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Peter Parker quits being Spider-Man because he gets no respect no matter how many people he saves. When he throws his costume in the garbage, some kid finds it and brings it to J. Jonah Jameson, chief of the Daily Bugle Building. While Peter is enjoying life not being Spider-Man, a new crime lord called Kingpin rises.



  • Kingpin made his first appearance during this arc.


  • This comic storyline serves as part of the basis for the plot of the 2004 live-action Sam Raimi film, Spider-Man 2. In the film, Peter struggles with his personal life & rejects his responsibilities as Spider-Man; he loses his powers as a result and gives up the superhero life to live a normal life that he can enjoy like everyone else.

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