Appearing in "Black & Blue & Read All Over"
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
- Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) (Dream)
- Vulture (Adrian Toomes) (Dream)
- Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) (Dream)
- Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich) (Dream)
- Electro (Max Dillon) (Dream)
- Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) (Dream)
- Mysterio (Quentin Beck) (Dream)
- Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff) (Dream)
- Venom (Eddie Brock) (Dream)
- Venom Symbiote (Dream)
- Scorpion (Mac Gargan) (Dream)
- Sandman (Flint Marko) (Dream)
- Lizard (Curt Connors) (Dream)
- Vulture (Adrian Toomes) (Only in flashback)
- Burglar (Mentioned)
- Mr. Hyde (Calvin Zabo) (Cameo)
- Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) (Photo)
- Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) (Photo)
- Sandman (Flint Marko) (Photo)
- Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Dream)
- Miss Jones, secretary
- Robbie Robertson (Cameo)
- Uncle Ben (Mentioned)
- Avengers (Mentioned)
- Numerous citizen dressed as Spider-Man
- Alan Schmidt
- Gregori Hansman, butcher
- Jimmy D.
- Officer John Brimson (Main story and flashback)
- Dream reality (Only appearance)
- Vulture's Wings (Dream)
- Daily Bugle newspaper
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters (Main story and flashback)
- Captain America's Shield (Photo)
- Captain America's Uniform (Photo)
- Doctor Octopus' Tentacles (Photo) (Also in dream)
- Pumpkin Bomb (Photo) (Also in dream)
Synopsis for "Black & Blue & Read All Over"
- Synopsis not yet written
Appearing in "Unmasked by Dr. Octopus!"
- Aunt May
- Daily Bugle Staff
- Flash Thompson
- Liz Allan
- Dr. Bromwell
- Peter Parker's high school classmates
- Betty Brant's replacement
Races and Species:
- United States of America
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Spider-Man's Web-Shooters
- Spider-Man's Utility Belt
- Spider-Man's Spider-Signal
- Doctor Octopus' Tentacles
- Daily Bugle Newspaper
Synopsis for "Unmasked by Dr. Octopus!"
Betty Brant has returned to New York and taken back her secretary job at the Daily Bugle. Dr. Octopus has also returned to New York, plotting to get revenge on Spider-Man, and decides to use Betty as bait. Kidnapping Betty from the Bugle building, he tells Jameson to put a call out to Spider-Man to meet him at a nearby amusement park.
With his spider-powers seemingly gone because he's come down with a cold, Peter decides that he has no choice but to save Betty as he is, and so he accepts the challenge. When he tells Jameson (pretending that he just heard it, so his identity isn't compromised), Jameson reports the story himself.
When Spider-Man arrives to battle Dr. Octopus, all his powers have completely faded. Naturally, the powerless Spider-Man proves to be no match for Dr. Octopus. Dr. Octopus publicly unmasks Spider-Man. Octopus theorizes that Parker was simply posing as Spider-Man to save his girlfriend, because Spider-Man would put up a better fight. He flees the scene to find some other way to get the "real" Spider-Man's attention.
Everyone gives Peter grief for the danger he put himself in; however, Liz Allan finds the whole episode romantic, and her opinion of Peter changes and she realizes that she's attracted to him. The next day, Peter finds that the cold has passed and as a result, his powers are back. When Dr. Octopus releases animals from the zoo, Peter goes into action as Spider-Man. He rounds up all the animals, and gets into a fight with Dr. Octopus across the city.
Their fight takes them to an artist's loft, where they inadvertently start a fire; when the flames grow too big, Spider-Man flees and Dr. Octopus is knocked out by inhaling too much smoke. The fire is put out, and Octopus is turned over to the police. Later, Liz Allan asks Peter out on a date. Peter rejects her date, telling her that he's going on a better one with Betty Brant. He tells Liz to go out with Flash Thompson, because they deserve each other.
- A special stand-alone story set in the recent past of the wall-crawler’s career!
- Haunted by nightmares, plagued by a world that doesn’t understand him, Spider-Man makes a fateful deal with Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson!
- The story takes place before the events of Civil War.