Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; The Thing; Martine Bancroft; Professor Hans Jorgenson; Jake Bolt; Paul; VILLAINS: Jefferson Bolt (death); Morbius; CAMEO: Archie Bunker (on tv)
Morbius befriends a thug he has turned into a vampire. When he heads to the ESU campus to consult with a professor, Jefferson follows. Spidey begins to suffer from headaches and heads to ESU. Morbius' fiance contacts the Fantastic Four and tells the team the fate of her vampiric boyfriend. The Torch flies off to ESU. Spidey and the Torch encounter Morbius who has just killed. Jefferson attempts to help Morbius fight the heroes but, when Morbius tries to feed from his brother Jake, Jefferson attacks his mentor and is killed. Morbius flies off and Spidey and the Torch are unable to follow.
Spider-Man; GUESTS: J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Anna Watson; Flash Thompson; Liz Allan; Betty Brant; VILLAIN: Sandman; CAMEOS: Green Goblin; Vulture; Dr. Octopus; Kraven; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp
Aunt May is recovering from an operation and Peter decides to lay his role of Spidey aside. He flees from a battle and Jameson brands Spidey a coward. Peter can't even use his popularity as Spider-Man to make money to pay for Aunt May's medicine. Spidey has a chance encounter with Sandman and he runs away from that fight as well, cementing his reputation as yellow. This does not sit well with Flash Thompson, who dresses up as Spidey and gets beat up. Aunt May recovers enough so that Peter realizes she has the spunk to survive anything on her own. Peter swears he is going to get his rep back.