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Appearing in "The Alien Costume"

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  • Space Shuttle Victory (First appearance)
  • Lander spacecraft (First appearance)
  • Traffic
    • Eddie Brock's car
  • Smythe's hoverchair
  • Helicopters
  • Police cars

Synopsis for "The Alien Costume"

Astronauts John Jameson and Paul Stevens visit a newly discovered asteroid, where they discover a new fissionable material named "Prometheum X", as well as unintentionally picking up a fluid black alien life form. As they prepare for their landing at Kennedy Airport, they are attacked by the alien, causing them to crash land on the George Washington Bridge. The Kingpin sends the Rhino to steal the Prometheum X.

Spider-Man arrives at the crash site in order to save the pilots, but is attacked by the Rhino who steals the Prometheum X. Eddie Brock witnesses the fight, and although he takes photos of the Rhino fleeing the scene he decides not to reveal them, and instead tells J. Jonah Jameson that Spider-Man robbed the shuttle.

As Spider-Man leaves the scene, the alien from the shuttle sticks to his costume, but he passes off the black fluid as pollution from the Hudson River. When he returns home, he becomes agitated after hearing Jonah Jameson's broadcast issuing a one million dollar bounty on Spider-Man, and vows to quit his life as Spider-Man before going to sleep. While he sleeps, the alien attaches itself to him and he awakes to find himself in an unfamilar black costume on top of a Manhattan skyscraper. After evading some men who try to capture him for Jameson's reward, he discovers that the costume has enhanced his spider powers.

Meanwhile, the Rhino delivers the Prometheum X to the Kingpin, who sends him to steal some special control rods which Alistair Smythe claims to need in order to present the Prometheum's power to Kingpin's buyers. Rhino is tracked by Spider-Man, who had stuck a Spider-Tracer to him during their previous fight, and Spider-Man easily gains the upper hand with his new costume. Spider-Man then prepares to kill the Rhino.



  • Peter Parker has a Wolverine poster on his bedroom wall.

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