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Essential Series Vol 1 Amazing Spider-Man 8


Appearing in "...And the Nightcrawler Came Prowling, Prowling"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #161.

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Synopsis for "...And the Nightcrawler Came Prowling, Prowling"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #161.

When reading about an old friend from his days in the circus had been gunned down by a mysterious sniper, the X-Men's Nightcrawler decides to go to Coney Island to investigate. As fate would have it, Peter Parker would also be spending the day at Coney Island on a date with Mary Jane, when the sniper strikes again. This prompts Peter to excuse himself from his date and change into Spider-Man and try and catch the sniper. He ends up running into Nightcrawler, whom he assumes is the killer, when he catches the mutant with the sniper's weapon. Their fight takes them to the amusement park, however, Nightcrawler gets away with his teleportation powers and Spider-Man is forced to flee when the police arrive.

Spider-Man goes to the Bugle to see if Joe Robertson has any leads on who the shooter might be, Joe's sources suggest that it may be the Punisher. Jameson seeing that Spider-Man is in the building, rushes back to his own office where he pulls out the strange pictures he had received the day before: Photos of Spider-Man disposing of the Spider-Clone.

As the Punisher begins his own investigation on who's been besmirching his reputation, Spider-Man continues his search for Nightcrawler. The teleporting mutant manages to get the drop on Spider-Man, grabbing his camera and exposing the film, destroying the "evidence" that he's the shooter. As the two fight across NYC's cable car system, their fight is suddenly interrupted by the arrival of the Punisher, who believes that one of the two combating heroes is the one who has been framing him.

Appearing in "Let the Punisher fit the Crime"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #162.

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Synopsis for "Let the Punisher fit the Crime"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #162.

The Punisher has both Spider-Man and Nightcrawler in his sights, believing one of them is responsible for framing him for a bunch of sniper murders in the city. When the two heroes battle the Punisher, all learn that the killer is someone else entirely when they're attacked by the real sniper. Nightcrawler teleports away, and the Punisher and Spider-Man agree to work together to find out who the killer is.

The next day, Peter is at ESU with Harry when he sees Mary Jane out with Flash Thompson. She is purposely making time with Flash because Peter keeps on running out on their dates. J. Jonah Jameson also makes a trip to ESU, there he meets with Dr. Marla Madison, he offers her an opportunity to put her scientific know-how to trying to destroy Spider-Man.

The night, Spider-Man meets up with the Punisher and the two track down the mystery sniper framing the Punisher to a block party in an affluent neighborhood. There they learn that the shooter is a man named Jigsaw, who was horribly scarred by the Punisher in the past and was framing him in order to get revenge. Spider-Man and the Punisher tangle with Jigsaw's men, and get an assist from Nightcrawler, who had also tracked down Jigsaw's location.

Making short work of Jigsaw's men, the three heroes manage to stop Jigsaw and incapacitate him. With Jigsaw defeated, Nightcrawler and Punisher suddenly depart, and upon consideration Spider-Man decides to put in a vanishing act himself leaving Jigsaw to the authorities.

Appearing in "All The Kingpin's Men"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #163.

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Synopsis for "All The Kingpin's Men"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #163.

While riding on top of a city bus, Spider-Man notices an unmarked helicopter flying in the sky and finds it suspicious enough to check out. Sure enough, he witnesses the helicopter capture a shipping truck and takes it into the air. Spider-Man hitches a ride and finds himself fighting off a bunch of costumed thugs which he's fought a number of times prior. As he is distracted fighting a number of the thieves, they manage to steal the device the truck was shipping. With their mission accomplished, they drop Spider-Man and the truck back to the ground. Spider-Man manages to survive the fall by wrapping himself up in a web-ball.

Resuming his civilian guise, Peter Parker tries to pay a visit to Mary Jane with some flowers but finds that she's not home. Feeling rejected, he returns to his apartment where he finds that Mary Jane, Glory, Harry, Flash, Liz, Mrs. Muggins, Joe and Randy Robertson are all waiting there for him with a surprise: They've all chipped in for furniture for his apartment. When Flash Thompson keeps on butting in for time with Mary Jane, the annoyed Peter goes up to the roof of his building to think over his love life. There he almost intrudes on Harry Osborn and Liz Allan having a private moment alone.

Later that night, Spider-Man is out checking his leads on the thieves who stole the device. His search takes him to an abandoned movie studio. Inside, he finds that his old foe the Kingpin (no longer catatonic) is alive and well. The Kingpin and the wall-crawler end up battling each other. Spider-Man gains the upper hand in their one-on-one fight, however, it ends quickly when the Kingpin uses the gas in his lapel to incapacitate the wall-crawler. When Spider-Man revives, he finds himself attached to a machine with Richard Fisk, the Kingpin boasting about how he will not only kill Spider-Man but bring his son back to life as well.

Appearing in "Deadline!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #164.

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Synopsis for "Deadline!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #164.

The Kingpin has Spider-Man hooked up to a machine with his seemingly dead son, Richard Fisk. The Kingpin explains of his sons "death" during his brief time running a branch of Hydra and ultimately duped by the Red Skull. He explains that the device he's using -- the Vita-Drain Device -- to drain Spider-Man of his vitality and put it into his comatose son. The process is a success and Richard Fisk is revived, leaving Spider-Man in a severely weakened state.

Spider-Man is then dumped in the streets to die, however, the wall-crawler manages to make his way back to his apartment where he changes back into Peter Parker. When Glory comes knocking, she notices that Peter doesn't look well and puts him in bed then rushes off to see a doctor. Peter gets up and leaves. He changes into Spider-Man and pays a visit to Curt Connors. After an examination, Connors uses his enervator device to restore Spider-Man. The recharge also causes a small explosion which catches Connors, however, he appears all right. However, the measure is temporary, and so Connors equips Spider-Man with a device that will reverse the effects of the Vita-Drain.

