Night Of The Lizard Written by Gerry Conway
Peter Parker and his college science professor Dr. Curt Conners explore
neogenics as a method of limb regeneration. But while experimenting on
himself, Connors accidentally becomes the Lizard, a half-man, half-reptile
monstrosity that terrorizes Manhattan and subsequently kidnaps his own
wife. Spider-Man's task is doubly difficult because he doesn't want to hurt
the good friend he knows is trapped inside...but he must stop the inhuman
beast who is out of control.
The Sting Of The Scorpion Written by John Semper; Teleplay by Stan Berkowitz
Daily Bugle Publisher and media magnate J. Jonah Jameson hires Dr. Farley
Stillwell who has developed a new form of genetic engineering to create a
super-hero who will capture and unmask Spider-Man. But the Scorpion proves
an embarrassment when the man-made monster turns on his makers and
rampages through Manhattan. Spider-Man must use his scientific expertise,
as well as his web-slinging, to save the day.
The Spider-Slayer, Part 1 Story by John Semper; Teleplay by Stan Berkowitz
In order to pay off his debt to the crime boss known as the Kingpin, Norman
Osborn, a multi-millionaire industrialist, hires Spencer Smythe, a robotics
engineer, to design a powerful robot called the Spider-Slayer to capture
and destroy Spider-Man. But when Peter Parker's campus rival, Flash
Thompson, puts on a Spider-Man costume as a party gag, he's the one who
gets captured by the deadly cybernetic device.
The Return Of The Spider-Slayers, Part 2 Story by Jonh Semper; Teleplay by Mark Hoffmeier
Alistair Smythe, Spencer's brilliant son, to extend the limits of his
father's technology and build a new line of robotic Spider-Slayers...to
finally capture and destroy Spider-Man. Alistair also decides to go after
the people he holds responsible for his father's demise...Norman Osborn,
Flash Thompson, Eddie Brock and J. Jonah Jameson. Spider-Man barely
defeats each robot individually, then to his surprise, they combine to
form one gigantic Tri-Spider Slayer with three times the power!
The Menace Of Mysterio Written by Marv Wolfman, Stan Berkowitz, & John Semper
Mysterio, a master of illusion and special effects, masquerades as
Spider-Man while committing crimes to convince J. Jonah Jameson and
the public that Spidey's gone bad. Finally, with the help of Police
Detective Terry Lee, Spider-Man locates the illusionist in an old studio
and struggles through a deadly special effects maze to capture the
villain and clear his own name.
Doctor Octopus: Armed And Dangerous Story by John Semper & Brooks Wachtel; Teleplay by Brooks Wachtel & Cynthia Harrison
Otto Octavius, a respected scientist and inventor, became known as Doctor
Octopus when his robotic arms became fused to his spine in a laboratory
accident. Bitter and a bit insane, he kidnaps heiress Felicia Hardy and
holds her for a ransom that will make up for the humiliation he's suffered
at the hands of the Hardy Foundation. J. Jonah Jameson becomes and
accidental captive and it's up to Spider-Man to save them both.
The Alien Costume, Part 1 Story by Avi Arad & Stan Lee; Teleplay by Stan Berkowitz, Len Wein, Meg Mclaughlin, & John Semper
A space shuttle piloted by J.J.'s son, John Jameson, crash lands on the
Tri-Borough Bridge carrying two strange meteors -- One that could provide
a new nuclear fuel and one that contains an alien substance. The first is
stolen by the Kingpin's henchman, the Rhino, just as Spider-Man arrives to
save Jameson and the co-pilots. When the Rhino sends the aircraft off the
bridge, Spider-Man emerges from the water with a dark stain covering his
costume. Exhausted, he heads for home, only to awaken hanging from a
skyscraper, now clothed in a black version of his costume. J. Jonah
Jameson blames the wall-crawler for the meteor theft and offers a million
dollar reward for him. Eddie Brock used the Daily Bugle to continue his
own personal assault on Spider-Man, while Spider-Man discovers he
likes the new attitude and augmented powers the new suit gives him --
until he catches up with the Rhino. Then he realizes along with the new
costume came a nasty streak that makes him wonder what he's become.
The Alien Costume, Part 2 Story by Brynne Stephens & John Semper; Teleplay by Brynne Stephens
Ducking bounty hunters on every corner, Spider-Man angrily goes after
the man responsible for libeling him: Eddie Brock. Finally, it's Mary Jane
who points out that Peter is not acting like himself, which confirms his
vague fears...the new suit has changed him. He seeks help from Dr. Curt
Conners who discovers that the suit is alive!! And Peter is the host
organism! The Shocker, Alistair Smythe's latest creation, snatches the
incriminating photos of the Rhino and Spider-Man is apparently
defeated in their battle. But he miraculously shows up at Smythe's lab
to steal the Promethium-X back from the Kingpin. In a bell tower battle
Spider-Man finally rids himself of the alien symbiote, but as luck would
have it, Eddie Brock accidentally becomes its next partner.
The Alien Costume, Part 3 Story by John Semper, Jan Strand, & Mark Hoffmeier; Teleplay by Mark Hoffmeier
The Kingpin is furious at Spidey and sends the Shocker and later the
Rhino out to finish Spidey of with the aid of another new invention of
Alistair Smythe. Meanwhile, Eddie Brock, as the symbiote creature
Venom, is busy playing cat and mouse with Spider-Man, intruding on
Peter's private life and making it clear he knows the web-slinger's
secret identity. Peter soon realizes that the pumped-up Eddie as
Venom is stronger than he is. Worse than that: Spidey's spider-
sense doesn't work around Venom!
Kraven The Hunter Story by John Semper, Jan Strand, & Mark Hoffmeier; Teleplay by Mark Hoffmeier
Spider-Man finds himself caught in a deadly triangle with a doctor from
Africa named Mariah Crawford and the man who has stalked her all the
way to America...Kraven the Hunter. The two met on safari in Aftica, when
Dr. Crawford saved Sergei Kravenoff's life with a naitive potion. But the
medicine had a strange side effect: Kraven developed prodigious powers
causing hum to menace any in his path, human or beast. Dr. Crawford fled
Africa, accepting a research position in New York but Kraven followed.
When Spidey prevents Kraven from kidnapping the good doctor, Kraven
misinterprets the web-slinger's intentions towards Dr. Crawford. Kraven
vows to begin his greatest hunt...for the man who stole his love's
The Hobgoblin, Part 1 Story by John Semper & Stan Berkowitz; Teleplay by Larry Brody
Norman Osborn hires hitman and thief, the Hobgoblin, to takeout Osborn's
"silent" partner, the Kingpin. When he fails in the attempt, the Hobgoblin
changes sides, kidnapping Norman's son, Harry. Harry just happens to be
best friends with Peter Parker.
The Hobgoblin, Part 2 Story by Stan Berkowitz
When Aunt May is slightly injured by one of the Hobgoblin's pumpkin bombs
during the kidnapping of Harry, Spider-Man enters the fray with a vengeance.
After several battles, the trail leads Peter to Oscorp and Harry's own
father. For Peter, rescuing his friend is easy compared to explaining to
Harry that his own father is involved.
Day Of The Chameleon Story by John Semper
An international spy and hitman known as the Chameleon plans to assassinate
two major diplomats on the brink of signing the peace proposal of the
century. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury solicits J.J. Jameson's assistance
in an effort to prevent the "human shape-shifter" from derailing the
proposal signing. But only Spider-Man with his super keen "spider-sense"
can discern who is really whom and stop the criminal before it's too late.