Spider-Man is a 2018 live action superhero comedy, drama, tragedy and adventure flick based on the highly popular 2018 video game of the same name and is yet another sequel to the long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe and based off the Marvel comics by Stan Lee (1922-2018). Halfway through the development time of Spider-Man: Summer Tour, SONY, who STILL held the rights to the Spider-Man character at the time, approached Marvel Studios and began talks for ONE MORE Spider-Man film to be included into the MCU, this time based off the popular game from Insomniac.
Once Marvel found out that their idea involved transforming one of the best video games of 2018 into a game-to-film adaptation, the studio went dead silent for months, giving their unlucky nature with games in the past. It wasn't until AFTER principal photography for Doctor Strange 2 ended that Marvel came back at SONY with a response. Marvel Studios AGREED to help SONY take on the project, with the president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige throwing in a curveball saying that if the film based off the game suffered worse than the game itself, they would FULLY get the rights back to Spider-Man 100%. SONY was hesitant but alas, they agreed on the decision and principal photography began shortly before the beginning of Phase 5.
The film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and Columbia Pictures. It will also be produced by Kevin Feige and two of the original Spider-Man directors, Jon Watts and Sam Raimi. Finally, the film will be directed by the man behind the Kingsman films, Matthew Vaughn.
- Dylan O'Brien as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
- Mark Hamill as Dr. Otto Octavius / Dr. Octopus (Doc Ock)
- Katherine McNamara as Mary Jane Watson
- Daniel Wu as Martin Li / Mr. Negative
- Bryan Cranston as Norman Osborn
- Constance Wu as Captain Yuri Watanabe
- Jamie Lee Curtis as May Parker
- Chosen Jacobs as Miles Morales
- Chris O'Neal as Ned Leeds
- Léa Seydoux as Silver Sablinova / Silver Sable
- Morris Chestnut as Officer Jeff Davis
- Donald Glover as Aaron Davis
- Phil Morris as Dr. Morgan Michaels
- Jennifer Connelly as KAREN
- Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture
- Michael Mando as Mac Gargen /Scorpion
- Bokeem Woodbine as Herman Schultz / Shocker
- Oleg Taktarov as Aleksei Sytsevich / Rhino
- Aaron Paul as Max Dillon / Electro
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin
- Violett Beane as Felicia Hardy / Black Cat (voice)
- J.K Simmons as J.Jonah Jameson
- Meagan Good as Liz Allen
- Janelle Monáe as Michelle Jones
- Michael Ja White as Lonnie Lincoln (Tombstone)
- Stanley Tucci as Charles Standish
- Demian Birchir as Dr. Issac Delaney
- Aja Naomi King as Rose Rosemann
- Charlie Rowe as Harry Osborn
- Harrison Ford as Ben Parker
Taking place years after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, a grown-up Peter Parker has to adjust to perma-adolescence, continuing to deal with the duality of life as a superhero while taking on a threat bigger than himself: responsibility.
Manhattan: The most densely populated of New York City's 5 boroughs currently at 1,664,727 It's mostly made up of Manhattan Island bounded by the Hudson East and Harlem rivers. Among the world's major commercial financial and cultural centers it's the heart of "The Big Apple"
A heart of such prosperity also lies the heart of injustice: the foul wretched dirty and disgusting plagues that locked the ethics and moral beliefs of this city tight in it's iron grip. Crime and corruption appear disappear reappear constant occurring almost a daily basis and with New York's Finest not every crime can either be held accountable for even dealt with in time. Especially with individual armies and underground empires of criminals waiting and praying for an opportunity to make this a vessel all theirs as their playground.
But when it became too much for police to get done on their own some outside interference would nice to help even the playing field in that instance there's only one.
A Black Widow Spider dangles it's web crafting taking it's time descending down from the window of an apartment in the Chinatown district of Manhattan. Right outside the windowsill lies a discarded and messy apartment in ruins
Keyboard circuit amiss
Coffee mugs old Pizza boxes and Chinese takeout
Then there was the more rudimentary items: photographs of the landscape of New York and designated friends and family. Notebook full of drawings of projectile launching. Avengers articles. A memoir book written by the Mayor of New York. Newspapers describing all the natural disasters that had occurred rapidly in the city over the past few years pinned above the bed. A portrait of Tony Stark
But not so alarming as what lied across the bed: A webbed mask inside out connected to a USB hoper attached to a laptop that had been running all night. All this gave off the significance of someone who's either down on their luck or knows what they want to do but unsure of how do it
That would be further from the trough all things considered as an iPhone 7 rang excessively on the counter only to be swiped past the home screen and connected to the police dispatch
All units: level four mobilization. Location: Fisk Tower.
