Appearing in "Too Many Heroes -- Too Little Time"
- Spider-Boy (Pete Ross) (Taken apart and reconstructed)
- Project Cadmus
- Dr. Octavius (Apparent death)
- Betty Brant (Apparent death)
- Rex Leech (Apparent death)
- Mig-El Gand (Leaves the Yancy Legion)
- Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099 (Disbands)
- Bouncing Ball (Death)
- Cannonfire (Death)
- Chameleon (Rebooted)
- Dream Date (Death)
- Fantastic Lad (Death)
- Growing Boy (Death)
- Invisible Girl (Death)
- Lady Bug (Salu van Dyne) (Rebooted)
- Living Lightning Lad (Rebooted)
- Living Lightning Lass (Death)
- Martinex 5 (Death)
- Molecule Lad (Death)
- Multiple Maid (Death)
- Paste-Eater Pete (Death)
- Phantom Cat (Death)
- Psi-Girl (Death)
- Shadowstar (Death)
- Star Charlie (Death)
- Sun Lord (Death)
- Timberwolf by Night (Death)
- Universe Boy (Death)
- Vance Cosmic (Death)
- Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099
- Invisible Girl
- Lady Bug (Salu van Dyne)
- Living Colossus
- Phantom Cat
- Universe Boy
- Yancy Legion (Disbands)
- Kang, the Time Conqueror (Chronos-Tut) (Apparent death)
- Frightful Five (Disbands)
- Waste Management of New York (First appearance)
- Insect Queen (Mary Jane Watson) (Photo)
- Silver Racer
- Spider-Boy (Pete Ross) (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- Scavulture (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
- New York Special Crimes Unit
- Captain Makoa
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Unmerges with and remerges with Superboy)
- Superboy (Unmerges with and remerges with Spider-Man)
- General Annihuis (Mentioned)
- Darkclaw (Logan Wayne) (Mentioned)
- Sparrow (Jubilee Lee) (Mentioned)
- Trevor Castle (Mentioned)
- Diana Prince (Mentioned)
- Hawk (Mentioned)
- Dagger (Mentioned)
- Challengers of the Fantastic (Mentioned)
- Mr. Mastermind (Mentioned)
- Mysteriomen (Mentioned)
- Death (Mentioned)
- Uncle Gen (Thaddeus Ross) (Mentioned)
- Spider-Boy (Pete Ross) (Mentioned)
- Chronos-Tut (Mentioned)
- Insect Queen (Mary Jane Watson) (Mentioned)
- Super-Soldier (Clark Kent) (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Fantastic Mountain (Mentioned)
- Black Diamond Soul Gem (Mentioned)
- Evil Eye
- Neron-Claw (Destroyed)
- Scavulture's Wings
- Time Square
- Time Square Generator
- Phantom-Negative Zone Projector
- Legion Anti-Grav Ring
- Kang Armor
Synopsis for "Too Many Heroes -- Too Little Time"
The story opens with Spider-Boy fighting the Scavulture is fighting Spider-Boy in the man-made caverns of New York City. The Scavulture uses his evil eye to cut Spider-Boy's webline, causing the arachnid youth to fall into a dumpster in Suicide Street. After a quick recovery, Spider-Boy is unable to find his web-shooter. However, it's fallen into the hands of the Yancy Legion, a group of juvenile delinquents. As Spider-Boy chases after their newest member to retrieve the web-shooter, the Scavulture plows into Spider-Boy from behind, causing him to fall down and bemoan the lack of some sort of radar sense to know when danger is coming. The Scavulture is about to finish Spider-Boy off when a cube comes and freezes time around Spider-Boy.
Elsewhere, Spider-Boy's manager, Rex Leech, is putting together the details of Spider-Boy's wedding to the Insect Queen while Otto Octavius and Betty Brant stand around. Rex is interrupted when a silver figure on skis flies in. They seem to know who he is, but the figure deems that they have no role in what is about to happen, and so he knocks them out proclaiming that he, the Silver Racer must watch as a hero falls.
