([March] 2007)

Marvel, 2007 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
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Venom Is Back! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Inks
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Venom [Eddie Brock]
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Invasion (Table of Contents: 1)

Marvel Super Heroes / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
John Beatty; Jack Abel; Mike Esposito
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing; Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Rogue; Nightcrawler; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [James Rhodes]; She-Hulk; Thor; Wasp; Hawkeye; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Zsaji; VILLAINS: Dr. Doom; Galactus; Magneto; Dr. Octopus; Lizard; Klaw; Ultron; Enchantress; Molecule Man; Absorbing Man; Wrecker; Thunderball; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Titania; Volcana
Synopsis
The heroes invade the bad guy's base in retaliation for the death of the Wasp. They soundly trounce the bad guys and capture most of them. As they return to their base with a badly wounded She-Hulk, they discover that Wasp is not dead but was healed by Zsaji. When Spidey notices that Thor's costume has been restored, he is directed to a machine that spits out a small black ball which quickly covers him and becomes his new costume. Xavier contacts the heroes and tells them that Galactus has begun to eat Battleworld.
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Indexer Notes

First chronological appearance of Venom (as new Spider-Man costume). Spidey's new black costume only appears on the last two pages of the story. This issue came out 7 months after Amazing Spider-Man #252. Wasp returns from the dead.

Homecoming (Table of Contents: 2)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern; Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Brett Breeding
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Venom symbiote (introduction, as the black costume); Curt Connors [Lizard]; Billy Connors; Matha Connors; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Iron Man [James Rhodes]; Hawkeye; Wasp; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]]; CAMEOS: She-Hulk; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing; Invisible Girl; Cyclops; Colossus; Wolverine; Storm; Nightcrawler; Mockingbird; Scarlet Witch (all photos)
Synopsis
Spider-Man returns from Secret Wars and tries to get used to his new black and white symbiotic costume, which will later become Venom.
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By Myself Betrayed! (Table of Contents: 3)

Spider-Man / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Rick Leonardi
Inks
Bill Anderson
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Wendy Thorton; Robbie Robertson; Betty Leeds; Nathan Lubensky; VILLAIN: Rose (1st appearance); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Black Cat; Uncle Ben Parker
Synopsis
While on the sports beat with Wendy, Peter gets involved in a scandal with a pro football quarterback who is throwing games for a new mob boss, the Rose. Peter tells Aunt May that he has dropped out of school and she flips out. Peter also discovers that Robbie is taking his new editor-in-chief position at the Bugle very seriously. Spidey meets and battles the Rose for the first time.
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With Great Power... (Table of Contents: 4)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Rick Leonardi
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; Betty Leeds; Wendy Thorton; Robbie Robertson; VILLAIN: Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.]; CAMEO: Roderick Kinglsey [Hobgoblin]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Black Cat
Synopsis
Spider-Man watches as the authorities pull Hobgoblin's wrecked battle van from the Hudson River. When the van is stolen in broad daylight, Spidey tracks it down and finds it has been taken by Jack O' Lantern. Spidey battles Jack but this causes him to miss a dinner set up by Nathan where he was supposed to be making nice with Aunt May who is still furious over Peter dropping out of school.
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Even a Ghost Can Fear the Night (Table of Contents: 5)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; VILLAINS: Red Ghost; Super Apes; Black Fox; CAMEOS: Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; Roderick Kingsley [Hobgoblin]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.]; Iron Man [James Rhodes]; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]
Synopsis
The Black Fox is on his final burglary, the one that will allow him to retire, but unfortunately, he has chosen the residence of the Red Ghost and his Super Apes. The Red Ghost compels the Fox to work with his Apes in carrying out the robbery of a jewelry store to fund his latest invention, the Cosmicizer. Spidey intervenes, follows the Apes home and blows up the Ghost's pet project. All but forgotten, the Black Fox merrily makes off with the jewels.
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Introducing... Puma! (Table of Contents: 6)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Jenna Taylor; Robbie Robertson; Betty Leeds; Mary Jane Watson; VILLAINS: The Rose; Puma [Thomas Fireheart] (1st appearance); CAMEO FLASHBACK: Aunt May Parker
Synopsis
Spidey takes down another one of the Rose's operations and the mob boss calls in wealthy businessman and super powered assassin Thomas Fireheart a.k.a. The Puma to kill the web slinger. Exhausted, Peter crawls into bed for a good night's sleep but his alien costume seems to have other ideas. Robbie commends Peter on his nice photos (they were taken by the Black Cat) but Pete is so tired that he barely notices. Spidey is ambushed by the Puma and pulls his left arm out of its socket. With Spider-Man down and writing in pain, the Puma prepares to pounce.
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Beware the Claws of Puma! (Table of Contents: 7)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Jenna Taylor; Mary Jane Watson; VILLAINS: The Rose; Puma [Thomas Fireheart]; Kingpin; Arranger; CAMEO: Hobgoblin [Ned Leeds]
Synopsis
The Puma is about to eviscerate Spider-Man but the Black Cat swings in to the rescue. Spidey and the Cat make it back to his apartment. The Black Cat takes off but MJ shows up to hang out. As the Puma strikes Peter pushes MJ out the door. Spidey and the Puma fight but the assassin breaks off the attack when he witnesses Spider-Man save civilians. The Kingpin discovers that the Rose has put out an unauthorized contract on Spidey's life. Fireheart returns home. Hobgoblin contacts Rose. Peter finds MJ still at his apartment where she tells him that she already knows he is Spider-Man.
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The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man's New Costume! (Table of Contents: 8)

