Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson-Parker; Ben Reilly [Spider-Man]; Dr. Eric Schwinner; Robbie Robertson; Ken Ellis; Betty Brant; Calvin Falconer; Dryrot [Paul Contoni]; Villain: Tendril [River Verys]
The monstrous creature now called Tendril continues his killing spree in Portland, Oregon, forcing the retired Peter Parker to once again don the costume of Spider-Man! As he grows more obsessed about bringing Tendril to justice, Peter's pregnant wife leaves town! Has the spectre of the wall-crawler cost him his marriage? Meanwhile, Ken Ellis, ever-resourceful Daily Bugle reporter, continues an investigation that can only lead to the discovery that Peter Parker is Spider-Man! And Peter himself learns that sometimes the best weapon to use against a monster is another monster!