depressed. Flash explains that he has been down on his life recently. As they pass a dive bar, Flash explains that it has been easier for him to drown his miseries with the other drunks but soon came to realize that he father did the same thing when he was a kid and is afraid that he might be developing a problem. Hearing this, Betty tells Flash that she won't let Flash go down that path if she can help it. Flash explains that he doesn't think that way anymore and is on the upswing after his talk with Spider-Man earlier that night. Since it is getting late, Betty decides its time to head home. That's when Flash oversteps his boundaries by suggesting that Betty stay the night at his place. Offended, Betty tells Flash to forget it, telling him that the next time he calls a woman in the middle of the night for help to call his mother. Angry with himself for screwing things up, Flash begins thinking about getting a drink.

Meanwhile, back at Ravencroft, Doctor Ashley Kafka and John Jameson go over all the detailed files that Kafka has compiled on the Chameleon during his stay at her facility. She hopes to use this information in order to catch him before things get out of control. John mirrors her concern, especially after the institute managed to re-open itself after the federal government tried to shut them down.[Continuity 18] John points out how difficult their task is, pointing out that the Chameleon could be disguised as anyone, even himself. To prove she knows that he is the real John Jameson, Ashley kisses him. When John asks what this means, Kafka tells them they can talk about their relationship after they have captured the Chameleon. She has narrowed down the possibile identities that Chameleon could be using down to thirty-five. Before she and John can begin their long search, they are interrupted by Ashley's assistant Edward Wheland, who tells them that Senator Roeberg has learned of the Chameleon's escape and wants answers. She tells Edward to keep the Senator on hold as she and John have a lot of work ahead of them. As they leave the institute, they are observed by Jack O'Lantern, who intends to make John Jameson's life more busy than it is right now. Back in Queens, Mary Jane awakens from a nightmare inspired by the recent troubles Peter has had with the Chameleon. Not wishing to be caught unaware, she digs a baseball bat out of the closet and crawls back into bed with the weapon. Despite her brave face, Mary Jane is still worried for her safety and hopes that Peter manages to capture the Chameleon before something happens.

Elsewhere in the city, Spider-Man is web-slinging across Manhattan. He is thinking about all the stress his wife has been under since they've been married. Although she knew what she signed on for when they did get married, Peter fears that Mary Jane is taking on too much right now, particularly after the death of their newborn daughter.[Continuity 19] Although the pair have been seeing a grief counselor since the baby's death, he worries that she hasn't gotten completely over the loss yet. Approaching one of the Chameleon's hideouts, Spider-Man's spider-sense begins to go off, hopefully pointing out the location of the Chameleon. As it turns out, it is the same brownstone where Kraven had his "last hunt" with Spider-Man. There, the Chameleon and Kraven argue over the Hunter's legacy. Recalling how Kraven committed suicide, the Chameleon calls him a coward and tries to attack him. The attack does nothing but anger Kraven who easily overpowers the Chameleon. He then reminds the Chameleon why they hate each other. While Kraven was born of nobility, Dmitri Smerdyakov was the product of Kraven's father have a lustful affair with a servant girl. So insignificant was this child to the Kravenoffs, they did not wish the boy to sully the family name and so he was forced to take the name of his mother, Smerdyakov. However, he knows that there is Kravinoff blood running through his veins. Regaining his composure, the Chameleon realizes that this is true, that he suppressed this knowledge after all the abuse he suffered from his father. As he comes to this realization, Kraven disappears, leaving the Chameleon to believe that the encounter was all in his mind.

That's when Spider-Man arrives and tries to apprehend his foe. However, the Chameleon, reclaiming his family name, reveals that he has John Jameson and Ashley Kafka imprisoned in the same electrified cage that once held Vermin during Kraven's last hunt. With two of his closest allies a prisoner, Spider-Man is helpless to do anything to stop his foe.

Appearing in "Kravinov's Revenge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Spectacular Spider-Man #245.

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Synopsis for "Kravinov's Revenge!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
The Spectacular Spider-Man #245.

At a dive bar, Flash Thompson has gotten completely drunk and has been boring the bartender with stories of his glory days. When Flash asks for another drink the bartender refuses as he wants to close up for the night. When Thompson tries to intimidate the barkeep, he ends up getting tossed out into the street. To drunk to get back up on his feet, Flash blacks out on the pavement in the pouring rain.