Spider-Man tracks down the Kingpin and his family as at the city docks. There he uses the device given to him by Connors to take back his stolen life force back from Richard Fisk. This leads to a battle between Spider-Man and the Kingpin across the docks. Their fight ends when the scaffold they are fighting on falls apart, sending both men into the water. Only Spider-Man surfaces, who believes the Kingpin to be dead. The Kingpin's wife Vanessa, decides to let Spider-Man go free because, in spite of the fact that he may be responsible for killing her husband, the wall-crawler is responsible for bringing Richard back to life.

Appearing in "Stegron Stalks the City!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #165.

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Synopsis for "Stegron Stalks the City!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #165.

Spider-Man's spider-sense brings him to a hidden laboratory where he tangles with an unknown foe. In pursuit of this mysterious foe two S.H.I.E.L.D agents cross his path but to avoid hurting them and to escape he covers them in webbing. Meanwhile at Curtis Connors place, Curt explains to his wife Martha that he is feeling the after-effects of the explosion of a generator which saved Spider-Man's life. Suddenly Stegron the Dinosaur Man enters and kidnaps Billy and then leaves instructions for Curt to follow else he will kill Billy. When Peter confronts Flash about how he is trying to go out with Mary Jane, Flash quickly realizes his mistake and tells Peter that it's ok and that he understands that Peter and Mary Jane are a couple. Meanwhile in a science laboratory at Empire State University J.Jonah Jameson and Marla Madison are busy working on the control unit to the new Spider-Slayer.

Later Peter and Mary Jane meet up and discuss their relationship, and with no idea where they're going to take things decide to let things work themselves out. While at the Connors home, Curt talks his wife out of calling the police and realizes that he's turning into the Lizard once more, and fights off the change.

Peter and Mary Jane end up at Museum of Natural History where they are watching a laser show when suddenly the power goes out. Peter goes into investigating, changing into Spider-Man and finding that Stegron is there. Using the device he has stolen, he's reanimated the bones of dinosaurs that are on display. After a brief fight with the dinosaur bones, Spider-Man ends up tangling with Stegron one-on-one. The fight ends with Stegron as the victor when he causes part of the roof to collapse on the wall-crawler. When Spider-Man finally gets free, he finds that Stegron and his reanimated dinosaur bones have disappeared without a trace. And back at the home of Curt Connors, Curt cannot resist the change any longer and turns into the Lizard. With the Lizard persona in full control, the creature only has one goal: Destroy Stegron.

Appearing in "War of The Reptile-Men!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #166.

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  • Marla Madison's Car

Synopsis for "War of The Reptile-Men!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #166.

Following his defeat at the hands of Stegron the Dinosaur Man, Spider-Man decides to go and seek the help of Curt Connors due to his expertise with lizards. However, Spider-Man arrives just as Connors had finished transforming into the Lizard once more and was on its way out to attack Stegron itself. Spider-Man briefly tangles with the Lizard, who manages to escape. Going back into the Connors apartment, Spider-Man learns from Martha Connors of the situation and that Stegron has her son Billy hostage. Spider-Man vows to Martha that he will save Billy and restore Curt to normal once more.

While at ESU, J. Jonah Jameson pays a visit to Marla Madison, who unveils her own take on the Spider-Slayer robots. Peter's friends have all met at the apartment of Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn for Christmas cheer. Peter calls in and tells Mary Jane that he won't be able to make it. After getting off the phone with Peter, Mary Jane and the others are told by Harry and Liz Allan that they are going to get married.

At the hideout of Stegron, he shows Billy Connors that his revitalization ray is now fully operational and uses it to restore the dinosaur bones back to real living dinosaurs. He's then attacked by the Lizard, which causes the dinosaurs to break loose and flee into the city. Web-slinging around the city trying to find his foes, Spider-Man finds the dinosaurs and easily defeats them. He then tracks their trail of destruction back to Stegron's hideout, where he battles both Stegron and the Lizard. Spider-Man incapacitates the Lizard with a chemically treated webbing which restores the Lizard back to his human form.

Stegron uses this as his chance to flee with Billy as his prisoner, and he takes control of the dinosaurs again. Spider-Man goes after the two of them, leaving Curt behind to try and figure out how to make Stegron's device work in reverse. Spider-Man manages to rescue Billy and Connor's work on the device allows him to change the dinosaurs back to harmless bones. Stegron manages to escape and Spider-Man chases after him. Succumbing to the cold, Stegron is about to go back into a state of suspended animation when he falls into a frozen river and seemingly perishes. Unable to find a trace of Stegron, Spider-Man gives up his search.

On Christmas Day, all is well and the Connors family has been reunited for the holidays, Spider-Man decides to leave the Connors a Christmas gift before departing.

Appearing in "...Stalked By The Spider-Slayer!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #167.

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  • Trans-Con Trucking Truck

Synopsis for "...Stalked By The Spider-Slayer!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #167.

Marla Madison and J. Jonah Jameson are testing out the functions of the latest Spider-Slayer robot. Happy with the results, Jameson decides to take it out to destroy Spider-Man once and for all. While elsewhere, a new super-powered being called Will O' The Wisp has appeared and stolen a device out of a shipping truck.

Meanwhile, Peter and Mary Jane are about to go on a date when they happen upon Aunt May who is partaking in a protest for seniors rights because her landlord is trying to eliminate the rent control on the property they live in. When Peter's Spider-Sense kicks in, he quickly cancels his date with Mary Jane and sends her home on a bus. Changing into Spider-Man, Peter finds Jameson's Spider-Slayer robot, and after a brief battle, Spider-Man mockingly flees the battle when Jameson's robot bungles up an attack.

Flash Thompson, Liz Allan, and Harry Osborn all leave a movie together, and before Flash can confide in them about what's been bugging recently, they are visited by Harry's former psychiatrist, Barton Hamilton. Spider-Man pays a visit to Joe Robertson who's leaving home, inquiring if J. Jonah Jameson has been acting strange lately. Joe tells Spider-Man that other than cackling about some strange photographs he has locked in his desk, Jonah isn't any different. Joe then tells Spider-Man to never approach him at home and to butt out of his private life. Spider-Man apologizes and decides to check out these pictures that Joe had mentioned. He breaks into Jonah's office and takes them and flees before the security guard can spot him.

