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Appearing in "Powerless"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #1.

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Synopsis for "Powerless"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #1.

At Osborn Industries, Norman Osborn is hard at work with his genetic technicians. They are using various subjects, such as spiders, on the OZ project. As Norman has to talk with his lawyer over the phone urgently, his assistant fails to cap the container on the spider case, and the arachnid escapes. Elsewhere, in Queens, Peter Parker reads a chemistry book in a mall food court. As he tries to study, some rowdy teenagers pester him by throwing food. A sympathetic red-head (Mary Jane Watson) looks on with sadness. Before the other teens can stir up more trouble, Peter's uncle, Ben Parker, shows up and wrangles Mary Jane into a conversation with Peter and him.

Oscorp OZ Bite

The "OZ" Incident

The next day at his public school, Peter is further instigated by Flash and his big friend, but Harry Osborn shows up and helps the guys to leave Peter alone. Peter and Harry are friends even though Harry is on the team with the other lugs. Later that evening, Ben and May Parker discuss the possibility that Peter may have S.A.D., but Peter just shrugs it off. Harry comes by so they can study and it is revealed Peter's parents had died in a plane crash. When Peter trails off about an adhesive invention his father had worked on before dying, Harry ends up leaving. Norman is too busy to be bothered with Harry when he tries to remind his father his class will be in the lab the next day. As the class is going through Osborn Industries, Peter is bitten on the hand by the same spider shown at the beginning. Even though he has a seizure, he recovers after blacking out. Norman has a meeting to discuss what to do about Peter, decides to pay his hospital bill, and notes that we wants to keep an eye on the boy.

In school the next day, the heckling continues but as Flash's pal Kong is about to trip Peter, Peter reacts instinctively and flattens him onto the ground. Peter faints again and is taken to the hospital. He has blood taken, but the sample is replaced by one of Osborn's men. As Norman examines the blood, he notices the toxins will kill Peter. He decides to send his goon Shaw to kill him before that happens, so that no one finds out he died because of his Oscorp. When Shaw tries to run down Peter with his car, Peter reacts for some reason (spider Sense), and leaps over the car. When Shaw reports back in, Norman aborts the kill so that he may study the boy further. Peter begins to research and realize the spider has affected him somehow. After a confrontation with May and Ben, Peter wakes up in the middle of the night and tries to climb the wall. The issue ends with Peter hanging upside down from the ceiling.

Appearing in "Growing Pains"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #2.

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  • Mike (a student at Midtown High)
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Synopsis for "Growing Pains"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #2.
Ultimate Spider-Man -2 (2000) - Page 3

Peter, as he breaks his desk.

The issue begins the day after Peter finds he can now crawl on walls. While in class, he has an episode and breaks a desk. He now finds out that his muscles have grown drastically. During gym class, Peter notices Flash moving on Mary Jane, but it does not appear that she is interested. When he tries to push it more, Peter ends up throwing a basketball at Flash. Mary Jane thanks Peter, but now Flash wants to fight him after school.

Flash Attacked

Flash, attacked by Peter.

During the fight, which Peter wants no part of and dodges all of Flashes punches, Peter ends up breaking Flash's fist when trying to stop him. While Flash's buddy recounts the events that evening to Harry Osborn, his father overhears the conversation. He then tells Harry that he would like him and Peter to come by the labs the next day, to which Harry is grateful since he would like his dad's approval.

Peter Flash Fractured

Peter ends the fight against "Flash", resulting in Flash's hand getting injured.

Back at the Parker house, things are getting worse since the Thompsons are threatening to sue unless Flashes hospital bills get paid. The Parkers decide to pay it with a credit card, but this will leave them maxed out. Peter listens from the next floor in emotional pain. That evening, Peter sneaks into an abandoned warehouse and lets loose with his new powers, noticing something wrong with his wrists.