Alarmed 23 year old Peter Parker (Dylan O'Brien) bolted out from bed and traces back a few seconds listening back to that same line again.
No time to waste was the only thing running through his head at the moment whipping it two pieces of toast and flipping them into the toaster
On the side of his cabinet near the door laid his suit for the job He however cringes giving it a quick whiff and groaning in disgust under his breath seeing how he never got it cleaned. Tossing it over in the bed he clips on both his web shooters before zipping the toast over. Chowing down on fresh toast with no hands free he was left jumping into his suit looked and first soggy and hanging everywhere even after he unplugs the mask from the USB port turning it outside in
It isn't until he places the mask on that the outfit starts to resemble itself together. Slapping the logo on his chest the suit quickly fastens itself wrapping skintight around Peter's skin locking everything in place thanks to it's vacuum seal; compressing the suit to appear as though he is wearing nothing underneath
Thus appeared him in the Stark Suit (From Spider-man Homecoming)
Enter the Amazing Spider-Man
Getting a feel for the suit adjusting his camera shutter eye lenses a built-in augmented reality display system displays the HUD for the basic suit under an urgent SYSTEM LOADING warning. No sooner should the system loading complete the lenses zoom in catching the letter sliding underneath the crack of Peter's door: An urgent final notice letter regarding Peter's rent that been past due
To further drag it through the HUD quickly displays another stating "PAY YOUR BILLS PETER!" No question Mr. Diktovich was behind this much to Peter's dismay. He really wanted to get his life on track (If that's possible) but he stares back over at his phone still displaying the police dispatch radio he contemplates himself
Four steps forward and one step back as he looks down staring the letter in the face knowing how utterly close he was to being screwed
SWAT is 10-84 at Fisk Tower. All units standby warrant is en-route
Spider-Man: Aw man.....
No time for that now Peter thought to himself as he ran back towards the window and leaped out into the open streets of Chinatown quickly sipping away from his apartment running on railing and zip-lining past every avenue and block that came his way
Web swinging past Chinatown and into the Financial District he makes a quick call midway through
Spider-man: Karen, Call: Yuri.
Good morning, Peter. Calling Yuri Watanabe.
A dial tone and three rings later the connection went through.
Spider-Man: Hey Yuri it's me. Finally going after Fisk. Got anything to take him down yet?
Unfortunately no. We're at Fisk Tower but we're still waiting on the warrant. By this rate, it could take awhile
Spider-Man: Mind if I join in on the fun?
You know how his lawyers are. We can't tolerate with any outside interference. This needs to go by the book.
Spider-man: Ah C'mon Yuri. It's been 8 years now. You know how long I've been waiting for this.
You really want to help? Then head to Times Square. He's got his men keeping my back from reaching the scene
Spider-man: Right. On my way.
The line hangs up as our friendly neighborhood hero swings onward to Fisk Tower hearing the sirens growing louder
Spider-Man: Karen, what's the situation in times square?
Fisk men have created blockades to every entrance to that street. He must've knew the NYPD had a shot on him before they did. Seems after the last two arrests 10 years ago. The Kingpin has built a habit of preparing for any shots against him.
Spider-Man: He's good I'll give him that. He and Fury would get along well if he wasn't controlling crime in the city. I'm almost there. Have a full scan of the building ready by the time I get to Fisk Tower.
As you wish. Incoming call from: Otto Octavius.
Spider-Man: Ah man I must be late for work again. Accept.
The dial connects
Parker? Where are you? We have to run through the demonstration at least ONCE before the grant committee arrives. They'll be here less than 30 minutes.
Spider-Man: 30 minutes?! Uhh….I mean YES. Sorry. Yes. Dealing with a.....personal issue. I'll be there soon. I promise.
The line hung up and Spidey felt more screwed than he did seeing the Final Notice to his rent earlier
Spider-Man: Eesh last time Willie and I tangled after my fight with Mystero it took me 40 minutes to beat him. I better TRY and wrap this up quick and get to my Real job.
30 percent chances on clearing the way for police backup and taking Fisk down and getting to Octavius Industries in 30 minutes or less are on a scale one to ten.
Spider-Man: You had to tell me the details. Thanks.
Spider-Man was now minutes away from Times Square as Police Cars rode towards the same destination and people running off the streets in panic and screams
Spider-Man: Looks like Yuri called in the Calvary.
At the Blockade Fisk's men started shooting down cop cars they tumbled broke down even flipped over
Most of the cops still alive got out and ducked behind their cars and fired back but were pinned down by the constant gunfire
Cop #1: WE NEED MORE BACKUP!
Cop # 2: 10-32 Times Square. Officers under fire!!
The Fisk men were ordered by the leader to stop as he held up his hand in a fist and trapped on his ear
Leader: Bring in the Hammer.
