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Synopsis for "Echoes of Silence"

This story continues in Spider-Man #52...

Following his recent encounter with Venom, the Scarlet Spider returns to his apartment to deal with his wounds.[Continuity 1] Tying his hoodie to the wound to act as a tourniquet until he can get medical help, Ben Reilly changes into his street clothes and leaves his apartment. He goes to the nearest payphone where he calls his friend Seward Trainer to let him know that he is coming. However, just as Seward picks up the phone, Ben passes out from blood loss. That's when Ben Reilly is found by his neighbor, Gabrielle Greer. She briefly considers if she should get involved, and decides to help anyway. Despite Ben's protests that he cannot afford to go to a hospital, she takes him to one anyway.

Meanwhile, Venom has arrived at the home of Peter Parker in order to enlist his help against the Scarlet Spider, whom he thinks is an impostor.[Continuity 2] However, when he arrives at the Parker's brownstone, he finds the place deserted.[Continuity 3] He is frustrated to see that even Peter's wife, Mary Jane is not home.[Continuity 4] He then goes to May Parker's home in Queens and finds the place deserted as well, and wonders what is going on.[Continuity 5] By this time, Gabrielle has brought Ben Reilly to a clinic that will treat him without insurance. He refuses anesthesia, causing him even more pain as the doctor stitches him up. The sudden arrival of this stranger prompts one of the nurses on duty to call in a tip to Daily Bugle reporter Ken Ellis.

Thinking that this is the lead that he needs, Ken Ellis rushes out to catch a cab, unaware that he is being followed by the female symbiote.[Continuity 6] She has been following Ellis in the hopes that the reporter will lead her to Venom so he can force him to teach her how to control her symbiote. While in Midtown, a gang of mobsters is meeting to discuss how Papa Granite has been encroaching in their territory. This meeting is across the street from the restaurant that Granite takes his wife on their anniversary. They have hired an assassin named Kaine to eliminate their rival, however, this mystery man is more interested the front page story on the Daily Bugle. When Kaine misses the opportunity to eliminate Papa Granite, the mobsters become angry and pull their guns on him. Kaine's only explanation is that something has come up and kills them all. One of his victims is killed by a single touch to the face, leaving Kaine's burned handprint on the man's face. Back at the clinic, the doctors have finished patching up Ben Reilly. Although they want him to stay so they can check on sutures, his spider-sense begins going off. That's when Ken Ellis comes barging in demanding to talk to the "John Doe" that checked in. Not wanting to be tied to the Scarlet Spider, Ben quickly escapes through the ventilation shaft.

By the time Ben gets to the roof he has covered his face with his mask. However, he runs into the female symbiote, Scream, who asks the Spider for his help. Unfortunately, the Scarlet Spider refuses to help and tries to leave. This causes the female symbiote to lose control and lash out, causing the tendrils of her symbiote to shatter a nearby chimney and sending debris to the ground. Warned of this by his spider-sense, the Scarlet Spider leaps back and smashes the debris before it can harm innocent people on the street. Thinking about what he should do next, Ben can't help but think about the night that Spider-Man failed to stop the burglar who later went on to murder his Uncle Ben.[Continuity 7] He realizes that he can't just ignore the symbiotes running loose in the city. Returning to his apartment, Ben begins working on a batch of new web-fluid. He is interrupted by Gabrielle Greer, who has come to check on him. He thanks her and brushes her off, much to his displeasure. With a fresh batch of webbing, Reilly then changes into the Scarlet Spider and heads back out into the city. Meanwhile, the female symbiote has begun to go on a rampage through Times Square in the hopes of drawing out Venom. Sure enough, the ploy works, when her symbiote's progenitor ambushes her. Venom quickly overpowers his female offspring and attempts to rip the symbiote off her skin. He is stopped when the Scarlet Spider ambushes Venom with his new impact webbing. Pulling the webs off his face, Venom confronts the Spider and looks forward to the coming fight. The Scarlet Spider is also determined to take down Venom once and for all.

... This story continues in Spider-Man #53.