On his way back home, Spider-Man happens upon the Will O' The Wisp robbing a safe of an envelope. This causes a fight between the two, although Will O' The Wisp tries to talk to Spider-Man about his plight instead of fighting. Spider-Man is unwilling to listen and their fight finds Spider-Man knocked out a window. Landing on the ground, he's dropped the envelope he's taken from Jameson's office. Will O' The Wisp tries to take it (believing it to be the one that he came to steal.) Wisp uses his hypnotic powers to force Spider-Man into giving it over, however, their altercation is interrupted by the arrival of Jameson's Spider-Slayer robot.

Appearing in "Murder On the Wind!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #168.

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Synopsis for "Murder On the Wind!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #168.

Outside Rockefeller Center, Spider-Man is in a hypnotic trance induced by Will O' The Wisp, who wants to get a hold of an envelope that Spider-Man has. He believes it to be something he was sent out to steal, however it's really just photos that J. Jonah Jameson has been covenanting. This is interrupted when Jameson himself attacks the two in his new Spider-Slayer robot. The attack allows Spider-Man to snap out of the hypnotic spell, and Will O' The Wisp disappears when he suddenly feels pain in his mind. Spider-Man battles Jameson's robot and he webs the face of the robot's monitor display, temporarily blinding Jonah’s view. Jameson misguidedly directs the Slayer into a statue of Prometheus. The statue topples over, disabling the Spider Slayer unit. At Empire State University, Jonah angrily removes the virtual reality command headset and voices his frustration to Marla Madison.

Spider-Man later returns home to examine the photographs he stole from Jonah's office. Examining them, he finds that they are pictures of his final confrontation with the Spider-Man clone that he faced several weeks ago.

Later, Dr. Jonah Harrow speaks with the Will O' the Wisp. He has inserted an implant into his body, which will permanently discorporate his physical form, unless he agrees to kill Spider-Man. Back at Peter Parker's apartment, Peter is working on some new photos to try and cover for the fact that somehow got a hold of those photos. Mary Jane pops by for a visit, but after she leaves, Peter changes into Spider-Man and heads to Jameson's office and replaces the photos that he stole.

On his way back, he's attacked by Will O' The Wisp (observed by Jonas Harrow.) Wisp explains to Spider-Man of his conditions and how he's being forced to kill Spider-Man in ordered to be cured. Having defeated Spider-Man in battle, Wisp is about to kill Spider-Man, but realizes that he cannot bring himself to do it, because to do so would remove his last shred of humanity. Furious, Wisp tries to jump down and attack Harrow, however he disintegrates into nothingness. Spider-Man believes that Wisp was trying to point someone out in the crowd, but dismisses the idea and web-slings away.

Appearing in "Confrontation"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #169.

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Synopsis for "Confrontation"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #169.

Stopping to inspect a hole in one of his boots, Spider-Man is witness to some crooks taking over a police paddy wagon, and prevents the crooks from getting away, turning them back over to the police. While at the lab of Marla Madison, J. Jonah Jameson and Madison are going over the damage done by Spider-Man to their Spider-Slayer robot. Jameson decides that it's best to go for plan b.

As Liz Allan picks Harry up from his psychiatrist's office, Peter Parker returns home and is visited by J. Jonah Jameson. Jameson presents the pictures of the Spider-Clone being disposed and Jameson believes that Spider-Man murdered Parker and took his place. Peter manages to throw off suspicion by showing Jameson a bunch of photos which he doctored for this occasion and tries to make it seem as though the Spider-Clone photos are fakes. When Jameson wonders how they could have been made if Parker had the source photos, Peter again deflects suspicion by suggesting that Harry Osborn could have done it when they were roommates and he believed himself to be the Green Goblin. This satisfies Jameson who leaves, denying Peter's request for a raise, Peter who is relieved to have tricked Jonah can only laugh over the whole experience.

Later, while web-slinging through the city, Spider-Man's spider-sense brings him to the attention of a strange man skulking around the streets. Gabbing the guy and making him talk, he learns that he's part of a group of men who are using a laser to drill a hole in a specific subway tunnel. Spider-Man goes to the location and busts ups the men. When he's finished defeating them, he's then confronted by their leader -- Dr. Faustus.

Appearing in "Madness Is All in the Mind!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #170.

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Synopsis for "Madness Is All in the Mind!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #170.

Interrupting a drilling operation, Spider-Man finds himself face-to-face with the mastermind behind the crime: Doctor Faustus. Having heard that Faustus died during his last battle with Captain America, the villain explains he survived the fall from an airplane thanks to a concealed parachute that he had on his person at the time. Suddenly, the mechanical arm of Doctor Octopus phases through the wall and grabs at Spider-Man's leg. Suddenly, he is swarmed by a group of his foes. The wall-crawler struggles to try and stop them, but ultimately the battle is ended when Faustus seemingly banishes them from sight. Having succumbed to the mind-altering drugs coming out of Faustus' cigarette, Spider-Man is totally confused after his ordeal and is easily duped into assisting his new foe.

Meanwhile, Mary Jane is helping Liz Allan find a wedding dress for her upcoming wedding to Harry Osborn. Liz points out that Mary Jane would look much better in the dress than she would. Mary Jane remarks about what Peter Parker would think if he saw her in the gown. However, when a sales clerk comes to offer assistance, Mary Jane quickly pushes the dress side, telling the woman that they are shopping for Liz and insists that she is only tagging along.

Back underground, Doctor Faustus has convinced Spider-Man that he is working with them. He explains that they are using a laser drill to gain access to secret lab facility. Blasting a corridor within the facility, Spider-Man uses his spider-sense to help Faustus and his men maneuver around floor triggers that would activate stun beams. However, one of the goons makes a misstep activating the stun beams. Quickly, Spider-Man uses his powers to leap through the beams and hit the main shut-off switch. On the other side of the hall, Spider-Man is brought before a hermetically sealed room that contains what Faustus seeks, a means of taking over the entire world. At that moment, in Forest Hills in Queens, a rental agent is showing Aunt May's old home to a prospective renter. The man, who turns out to be the burglar who shot Uncle Ben years earlier, finds the home adequate. He then departs to walk the neighborhood. Left to his own thoughts the Burglar gloats over how he will finally find what he first came looking for in that home, something that will make him incredibly wealthy.

