Appearing in "Spider-Man: One More Day, Part 3"
- Little girl (May Parker)
- Peter Parker (Mentioned)
- Mary Jane Watson-Parker (Mentioned)
- Fat Computer games designer (Peter Parker)
- Old entrepreneur (Peter Parker)
- Young woman (Mary Jane Watson) (Vision)
- J.R. Ewing (Mentioned)
- Gregor Samsa (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Hell (Illusion)
- Earth-7161 (Only appearance)
- Midtown High School (Mentioned)
- Earth-71241 (Only appearance)
Synopsis for "Spider-Man: One More Day, Part 3"
Confronted by a little girl who tries to convince Peter that his wanting to revive his aunt is a selfish thing to do, that is only to make him feel better without considering how his actions will effect others, Peter follows after the little girl but loses her. Ending up in a park, he meets a tubby guy reading a book, who tells him that the choices in his life led him to being a video game developer, becoming more introverted he came to enjoy the fantasy worlds he created in his games, envying the type of hero that Peter had become.
He also runs into an old man in a limo, who offers him a lift to find the girl. The man tells Peter about how he became wealthy at a young age, selling his inventions to show all those who tormented him in high school that he could succeed. Although, he finds that his life of wealth and fame has become a hollow victory because in spite of his high living he still feels that he would trade all of it for a girlfriend from high school who loved him for who he was instead of his belongings.
The old man drops off Peter and tells him that the girl he seeks is at the end of the alley. Peter finds a grown woman in red, who tells him that the people he had met, while trying to find the little girl were alternate reality versions of himself, that would exist today if he had followed different paths in life if he had never been bit by the radioactive spider that gave him his powers.
Fed up with all the semantics, Peter loses his temper and asks what this has to do with his Aunt May. The Lady in Red suddenly transforms into Mephisto, who tells Peter that he can grant him his wish that he can alter reality so that his aunt was never fatally wounded. Peter decides that he should speak to his wife before he makes a deal with Mephisto, and so Mephisto transports him back to their motel room where he finds that Mephisto was also speaking with Mary Jane at the same exact time. With the two of them together, Mephisto reveals what he wants as payment for saving May's life: Their marriage. He tells them that taking away their love and marriage would be an even greater payment than taking their souls, and gives them one more day to decide what they choose, their love for each other, or May's life.
Appearing in "Mephisto Profile"
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Synopsis for "Mephisto Profile"
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Appearing in "The Power and the Prize!"
- Mephisto (First appearance)
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- Silver Surfer's Surfboard
- Shalla-Bal's space ship
Synopsis for "The Power and the Prize!"
The Silver Surfer's power and nobility catches the attention of Mephisto. He sees the Surfer as an obstacle in his plan to tempt all of humanity into becoming his slaves. He brings Shalla-Bal to Earth as a way to torment the Surfer. But neither this or any other temptations can get him to falter. Mephisto resorts to brute strength by his demons and then himself to fell the Surfer, but nothing is successful. His only solace is the pain that the Silver Surfer feels when Mephisto sends Shalla-Bal back to Zenn-La.
The Silver Surfer tracks down the woman that was severely injured by the Badoon. He tries to finish healing her with his cosmic powers, but the hospital staff and police try to intervene. Despite the police’s laser attack, the Surfer is able to save her life. However, angered by the human’s continued aggression towards him, he swears to get his revenge on mankind.
Flying above the Earth, the Silver Surfer uses all his power to bring civilization to a standstill. A series of his cosmic bursts envelope the entire planet, which shuts down all machinery, dims all lights, and blocks all communications. This attack causes mass panic everywhere and catches the attention of Mephisto.
The Earth is one of Mephisto’s prized places for lost souls and any threat to this planet concerns him. His mystic vapors reveal that it is the Silver Surfer that is the cause of mankind’s current panic. The Surfer’s nobility and power is a threat to Mephisto’s control over the Earth and he begins to devise a plan for his demise.
Mephisto transports himself to Zenn-La, into Shalla-Bal’s quarters. He promises to bring her to Norrin Radd if she does as he commands. Desperate to be with her beloved, she agrees to his request. They board a spaceship and head to Earth.
The Surfer, calming down and realizing the mass fear that he has caused, reverses the cosmic field that he had created, and the world was restored to order. Just then he notices a Zenn-Lavian spaceship entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Before he can react, the Earth’s nuclear defenses attack it. The Surfer destroys the weapons, but not before Shalla-Bal’s ship is damaged and she is injured. The Silver Surfer races to the crash site to find Shalla-Bal gravely injured. He uses his power cosmic to revive her, but Mephisto appears and vanishes with her.
Duel in the Depths
Mephisto retreats to his underworld lair with the captive Shalla-Bal. He doesn’t want to just kill the Surfer but make him his slave. Before he can continue with his plans, though, the Surfer surprises him by appearing before him. He had no problem tracking them to Mephisto’s realm. Mephisto warns him that he holds his beloved hostage and that he must destroy the Surfer so that his control over Earth is not diminished. He tries to tempt the Surfer with wealth, lust, and power, but fails to win him over.
Angered by this defiance, Mephisto attacks the Surfer with his demons. While each subsequent creature is stronger and deadlier than the last, none can stand up to the might of the power cosmic. Mephisto envelopes him amoebic energy, draining his strength and restricting his movement. While physically defeated, his soul is still not Mephisto’s to have. So Mephisto implants the Surfer into his own brain to slowly bend him to his will. However, Surfer’s purity caused Mephisto too much pain and he was forced to release him.
Finally, Mephisto threatens to send Shalla-Bal back to Zenn-La unless the Surfer swears his allegiance to him. Tormented to see their long-anticipated reunion cut short, both Shalla-Bal and the Silver Surfer realize that she must go back so that Mephisto’s plan will fail. Satisfied with their anguish, Mephisto sends them both away and vows to one day defeat the Surfer.
ONE MORE DAY. Brace yourself, Spidey fans, after this, nothing will be the same for Peter Parker!
- The stakes have never been higher. At his darkest hours – and he's had plenty – Peter has always had one shoulder to lean on, one person who'd remind him who he is, who he was, and who he can be.
- Now he's about to lose that person. What would he do...what would you do, if you only had "One More Day?"
- This is the final issue of Sensational Spider-Man, as it was canceled in favor of publishing Amazing Spider-Man three times a month following the events of One More Day.
- Only the main story is reprinted from Silver Surfer Vol 1 3 and not the Watcher back-up story.
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