ALBO ORIGINALE DEL 1974
- Mary Jane Watson
- J. Jonah Jameson
- Flash Thompson
- Gwen Stacy
- Robbie Robertson
- Betty Brant
- Mary Jane Watson
- Anna Watson
After dropping off the Gibbon at the local hospital, Spider-Man resumes his search for Aunt Many. After avoiding a number of criminal activities to continue his search for his missing Aunt, Peter eventually gives up looking for her as Spider-Man. Returning to his apartment he changes back to Peter Parker and goes to the Bugle. There he finds that Jameson has spun Spider-Man’s lack of involvement breaking up crimes as a sign of cowardice, and Jameson presses Peter to take more pictures or have a freeze put on his regular pay for the Bugle. On his way out of the Bugle, Peter gets his condolences from Betty Brant and outside, after he breaks up two boys fighting over whether or not Spider-Man is a coward Peter finds Mary Jane and her Aunt Anna have been out looking for May as well.
When Anna points out that May’s handwriting appears forced, it gives credence that May may be one of the people that have been involved in a series of kidnappings. Peter decides to go into action as Spider-Man and seek out the men, he’s previously seen who have been involved in said kidnappings. He tracks down one of the goons, and when he questions him he learns that other than a phone call from his employer, the crook has no other information about the people he’s been hired to kidnap.
Spider-Man recognizes another kidnapper in a group of crooks trying to break into a warehouse. Fighting them off, he finds that one of them has super-strength. However he fights them off and finds that they were wearing a mechanical harness to boost their strength. Taking it, Spider-Man decides that it’s an important clue into everything. Before he can look into it, he’s suddenly confronted by Dr. Octopus, the mastermind behind the scheme who is sick of Spider-Man once more meddling in his affairs.
- Watcher (Only in flashback)
- Amphibian (Only in flashback)
- Leader’s Humanoids (Only in flashback)
- Avengers’ cleaning lady
- Avengers (In a photograph only)
- Southwest Missile Base
- Neutralizer Ray
- Sealer Beam
- Various Air Force jets
With the Hulk captive at Gamma Base, General Ross tries to figure out how they are going to contain him. When they are unable to reach Rick Jones, they are surprised by the timely arrival of the Leader, alive and well and offering to help them contain the Hulk to amend for his past crimes. He explains that after he was seemingly killed by the Ultimate Machine, one of his humanoids brought him to his lab and revived him with Gamma radiation.
While the Leader is working on a way of containing the Hulk for good, the Hulk revives and goes on a rampage on Gamma base, they knock the Hulk out again with the neutralizer. The Leader has completed his device, a giant plasti-thene prison that keeps him contained for good.
Reviving once again inside the plasti-thene prison, the Hulk remembers who the Leader is, and tries to break out of the prison, but to no avail. Convinced that the Hulk has been contained, General Ross and the others leave the Leader alone with the Hulk. Left to his own devices, the Leader boasts to the Hulk that he has trapped the one person who could stop plans to take over the world.
- The Leader appeared last in Tales to Astonish #75 (in Italy in URC # 78), where he was believed to have been deceased. He appears again next issue and quickly becomes one of the Hulk’s arch enemies.
- This is the first and last appearance of the Avenger’s Mansion cleaning lady. Traditionally all tasks at the mansion were performed by Edwin Jarvis.
“The Crypts of Kaa-U!” / LE CRIPTE DI KAA-U ! (2a parte)
Continued from last issue…
Battling the leader of Kaa-U, the Living Buddah, Strange also must fight off the Shadowmen as well, fighting them off. After the battle, Strange is horrified to learn that Shuma-Gorath intended to return to Earth through the Ancient One’s mind.