While back in the lab facility, Doctor Faustus explains to his minions that this is the facility where this year's flu vaccine is being held and he intends to add a psychoactive drug to turn the entire world into his willing slaves. However, he doesn't account for the air purifiers that are running in the room, sucking out his cigarette smoke. This causes the effects on Spider-Man's mind to wear off. Freed from the control of the mind-altering drugs, the masked hero easily dispatches the thugs that Faustus has hired. However, when he takes the fight to the Doctor himself, the Wall-Crawler discovers he underestimated the strength of his foe. Losing the fight thanks to another dose of drugged smoke, Spider-Man quickly leaps away and reactivates the security alarm. Faustus is then taken down by the stun beams, allowing Spider-Man to wrap up the villain and his minions, leaving them for the arriving authorities.

Appearing in "Photon Is Another Name For...?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #171.

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  • AIM's Hydrocraft

Synopsis for "Photon Is Another Name For...?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #171.

This story continued from Nova #12....

Spider-Man and Nova are on the scene of a whodunnit: Ralph Rider (the uncle of Richard Rider) has been murdered by someone named Photon, and the three prime suspects have just disappeared. With Michael Lincoln, Rider's embittered and recently fired assistant in police custody, Spider-Man and Nova fly off to try and find Franklin Risk (an unscrupulous businessman), Harry Daze (A member of AIM), and Jason Dean (A member of the Maggia.)

Meanwhile in Chinatown, Harry Osborne and his bride to be Liz Allan talk about their coming wedding, unaware that they are being followed by a mysterious assailant.

The three men whom Spider-Man and Nova are looking for have escaped and decided to work together to profit from the collection of Riders transistorized nuclear device. Daze calls in his associates at AIM to help in a raid of Rider's mansion to steal the device they all seek. Nova and Spider-Man manage to track them down and attack.

The two heroes are overpowered, however, chained to an anchor and dumped in the harbor to die. However, the combined strength of Spider-Man and Nova allow the two heroes to break free and continue after the AIM soldiers who they deduce are going to the Rider home.

There the two heroes fight off the AIM forces, and Nova and Spider-Man stop Photon when he takes Nova's father hostage. Afterwards, Detective Steele tells the two heroes that Ralph Rider left a clue to the identity of Photon. Showing them a crime scene photo he points out that Ralph (a fan of anagrams) had put his fingers on letters of scattered calendar pages that were scattered on the scene. Unmasking Photon, Steele's deduction turns out to be true and Photon is revealed to be Jason Dean.

Appearing in "The Fiend from the Fire!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #172.

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  • Rocket Board

Synopsis for "The Fiend from the Fire!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #172.

While out taking pictures on Wall Street, Peter Parker happens to witness the Rocket Racer making a theft and goes after him as Spider-Man. The amateur villain gives the wall-crawler a good chase, but ultimately bungles the theft and crashes, and Spider-Man drops him off for the police to pick up. Meanwhile, Liz Allan is saying good night to Harry Osborn after another date, when she returns home she is confronted by her half brother, the Molten Man. Peter meets up with Harry, and when they see Liz suddenly go in a cab, the fact that she ignores them worries both men.

Peter makes a stop at the Daily Bugle, where he sells his photos of the Rocket Racer to Jameson. Jameson acts uncharacteristically when Marla Madison stops by. While Peter is discussing Jameson's current romance with Glory Grant (Jameson's new secretary) and Joe Robertson, a call comes to Peter from the police asking him to come down to the station. Going down there, Peter finds that Liz Allan has been arrested for trying to steal drugs from a hospital, she asks Peter to tell Harry she's sorry and doesn't explain what she's doing.

Knowing her past history, Peter decides to go and investigate as Spider-Man, and searching the various hospitals in the city, he happens upon one being robbed by the Molten Man. Still in an unstable state since their last encounter, the Molten Man is burning up whatever he touches. After a lengthy fight, the Molten Man escapes, leaving Spider-Man to be stopped by police who happen on the scene and hold him at gunpoint.

Appearing in "If You Can't Stand the Heat...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #173.

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Synopsis for "If You Can't Stand the Heat...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #173.

Spider-Man is recovering from his battle with the Molten Man in a hospital, and he barely manages to escape when not only the police but a bunch of doctors try to stop him. Meanwhile, the Molten Man himself breaks into a pharmaceutical company and forces a scientist to try and make a cure for him. She eventually complies, and although she administers a cure for him, it proves only temporary. Reverting back to his unstable Molten Man form, Mark Raxton goes on a rampage.

Having just been bailed out of jail by Mary Jane and Harry Osborn, Liz is sullen about her experience, when the police come and ask her to help them as the Molten Man is now holding the pharmaceutical building hostage and is demanding that she come to him. Peter Parker, returning home, also gets a call from Joe Robertson telling him to go and cover the situation for the Bugle.

When Liz goes into the building upon the Molten Man's request (who doesn't want to die alone), Peter follows in behind as Spider-Man. When Spider-Man blows his cover, it leads to a battle between the two enemies. Their fight sets off liquid oxygen tanks which puts Liz at risk when the building catches fire. Spider-Man manages to fight off Molten Man long enough to get Liz to safety. The Molten Man seemingly perishes when the building explodes. Mortified by what happened, Liz flees, leaving Harry broken-hearted by the rejection of his fiancé.

Appearing in "The Hitman's Back in Town!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #174.

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Synopsis for "The Hitman's Back in Town!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #174.