Spider-Man / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Mary Jane Watson; Thomas Fireheart [Puma]; Jenna Taylor; GUESTS: Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Ned Leeds]; Rose; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Aunt May Parker; Robbie Robertson; Jack O' Lantern [Jason Macendale Jr.]
Synopsis
Peter is floored by MJ's revelation that she knows he is Spider-Man. The Black Cat shows up at his pad and MJ takes off. His new costume takes him for a spin around the city in his sleep. Peter has a nightmare about his black costume. He decides to have Mr. Fantastic check it out. Reed Richards discovers that Spider-Man's black costume is an alien that is trying to bond with him symbiotically. He uses a sonic blaster to separate Spidey from his costume. Spidey swings home in an old FF uniform with a paper bag for a mask. MJ drops by to talk. Hobgoblin has a little proposition for the Rose.
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Keywords
Baxter Building; black costume; paper bag

All My Pasts Remembered! (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson (origin); Philip Watson; Madeline Watson; Gayle Watson; Frank Brown; Timothy Byrnes; VILLAINS: Hobgoblin [Roderick Kingsley]; Rose; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Aunt May Parker; Anna Watson; Harry Osborn; Liz Osborn
Synopsis
As Peter struggles with the fact that MJ knows he is Spider-Man, she opens up for the first time and tells him her family's history full of heartbreak, abuse and abandonment. Mr. Fantastic tries to communicate telepathically with Spidey's alien costume but has no success. Hobgoblin demands a cut of crime operations all over the city to sweeten his new business deal with the Rose. He then sets his sights on Harry Osborn. Learning that the Hobgoblin is still alive, Peter dons his classic red and blue costume as Spidey prepares to face his old foe.
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Chance Encounter! (Table of Contents: 10)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Janet Jackson
Letters
Rick Parker; Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Mary Jane Parker; Robbie Robertson; Joy Mercado; VILLAINS: Chance; Life Foundation; CAMEO: Venom [Eddie Brock] (introduction)
Synopsis
The Life Foundation hires Chance to steal an arms shipment but Spidey gets in the way.
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Survival of the Hittist! (Table of Contents: 11)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Mary Jane Parker; Robbie Robertson; VILLAINS: Chance; The Life Foundation; CAMEOS: Venom [Eddie Brock]; Eddie Murphy; Paul Schaffer
Synopsis
Spidey tracks down Chance but ends up teaming up with him against the Life Foundation. Venom comes a' calling.
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Venom (Table of Contents: 12)