Elsewhen, Spider-Boy is out of his cube and is being greeted by more youthful super-heroes in the year 2099. He finds out the cube he was in was the Time Square. Spider-Boy asks who leads the youths, and they say they're about to elect a new leader from their roster. The roster of the Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099. Psi Girl informs Spider-Boy that the Legion was created because of his deeds. He says that he likes this future, but Martinex 5 [Martinex/Braniac 5] informs Spider-Boy that he can't stat for longer than nine minutes, as if he does, the universe may suffer complete chronal collapse.
Spider-Boy is understandably worried, and posits that even knowing about the Legion may risk some sort of snafu in time. For example, he may do something that causes the Legion to never exist at all. Universe Boy tells him that the Arach-Kid doesn't have much future left. Martinex 5 shushes him, and Spider-Boy figures that he's going to be returned to where Scavulture was about to kill him and die. As they're about to send him back, though, the Frightful Five smash into the Legion clubhouse and destroy the Time Square generator. Martinex 5 bemoans the situation, a cloaked figure sneaks up behind Spider-Boy (we get a brief cameo of Spider-Man's right arm here). Another figure in a Time Square tells Spider-Boy to come with him if he wants to live, and after evaluating the situation, the arachnid youth decides not much worse can happen, and leaps into the Time Square, ending up five years in the future.
In that era, Spider-Boy meets what's left of the Legion after the collapse, and they tell him he must go back to when it all began. Looking at the desolate future, Spider-Boy agrees, and leaps back into the Time Square, ending up once again at the clubhouse of the Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099. This time, however, things are a bit different. For one, the roster of the Legion is a bit different and smaller, and Spider-Boy was only brought there on advice on how to operate a Phantom-Negative Zone Projector. Spider- Boy gets it working by having 'Lectron pour electricity into it, and then Spider-Boy hops into the Time Square to go back to his own time, and supposedly, death.
However, Spider-Boy evades Scavulture's blast, but the villain is still keen on turning Spider-Boy into a corpse. The new member of the Yancy Legion sees that the archnid youth needs help, and uses the web-shooter he stole from Spider-Boy to help even the odds at the cost, seemingly, of his life. At this point, however, the Yancy Legion reveals itself to be several members of the Legion of Galactic Guardians 2099. They make short work of the Scavulture, and then the five Legion members and Spider-Boy escort the stricken youth to the empty facilities of Project: Cadmus and send the youth to the Phantom-Negative Zone where he'll be kept in stasis until help can be found. As Spider-Boy begins to search for answers, time once again freezes, and the cloaked figure from his first meeting with the Legion arrives again, this time revealing himself to be Kang, the Time Conqueror.
Kang transports himself and Spider-Boy to Limbo. Kang wants to use him to conquer the omni-verse by splitting him apart and absorbing the life energies of his amalgamated forms. The plan is halted when another Time Square arrives with a youth with powers similar to Spider-Boy. He forces Spider-Man and Superboy to re-merge, and then joins forces with Spider-Boy to stop Kang's plot. After webbing him up a lot, they unmask Kang, revealing Chronos-Tut, the Time Pharaoh who looks and talks like Richard Nixon. However, unmasking Kang or Nixon or Tut or whatever negated his abilities to control the Omniverse, and there's a big explosion.
Spider-Boy and his ally return back to the point before Spider-Boy was abducted. The ally tells Spider-Boy that his name is Spider-Boy 2099 (Mig-El Rand) and that Spider-Boy created a cure years later to save Spider-Boy 2099's life, and that the original Spider-Boy has quite a future ahead of him. The Legion members leave with Spider-Boy 2099, and Spider- Boy is left really confused about the time-spanning adventure he just had.
Appearing in "Another Amazing Amalgam Art Pick!"
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Synopsis for "Another Amazing Amalgam Art Pick!"
THE ARACH-KID MEETS THE TEENS OF TOMORROW! JOIN SPIDER-BOY AS HE LEAPS HIS WAY THROUGH MULTIPLE REALITIES OF THE AMALGAM UNIVERSE. BUT HE CAN'T SAVE THE FUTURE ALL BY HIS LONESOME, THAT'S WHY HE JOINS FORCES WITH THE LEGION OF GALACTIC GUARDIANS OF 2099!
- Editing is credited to Ralph Felder.
- Writing is credited to RK Sternsel.
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