Noticing they weren't firing the first cop jumped up pointing his gun but the thugs were gone
Confused for a minute he heard something driving to them from behind looked back seeing a truck coming at them
Cop # 1: MOVE!!!
They jumped aside and the truck crushed two of the police cars the container tipped over and fell BLOWING up as it hit the streets
Fisk's men reappeared and approached the downed cops clicking their guns loads this seem like it was it for them till....
...the guns were being pulled out of their hands by web lines
Spider-Man swoops down blocking their path to the cops
Spider-Man: Morning guys! Who's ready for their hot fresh cup of bodily harm?
Leader: It's Spider-Man! Get him!
Peter web zipped to them and began punching kicking and dodging their attacks and webbed most of them to walls and the ground
When another truck pulled in more Fisk men came out with more guns
Fisk man: SOMEBODY JUST SHOOT HIM!
Spider-Man: Willis's got a lot of guys on his payroll.
They fired but Spidey dodged every bullet with his spider reflexes and started beating them down too with hard uppercuts air beats and were soon down for the count
Incoming call from: Yuri Wantabe.
Spider-Man. What's your status?
Spider-Man: Almost done here. Yours?
We're about to go inside.
Spider-Man: Be there soon. Man I tell ya I can't wait to see the look on Willie's face when you slap the cuffs on his big hands.
The line cut off as more Fisk's men ran into the action and less than a minute they were beaten and webbed down
Spider-Man: Whoo….ok Karen. I'm done here. Have you got the scan for....
Next thing Pete heard an explosion and looked back to see the fire and smoke coming from Fisk Tower
Spider-Man: Yuri? YURI!
I have the full scan of the building ready Peter. But odd are Fisk's heavy arms are growing more numbers.
Spider-Man: *Angrily* I knew Fisk wouldn't go quietly!
He leaped up and swung over to Fisk Tower but there it was a Warzone Fisk's men had the cops pinned down Captain Yuri Wantabe (Constance Wu) of the NYPD kept down and talked on her walkie talkie
Yuri: Get me more backup! And lockdown the airspace---
Startled she turned to look up seeing Spider-Man on the left side of the SWAT van
Spider-Man: You ok?
Yuri: No. If he makes it out of that building we'll loose him for sure.
Spider-Man: Then do you mind if I--
He points to the sniper on top of the entrance skylight
Yuri: Do your thing.
With permission granted, he leaps off the SWAT van and immediately begins swinging all across enemy fire, simultaneously zipping up random enemies and dodging bullets mid-air. Fisk’s men were popping out as much lead as possible and still not getting any hits on the web-slinger as he just zipped over and blinded two of the three gunmen guarding the balcony outside.
The last one suddenly took to heart what was about to happen next and made a run for it; just a few seconds too late.
Spider-Man: Aww where you going?
Grabbing him by the belt of his pants, he hurls him through the glass window leading him to the main floor level. Hurling the gunmen into another random gun toting thug who happened to be there, Spidey literally injected himself in yet another gun battle this time INSIDE of Fisk Tower.
Police were pinned down once again, nearly on the brink of almost ill-fated destiny until Pete landed beside them, alarming them all. They were highly vocal, to say the least.
Spider-Man: Hey. You stay behind me, I’ll lead the way.
SWAT officer: Get outta here, Spidey! We got this!
Spider-Man: Sorry to break it to ya but you do NOT got this buddy.
Zipping again to the very front of the room, he sucker punches one gunmen out cold before uppercutting another one midair and slamming him down via axe handle. He again dodged another one charging at him as his face slams into the wall but Spidey doesn’t pay all that much attention, getting smacked across the floor with the butt of an assault rifle only to kip up like it was nothing. Dodging one, two, three punches and blocking the last one, he turns him around before flipping over the back, around the head and then just tosses him into the last gunmen, taking them both down.
There was, however, one more who unrelentingly wouldn’t stop shooting him from afar. Dodging the entirety of the way, Peter gets up close to grab the gun and break it in half, not deterred in the slightest when he startles the gunman making him flinch and start running away.
Done with his piece, he just walks back to the front unfazed in the slightest only to catch his Spider senses tingling excessively noticing more gunmen above him by the elevators. Before they could even fire, Spidey just launches a small ball backhanded without even having to turn around. The bomb explodes, catching all the goons in a giant web grenade.
Nice web grenades.
Spider-Man: Not a problem, Karen. Alright guys, you’re good to go.
No time whatsoever, the SWAT team manages to move out and mobilize to the elevator.
SWAT officer: Damn it. They shut the elevators down! Take the stairs!
Making a minor detour to get upstairs, Spidey wasn’t fit on using stairs as he looked back towards the elevator.
Spider-Man: Yeahhhhhhh.......no. I prefer a more direct approach.