Meanwhile, in Queens, Mary Jane forces herself to stay up as she can't sleep until she knows her husband is home safe and the Chameleon has been captured.[Continuity 20] She is worried that yet another one of Peter's foes now knows his secret identity and wishes they could have continued living in relative peace in Portland.[Continuity 21] However, she once more reminds herself that being married to Spider-Man means that she doesn't get to have a normal marriage. Looking out the window, Mary Jane is startled by the face of Jack O'Lantern. Rushing outside to confirm what she saw, Mary Jane finds nothing and decides that her mind was playing tricks on her. Unfortunately, Mary Jane is very wrong as Jack O'Lantern is hoving above the Parker home, out of her range of vision.

In Manhattan, Spider-Man is at the Kravinoff estate where the Chameleon has the wall-crawler's friends John Jameson and Ashley Kafka as prisoners. With the pair trapped in an electrified cage, Spider-Man is ordered to do what the Chameleon demands of him in order to keep them safe. Spider-Man tries to free his friends, but the Chameleon electrifies the cage, jolting the web-head with a powerful jolt of electricity. When Spider-Man tries to use force to make the Chameleon free Jameson and Kafka, the villain threatens to flash fry them instead. The increasingly mad villain also insists that Spider-Man stop calling him by his last name, Smerdyakov, as he has recently remembered that he is part of the Karvinoff family. He explains to Spider-Man that this memory was suppressed after years of abuse, but now he knows that he and Kraven the Hunter were actually brothers. While the former spy rants and raves, Spider-Man webs the Chameleon's hand to a wall and smashes the control device. However, this victory suddenly turns when Spider-Man's spider-sense goes off. Before he can react, Spider-Man is struck in the back of the neck with a drug-tipped dart. When the web-slinger wakes up he finds himself locked in the same cage as John Jameson and Ashley Kafka. With Spider-Man subdued, the Chameleon takes on the form of Mary Jane, telling Spider-Man that he is going to pay a visit to an old friend. Fearing for his wife's safety, Spider-Man tries to break free from the cage but the voltage is too powerful for him to break free.

Meanwhile, the Grizzly welcomes the Kangaroo after freeing him from Spider-Man's webbing. The Kangaroo is upset because even though he just started his career he was already beaten by Spider-Man on two occasions. Adding to this humiliation, the Kangaroo's high tech armor got trashed, and he has been forced to hide out wearing nothing but his underwear.[Continuity 22] Although the Grizzly has offered an opportunity to get revenge against Spider-Man, the Kangaroo isn't really buying it from a villain who is nothing more than a washed-up wrestler.[Continuity 23] However, the Grizzly insists that he is a great villain, and tells a wild story about how he once broke Spider-Man's back and tossed his body in the East River.[Continuity 24] The Kangaroo finds this hard to believe since Spider-Man is clearly still alive. Finding this whole idea ridiculous, the Kangaroo is about to leave when they are joined by the Gibbon and the Spot, who has also been summoned by the Grizzly as well.[Continuity 25]

Back in Queens, Mary Jane is woken up when someone turns off the television. She is relieved to see that it is her husband, Peter. The couple kiss and head up to the bedroom to go to bed. However, while "Peter" is washing his face, Mary Jane goes for a baseball bat as she has deduced that this is really the Chameleon in disguise. With his cover blown, the Chameleon drops his disguise and tries to seduce Mary Jane by offering to make himself appear as anyone she wants. However, Mary Jane wants nothing to do with this lunatic and warns Smerdyakov to keep away from her. Unfortunately, her threats do little to dissuade the villain, who tells her that he intends to get what he wants. Back at the Kravinoff mansion, Spider-Man recovers from the electrical shock he received. Fearing for his wife's safety, he loses his temper with Doctor Kafka when she insists that the Chameleon won't hurt anyone. Furious, the wall-crawler blames Ashley for everything that has happened. When John tries to defend her, Ashley admits that Spider-Man was right. However, the wall-crawler realizes that he crossed a line and apologizes. Needing to get out, Spider-Man spins gloves out of his webbing to insulate his hands. They prove to be enough to allow him to rip the cage open. Rushing to his home, Spider-Man is almost attacked by Mary Jane who is in a frenzy. Calming her down, the wall-crawler discovers that his wife beat the Chameleon into unconsciousness. When the couple thinks about this they both begin to laugh despite the severity of the situation. When Peter's spider-sense goes off, he is too late to stop the Chameleon from escaping. However, the pair feel that it will be a long time before the Chameleon comes back to their home and terrorizes them.

