HEROES: Scarlet Spiders; War Machine; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Justice [Vance Astrovik]; Baron Von Blitzschlag; Henry Peter Gyrich; SHIELD; Cloud 9; Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Vox; Prima Donna; Frog-Man; GUESTS: J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Aunt May; VILLAINS: Vulturions; CAMEOS: Tony Stark [Iron Man]; M.V.P. (Dead)
When the Vulturions steal a briefcase full of gamma bomb secrets from Baron Von Blitzschlag, a trio of Scarlet Spiders swing into action and reveal their existence to the world. Peter Parker is not amused and takes off after his spider-imitators but ends up helping them fight their common foes. With so many spider-guys swinging around, questions begin to be raised as to whether Peter is really the one true Spider-Man. Justice tries to get to the bottom of the M.V.P. mystery but does not find out that the Scarlet Spiders are actually clones of the fallen Initiative member.