When members of the Peoples Liberation Front rob a gun shop, the Punisher is there to stop them and he stamps them out. Meanwhile, Spider-Man returns home from his battle with the Molten Man and finds that he's aggravated his arm injury that he sustained fighting his old foe. Meanwhile, the Hitman is back in town and he's been hired by the PLF to capture J. Jonah Jameson.

Peter Parker meanwhile checks in on Harry Osborn, following Liz's flight from their impending marriage. There, Peter pulls Harry off Flash Thompson when Flash's comments about Liz anger Harry. They then take Harry to see his psychiatrist.

Later, J. Jonah Jameson and Marla Madison arrive at the Daily Bugle. Entering Jameson's office they are held at gunpoint by the Hitman. Quick thinking, Marla pushes the intercom button on Jameson's desk. Peter Parker hearing that the Hitman is going to take Jameson hostage, sneaks away and changes into Spider-Man. He bursts into Jameson's office at the same time as the Punisher who's been tracking the Hitman since he learned of the Hitman's link to the PLF.

Spider-Man and the Punisher fight the Hitman, however, the Hitman manages to capture Jameson and take him to the roof. Chasing them up there, the Punisher lets loose with his automatic weapons as the Hitman escapes with Jameson in a miniature helicopter, Spider-Man can only watch in horror and hope that Jameson doesn't get hit by a stray bullet.

Appearing in "Big Apple Battleground!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #175.

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Synopsis for "Big Apple Battleground!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #175.

Spider-Man stops the Punisher from shooting wildly at the Hitman (saving Jameson from any stray bullets that may hit him) allowing for the Hitman to escape with his intended target, but not before Spider-Man is able to tag his helicopter with a spider-tracer. When the police arrive to apprehend both Spider-Man and the Punisher, the two heroes make their escape. While, Joe Robertson and Glory Grant console Marla Madison, the Punisher tells Spider-Man his connection to the Hitman.

The Punisher explains that while he was fighting in Viet Nam, he was saved by Burt Kenyon (who would become the Hitman later) and the Punisher agreed that he owed Burt a favor for doing so. Finishing his story, the two heroes find that the spider-tracer has been removed from the helicopter and their search has reached a dead end.

Meanwhile, Harry Osborn is having a session with his psychiatrist, who pushes Harry's buttons by pressing on Liz's departure from his life. Harry loses his cool and attacks Barton. In the scuffle one man rises proclaiming that the Green Goblin will live again.

As Spider-Man and the Punisher continue to search for the Hitman and Jameson, the leader of the Peoples Liberation Front, along with the Hitman take Jameson to the Statue of Liberty where they intend on executing Jameson for his anti-PLO editorials. Spider-Man and the Punisher manage to track them down and battle the Hitman on top of the Statue of Liberty. During the fight, the Hitman, and Jameson have knocked off the statue. The Hitman manages to grab hold of the statue while Jameson is caught by Spider-Man, however, the wall-crawlers injured arm threatens to send them both to a fatal fall to the ground.

The Hitman then tries to cash in the favor the Punisher owes him: One life. The Punisher decides to save Jameson and Spider-Man, telling the Hitman he didn't specify that the life he needed to have had to be his. The Hitman, accepting that the Punisher's debt is paid let's go and falls to his death.

Appearing in "He Who Laughs Last...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #176.

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Synopsis for "He Who Laughs Last...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #176.

Following Spider-Man's battle with the Hitman, the wall-crawler returns J. Jonah Jameson to his office. The publisher is less than thankful about Spider-Man's rescue attempt, and Spider-Man literally gives Jameson a spin after he chews out Spider-Man, before leaving.

The next morning, Peter awakens to find that his arm is completely healed, he decides to go see his Aunt May and finds a note on her apartment staying that she's participating in a Grey Panthers protest. Going to meet up with her there, Peter witnesses Aunt May get into an altercation with a police officer, when she suddenly has a heart attack and passes out. Throwing the cop aside, Peter comes to her aid and he eventually leaves with her in an ambulance. At the hospital, Mary Jane arrives to comfort Peter and to check in on Aunt May.

After learning of Aunt May's condition, Peter and Mary Jane visit with her briefly before departing. On his way home, Peter happens upon Burton Hamilton's office and finds it in shambles. Figuring that Harry may have reverted to his Green Goblin persona, Peter decides to seek out his friend as Spider-Man.

At the apartment shared by Flash Thompson and Harry Osborn, Flash returns home to find the place trashed and the Green Goblin present. Believing that it's Harry, back in his Goblin guise, Flash tries to talk sense into him when Spider-Man shows up. This leads to a fight between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man. The fight takes a turn for the worse when the Goblin grabs Flash Thompson and throws him out the nearby window.

Appearing in "Goblin in the Middle"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #177.

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Synopsis for "Goblin in the Middle"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #177.

While fighting the Green Goblin, Spider-Man is forced to break off his attack when the Goblin tosses Flash Thompson out of his apartment window. Spider-Man rescues Flash, but the Goblin manages to escape. Spider-Man tries to figure out what happened, however, Flash is as clueless about what caused the attack as Spider-Man is, and so Spidey departs to try and find the Goblin, whom he believes is Harry Osborn.

As the Green Goblin returns to his hide-out and taunts his hooded hostage with the fact that he intends to become the new crime boss in New York, Peter Parker goes to visit his Aunt May in the hospital. Peter leaves telling MJ that he's returning home to study, but in reality, he's resuming his search for the Green Goblin.

Peter happens upon a gangland execution while changing into Spider-Man and breaks it up. After knocking out all the crooks, he finds a cryptic gangland invitation that he intends to follow up on. Meanwhile, Aunt May suffers another heart attack and when MJ tries to call Peter to tell him she finds that there is no answer at his apartment.

Spider-Man learns the location of this underworld meeting: In the World Trade Center. Peter hides out in the vents to overhear the happenings. Silvermane arrives with a number of crime bosses with the proposition that they all amalgamate into one organization. The Green Goblin crashes the party, easily defeating all the men and makes them an offer: Allow him to become the leader of this new crime cartel, and he will reveal Spider-Man's true identity.

Appearing in "Green Grows the Goblin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #178.

