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Appearing in "Golden Child (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Team-Up Vol 3 #5.

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Synopsis for "Golden Child (Part 5)"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Team-Up Vol 3 #5.

Part 5 continues with Sunfire's confrontation of Titannus. After trying to free a woman whom he believes is being held prisoner in suspended animation, Sunfire is attacked by Titannus. Meanwhile back in America, in the early hours of the morning Spider-Man battles Cardiac but is eventually beaten. Cardiac spares Spider-Man and escapes leaving Spider-Man to be yet again late for work. At the X-Mansion, Storm discovers that X-23 has been up all night checking security footage. However when X does not respond, Storm leaves, X switches the monitor back to Wolverine. Meanwhile Sunfire is busy trying to defeat Titannus but is merely annoying him an in turn, sealing his own fate. At the Baxter Building, a paranoid Mister Fantastic is suffering from lack of sleep and is sent to bed by Invisible Woman. Around the same time Paul Patterson manages to get make a call to Spider-Man, who manages to convince Reed Richards to trace the call for him. In the X-Mansion at the same time there is a blip and without the permission of Cyclops, X-23 decides to investigate. In Japan, Sunfire is being beaten to near-death by Titannus. Later, X-23 is preparing to break into Iron Maniac's lab through the the skylight when Spider-Man approaches. The two fight and fall through the skylight where they are seen by Iron Maniac.

Appearing in "Suddenly... The Stunt-Master!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #64.

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  • Mr. Ellis, a movie producer
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Synopsis for "Suddenly... The Stunt-Master!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Daredevil #64.

Taking a vacation, Matt Murdock travels to Hollywood, California in order to try and track down Karen Page, whom he believes has gone there knowing that she has social ties in the area. During his search for Karen, DD ends up clashing with the Stunt-Master once more who, having trouble finding steady work as a stunt man, goes back to crime and is hired to steal a rare and valuable movie print. During the fight, Stunt-Master's lot in life comes up, and feeling sorry for Stunt-Master, DD decides to help him out. The two end up busting up the crooks orchestrating the plot and the subsequent publicity gets Stunt-Master a job for a television series.

Appearing in "Web of Lies"

This story is a reprint of the comic
She-Hulk #4.

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Synopsis for "Web of Lies"

This story is a reprint of the comic
She-Hulk #4.

After hearing how Spider-Man once saved his life, She-Hulk helps her co-worker Augustus Pugliese get into contact with the wall-crawler so that he can offer to represent him in a lawsuit against the Daily Bugle. This causes aggravation to Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson because they shined a make-shift spider-signal on the Bugle building in order to do so. He calls the New York Police to get them to do something, but they can't. Suddenly, Jameson is visited by what appears to be a famous Hollywood celebrity. However, it is actually Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway's process server, Ditto, who uses his shape-shifting powers to serve Jameson his papers informing him that he is being sued. Meanwhile, Peter Parker goes home to his wife Mary Jane Watson to tell her the good news. When she points out that any cash settlements will be paid out to Spider-Man, not Peter Parker, Peter suggests donating the money to charity or use it to buy equipment for his alter-ego.

Meanwhile, Pug has discovered that he is developing feelings for Jennifer Walters and tries to muster up the guts to ask her out on a date. Working out with Jen, he struggles to make the big move. However, as they are working out he asks her why she doesn't work out in her human form since her She-Hulk strength is exponential to her human strength. When he tries to ask her out, he caves at the last moment and asks her if she will be first chair in his case against the Daily Bugle. When She-Hulk asks why he won't do it, he says it is because he wants to win the case. When the news about the lawsuit hits the presses, the Scorpion seeks out the aid of Alystaire Smythe to loan him his Spider-Slayers so he can get revenge against both Spider-Man and J. Jonah Jameson.

Later, at the courthouse the trial is about to begin when Jennifer sees that one of the witnesses is John Jameson. In order to get out of being first chair, she intentionally asks John out on a date, creating a conflict of interest. Not only does this force Pug to take the first chair, but also crushes his hopes of asking Jen out himself. When the trial begins, Pug first calls John Jameson to the stand. He has him recount how Spider-Man saved his life at the start of his career. When it is presented that his father ran a story claiming that Spider-Man sabotaged the shuttle test, he has John confirm that investigations proved that Spider-Man did no such thing. Next he calls up a police officer to testify how Jameson demanded that Spider-Man be arrested after the Bugle published a story claiming that Spider-Man was also the super-villain known as Electro, a story that was proved false. Jameson protests, saying that the fakes were taken by Peter Parker. Pug then interviews various Daily Bugle staffers, including Betty Brand, and Joe Robertson, and has them admit that Jameson's used his vendetta against Spider-Man to help boost circulation of his newspaper.

