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Appearing in "Thy Father's Son!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #286.

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Synopsis for "Thy Father's Son!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #286.

When Spider-Man prevented the Punisher from killing representatives of the various mobs at war in the city, the wall-crawler found himself doused with knock out gas. As the hero recovers from the gas, members of the NYPD arrive on the roof. While on the street below, the Rose and his lieutenants are in a nearby alley trying to find a means to escape. In order to distract the police, the Rose calls in the Hobgoblin who dive bombs the officers allowing the Rose and his men to escape in their limo. Meanwhile, back on the roof, Spider-Man webs up the police officers and tries to make his escape down the side of the building. However, as he attempts this move, he is caught under the spotlight of a police helicopter. Spider-Man leaps to safety and as he flees the scene he realizes that if he hadn't stopped the Punisher, the gang war would have been over. However, taking a rest in an alley, Spider-Man admits that he couldn't have let the Punisher murder, anyone, even criminals.

The following morning, Lance Bannon is at a police precinct waiting for Sargent Tork to come out so they can get to work together. While in Washington Square Park, Richard Fisk is reading the newspaper on a park bench after riding his bike. He is interrupted by a woman named Dina who needs help fixing a flat tire on her bike. When she begins hitting on him, Richard eventually relents and agrees to go for coffee with the woman. There they get to talking about the ongoing gang war. Fisk tells Dina that he believes that someone on the inside could take control of the city mobs and make a real difference. When Dina asks what would stop that person from becoming a criminal themselves, Richard believes the strength of character will prevent that. Impressed with what Richard has said, Dina asks him to take her home.

Meanwhile, Spider-Man wakes up in the alley he hunkered down in and realizes that he slept for eleven hours. Still too groggy for web-slinging, the wall-crawler is forced to take a city bus, much to his humiliation. When Spider-Man finally gets home, he discovers that Mary Jane Watson is still there waiting for him. When she asks him where he had been all night, the hero explains the previous evening's incident. Although he saved lives, Peter feels bad about it since they are criminals. When Peter decides to take a shower, Mary Jane insists that he needs some cheering up and sneaks a peak of him as he is getting undressed, much to Peter's embarrassment. Meanwhile, Sargent Tork and Lance Bannon are meeting with a reformed crook named "Honest" Vinnie at a used car lot. Vinnie needs to talk to Tork, alone and takes him downstairs. There, Vinnie tells Tork that there is going to be a meeting that night in Jackson Heights. It was called together by the Rose, and the intent is to broker a treaty. When Tork leaves, Lance is upset that he has to cancel his evening plans in order to get this exclusive.

While at his Greenwich Village loft, Richard Fisk thinks about what he can do to stop this gang war. That's when Dina comes out of the shower and is amazed by how expensive this loft must be. Richard explains that his father is incredibly wealthy, thanks to crime. He goes on to explain that he has been working on the inside to take down his father's empire. When Dina asks if this makes Richard a criminal, Fisk explains that while he deals with criminals, he himself have never committed a crime. When she asks if he killed anyone before, he tells her that it wasn't anyone who didn't deserve it. That's when he gets a call from Mr. Varley to inform him of the evening plans. Meanwhile, back at Peter Parker's apartment, the weary hero has fallen asleep on the couch next to Mary Jane. Suddenly, there is a knock at the door, and Mary Jane answers it. It's Lance Bannon seeking to pawn off his hot lead on to Peter Parker. While she is discussing things with Lance, the phone begins to ring, waking up Peter. It's Matt Murdock, who asks Peter that they need to meet. Peter dismisses the call, and when he asks Mary Jane who was at the door, Mary Jane keeps the truth from him, shoving the details about the gangland meeting in her back pocket. Later that evening, Richard Fisk pays another visit to his mother. When he tells Vanessa about the woman he met, his is surprised to discover that his mother is lucid once more and remembers who he is. The doctor comes in just as she falls asleep again and he tells Richard that she comes and go. When Richard leaves, the doctor scolds her and decides to increase her medication.