And by direct, he means walking up to said elevator and sliding the doors open with relative ease only to climb amongst the inside of the elevator shaft.
That’s when he gets another call.
Spider-Man: Heading to the upper floors — and hoping no one turns on the elevators.
Chances of that are 20% likely.
Running up amongst the walls of the shaft, he finds this vent outside the door of the fourth floor and immediately crawls amongst the inside. For a dirty criminal, Fisk sure has some remarkably clean air vents.
Spider-Man: How’s it going outside?
Not good. Choppers are in the air but they’re taking fire; looks like Fisk has armed men on every floor.
Spider-Man: He’s desperate.....
.....yet he’s hitting us with everything he’s got. And get this: We just picked up chatter — they’re wiping all data servers from their mobile network. We need that evidence in one piece if we’re gonna stop him for good.
Spider-Man: Right: server room, it is. Karen?
Rerouting route to server room. Incoming call from: May Parker.
Spider-Man: Crap. Gotta answer. Accept.
Soon as the line connects, he crawls out the vent to an entire plethora of gunmen shooting, explosions erupting, debris falling, glass flying everywhere: it was almost nucleic how everything was coming apart. Luckily, directions were displayed to give him the route needed to go which lead right up above him.
But he still needed to answer that call.
Spider-Man: Oh. Hi, Aunt May.
What is all that noise?
Spider-Man: Umm, I’m watching a.....superhero movie.
He stalls as he leaps to reach the next wave of gunmen above leaping above and behind one’s back, wrapping his legs around and tossing him backwards off the railing taking another man with him.
And by that you mean.....
Spider-Man: Yeah......Spidey assignments.
One sidekick and a roundhouse later, another henchmen was down.
Well.....ehh, look: when you’re not busy making the city safer, I just wanted to know if we were still on for dinner tomorrow night.
Spider-Man: Totally. Umm, listen. I got bad guys to lock away so I’ll call you later if that’s fine with you?
Okay then. Love you.
Spider-Man: Love you too, Aunt May.
Pete quickly glares hie eye’s straight ahead to the doors, leading to the server room shortly after he ended the call. Everything that was ever needed to put the Kingpin out of his misery was all right in that room.
Which arose a issue.
Spider-Man: Gotta get in here before there’s no evidence left. But I go in this way and they’ll spot me on sight.
Adjusting and honing in his senses, more specifically his eyes squinting as they close in providing Parker a greater depth of field, he does manage to sense one other way inside. A route all too familiar, dangling fro the ceiling above.
Spider-Man: Ahh. My own private ventrance.
So, up the vents he went. Meanwhile......
Fisk thug #2: Hurry up now. The boss wants everything erased.
Fisk thug: Can’t make it delete any faster, but it’s already halfway there. Just need another minute or two.
Fisk thug #3: You think the cops know where we are?
Cops weren’t really all that of an issue compared to what was lurking right above them, dangling out of the vent in a yo-yo position.
Fisk thug #2: Don’t worry about that. Worry about what’s in here.
Spider-Man: Uhh, hey.
They all look behind them startled as Spidey jumps down to size.
Spider-Man: Is this tech support? I forgot my password.
Fisk thug #3: Don’t let him near the console!
Spider-Man: Web Blossom!
Leaping upwards, he launched multiple Splinter webs outwards all at once while spinning in a 360 degree motion, webbing everyone in the room up to the wall, ceiling or floor, eliminating them from combat.
The room aesthetically was a mess now but what was really important here and what was really in the way?
With the alarms going off in a surprisingly mild manner, the time limit going off on the screen connected to said console treated the alarm like an afterthought.
Peter, there’s thirty seconds left before—
Spider-Man: I caught that. Thank you.
Rushing to the panel, he briefly taps his Spidey emblem again as the reconnaissance drone floats and levitates next to the keyboard, reverting into a USB slotting in, giving Pete the central advantage to start hacking.
Spider-Man: Lets see how good these guys security is. Aww, c’mon! How did you guys miss the latest kernel patch?
Hiding in the server room?
The screen redirects the attention of the web-slinger, bringing him face to face with the man he’s been itching for a shot towards for almost a decade in advance: Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), the Kingpin Of Crime himself.
Kingpin: Cowardly......even for you, Parker.
(C’mon, by this point, he’d have to know.)
Spider-Man: So says the guy frantically erasing his search history.
Kingpin: After all these years, you’re still just an ignorant child underneath.
Spider-Man: Yeah.....but that’s just part of my charm.
One more tap on the keyboard as the USB reconnaissance drone reverts back into Peter’s suit and the monitor read “Download uploaded. Process completed.”
