Appearing in "The Return of the Green Goblin!"
- Aunt May
- Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
- Daily Bugle Staff
- Flash Thompson
- Liz Allan
- Dorrie Evans
- Wilson Allan (First appearance)
- Seymour O'Reilly
- The Spider-Man Fan Club (First appearance)
- Charlie Murphy (First appearance)
Races and Species:
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Spider-Signal
- Goblin Armor
- Pumpkin Bomb (First appearance)
- Razor Bat (First appearance)
- Goblin Glider (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Return of the Green Goblin!"
Flash Thompson announces to his classmates that he's forming the Spider-Man Fan Club and everyone (except Peter Parker) is invited. As Peter is walking home, he notices three mysterious figures getting into a helicopter making some sort of getaway. As Spider-Man leaps up into the helicopter, the film's director is furious for him ruining the shot of the movie, and Spider-Man is ridiculed by The Daily Bugle and others for his mistake. While walking Betty Brant home, Liz Allan sees Peter and shows him an ad in the newspaper about the Spider-Man Fan Club and it promises an appearance by Spider-Man himself.
Flash figures that if he says it's so, Spider-Man won't disappoint his fans, and Peter realizes he ought to show, but doesn't know how. As the discussion continues, his Spider-Sense goes off from a mysterious figure in a purple hat whom he doesn't recognize. Finally, Spider-Man goes to the fan club meeting and as he swings in, his web line is snapped by an electronic frog. Johnny Storm sees this and realizes that the acrobatic maneuver Spider-Man just did to land to save his life wasn't part of the show. His suspicions are confirmed when Green Goblin enters on his new improved glider. The crowd, thinking it's part of the show goes along with it, cheering Spider-Man in the fight. Realizing it's not an act, Johnny becomes Human Torch and battles Green Goblin.
Spider-Man fights alongside Human Torch when he hears someone on the phone say Aunt May has suffered a heart attack. Panicked, Spider-Man flees the scene, leaving Human Torch to handle Green Goblin, but the Goblin flies away for another day. Spider-Man is ridiculed for being yellow and a coward for running away, and Peter is upset that, despite all his superpowers, he still can't protect Aunt May or do anything to help her.
Appearing in "The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!"
- Human Torch (Johnny Storm) (Impersonates Cyrus Cartwright)
- Fantastic Four
- Skelly (Prison Guard) (First appearance)
- Wayne (Johnny's classmate)
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Synopsis for "The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!"
After a training session the Human Torch goes over his scrap book of past adventures, and recalls his previous battles against the Wizard and Paste Pot Pete, wondering what his old foes are up to today. Coincidentally enough, at that very moment Paste Pot Pete is busy breaking the Wizard out of prison so that the two may conspire on how to defeat their mutual foe.
Using the Wizard's suit that mimics the Human Torch's powers, the two begin to commit crimes that would cause the press to accuse the Human Torch of being a spy. However, when the Torch sets a trap to lure the two crooks to try and rob one of the world's richest men, the Torch himself gets captured and placed into a giant hall of mirrors by his foes. The Torch however uses his flame powers to break free and manages to capture the two crooks and turn them over to the police.
Appearing in "The Magician and the Maiden!"
- Egghead (Photo)
- Black Knight (Photo)
- Human Top (Photo)
- Pilai (Photo)
- Porcupine (Photo)
- Ant-Man's Ants
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Synopsis for "The Magician and the Maiden!"
One day the Wasp is looking at a series of pictures of her and Giant-Man's many foes which hang on the wall of their headquarters. Hearing that the Magician has escaped, she takes down his picture. She soon hears a radio report about a local clothing store that is selling Wasp-inspired clothing.
Meanwhile, Henry Pym, out on other business, hears the news and sends a message to the Wasp to stay home until the Magician is caught. Getting the message, the Wasp disregards it, to check out the clothing display. Arriving at the store, she is attacked by the Magician, who attempts to capture her.
The Wasp makes short work of him, using quick thinking and the store's many toys to take down the crook, who is promptly arrested. She comes home in time to meet Henry, jumping into his arms after realizing that he hadn't heard that the Magician had been captured, while sarcastically saying that she can never do anything without his help.
Appearing in "Challenged by the Human Cobra"
- Cobra (Klaus Voorhees) (First appearance)
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Synopsis for "Challenged by the Human Cobra"
An angry Thor rampages through Blake's office, upset that his nurse Jane Foster (whom he loves) has left him for another doctor, Dr. Bruce Andrews. Suddenly he is summoned to Asgard by his father Odin who orders him to abandon his feelings for the mortal nurse, only to have Thor leave in anger. Back on earth, in his human form as Blake, he decides go to India where he can forget Jane.
In India, an old friend Professor Shecktor is working on a cure for snake bites. His assistant, Klaus Vorhees, decides to kill the professor and steal his discoveries. He plans to allow a cobra to bite them both, but only give himself the cure.
Blake hears about Shecktor's injury and, as Thor, rushes to his side. Too late to save the Professor, he learns that the snake which bit them was radioactive, and Klaus has been transformed into a human cobra. Creating a typhoon with his hammer, Thor carries himself back to the USA following the Cobra.
The Cobra has invaded a factory, and is trying to force the owners to mass produce his cobra serum. Thor arrives and they battle. The Cobra manages to escape the factory and breaks into Dr. Andrews' office. Andrews is afraid and refuses to stand up to the villain. After calling him a coward, Jane signals Thor. The Cobra seizes her and uses her as a hostage against Thor so he can escape out an office window.
As the Cobra flees, Thor uses his hammer to fly around the building and ambush the Cobra on the other side. The Cobra drops Jane, and as Thor rushes to her rescue, the Cobra makes his escape.
Returning to Dr. Andrews' office, Jane immediately resigns and goes back to Dr. Blake, who welcomes her back as his nurse. Meanwhile, the Cobra is already plotting new evil deeds.
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