Later, in Forest Hills, Peter Parker has paid a visit to his Aunt May in order to get away from Mary Jane. This also allows Peter to kill time while he waits to meet with Murdock before the midnight meeting with the cities crime bosses. Meanwhile, Sgt. Tork is staking out the bowling alley where the mob bosses are expected to meet. Suddenly, the Hobgoblin and Jack O'Lantern attack the bowling alley who warn the leaders of the Blue Boys gang that they have come in advance as security, warning the rival gang that they will be killed at the first sign of treachery. Meanwhile, Spider-Man is waiting atop Verrazano-Narrows Bridge waiting for Daredevil. He begins to worry about why Murdock is running late. At that moment, Richard Fisk is running late for the meeting. When Dina asks what's taking him so long, he tells her that he went to visit his mother and he isn't feeling in the mood to deal with this. When Richard asks if Dina will be there when he gets back, she decides he might. Meanwhile, back at the bowling alley, Tork begins shouting at the guards around the bowling alley. When they open fire with a rocket launcher, Tork orders his men to make their move. At that moment, Spider-Man calls his apartment and asks Mary Jane if Matt Murdock called. She tells him about the gang violence in Jackson Heights. She then admits to him that Lance Bannon came by with the tip and she hid it from Peter.

Hearing this, Spider-Man heads to Jackson Heights, however, there is nowhere he can web-sling to get there. When he asks some police officers to give him a lift, at first they don't want anything to do with it until news of the gang violence reaches them as well and they as for the wall-crawler's help. Meanwhile, The Rose and his men arrive at the bowling alley to discover that it is a war zone. As Mr. Varley and Johnson provide cover fire, the Rose is still struck by some bullets. Merely winged, the Rose begins to panic and flees the scene, hating the idea of being treated like a common crook. That's when Spider-Man arrives on the scene, prompting the Hobgoblin to order Jack O'Lantern to help him attack Spider-Man. However, Jack has no intentions of fighting the wall-crawler and leaves. Hobgoblin attacks the hero, Spider-Man fights off the Hobgoblin. This convinces him that the villain is not Flash Thompson, and is through fighting with him. Knocking the villain away, the wall-crawler tells him that he came to save lives and if the Hobgoblin wants to try and kill him now would be his chance. Surprisingly, the Hobgoblin retreats instead. While Spider-Man is helping firefighters pull people out from the nearby burning buildings, the Rose flees down an alley. The Rose runs into a rookie police officer who orders him to flee. Not wanting to be captured, the Rose fires his gun.

Much later, an exhausted Peter Parker returns home to Mary Jane who is proud of Peter for all the lives he saved that night. Peter is just glad that nobody died this evening while he was there. Unfortunately, this idea is crushed when a news report about the Rose killing a rookie police officer is reported on the news. As the report is being told, Richard Fisk returns home to find Dina waiting for him. Still wounded, he tells Dina to get him a doctor and rests on her side. However, the pair realize that because the Rose killed someone, this changes the whole situation.

Appearing in "One More Day Part 2 of 4: The Other Side of Darkness"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24.

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  • Dormammu (Only in flashback)
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Synopsis for "One More Day Part 2 of 4: The Other Side of Darkness"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24.

With May Parker being transferred over to another wing of the hospital to get treatment for her final hours of life, Peter rushes to Dr. Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum to see if the Sorcerer Surpeme can help save May's life. Dr. Strange tells Peter that he is unable to revive May, because the fates have decreed that it is May's time to go. Not willing to accept that May will die as a result of his actions, Peter begs Strange to help. Strange offers to use the Hands of Death to transport Peter to multiple places at once to ask various heroes and villains for help in his quest to save his Aunt May, however each and everyone proves to be unable to help Peter.

Drained from the experience, Peter is left alone by Dr. Strange who leaves the room to fetch Peter a drink. Peter uses this moment to use the Hands of Death in order to travel back to the night in which May got shot in order to try and prevent it. However, all Peter succeeds in doing is being witness to the entire event once again, his spectral form invisible to all present and unable to do anything to stop things. Peter then finds himself attacked by creatures known as the Nightwalkers, which seriously injure his astral form until he is rescued by Dr. Strange, who takes him back to an earlier period in time to allow Peter to heal before returning to the present. Dr. Strange tells Peter not to leave the room, because if he does, he may effect past and change the future, which Dr. Strange will not permit.

Dr. Strange leaves the room, and ends up conversing with the Spider-Man of this past time (which were originally depicted in Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 #42). When the present day Spider-Man tries to bolt through the door to warn his past self, he is once again stopped by Dr. Strange. Strange returns Peter to the present after he is completely healed and warns him against altering reality, as his encounter with the Nightwalkers could have proved fatal. Leaving Dr. Strange's Sanctum, Spider-Man runs into a little girl who agrees with Strange's assessment that there is nothing he can do to help him, but she can.

Appearing in "The Rise of the Hammer"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Spider-Man 2099 #15.

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Synopsis for "The Rise of the Hammer"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Spider-Man 2099 #15.