The next morning, Peter apologizes to May and Ben and heads off to the Osborn Industries, where he meets the brilliant Doctor Otto Octavius. Octavius stealthily gets a blood sample from Peter, who then runs out the emergency exit. Octavius then lets Norman know that Peter is perfectly healthy and free from any possible life threatening problems. Relieved, Norman tells his assistant that he would like to subject himself to the same exposure as Peter to see what could happen to him.

Appearing in "Wannabe"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #3.

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Synopsis for "Wannabe"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #3.

Norman Osborn reiterates the incident with Peter that happened at Osborn Industries to his board of directors. He wishes to sway them so that they can do the same thing to him, but with his own DNA instead of that of a spider. Elsewhere, Peter and MJ are attending a local professional wrestling match where Crusher Hogan is willing to take on all-comers.

Crusher Hogan Intro

Crusher Hogan Introduction

When Flash's pal Kong tries to take on Hogan, he is stopped since he is not 21. A confrontation between Flash and Peter then happens, but MJ gets disgusted and leaves before anything can develop. That night, Peter, wearing a makeshift costume, goes back to the arena to fight Hogan for the money. Peter handles him with ease, gets the money, and is invited by the manager to come back on Monday to fight for more money. At home, he secretly gives the money to Ben and May with an anonymous note that says the money is from a special collection at the school.

Wrestling Spider Man

Peter (Anonymous), against Crusher Hogan.

At school, Peter is approached by his gym teacher who used to berate him. He is looking for Peter to join the basketball team to help fill Flash's spot. Peter does so with relish when Flash protests and he quickly becomes the star player, thanks to his powers. Later, he has to blow off studying with MJ so that he can go wrestle Crusher Hogan again.

OZ Remake

He does so with ease and the announcer gives him his stage name of the amazing and spectacular Spider-Man, though Peter asks just to be called the Spider. While the manager is pissed about Peters anonymity, he asks Peter to come back again and gives him a better get-up. It turns out to be the familiar red and blue costume, sans spider and webbing which Peter remarks it needs. Elsewhere, Norman is shown being strapped in for the experiment by Doctor Octavius (with his metal arms). Harry walks in, but is escorted out before it begins. However, he returns and hears his father scream.

Appearing in "With Great Power"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #4.

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Synopsis for "With Great Power"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #4.
Ultimate Spider-Man -4 (2001) - Page 4

There is destruction. Dead doctors, scientists, and Harry Osborn (still alive) lie in the rubble and mess that was Osborn Industries. The entire laboratory was demolished. Norman Osborn is no where to be seen. Meanwhile, Peter Parker, in his new Spider-man outfit, is again using his new-found powers to get money in the wrestling industry. After winning yet another wrestling fight, Spider-man goes to the main office to get his earn, but the money has been stolen. Since Spider-Man is the only wrestler with a secret identity, everyone blames him. Spider-man escapes before things turn nasty.

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Spider-Man (New Suit), in "With Great Power"

Swinging away, and undressing, now as Peter Parker, walking down a street, Peter notices a robbery. The robber races down the street, past Peter. The shop owners run over to Peter, as the robber gets away. The owners tell Peter he could have easily stopped the robber. Peter says he has his own worries. Getting home, Peter is approached by his aunt and uncle, who have a letter from Peter's school saying that he is failing his subjects. May and Ben talk to Peter about how Peter always wanted high grades, and now he doesn't care about anything anymore. Peter tells them off, and runs away.

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Peter jumps over rooftops, thinking about how he wishes he could tell everyone of his abilities. Peter thinks of somewhere he can go, and he goes to Kong's house. Later, there is a party at Kong's place, and everyone is there. Peter is still there also, getting flirted with by Liz Allen, who was drinking that night. Mary Jane comes in the room, and thinks Peter is with Liz, and runs off. Peter runs after her to explain, but Uncle Ben is at the front door, and grabs Peter. Ben scolds Peter for running away from him and Aunt May, Peter doesn't know. Ben tells Peter that his father wanted Peter to become something in his future. That Peter could help people in his future. And that great things will happen in his future. And with those great things will also come great responsibility. Peter then asks Ben where his father is, and runs off. Later, a monstrous beast is in an alley way, looking for cloths. Peter is on a rooftop thinking; he needs to tell May and Ben what is going on with him. He jumps off the roof, heading home. As he walks home, he notices many police cars at his house.