All evidence incriminating Wilson Fisk of his activities was present once more and Kingpins demeanor quickly changed from across the screen, gritting his teeth. It was at this moment he knew he was screwed.
Kingpin: Damn you. Get that door down NOW!
Pete looks back and see's more Fisk men busting the floor down the first man who charged at him ended up getting uppercutting by the web slinger and he shot webs at him to yank him down bashing him on the flour knocking the thug out
Get past him! Destroy everything!
The rest of the men charged in and soon ended up with another one man against many brawl
Look around you. I did this I wanted to give this city a better tomorrow. What have you done that ever mattered?
Pete kept dodging and fighting at the same time while he answered Fisk's question
Spider-Man: Well let me think. It started out when I took on Captain America in Germany. Next thing I meet a guy with a fish bowl over his head. Next thing I meet a powered blind old lady and fought a big black alien monster in San Francisco. Then over the passed eight years there was that time I took down a pompous overstuffed crime lord before breakfast.
Spider-Man flipped kick one Fisk man and webbed another to a wall then caught another in a web line and swung him around throwing him aside
And you think taking me down will make this city safer? You fool. Without me the scum I kept in check will run rampant! Criminals even Terrorists will rein hellfire and brimstone! And all the innocent people they'll kill their blood will be on YOUR hands! Everything they'll do will be your fault!
Spider-Man dodged more gunfire by a another Fisk man by the door and Spidey webbed zipped kicking head to the wall and falls down
Mere prelude. Whatever happens to me will be just the beginning.
Spider-Man slides under the last Fisk man and knocks him out by hitting him in the back of the head
Soon as the men were down Pete waltzed over to the top floor open
Spider-Man: Karen. Yuri.
Spidey web zips up to the blown flour as Yuri answered after the first ring
I know. I saw it. Fisk could have the whole place wired up. I'm gonna send in a bomb unit.
Spider-Man: Good I'll make sure no one gets in their way.
The line cuts off and the Wall-Crawler encountered more Fisk men so one by one Spidey worked through his spider abilities
In time they were all beaten
Suddenly the bomb squad barged in from the sixth flour as Spidey zipped up to that balcony
Squad Leader: It's clear! Move up!
Spider-Man: Hey guys. Guess bombs are also part of Willies getaway too.
Squad Leader: They're perfect way. Listen Web Head do what you gotta do just stay out of our way while we do our job. We're only cutting you slack by the Captain's orders.
Spider-Man: Fair enough.
Peter and the leader looked up hearing the cries for help from the flour above them
Spider-Man: Crap....I think they're in trapped...
Squad Leader: Go on. You go after them. We'll look for the bombs. GO! GO!
Spidey zipped up to the next flour seeing a fire and remaining people rushing out
Spider-Man: EVERYONE CLEAR OUT! HURRY! EVACUATE THE BUILDING NOW!!
As people ran Spider-Man ran in to the fallen ruble and pulled them open with web lines with people running out afterwards
Woman: I heard more people trapped back there.
The Woman ran as Spider-Man crawled under more of that fallen ruble till he heard shouts
Spider-Man! Thank God! We can't move, we're pinned down!
Spider-Man: Hold on, I'll lift it. Once you're free get out fast. If you can walk help the injured. Got it?
The trapped woman nodded and Pete and began to lift the ruble which he groaned in pain but the ceiling tumbled down and made it heavier making Pete Flashback when that bus pinned him down during his fight with the Vulture
And just remembered....
….Tony's Stark's quote
If you're nothing without this suit, then you shouldn't have it.
Each time he flashbacked to when he said that made him more motivated and he yelled in pain lifting the ruble completely off the trapped civilians
Spider-Man: Go! Go! GO!!
The people crawled then Peter let go in a split second leaping out of the way as it all fell
Peter looked onward and headed for another vent
Spider-Man: Karen. Where will this vent lead me?
Two flours up right under the flour of Fisk's location.
Spider-Man: Roger that. Ok, Willie. I'm coming your way.
Soon as he webbed pulled the vent open Yuri calls in again
Spider-Man. It's Yuri. The Bomb Squad reported people trapped in the fire. Are they ok?
Spider-Man: They're in one peace. How we doing Captain?
Could be better. Our choppers took a beating--- we just had to ground our last one. If Kingpin calls in a chopper we have no one to stop it from landing.
Spider-Man: And I assume that means no one to chase him if he flies away....makes me wish Iron Man was here.
Better. Makes me wish THOR was here. But why do I get the feeling that's what he was planning all along?
Spider-Man: I guess cause he probably was.
Soon Peter jumps into the flour under Fisk's flour and saw injured people being aided by paramedics
Soon Peter jumps into the flour under Fisk's flour and saw injured people being aided by paramedics
Spider-Man: Oh sh**....! Yuri we're gonna need an ETM up here. Fast!