Feeling down the street, the Chameleon runs into Kraven the Hunter again. However, this time the Chameleon insists that this being is nothing more than a figment of his imagination as the real Kraven is dead.[Continuity 26] Kraven points out that, if he is a hallucination, how could he have knocked out Spider-Man with a drugged dart back at the mansion. Stunned by this reality, the Chameleon is shot by Kraven who insists that there can only be one Kravinoff in this world and that person is him.

Notes

Continuity Notes

  1. Jack is referring to Jason Macendale, who first took on the identity of Jack O'Lantern in Machine Man #19 until he co-opted the Hobgoblin identity in Amazing Spider-Man #289. At the time of this story, Macendale was murdered by Roderick Kingsley, the original Hobgoblin in Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives #1. The identity of this Jack O'Lantern is revealed in Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto #3.
  2. Peter and Mary Jane are referred to as husband and wife here. However, years later, their marriage is erased from existence by Mephisto in Amazing Spider-Man #545. As such they should be considered a common-law couple here.
  3. At the time of this story, Peter and Mary Jane are still reeling from the loss of their daughter, who was stillborn in Amazing Spider-Man #418.
  4. Why Jack O'Lantern has it in for J. Jonah Jameson is that, during his previous stint as Mysterio, he was left in high and dry when Jonah hired him to capture Spider-Man back in Amazing Spider-Man #141-142. This motivation is explained in Spider-Man: Mysterio Manifesto #1-3 and Mysterio's profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #8.
  5. One of these photos is of Peter and Mary Jane's wedding day. In the original timeline, the couple were married in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21. After their marriage was erased in Amazing Spider-Man #545, one could assume that this photo was replaced with another.
  6. Spider-Man says that he has known Doctor Kafka for years. The pair first met in The Spectacular Spider-Man #178. Per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616, the pair have actually known each other for about a year. His comments here about knowing Ashley for "years" should be considered a topical reference as it as references to the years of publication as opposed to the actual passage of time in the modern age.
  7. Spider-Man is referring to how the Chameleon created simulacrums of his parents. Richard and Mary Parker died on a government mission roughly 20 years prior to this story, as seen in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5. Peter first met the impostors in Amazing Spider-Man #365 and discovered the truth about them in Amazing Spider-Man #388.
  8. The involvement of the Green Goblin in the Chameleon's last scheme against Spider-Man was revealed during the Pursuit story arc.
    Pursuit
    Spider-Man #45 The Spectacular Spider-Man #211 Web of Spider-Man #112 Amazing Spider-Man #389
  9. The sudden appearance of Kraven is a shock to the Chameleon because Sergei Kravenoff committed suicide during Kraven's Last Hunt.
    Kraven's Last Hunt
    Web of Spider-Man #31 Amazing Spider-Man #293 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131 Web of Spider-Man #32 Amazing Spider-Man #294 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132

    The true identity of this man, actually Kraven's son Alexei, is revealed in The Spectacular Spider-Man #250.