Appearing in "Life Lessons"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #5.

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Synopsis for "Life Lessons"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #5.

Harry Osborn is woken up by his mother's screams while a fire is burning down Osborn Mansion. Harry can't help his mother, who presumably dies, but he does see a monster throwing some fireballs and then leaving the place.

Peter arrives home to learn that his uncle has been shot by a burglar. As Spider-Man, he chases the burglar down to an abandoned warehouse, where he learns to his dismay that this is the same criminal he could have stopped before when he had the chance. At last he understands what his uncle had been trying to tell him, that with great power comes responsibility.

Appearing in "Big Time Super Hero"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #6.

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Synopsis for "Big Time Super Hero"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #6.
Ulimate Spider Man New Earth 1610 Vol 1 6 2001

Spider-Man in action, in "Big Time Super Hero".

In the Daily Bugle, editor and publisher J. Jonah Jameson discusses about the new superhero in town, Spider-Man, with some of the Bugle staff. He explains that superheros like Spider-Man sell newspapers, and tells Ben Urich, star reporter, that he should focus on a robbery story involving Spider-Man instead of the Kingpin story he had been working on.

Meanwhile, in the Parker house, Peter has finally discovered the formula of his father's molecular adhesive. Also, he has created a couple of web-shooters which will allow him to use the adhesive as a web, and he has also redesigned his Spider-Man costume, adding web patterns to it. He stays up late testing his newly discovered web, and the next morning he falls asleep in class. After accidentally breaking another desk as he wakes up, Peter informs that he quit the basketball team, much to Kong Harlan's dismay. When Peter starts arguing with Kong and Flash Thompson, Harry appears.

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Green Goblin appears, in "Big Time Super Hero".

Peter and his classmates talk to Harry about the Osborn burning and the apparent death of Harry's parents, when all of a sudden an explosion interrupts them. As everybody runs out of the school, Harry panicks, saying that somebody has come for him. Unexpectedly, Spider-Man shows up and enters the school, after the inexperienced Peter realizes that he can't change his clothes there because his secret identity might be compromised, and after sneakily heading out through the bathroom window.

Inside, Spider-Man finds that a giant, green, gargoyle-looking goblin is responsible for the explosions. After some fighting and quips, Spider-Man tries to get him out of the school, but the Green Goblin succeeds in immobilizing him instead, and then jumps out of the school hundreds of feet into the air, dragging Peter away with him. The shocked Peter wonders who this goblin character is, as the Green Goblin appears to mumble "Parker".

Appearing in "Secret Identity"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #7.

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Synopsis for "Secret Identity"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Ultimate Spider-Man #7.
Ultimate Spider Man Vol 1 Issue7 Green Goblin Standoff

Green Goblin Standoff Between NYPD, in "Secret Identity".

The fight between Spider-Man and Green Goblin continues across the city, eventually leading them to a bridge. The events at the school bring to the intervention of a couple of NYPD helicopters, which try to stop both of them by opening fire. Hit by a lot of bullets, Green Goblin falls down into the river and disappears, while Spider-Man runs away and makes his return to the school as Peter Parker. There, Harry reveals that the Goblin is actually his father, Norman Osborn, who supposedly came to the school looking for him. Harry is taken away by the police, while Peter begins wondering if Norman was actually looking for him.

Notes

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility is a trade paper back published by Marvel Comics that contains the first issues of the Ultimate Spider-Man series. The book contained the first seven issues, was released on June 1, 2002, was 184 pages long and used the ISBN 078510786X. The issues contained in this released were also in the TPB book Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1 a hardcover TPB that contained the first thirteen issues.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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