We're trying. We're just trying to shake these goons off our backs enough as it is.
The line cut off again and soon Spider-Man saw ANOTHER Fisk man with a rocket launcher
He pointed it at him with Peter's Spider Sense going off
Spider-Man: Uh oh...not good! INCOMING!
He fired and Spidey dodged it shooting web lines at the rocket and throws it back the thug ducked and Peter webbed zipped knocking him out but one the flour above two more with rocket launcher of their own
Spider-Man: More rockets?! Little excessive don't you think?
They both fired but Pete dodged again zipped up and yanked one launcher out of one's hands as the other fired again only for Spidey dodge again and zip to kick him in the face knocking him out and Spider-Man webbed up the first one
But a fourth rocket man steps in from across the bridge
Spider-Man: Give me a break! Is it national rocket day or something?!
Again he zipped over with his web lines hitting his head and knocking him out
Spidey then made his way to the entrance to the Kingpin's office where he met up with the bomb squad again
Spider-Man: You guys alright?
Squad Leader: Yeah. We were just about to call for backup.
Spider-Man: I know you don't like me but....I think I'm it.
Squad Leader: You're better than no back up. That's for sure. Lead the way. We're right behind you.
Soon as Spidey walked passed them to Fisk's door the leader went on his walkie talkie
Squad Leader: Heads up boss.
They all pointed their guns....
His sense went off and slipped over as they opened fire
Spider-Man: So you guys were in bed with Fisk's all this time? Awe man I'll never get that out of my head! I'm gonna be having nightmares about it!
They fired and attacked but like all the other Fisk men Pete dodged flipped kicked uppercut and web yanked them all down one by one
Soon as they were down he called Yuri back
Spider-Man: Yuri, it's Spider-Man. I got good news bad news and better news. The good news is I'm at the same floor Willie's in. The bad news is....your bomb squad was on his payroll.
For Christ sake.
Spider-Man: I know. But the better news:....they were his last line of defense. I'm standing right outside his office.
Excellent. Take that bastard down. Now.
Spider-Man: WITH pleasure.
Inside said the office was where the target laid siting amongst his oval shaped office table writing furiously amongst multiple shredded pieces of paper undeterred by the abundance of gunfire he kept hearing over the intercom. Eyeing at the family picture on his desk of himself his wife Vanessa (From the Daredevil Netflix series) and their nine year old son, Richard. He was definitely no knight at the round table. It got to where he had to shut the intercom off to avoid any other distractions.
Except his biggest one had already entered the room and started flapping his gums again
Spider-Man: Writing your memoirs? Don't forget the hyphen between "Spider" and "Man"
Brief seconds follow and he doesn't even bat an eye. Rather insulting to some degree pretending that he wasn't even there took his family frame placing it in his front coat pocket. Again he briefly turns back on his intercom
Kingpin: Get the chopper ready. I won't be wrong.
Shutting it off yet again there was no real need to prepare for this inevitable clash. Cracking his knuckle with ease Fisk just eases out of his chair looked bored out his mind. In reality he's pissed he still has to deal with this guy
Kingpin: I shouldn't be surprised that you made it this far but I am.
Spider-Man: What do you expect huh? I'm not the one to idly stand by in the presence of evil. You took control of crime in New York right under everybody's nose. The whole city knows you're crooked yet everyone still kissed your tuchas for nearly a decade. Lot of ground to cover for the most corrupt criminal in town.
Tossing his office hair gently across the room he longer allows the comforts of his office desk block him from his trajectory of Spider-Man. Blood in the water tension in the air as the two approach one another.
Kingpin: The only criminal I see is this scrawny mischievous bone-headed munchkin, self obsessed with rejection, inadequacy and loneliness....who just so happens to be the masked man guilty of breaking and entering into private building on more than one separate occasion.
He says as he stares down the wall-crawler. No quipping jokes about height here.
Kingpin: A violent vigilante the Daily Bugle has branded a menace.
He's not wrong.
Flustered slightly, he ignores Karen's remark
Spider-Man: Call me whatever you like but I've waited long enough. Today's the day Willie and you're going down.
Kingpin: And now you threaten me again.
Turning his back to his rival, it's only the prelude to get another countless run-in from Spidey. Someone of his caliber his stature didn't have time to waste with him. He keeps walking further and further away up until the very end of the room where he just stands motionless mere feet in front of the wall. But not before he grabbed ahold of his pen.
Kingpin: I dare say Jameson will praise me a hero after I kill you....in self-defense, of course.
Spider-Man: Fine. Be that way but I'm not the one the police are here for. Otherwise they'd be shooting at "Spider" Tower.