Next, Spider-Man himself is called to the stand. Jameson protests this, complaining that they have no way of knowing if it is the real Spider-Man or an impostor with his mask on. Pug has thought of this and uses an Avengers scanning device, as Spider-Man was once a member of the team, it can confirm his identity without forcing the web-slinger to unmask. First Spider-Man goes through a list of Daily Bugle headlines that were either false or incorrectly reported. When Pug asks the wall-crawler why Jameson doesn't like him, Spider-Man says that it's because he is black. This causes some stress for Jameson and his legal team, but Spider-Man next says he is only joking, which puts the room in laughter, prompting the judge to call for order. The defense then begins questioning Spider-Man. The lawyer rips apart Spider-Man's case by first pointing out all the time that Jameson incorrectly reported about him by playing pranks. However, the lawyer points out that Spider-Man is responsible for the deaths of Captain George Stacy, his daughter Gwen, and was responsible for bringing to Earth a symbiote that led to the creations of both Venom and Carnage. When Spider-Man can't answer to these questions, the lawyer finishes his questioning. Suddenly, GLK&H's mailroom clerk Whiz-Kid rushes into the court to inform Jennifer that the Scorpion is on a rampage and heading toward the courthouse. Spider-Man Jennifer tell Pug that they will handle this so he can finish the trial uninterrupted and rush off to face their foe.

As Spider-Man and She-Hulk face off against the Scorpion and his army of Spider-Slayers, J. Jonah Jameson is called to the stand. He is first questioned by his lawyer where he claims that he provides a valuable public service warning people about the menace of a glory hound like Spider-Man is. When Pug begins questioning Jameson, he tricks Jameson into claiming that there wasn't a super-villain problem until after Spider-Man showed up. Pug then gets Jameson to admit all the different menaces that he created just to try and stop Spider-Man. While outside, the battle against the Scorpion is not faring well. She-Hulk tries to appeal to Gargan by reminding him that it is J. Jonah Jameson's fault he is trapped in the Scorpion outfit, but this only angers him enough to stop fighting and make his way to the courtroom. Inside, Pug continues chipping away at Jameson by pointing out how many members of the Daily Bugle staff have ties to the criminal world. Outside, the She-Hulk gets the Scorpion to pause when she explains that Jameson stands to lose millions of dollars in a class action lawsuit which is the best revenge Mac can get against Jonah. While the Scorpion mulls this over, Spider-Man swings in and knocks him out.

While inside the courthouse, Pug concludes his cross-examination by suggesting that thanks to all the menaces that surround Jameson, he needs Spider-Man around to clean up his messes. The following day, Peter Parker is waiting for his wife at the Daily Grind, gloating over how Jameson is being raked over the coals during his trial. However, the woman who appears to be Mary Jane, turns out to be Ditto, who serves him a notice to appear in court at the trial. Parker then finds himself on the receiving end of the questioning as Pug lays into him. First mention is made as to how Parker made a living off taking photos of Spider-Man, and even published a book called "Webs" that featured photos of the famed wall-crawler. Peter soon finds himself in the hot-seat when he admits to faking photos of Spider-Man. In response, Pug motions to include Parker in the suit.

The next day, Spider-Man pays a visit to the offices of GLK&H and demands that Pug settle the case, even though they are winning. Calling a meeting with Jameson, Spider-Man promises to drop the suit if Jameson and Parker hand out written retractions about Spider-Man for an entire business day, while dressed up in chicken suits. Jonah balks at this idea, but he hates the idea of losing a large some of money worse. As Parker and Jameson follow through on the settlement, Pug admits that while he didn't get the results he wanted, a win is a win. When Jennifer asks him what he wanted to ask her, he tells her it can wait.

Appearing in "I Was a Decoy for Pildorr the Plunderer from Outer Space!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #94.

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Synopsis for "I Was a Decoy for Pildorr the Plunderer from Outer Space!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #94.
Strange Tales Vol 1 94 001
100 years into the future, John Brett is told to fly "Earth's greatest treasure" past a horde of space pirates encroaching on the planet but Pildorr is monitoring the radio broadcasts and intercepts Brett. Pildorr makes Brett walk the plank where he will drift in orbit forever before opening the box which contains Earth's most powerful cobalt bomb rigged to detonate upon opening. They send up a ship to retrieve Brett from orbit, because although he has no spacesuit, he has suffered no ill effects as he is a robot.


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