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Synopsis for "Green Grows the Goblin!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #178.

Spider-Man crashes in on the Green Goblin, Silvermane, and a bunch of mobsters who are meeting at the World Trade Center. Spider-Man attacks just before the Green Goblin can reveal his identity. However, during the fight both the Goblin and Silvermane retreat. After beating the thugs, Spider-Man decides to depart.

Meanwhile, at the hospital, the doctors tell Mary Jane that they have to perform an operation on Aunt May, but cannot do it without authorization from the next of kin. If they can't get a hold of Peter soon, Aunt May will die. Peter meanwhile, returns to his apartment unaware of his aunt's plight and tries to resume his studies after a visit from Glory Grant.

Meanwhile, the Green Goblin returns to his hideout to taunt his hooded captive about his activities. As Peter gives up on his studying and decides to go back out looking for the Green Goblin, Mary Jane shows up at the Daily Bugle looking for Peter. Jonah convinces her to call Peter's apartment. Peter is just about to leave as Spider-Man when he decides to turn back and answer the phone. When he learns of Aunt May's fate, Peter tells Mary Jane to meet him at the hospital.

Rushing there as Spider-Man, Peter almost makes it when he's attacked by the Green Goblin. Unable to shake off his foe, the disorientated Spider-Man is caught in a specially treated bag and carted off by the Goblin, while Mary Jane waits by Aunt May's bed for Peter to arrive.

Appearing in "The Goblin's Always Greener...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #179.

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Synopsis for "The Goblin's Always Greener...!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #179.

The Green Goblin has captured Spider-Man as he is rushing to the hospital to sign forms for Aunt May's operation. However, mobsters in the employ of Silvermane attack the Goblin with bazookas, inadvertently freeing Spider-Man. Before the wallcrawler can get his bearings, however, he falls into a dumpster, where the mobsters find him unconscious. Spider-Man revives and fights his way to freedom. Changing back to Peter Parker, Spidey rushes to the hospital just in the nick of time. He is, however, chewed out by Mary Jane for taking so long to get there to sign for his ailing aunt.

Meanwhile, the Green Goblin returns to his hideout, furious at Silvermane, and taunts his hostage once more before departing to eliminate Silvermane so he can get control of the crime rackets. Back at the hospital, Peter waits for Aunt May's surgery to be completed, he is consoled by Mary Jane, her Aunt Anna, and Joe Robertson. As Peter learns that Aunt May is going to pull through, he also hears of the Green Goblin attacking Radio City Music Hall and rushes there.

Changing into Spider-Man, Peter gets into the middle of a fight between Silvermane and the Green Goblin. When the Goblin tries to get away on his glider with Silvermane as his prisoner, Spider-Man tries to stop them. However, the Goblin's glider malfunctions and Spider-Man's web line busts, sending all three men falling from a fatal height.

Finally, in the Goblin's hideout, his hostage breaks free, and it turns out that it's really Harry Osborn, and he is furious.

Appearing in "Who Was That Goblin I Saw You With?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #180.

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Synopsis for "Who Was That Goblin I Saw You With?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #180.

Spider-Man, Silvermane, and the Green Goblin are falling to the ground of the Radio City Music Hall. However, the Goblin recovers his glider, capturing Spider-Man and leaving Silvermane to crash to the ground. The Goblin then takes Spider-Man off to have his final revenge. While at the Goblin's hideout, Harry Osborn has freed himself and decides to go after the Goblin himself in a spare Goblin costume.

Meanwhile, the Goblin has taken Spider-Man to the factory where he disposed of the Spider-Clone, and the two resume their battle. During the fight, Spider-Man manages to unmask the Goblin, revealing him to be Harry's psychiatrist Barton Hamilton. Hamilton reveals that he learned of the Green Goblin's devices through hypnotic regression sessions with Harry, and fancied himself to become the new Green Goblin. Knowing of Spider-Man's identity he was the one that took the photos of Spider-Man disposing of the Spider-Clone.

Finishing his story, Hamilton and Spider-Man are surprised when Harry -- in his own Goblin costume -- attacks Hamilton. The two have a duel of Goblins when Harry finally is sick of posing as the Goblin, he tears off his costume and proclaims that the Goblin is dead. Barton then pulls out a small explosive and threatens to blow them all up, however, Hamilton stumbles over his own feet and becomes the only victim of his weapon.

Once all is done and over with, Peter Parker takes Harry back to his apartment, where Harry is happy to find that Liz Allen has returned to him, Peter decides to leave the couple to some privacy and walks home wondering when he himself will find true happiness like they have.

Appearing in "Flashback!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #181.

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Synopsis for "Flashback!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #181.

Visiting the grave of his Uncle Ben, Spider-Man thinks back and reflects on his entire career as Spider-Man. He recalls the events that led to him getting his spider-powers, and how the death of his Uncle Ben were the catalysts that led to him becoming Spider-Man. He recalls his brief stint in show-biz, his first encounter with the Fantastic Four, and Jameson's early smear campaigns about Spider-Man in the Bugle. He thinks about all the times Jameson has sent super-powered beings or high tech machines after him as well.

He recalls his relationships with Flash Thompson, Betty Brant and the Stacy's. He recalls how George Stacy died at the hands of Dr. Octopus, and Gwen was murdered by the Green Goblin. He recalls Curt Connors struggles as the Lizard, Frederick Foswells stint at the Big Man, John Jameson becoming the Man-Wolf, Michael Morbius being cursed as a living vampire, and Harry Osborns descent into madness which turned him into the second Green Goblin, and all the villains he's fought over the years. He also reflects on his allies, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, the Prowler, even the Punisher. He then turns his thoughts to his new love Mary Jane, and his friends.

Spider-Man's recollection ends as he watches his Aunt May place some flowers on Ben's grave and departs. Spider-Man then goes to pay his respects, leaving the microscope Ben gave him years ago at the grave. After departing a worker at the cemetery happens upon the microscope and decides to take it home to his son to use.

Appearing in "The Rocket Racer's Back in Town!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #182.