Notes

Continuity Notes

Clone Saga Reading Order
Prelude
The Double
Web of Spider-Man #117 Amazing Spider-Man #394 Spider-Man #51 The Spectacular Spider-Man #217
The Parker Legacy
Amazing Spider-Man #400 Spider-Man #57 The Spectacular Spider-Man #223
The Lost Years
Spider-Man: The Lost Years #1 Spider-Man: The Lost Years #2 Spider-Man: The Lost Years #3
Act One
Power and Responsibility
Web of Spider-Man #117 Amazing Spider-Man #394 Spider-Man #51 The Spectacular Spider-Man #217
The Exile Returns
Web of Spider-Man #118 Spider-Man Unlimited #7 Spider-Man #52 Web of Spider-Man #119 Spider-Man #53
Back From the Edge
Spider-Man Unlimited #7 Amazing Spider-Man #395 The Spectacular Spider-Man #218 Amazing Spider-Man #396 The Spectacular Spider-Man #219
Web of Life
Web of Spider-Man #120 Spider-Man #54 Web of Spider-Man #121 Spider-Man #55
Web of Death
Amazing Spider-Man #397 The Spectacular Spider-Man #220 Amazing Spider-Man #398 The Spectacular Spider-Man #221
Funeral for an Octopus
Spider-Man Unlimited #8 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #1 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #2 Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus #3
Smoke and Mirrors
Web of Spider-Man #122 Amazing Spider-Man #399 Spider-Man #56 Spider-Man: The Clone Journal #1
Spider-Man: The Clone Journal #1
Players and Pawns
The Spectacular Spider-Man #222 Web of Spider-Man #123 Amazing Spider-Man #400
Aftershocks
Spider-Man #57 The Spectacular Spider-Man #223
Mark of Kaine
Web of Spider-Man #124 Amazing Spider-Man #401 Spider-Man #58 The Spectacular Spider-Man #224 Spider-Man Unlimited #9
Crossfire
Web of Spider-Man #125 Amazing Spider-Man #402 Spider-Man #59 The Spectacular Spider-Man #225
The Trial of Peter Parker
Web of Spider-Man #126 Amazing Spider-Man #403 Spider-Man #60 The Spectacular Spider-Man #226
Planet of the Symbiotes
Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 Spider-Man Super Special #1 Venom Super Special #1 Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1 Web of Spider-Man Super Special #1
Act Two
Maximum Clonage
Spider-Man: The Jackal Files #1 New Warriors #61 Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage #Alpha Web of Spider-Man #127 Amazing Spider-Man #404 Spider-Man #61 The Spectacular Spider-Man #227 Spider-Man: Maximum Clonage #Omega
Growing Pains
Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 Spider-Man Super Special #1 Venom Super Special #1 Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1 Web of Spider-Man Super Special #1
The Exiled
Web of Spider-Man #128 Amazing Spider-Man #405 Spider-Man #62 Spider-Man Unlimited #10
Time Bomb
The Spectacular Spider-Man #228 Web of Spider-Man #129
The Greatest Responsibility
Amazing Spider-Man #406 Spider-Man #63 The Spectacular Spider-Man #229 Spider-Man: The Parker Years #1
Act Three
Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1
Virtual Morality
Scarlet Spider Unlimited #1 Web of Scarlet Spider #1 Amazing Scarlet Spider #1 Scarlet Spider #1 The Spectacular Scarlet Spider #1
Cyberwar
Web of Scarlet Spider #2 Amazing Scarlet Spider #2 Green Goblin #3 Scarlet Spider #2 The Spectacular Scarlet Spider #2
Nightmare in Scarlet
Web of Scarlet Spider #3 New Warriors #67 Web of Scarlet Spider #4
The Sensational Spider-Man
Wizard Mini-Comic #3 Sensational Spider-Man #0 Amazing Spider-Man #407 Spider-Man #64 The Spectacular Spider-Man #230 Spider-Man Unlimited #11
The Final Adventure
Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #1 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #2 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #3 Spider-Man: The Final Adventure #4
Act Four
Media Blizzard
Sensational Spider-Man #1 Amazing Spider-Man #408 Spider-Man #65
The Return of Kaine
The Spectacular Spider-Man #231 Sensational Spider-Man #2 Amazing Spider-Man #409 Spider-Man #66 The Spectacular Spider-Man #232
Web of Carnage
Sensational Spider-Man #3 Amazing Spider-Man #410 Spider-Man #67 The Spectacular Spider-Man #233
Blood Brothers
Sensational Spider-Man #4 Amazing Spider-Man #411 Spider-Man #68 The Spectacular Spider-Man #234 Sensational Spider-Man #5 Amazing Spider-Man #412
Redemption
Spider-Man: Redemption #1 Spider-Man: Redemption #2 Spider-Man: Redemption #3 Spider-Man: Redemption #4
Peter Parker Returns
Sensational Spider-Man #7 Amazing Spider-Man #414 Spider-Man #71 The Spectacular Spider-Man #237
Loose Ends
Amazing Spider-Man #415 Spider-Man #72 Sensational Spider-Man #8 The Spectacular Spider-Man #238 Sensational Spider-Man #9 Amazing Spider-Man #416 Spider-Man #73 The Spectacular Spider-Man #239 Sensational Spider-Man #10 Amazing Spider-Man #417 Spider-Man #74
Revelations
The Spectacular Spider-Man #240 Sensational Spider-Man #11 Amazing Spider-Man #418 Spider-Man #75 Spider-Man: Revelations #1 Spider-Man: The Osborn Journal #1
The Exile Returns
Web of Spider-Man #118 Spider-Man Unlimited #7 Spider-Man #52 Web of Spider-Man #119 Spider-Man #53
  1. Venom slashed open the Spider's side in Spider-Man #52.
  2. Venom has known Spider-Man's double identity after bonding with the symbiote, as explained in Amazing Spider-Man #300.
  3. At the time of this story, the real Spider-Man is struggling with his identity crisis and fighting for his life as seen in the Back From the Edge story arc.
    Back From the Edge
    Spider-Man Unlimited #7 Amazing Spider-Man #395 The Spectacular Spider-Man #218 Amazing Spider-Man #396 The Spectacular Spider-Man #219
  4. Peter and Mary Jane are referred to as husband and wife here. However, years later, their marriage is erased from existence by Mephisto in Amazing Spider-Man #545. As such they should be considered a common-law couple here. Mary Jane is not home because she went to Pittsburgh to reconnect with her family, as seen in Amazing Spider-Man #394.
  5. May Parker's home has been empty since she suffered a stroke in Amazing Spider-Man #391.
  6. This female symbiote is later identified as Scream in Civil War Battle Damage Report #1. Venom recalls that her symbiote was birthed from his in Venom Lethal Protector #4. She mentions her recent brush with death in Venom Lethal Protector #5.
  7. The events leading up to the murder of Ben Parker were chronicled in Amazing Fantasy #15.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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