Spider-Man / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Todd McFarlane
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Mary Jane Parker; Aunt May Parker; Robbie Robertson; Flash Thompson; Nathan Lubensky; VILLAIN: Venom [Eddie Brock] (1st Full); CAMEO: The Thing; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Mr. Fantastic; Sin Eater
Synopsis
Spidey's old alien costume has merged with reporter Eddie Brock who thinks his career was ruined by Spider-Man and the symbiote of the two, Venom, takes on the web slinger. At MJ's request, Spidey returns to the blue and red costume as she now finds his black duds way too creepy.
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A Matter of Life and Debt (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Todd McFarlane
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Mary Jane Parker; Aunt May Parker; Nathan Lubensky; VILLAINS: Hydro-Man; Venom [Eddie Brock]
Synopsis
Venom breaks out of the Vault. Peter discovers that Aunt May's boyfriend has been stealing from her to pay off gambling debts.
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Dead Meat (Table of Contents: 14)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Todd McFarlane
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; GUESTS: Black Cat [Felicia Hardy]; Mary Jane Parker; Aunt May Parker; Glory Grant; VILLAIN: Venom [Eddie Brock]
Synopsis
Venom tries to hunt down Spidey and runs into the Black Cat. Venom discovers where Spider-Man lives.
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The Sand and the Fury (Table of Contents: 15)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Todd McFarlane
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Aunt May Parker; Mary Jane Parker; VILLAIN: Venom [Eddie Brock]; CAMEO: The Thing
Synopsis
Venom shows up on Aunt May's doorstep and Spider-Man goes to the Fantastic Four for help. Spider-Man tries to woo back the alien costume in an effort to defeat it.
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'Til Death Do Us Part! (Table of Contents: 16)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Louise Simonson
Pencils
Greg LaRocque
Inks
Jim Mooney; Vince Colletta (uncredited)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Janice Chiang; Phil Felix (uncredited); Rick Parker (uncredited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; alien costume; Vulturions; Mary Jane Watson; May Parker
Synopsis
Spider-Man tries to remove his alien costume while fighting off the Vulture-inspired Vulturions.
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Monster Mash, Part Two (Table of Contents: 17)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Al Gordon; Dan Adkins
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Diana Albers

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; GUEST: Alicia Masters; VILLAINS: Frankenstein's Monster; Gregor Lupus; Monster Master; CAMEO: Spider-Man's Black Costume
Synopsis
Thing, Frankenstein's Monster, and a werewolf battle a mad scientist on the Beyonder's World. Spidey's black costume escapes.
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Keywords
Beyonder's World; black costume

Indexer Notes

Story continues in part from Thing #19 and continues in part in Thing #20. Adkins interior inks credit provided 2006 by Al Gordon.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Venom Is Back!
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Invasion
    Marvel Super Heroes
  3. 2. Homecoming
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. By Myself Betrayed!
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. With Great Power...
    Spider-Man
  6. 5. Even a Ghost Can Fear the Night
    Spider-Man
  7. 6. Introducing... Puma!
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. Beware the Claws of Puma!
    Spider-Man
  9. 8. The Sinister Secret of Spider-Man's New Costume!
    Spider-Man
  10. 9. All My Pasts Remembered!
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. Chance Encounter!
    Spider-Man
  12. 11. Survival of the Hittist!
    Spider-Man
  13. 12. Venom
    Spider-Man
  14. 13. A Matter of Life and Debt
    Spider-Man
  15. 14. Dead Meat
    Spider-Man
  16. 15. The Sand and the Fury
    Spider-Man
  17. 16. 'Til Death Do Us Part!
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. Monster Mash, Part Two
    Fantastic Four
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