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Synopsis for "The Rocket Racer's Back in Town!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #182.

The Rocket Racer is back in action, and Spider-Man happens to catch him stealing plans from a building. Although he puts the Rocket Racer on a chase, he ultimately loses the novice crook in the subway system.

The Racer turns over the stolen papers -- which could indict his employer Jackson Weele of embezzlement. When the key document is missing, the Rocket Racer reveals that he has hidden it and intends to use it to blackmail Weele into doing his bidding.

Meanwhile, Peter Parker makes time to go visit his Aunt May in the hospital and finds Mary Jane there, who scolds him for not being around for her again. He later takes Mary Jane out on a date, briefly pausing when his spider-sense goes off in the hospital waiting room (unaware that the Rocket Racer, in his civilian guise is there.)

Later, Jackson Weele decides to commit suicide and is about to walk off a pier when he's stopped by the Racer who once more demands money. When the Racer leaves, Weele decides that he's going to put his money to use to crush the Rocket Racer. The Racer's night time activities attract the police and Spider-Man who both try to stop him. However, they fail to do so and the Rocket Racer manages to escape once more.

Showing up at Mary Jane's for a visit, when she answers the door Peter pulls out a cracker jack box. When she looks inside, she finds an engagement ring, and Peter proposes to her, MJ is shocked by this.

Appearing in "...And Where the Big Wheel Stops, Nobody Knows!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #183.

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Synopsis for "...And Where the Big Wheel Stops, Nobody Knows!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #183.

Spider-Man shows up for class early and thinks about his upcoming graduation and hopes to marry Mary Jane. Meanwhile, Jackson Weele has come to the Tinkerer to get a device to destroy the Rocket Racer.

Meanwhile, Peter Parker goes to visit his Aunt May, unaware that the Rocket Racer (in his civilian guise) is visiting his ailing mother, who is sharing a room with May. When Peter's spider-sense goes off he changes into Spider-Man and bursts in on them and is attacked by the Racer. The racer changes into his costume and their fight takes them across the city. Things get more complicated when Weele, coming in a giant gyroscope device dubbed the Big Wheel, attacks them. The fight ends when the Big Wheel rolls off the docks and into the water. Spider-Man dives in but can find no trace of Weele.

Realizing that he's forgotten about Aunt May, Peter rushes back to the hospital where he learns that his sudden appearance as Spider-Man put Aunt May in another seizure and she is in intensive care. To make matters worse, Mary Jane comes to visit and at the same time tells Peter that she can't marry him because she's not ready to settle down and gives him back his ring.

Rejected, Peter returns home to find that somebody is waiting in his apartment.

Appearing in "White Dragon! Red Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #184.

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Synopsis for "White Dragon! Red Death!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #184.

Peter Parker has returned home from his apartment to find that Betty Brant is waiting there for him. Betty explains that she left Ned Leeds because she wasn't happy living with him in Paris, now that she's back in America, Peter was one of the first people she wanted to see. The two decide to play catch up, and Peter is not certain if he wants to get involved with Betty Brant again.

Meanwhile, at a lab uptown, J. Jonah Jameson and Marla Madison go to visit his son John who has been put in cryogenic suspension. Peter and Betty go to ESU where Peter is preparing for his graduation ceremony. There he tries to introduce himself to Phillip Chang, who he will be working with next semester. Chang snaps and almost attacks Peter before storming off, muttering about Peter not being one of the Dragons.

That night Peter is web-slinging through Chinatown where he stops the Dragon Lords gang from robbing a store, however, he finds the owner too fearful to report the incident to the police. Taking Betty out for Chinese later, he finds that Phillip works at the Lotus Restaurant. There Peter gets Phillip to confide in him. Phillip explains that he's been in trouble in the past in Hong Kong when suddenly the costumed criminal known as the White Dragon enters the restaurant and kidnaps Phillip. Peter tags the White Dragon with a spider-tracer.

He later tracks down the White Dragon to the Dragon Lord's hideout, where they are pressuring Phillip to join their gang. Spider-Man attacks the White Dragon, but is easily defeated and chained up over a vat of oil. White Dragon demands Phillip join their group or Spider-Man dies. When Phillip still refuses, Spider-Man is dropped in and the White Dragon ignites the oil.

Appearing in "Spider, Spider, Burning Bright!"

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Amazing Spider-Man #185.

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Synopsis for "Spider, Spider, Burning Bright!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #185.

Captured by the White Dragon and his Dragon Lords, Spider-Man is dropped into a vat of oil that the villain has set afire. With the Spider-Man seemingly dead, the White Dragon tells Phillip Chang that his reluctance to join his gang has resulted in the wall-crawler's death. However, Spider-Man isn't dead yet as only the top layer of oil is ablaze. With the temperature rising and the flames slowly spreading down, Spider-Man breaks free from the chains that bind him. Then, using his web-shooters, Spider-Man wraps himself in webbing and leaps out of the flaming vat, out a nearby window. Using his spider-sense, the web-slinger swings out to the East River to douse the flames. Fearing that Spider-Man might return, the White Dragon orders his gang to flee. Spider-Man returns shortly thereafter and finds Phil alone.

After freeing the young man, Spider-Man asks why the White Dragon and his men are seeking him out. Chang explains that he used to be a part of a gang in Hong Kong. One day, one of his enemies lobbed a grenade into Chang's home. Although Phil survived, his parents were killed in the blast. Seeking to renounce his violent past, Phil vowed to his grandparents. He then immigrated to the United States to start a new life working in his uncle's restaurant and going back to school. When the White Dragon learned of his presence, the costumed gangster threatened to tell Phil's enemies where to find him if he did not join the Dragon Lords.

Meanwhile, the White Dragon has gathered his minions in a secret room within the Brooklyn Bridge. He tries to raise their spirits by recalling the fact that he united all the gangs in Chinatown. However, when one of the gang members questions the White Dragon's leadership, he challenges the dissident. After a short fight, the White Dragon uses his talons to slash open the gangster's stomach, killing him. It's then that one of the White Dragon's subordinates notices that a Spider-Tracer has been planted on their leader. The White Dragon decides to let Spider-Man know that he is onto him by crushing the device, causing the signal to die out just as Spider-Man has started tracking it. Undaunted, Spider-Man decides to swing across Chinatown waiting for his Spider-Sense to warn him of danger.