Pressing down on the butt of his pen, glass-proof walls shield Kingpin from within that distance gap and preventing him from getting into contact with Peter as he so pleases. Needless to say the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man wasn't intimidated as much as he was confused.
Spider-Man: You know I can still see you right?
Kingpin: Eight years of this insolence ends now.
He's quick to hear mechanic whirring from behind. Spidey turns to see 4 turrets popping out from the columns of the wall and were aiming directly at him. Walking right into a trap: the old Parker luck.
Spider-Man: For me? Awww you shouldn't have
With his Spider-sense going off excessively, the turrets began to fire only for all the bullets to somehow bounce off and ricochet off of his skintight suit.
Thanks to magnetically polarized armor plating, none of the heavy hitting rounds from the turrets were barely effecting Peter, methodically walking towards Fisk's desk. Long before the bulletproof armor wore off, he connected two web lines to the turrets aside from him.
No effort placed, he rips them out from two of the four columns holding the room in place. Flinging them around carelessly like a pair of nunchucks, Spidery just slams them again and again before tossing them straight at Fisk.
First one creates a giant dent in the barrier
Second one shattered it completely, rendering Fisk free and understandably angry
Kingpin: HOW is this happening?!
Spider-Man: What's wrong, Willie? You seem angry.
Kingpin: I will DESTROY you!
He says running up to his desk and absolutely smashing it to pieces before flipping the debris at Spidey which he dodges with ease
To him, it became second nature.
Spider-Man: Funny how they ALL say that.
Kingpin: I'll be the first exception this time!
Charging forward, he hits nothing but the empty wall column since Spidey moved out of the way. He comes hammering down with basic punches and a roundhouse, none of which stun Fisk in the slightest. Uppercutting him with both his feet, Spidey yanks himself down only for Fisk to grab the webs and clobber Spidey down completely with both webs.
Still grabbing ahold of them both he decides to take him for a swing: a literal swing as he hurls the webslinger into the other columns including the last two with the turrets embedded into them.
Nowhere near done yet, he hoists him back up only for Peter to yank right underneath Fisk and wraps the webs down from THAT AREA up to around his neck. While not intentionally trying to choke out the big man, it does slow him down. Until he realized that it wasn't.
Spider-Man: ARGH! Taser webs!
The basic webbing allowed for an electric current to flow through the webbing, barely rendering Kingpin down for even a fraction of a minute before he just ripped the webbing off and tosses Peter halfway across the room.
No sooner should Peter recover, he gets bombarded with punch after punch slamming him further and further into the wall. For a man his size, his speed and mobility made it incredibly difficult for Peter to catch up.
You can't afford to take anymore hits like this!
Spider-Man: I can-ARgh!-Clearly see that!
Incoming left fist!
Heeding KAREN's warning, Spidey barely catches Fisk's fist coming down on him barely holding it up with the best of his ability. Giving himself an opening, Pete just gut punches Fisk in the abdomen before kneeing him in the face and sliding underneath.
A roundhouse kick later, Fisk was sent face first into the wall giving Spidey a little breathing room to refill his web canisters
Taking the initiative JUST as Fisk pulls himself out, he grabs the web yanking Pete forward and hits him with a lariat knocking Spider-Man inside out.
Kingpin: You're out of your depth boy!
No time to recover, he kicks Pete back up to his feet before socking him with a right hand and then tackling him out of his office crumbling another wall leading him straight into a pipe which combusts on impact. Missing a ground pound, Fisk knocks Peter woozy again and just tosses him like a ragdoll through the wall again and into the next room.
No leverage to stop himself Pete has to launch a splinter web to cushion to the impact to no avail. He goes through ANOTHER wall and just stumbles to a complete stop.
Groaning slightly, Pete noticed pretty early how his skintight suit was torn. Not to mention his mask fell off and that blood was showing trickling out of his nose. He briefly catches a glimpse at the mask beside him but stops to collect himself first.
You appear to be bleeding from the impact. He packs quite a punch.
Peter: Dually noted.
You also appear to have a mild concussion.
Peter: Argh, I've suffered worse.
Finally making it to his feet, he's greeted by Wilson stepping out from the ruble of the walls balling his fists and gritting his teeth. Time was being wasted and Fisk needed to get out before anything else deters him from making that escape.
Kingpin: You are EVERYTHING that is WRONG with this city!
Peter: Yeah.....I was--about to say the same about you.
He was about to reach for his mask but Fisk swipes it first and Pete looks up at him as Kingpin holds it up with a grin
Kingpin: Looking for this my boy?
Peter: Ok....I'm not gonna play the bullied kid here. Cause we both know how this is gonna end.
Kingpin: For years I couldn't prove your identity. But without this you'll have no where to hide when I tell the world who you are.
Peter: Oh really? You didn't expose me cause you didn't had proof? I thought it was cause of our friendship.
