Appearing in "...And the Nightcrawler Came Prowling, Prowling"
- Punisher (Frank Castle)
- Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
- Mary Jane Watson
- Daily Bugle
- Liz Allan
- Harry Osborn
- Eric Hoffman (Photo) (Only appearance; dies)
- Hennessy (First appearance)
- Spider-Man Clone (Photo)
Races and Species:
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Belt Camera
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Daily Bugle Newspaper
- Wolverine's Suit
Synopsis for "...And the Nightcrawler Came Prowling, Prowling"
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 "The Punfisher's Tail"
- Unnamed kidnapper
- Doctor Octopussycat
- Punfisher's battlevan
Synopsis for "The Punfisher's Tail"
After having subdued Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham, the Punfisher decides to spare his life, concerned that he would not get paid if he killed the star of the comic book. Instead, the Punfisher resumes his punishment of the plumber kidnapper by making him carry a pizza across the street to Diet Land. During the ensuing stampede of dieters hungry for pizza, the kidnapper flees while the Punfisher gets trampled, prompting him to remark "That's the first time one of my punishments backfired on me!" Having convinced Spider-Ham that he is not the kidnapper, but, rather, the kidnapper is getting away in his car, Spider-Ham throws a Spider-Tracer on the vehicle.
While following the Spider-Tracer in the Punfisher's battlevan, the Punfisher recounts his origin to Spider-Ham, who falls asleep during the telling. They arrive at Octo-Rooter where it is revealed that Doctor Octopussycat has orchestrated the kidnapping of all the plumbers in the New York City, so that he can have a monopoly on plumbing services. Spider-Ham and the Punfisher burst into Doctor Octopussycat's officer, where he quickly defeats them in battle.
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