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Quote1 Listen, this is getting too heavy. Let's leave it for some other time, okay? I need some sleep. I'll think about Petey tomorrow. Yeah, like Scarlett O'Hara said... tomorrow is another day! Quote2
Mary Jane Watson

Appearing in "My Uncle... My Enemy?"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Amazing Spider-Man #131

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Synopsis for "My Uncle... My Enemy?"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Amazing Spider-Man #131

Rushing to the estate of Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man arrives just in time to see that his arch-nemesis is about to get married to his Aunt May. Before Spider-Man can react, Hammerhead and his goons bust in on the marriage with guns blazing. Octopus fights off some of Hammerhead's men, and manages to make an escape with Aunt May through a secondary exit. Spider-Man intercepts them and tries to stop Octopus from getting away, but he's knocked out. Octopus then makes his escape with May in a helicopter. Witnessing this, Hammerhead and his men decide to follow after Octopus in the helicopter they arrived in themselves. Spider-Man, reviving from his blow from Doctor Octopus secretly hitches a ride aboard Hammerhead's copter.

Back at Ned Leed's Christmas party, Mary Jane realizes that Peter has ditched her, while Ned and Betty Brant point out that Peter seems to be adjusting to her attention pretty well in spite of the fact that Gwen recently died. Mary Jane feigns any desire to be in a relationship, leaves the couple, and Joe Robertson puts in his two cents to them about Peter being stable enough to make his own decisions.

While high in the air, Hammerhead's helicopter follows Doc Ock's into Canadian air space. There they are led to an island off the coast of Canada to a nuclear facility which has been inherited by Aunt May following the death of a relative (the reason why Octopus was interested in marrying her). With both crafts landing down, another fight between Doctor Octopus and Hammerhead begins. With bullets flying, the shock is too much for Aunt May, who passes out. After a brief fight with Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man grabs his unconscious Aunt May and flies for New York City in an airplane from a nearby hanger.

Meanwhile, Doctor Octopus enters the building and is mortified when he learns the facility's primary function is a nuclear breeder. When Hammerhead bursts in, Octopus warns Hammerhead that the slightest vibration can cause a violent explosion. Hammerhead doesn't heed this warning and charges at Doctor Octopus. Octavius dodges the attack, causing Hammerhead to ram into the control panel of the breeder. This causes the very type of explosion that Doctor Octopus warned them of. Spider-Man manages to fly out of the explosion's reach just in time. Aunt May soon revives, but before Spider-Man can explain anything to her, the fact that she's sharing an airplane with Spider-Man causes her to pass out again.

In New York, Mary Jane decides it's time to leave the party because she figures that Peter is not coming back. When Betty tries to get her to talk about how she feels about Peter, she says that she can't bring herself to love Peter, and that she cares about him too much to allow herself to do that. When Betty presses for more of an explanation, she tells her to leave it for another day and departs.

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Reprinting Amazing Spider-Man (1963) Vol 1 131

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