Jordan Boone is sending an e-mail to his friend Henri to complain about his standing at Alchemax. Particularly since Tyler Stone is so focused on mentoring Miguel O'Hara, and that he has been forbidden from getting involved in the Valhalla Project. However, he manages to find out everything about the project anyway and is sending it to Henri in case things go bad. After he sends his e-mail, his office is intruded upon by a member of the Public Eye. The man calls Boone a trickster, before knocking him out and carrying him away.

Meanwhile, Downtown, Spider-Man is clashing with members of the Fenris, who have disobeyed his demands that they leave people alone. After the hero defeated them all, he is confronted by their leader a massive warrior who calls himself Bloodsword. The masked hero is not afraid of the warrior and easily grabs the blade of his sword when he attacks. Using his claws, Spider-Man rips the sword to shreds and knocks out Bloodsword out with a single blow. Spider-Man then warns the Fenris against terrorizing the people of Downtown again. With the battle over, Spider-Man is surrounded by people who worship him. He becomes very uncomfortable about this, especially when a woman asks him to heal her son's scared face. He tells her he will ask Thor for her and swings away to people cheering his and Thor's name. Atop Downtown, Miguel changes back into his street clothes and returns Uptown. However, he feels disgusted with returning to the opulence of the upper city. To punctuate this, he hears a child begging his mother to buy something for him. When she complains that her son's dirty hands make him a monster, Miguel asks her if she wants to know what a real kid looking like a monster is like. He quickly tells her never mind and walks off. Back downtown, at the Throwback's hideout, Kasey Nash is insisting that they are they need to help Spider-Man as they can take a foothold on Downtown. Hearing this, Gabriel O'Hara becomes jealous and tells Kasey to dump him for the masked hero and storms out of the room, much to the confusion of the others.[Continuity 1]

While at Alchemax, Dada D'Angela tries to call Miguel only to get his holographic assistant Lyla again. The assistant, unfortunately, doesn't know when Miguel will be back. Tyler Stone tries to tell her that Miguel was killed when Alchemax was under siege from Thanatos.[Continuity 2] Before he can finish, Miguel enters the room, much to the shock of Tyler Stone. When Miguel questions Lyla about not telling him when Dana called, the holographic assistant suggests that either Dana was lying or there is a bad sector in her memory and promises to run a full diagnostic.[Continuity 3] That's when Tyler Stone reminds Miguel that they are scheduled to pay a visit to Valhalla. When Miguel accuses Stone of keeping him out of is lab so Jordan Boone can muck with his experiments some more. That's when Stone assures him that won't happen, telling Miguel that Boone is no longer working for Alchemax. At that moment, at Wellvale Home, Conchata O'Hara contemplates the return of Spider-Man, the so-called harbinger of Thor. Thinking about how the masked hero has appeared all over Downtown, she wonders if Downtown is also good enough a place for her to be.

Meanwhile, Miguel and Dana are taken to Valhalla. They are impressed that their mag-lev vehicle can travel to the floating system, learning about the mag-lev/antigraviton particle system called Bifrost. When Miguel explains to Dana the reference to Norse mythology, their guide asks O'Hara if he is a Thorite. He says he isn't but is the subject of Thorite worship. This is dismissed as a joke. They arrive just as Valhalla's main systems are being activated, making the floating city totally self-sufficient. Once the systems are activated, Valhalla suddenly begins to shake and there is an explosion. People begin to panic until someone calls out to them, calling them "mortals". Suddenly, they are visited by two men claiming to be Thor and Heimdall and appear to have the powers to match. The man claiming to be Thor, tells the gathered people that he has come to bring a golden age upon the people, and will bring death to all the charlatans that claim to spread the word of Thor.[Continuity 4]

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Continuity Notes

  1. Gabriel is upset because he knows his brother is secretly Spider-Man, making this the second woman that Gabe has dated that has an infatuation with his brother as explained in Spider-Man 2099 #1-3.
  2. Miguel appeared to be thrown to his death as seen in Spider-Man 2099 #12-13.
  3. Layla has been developing feelings, causing her to fall in love with Miguel and become jealous of Dana since she had a system crash in Spider-Man 2099 #12.
  4. This Thor claims that he used to be a "lame man", this is a reference to the real Thor. Much like his Earth-616 counterpart, the Thor of Earth-928 was once forced to live an existence as Doctor Donald Blake, a lame doctor. This was done as a lesson in humility. The Earth-616 version of these events are detailed in Thor #159.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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