Soon enough, Spider-Man locates the Dragon Lords and uses his webbings to separate members of the gang from their leader. Spider-Man then goes up against the White Dragon and is easily able to dodge his attacks thanks to his enhanced speed and agility. When the villain tries to immolate Spider-Man with the flamethrower built into his dragon's mask. When this fails, he attempts to use his gas. Although this stuns Spider-Man momentarily, the wall-crawler manages to knock the White Dragon into one of his web snares, trapping his foe. Spider-Man then leaves the White Dragon and his men for the authorities.

Appearing in "Spawn of the Spider"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #11.

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Synopsis for "Spawn of the Spider"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #11.

Web-slinging through the city, Spider-Man happens upon a Grey Power protest which his Aunt May is participating in. When she's suddenly arrested, Spidey briefly considers rescuing Aunt May but decides to do everything legally. Rushing to the courthouse as Peter Parker, he pays bail for his Aunt May but is worried because the 200 dollar check he cut may bounce. After unsuccessfully getting an advance from J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane suggests that Peter joins in being an extra for a movie being filmed in the city titled "Spawn of the Spider". On the set, Peter witnesses one of the actors (in a ridiculous spider-monster costume) slip and is about to fall to the ground from the side of a building. Peter slips away and changes into Spider-Man and comes to the rescue. The Director fires the special effects man, Klemmer, and offers Spider-Man to take on the lead. Spidey agrees but demands to be paid in cash.

That night, someone vowing revenge against the production hires three crooks (strongman, tumbler, and acrobat) to put on new spider-themed costumes and attack the production as the Spider-Squad. Sure enough, the Spider-Squad attacks the set, and get locked in battle with Spider-Man. They manage to get away when they tag Spider-Man with a temporary poison and escape in a boat. Spider-Man recovers from the venom and goes after them, delaying the production by another day.

Realizing that Klemmer probably had something to do with it, he travels to Klemmer's apartment. There he is attacked by the Spider-Squad who again manages to escape, but not before Spider-Man can tag their car with a spider-tracer. Tracking them to an abandoned barn, Spider-Man battles the Spider-Squad once more. In spite of being caught up in a giant fake spider-web, Spider-Man manages to defeat them all. When looking for Klemmer, Spider-Man finds him unconscious under a pile of hay. He suddenly realizes that someone is trying to frame Klemmer and that he's probably walked right into a trap. Sure enough, when Spider-Man gets Klemmer and the Spider-Squad to safety, the building is blown up by Anton DeLionatus, the film's financier who was hoping to cash in on the insurance of the failed project. Spider-Man tracks down DeLionatus, and easily defeats him and turns him over to the police.

Later, Peter Parker is down because he couldn't earn any money and that his check will surely bounce. All turns out well for Peter when the charges against Aunt May are dropped and the court nullifies the bail payment and returns the check to Peter.

Appearing in "The Web and the Flame"

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Giant-Size Spider-Man #6.

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Synopsis for "The Web and the Flame"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Giant-Size Spider-Man #6.
This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #4.

While patrolling the city, Spider-Man happens upon the Human Torch apparently going on a rampage through the city. Spider-Man tries to stop his sometime ally, when he realizes that it's all a shoot for a movie. News of the battle between the two heroes gains national press and the movie studio wants to get Spider-Man into the movie as well and sends out a call for Spider-Man to come to Hollywood to be in the film as well. Deciding that his Aunt May can use the extra money, Peter decides to make the trip to star in the film.

After a brief battle with the Torch again, Spider-Man explains what he's doing there and the two agree to work together on the film. However, the two are unaware that their old foes the Wizard and Mysterio have teamed up, plotting to destroy their foes together. To pull it off, the Wizard uses his flame suit to pose as the Torch and attack Spider-Man. The furious Spider-Man goes after the real Torch and a battle between the two begins. Things are even more complicated when Mysterio unleashes his deadly special effect death traps on the two.

When the two heroes realize the truth, they go after Mysterio and the Wizard who retreat to a secret bunker. There they fight off more of Mysterio and the Wizard's creation. The two best them all and defeat the two crooks and string them up for the police. Afterwords, Spider-Man is bombarded with press about working with the Torch. Fed up with Hollywood, Spider-Man leaves and returned to New York as Peter Parker.

Appearing in "The Man Called Photon?"

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Nova #12.

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Synopsis for "The Man Called Photon?"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Nova #12.

When going to visit his uncle Ralph, Richard Rider is shocked to find that his uncle has been murdered. It is revealed that someone, dressed in a costume calling themselves Photon killed his uncle before a number of visitors could bid a transistorized nuclear device. Initially, the hot headed Richard blames Peter Parker (on assignment for the Daily Bugle) is the killer, however this is straightened out when it's revealed that Peter tried to stop Photon.

The possible killers are all visitors at Ralph Rider's mansion that day: Michael Lincoln, Rider's embittered assistant; Franklin Risk a strong-armed business man; Harry Daze who is has ties to AIM; and Jason Dean who has ties with the Maggia crime family.

When Lincoln tries to flee, Richard stops him as Nova and gets into a brief fight with Peter Parker who also went after him as Spider-Man. After the fight, Nova takes Lincoln back to the mansion, while Spider-Man changes back to Peter Parker. When Photon attacks again, Peter changes back to Spider-Man and helps Nova to try and stop him. However, Photon manages to escape.

With all the suspects in one room, Detective Jason Steele identifies all the suspects possible motivations for killing Ralph Rider. After all is put out on the table someone puts out the lights, when they are restored Dean, Risk, and Daze are missing, and the captain tells Spider-Man and Nova that Manners the butler was killed before he could reveal who the killer was.

This story is continued in Amazing Spider-Man #171....

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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