  10. Oliver, the original Kangaroo, died in Amazing Spider-Man #126.
  11. Spider-Man left the Kangaroo webbed up for the authorities in The Spectacular Spider-Man #242.
  12. Peter and Mary Jane are referred to as husband and wife here. However, years later, their marriage is erased from existence by Mephisto in Amazing Spider-Man #545. As such they should be considered a common-law couple here.
  13. Mary Jane is referring to how the Chameleon was involved in a plot to manipulate Spider-Man and Peter Parker with simulacrums based on Peter's parents. This scheme was revealed in Amazing Spider-Man #388.
  14. Mary Jane lists off the following events that have affected their lives.
    • Peter and Mary Jane are referred to as husband and wife here. However, years later, their marriage is erased from existence by Mephisto in Amazing Spider-Man #545. As such they should be considered a common-law couple here.
    • Eddie Brock learned Peter's secret identity when he bonded with an alien symbiote to become became Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #299-300.
    • There are many references here to the then-recent Clone Saga. Namely Kaine's attempt to kidnap Mary Jane, the brief period everyone thought that Peter was a clone, moving to Portland and back, and the death of Ben Reilly.
    Clone Saga Reading Order
    Prelude
    The Double
    Web of Spider-Man #117 Amazing Spider-Man #394 Spider-Man #51 The Spectacular Spider-Man #217
    The Parker Legacy
    Amazing Spider-Man #400 Spider-Man #57 The Spectacular Spider-Man #223
    The Lost Years
    Spider-Man: The Lost Years #1 Spider-Man: The Lost Years #2 Spider-Man: The Lost Years #3
    Act One
    Power and Responsibility
    Web of Spider-Man #117 Amazing Spider-Man #394 Spider-Man #51 The Spectacular Spider-Man #217
    The Exile Returns
    Web of Spider-Man #118 Spider-Man Unlimited #7 Spider-Man #52 Web of Spider-Man #119 Spider-Man #53
    Back From the Edge
    Spider-Man Unlimited #7 Amazing Spider-Man #395 The Spectacular Spider-Man #218 Amazing Spider-Man #396 The Spectacular Spider-Man #219
    Web of Life
    Web of Spider-Man #120 Spider-Man #54 Web of Spider-Man #121 Spider-Man #55
    Web of Death
    Amazing Spider-Man #397 The Spectacular Spider-Man #220 Amazing Spider-Man #398 The Spectacular Spider-Man #221
    Funeral for an Octopus
    Spider-Man Unlimited #8 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #1 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #2 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #3
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Web of Spider-Man #122 Amazing Spider-Man #399 Spider-Man #56 Spider-Man: The Clone Journal #1
    Spider-Man: The Clone Journal #1
    Players and Pawns
    The Spectacular Spider-Man #222 Web of Spider-Man #123 Amazing Spider-Man #400
    Aftershocks
    Spider-Man #57 The Spectacular Spider-Man #223
    Mark of Kaine
    Web of Spider-Man #124 Amazing Spider-Man #401 Spider-Man #58 The Spectacular Spider-Man #224 Spider-Man Unlimited #9
    Crossfire
    Web of Spider-Man #125 Amazing Spider-Man #402 Spider-Man #59 The Spectacular Spider-Man #225
    The Trial of Peter Parker
    Web of Spider-Man #126 Amazing Spider-Man #403 Spider-Man #60 The Spectacular Spider-Man #226
    Planet of the Symbiotes
    Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 Spider-Man Super Special #1 Venom Super Special #1 Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1 Web of Spider-Man Super Special #1
    Act Two
    Maximum Clonage
    Spider-Man: The Jackal Files #1 New Warriors #61 Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Alpha #1 Web of Spider-Man #127 Amazing Spider-Man #404 Spider-Man #61 The Spectacular Spider-Man #227 Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage Omega #1
    Growing Pains
    Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 Spider-Man Super Special #1 Venom Super Special #1 Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1 Web of Spider-Man Super Special #1
    The Exiled
    Web of Spider-Man #128 Amazing Spider-Man #405 Spider-Man #62 Spider-Man Unlimited #10
    Time Bomb
    The Spectacular Spider-Man #228 Web of Spider-Man #129
    The Greatest Responsibility
    Amazing Spider-Man #406 Spider-Man #63 The Spectacular Spider-Man #229 Spider-Man: The Parker Years #1
    Act Three
    Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1
    Virtual Morality
    Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1 Web of Scarlet Spider #1 Amazing Scarlet Spider #1 Scarlet Spider #1 The Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1
    Cyberwar
    Web of Scarlet Spider #2 Amazing Scarlet Spider #2 Green Goblin #3 Scarlet Spider #2 The Spectacular Scarlet Spider #2
    Nightmare in Scarlet
    Web of Scarlet Spider #3 New Warriors #67 Web of Scarlet Spider #4
    The Sensational Spider-Man
    Wizard Mini-Comic #3 Sensational Spider-Man #0 Amazing Spider-Man #407 Spider-Man #64 The Spectacular Spider-Man #230 Spider-Man Unlimited #11
    The Final Adventure
    Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #1 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #2 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #3 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #4
    Act Four
    Media Blizzard
    Sensational Spider-Man #1 Amazing Spider-Man #408 Spider-Man #65
    The Return of Kaine
    The Spectacular Spider-Man #231 Sensational Spider-Man #2 Amazing Spider-Man #409 Spider-Man #66 The Spectacular Spider-Man #232
    Web of Carnage
    Sensational Spider-Man #3 Amazing Spider-Man #410 Spider-Man #67 The Spectacular Spider-Man #233
    Blood Brothers
    Sensational Spider-Man #4 Amazing Spider-Man #411 Spider-Man #68 The Spectacular Spider-Man #234 Sensational Spider-Man #5 Amazing Spider-Man #412
    Redemption
    Spider-Man: Redemption #1 Spider-Man: Redemption #2 Spider-Man: Redemption #3 Spider-Man: Redemption #4
    Peter Parker Returns
    Sensational Spider-Man #7 Amazing Spider-Man #414 Spider-Man #71 The Spectacular Spider-Man #237
    Loose Ends
    Amazing Spider-Man #415 Spider-Man #72 Sensational Spider-Man #8 The Spectacular Spider-Man #238 Sensational Spider-Man #9 Amazing Spider-Man #416 Spider-Man #73 The Spectacular Spider-Man #239 Sensational Spider-Man #10 Amazing Spider-Man #417 Spider-Man #74
    Revelations
    The Spectacular Spider-Man #240 Sensational Spider-Man #11 Amazing Spider-Man #418 Spider-Man #75 Spider-Man: Revelations #1 Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal #1
    • Mary Jane also mentions the apparent death of Aunt May. Everyone believes that she had died in Amazing Spider-Man #400. In reality, this was an impostor, as revealed in Spider-Man #97
  15. Peter makes a crack about not wanting to bleach his hair. This is a reference to the fact that Ben Reilly, Peter's clone, dyed his hair in an attempt to hide the fact that he resembled Peter Parker. That happened in Sensational Spider-Man #0.
  16. Kraven committed suicide during the Kraven's Last Hunt story arc. This man is later revealed to be Kraven's son Alexei in The Spectacular Spider-Man #250.
    Kraven's Last Hunt
    Web of Spider-Man #31 Amazing Spider-Man #293 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131 Web of Spider-Man #32 Amazing Spider-Man #294 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132

