Marvel Tales Vol 2 #156 Published Released October, 1983 July 12, 1983 Cover Artist Steve Ditko "The End of Spider-Man!" Writer Stan Lee Penciler Steve Ditko Inker Steve Ditko Letterer Sam Rosen Editor Stan Lee Previous Issue Next Issue Marvel Tales Vol 2 #155 Marvel Tales Vol 2 #157 Appearing in "The End of Spider-Man!" This story is a reprint of the comic Amazing Spider-Man #18. Featured Characters: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (See chronology) Supporting Characters: Aunt May (See chronology) Daily Bugle Staff J. Jonah Jameson Betty Brant Ned Leeds (First appearance) Flash Thompson Liz Allan Antagonists: Sandman (Flint Marko) Green Goblin (Cameo) Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) (Cameo) Kraven the Hunter (Cameo) Vulture (Adrian Toomes) (Cameo) Rocky Roberts (Only appearance) Other Characters: Anna Watson Dr. Bromwell Fantastic Four Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) Invisible Girl (Susan Storm) Human Torch (Johnny Storm) Thing (Ben Grimm) Avengers (Cameo) Iron Man (Tony Stark) (Cameo) Captain America (Steve Rogers) (Cameo) Thor (Cameo) Giant-Man (Henry Pym) (Cameo) Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) (Cameo) Daredevil (Matt Murdock) (Cameo) NYPD officers Irv (First appearance) Electro (Maxwell Dillon) (Mentioned) Mysterio (Quentin Beck) (Mentioned) Santa Claus (Mentioned) Races and Species: Humans Asgardians Locations: United States of America New York New York City Manhattan Daily Bugle Building 47th Street (First appearance) Baxter Building Avengers Mansion Ace Picture Company (First appearance) Peerless Paste Company (First appearance) Queens Forest Hills Aunt May's House Midtown High School Statue of Liberty Items: Spider-Man's Suit Spider-Man's Web-Shooters Spider-Man's Utility Belt The Daily Bugle Mjolnir Giant-Man's Suit Captain America's Uniform Captain America's Shield Iron Man Armor MK III Daredevil's Suit Daredevil's Billy Club Vulture's Wings Goblin Armor Green Goblin's Bag of Tricks Vehicles: Goblin Glider Synopsis for "The End of Spider-Man!" This story is a reprint of the comic Amazing Spider-Man #18. Spider-Man is still being ridiculed when he fled from a fight with The Green Goblin and it's been the talk of all his previous super-villains, as well as other super-heroes. Peter Parker spend his time taking care of his Aunt May at home, and when at school, his concern for Aunt May is consuming most of his thinking. Pete, desperate to earn money to buy more medicine for Aunt May, goes out as Spider-Man to see what he can do. He tries a trading card company as well as a pair of scientists to sell his adhesive webbing, but in both instances, he strikes out, with neither showing any interest. As he heads home, he runs into the Sandman, but being so concerned about Aunt May living alone, he runs away and hides. The public sees this, writing off Spider-Man as a coward once again. As crime continues, Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) begins to suspect something is wrong and writes a message in the sky for Spider-Man to meet him at the Statue of Liberty, but Spidey doesn't show. Flash is so desperate about clearing Spider-Man's name, he dresses as Spidey and tries to fight criminals, but gets beat up instead. As Pete gets ready to quit as Spider-Man, the doctor says Aunt May is in the clear and won't have to take any more medicine. After reading yet another editorial about a weak and phony Spider-Man, Pete decides to go out as Spider-Man and fight back.
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