  17. Betty and Flash started their relationship in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #109. The pair quietly broke up shortly after the events of The Spectacular Spider-Man #148.
  18. The government tried to shut down Ravencroft in Carnage: It's a Wonderful Life #1.
  19. Peter and Mary Jane's baby was stillborn in Amazing Spider-Man #418.
  20. Peter and Mary Jane are referred to as husband and wife here. However, years later, their marriage is erased from existence by Mephisto in Amazing Spider-Man #545. As such they should be considered a common-law couple here.
  21. Peter and Mary Jane briefly lived in Portland during a period when Peter retired as Spider-Man, as seen in Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #1-4. They ultimately moved back to New York in Spider-Man #66.
  22. The Kangaroo was defeated by Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man #242 and last issue.
  23. The Grizzly was a professional wrestler until J. Jonah Jameson's editorials put him out of a job, as seen in Amazing Spider-Man #139.
  24. This assertion by the Grizzly that he killed Spider-Man by breaking his back and tossing him in a river is obviously made up. He's probably been reading Batman comics as his made up story sounds remarkably like the Knightfall event. In that event, Bane nearly killed Batman by breaking his back, an injury that the wall-crawler eventually recovered. The similarities between Bane and Grizzly are a stretch, even though Bane wears a Luchador mask he was never a wrestler.
  25. The Kangaroo makes a point to say he is not the original Kangaroo, but his successor. The original Kangaroo died in Amazing Spider-Man #126.
  26. Sergei Kravinoff committed suicide during Kraven's Last Hunt. As revealed in The Spectacular Spider-Man #250, this is actually Sergei's son Alexi.
    Kraven's Last Hunt
    Web of Spider-Man #31 Amazing Spider-Man #293 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131 Web of Spider-Man #32 Amazing Spider-Man #294 Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132

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