Kingpin: I'll teach you respect!
Kingpin charged at him again with Spidey dodging again he tried his taser webs but ran out of power
Peter: Oh bad timing.
Your taser webs require a an electric charge.
Peter: I think I just guessed that.
Fisk lunges at him like a pro wrestler doing an Irish Whip grabbing Spider-Man and smashing him to the wall and was about to pumble him on the flour but Pete upkicked him in the jaw flipping over his bald head the Kingpin turned around and Pete threw a web grenade at him
It blew out webs wrapped around Willie Spider-Man charged at him but Fisk broke free and grabbed Pete by the neck
Peter: *Chokes* Was....it something I said....?
Wilson lifted him up like Bane to Batman only he slammed him on the flour and was about to lunge his fists down but Pete dodged them and the glassed-flour broke and both fell to the bottom still fighting Pete swung both punches at his jaw they crashed through another glass flour they ended at the entrance hall
In the next second Pete shot web catching Fisk which he was tied into again and hung upside down and Pete came down hanging upside down and Pete came down hanging upside down himself and eyed his mask in Fisk's hand
Peter: Sorry Willie. But I believe THIS *Swipes it back* is mine.
Soon the cops burst in Pete pulled his mask on the last second before they were close to see his face
Spider-Man: So? Shall we kiss now?
Obviously Pete was remembering his first kiss with MJ (Yes there was another upside down kiss before but it's not the same one from the Toby Maguire's version) and laughed nervously seeing his expression
Spider-Man: Or....maybe later.
About ten minutes later cause of how hard it was to get Willie down with his weight they soon walked him out handcuffed with reporters asking him questions and photographers taking pictures of him
Soon as he was right behind the transport wagon Pete landed on it making eye contact with Wilson
Spider-Man: So....it's off to Ryker's huh? I don't want to hurt your feelings but I think you have more enemies there than I do.
Kingpin: You foolish boy....if you think even for a minute that this will be more than a minor inconvenience----
Spider-Man: Sorry to stop you there but gotta go. Hey! Good luck with your denied paroles Willie. I got a feeling you're gonna need it this time.
Spidey shot a web and zipped straight up
Kingpin: I'm the only one who kept order in this city!
The officers behind him forced him into the van and his weight overweighted the van
Kingpin: ONE MONTH! IN ONE MONTH YOU'LL WISH YOU HAD ME BACK!
The doors slammed and by police car escort the Kingpin was now being transported for his hearing and to Riker's
On a roof Spidey landed on a pole and he received another call from an old friend
Spider-Man: Hey Ned what's up?
Dude! I just saw you on tv! Did you do it? Is the---
Spider-Man: Kingpin heading to prison? Yep. End of an era.
Awesome man. Feel like we should celebrate. You definitely should come to the Halloween party next month. We'll drink to a new era.
Spider-Man: That be great pal. I even wish I could take a vacation.
You mean like a getaway with---
Spider-Man: DON'T say it.
I was just gonna say if you guys if you guys could work out your problems wouldn't be bad idea.
Spider-Man: No it wouldn't. But....MJ's got her own hands full as it is.
Alright. Good luck with the Darth Vader arms.
When the lung up Pete chuckled as it is and was about to shoot another web line to swing till.....
Incoming call from: Otto Octavius
Spider-Man: Ohh...I'm so fired. Accept.
Parker! Where are you? The committee will be here soon. We still haven't run an equipment check
Spider-Man: Yeah I know. I'm almost there. Just....two blocks away.
Ugh. Guess I'll have to do it myself.
Spider-Man: Wait Doc it's not safe--
The line already cut off just when he mentioned the word "Not"
Spider-Man: Ugh! Well gotta love Doc's enthusiasm. But sometimes it gets him into trouble. Especially with the Spider tech I smuggle in at night. I better get there before he hurts himself.
And then he swung off passing Madison Square Garden
Minutes later where a lab was held for "Octavius Industries" Peter changed out of his costume and into social cloths and a lab coat and rushed in with a panic tone
Peter: Doc I'm sorry I'm late--
He stopped to see his boss and the smartest man he ever knew in New York Otto Octavius (Mark Hamill) strapped to wires linking his arm movement to a robotic arm for when Otto moves his left arm it moves too fallowing the movement like a mirror
Peter: Guess you weren't kidding about doing it yourself.
Otto: It's nothing personal. The Grant Committee's director will be here soon. I had to take a demonstration
Pete gave his genius boss a worried look which made him chuckle softly
Otto: Peter it's ok. I invented this equipment back when I was teaching at Empire State. I think I can handle it.
After a moment of silence the machines exploded startling them both
Peter: Power damper!
Peter first tried to unplug them but still kept erupting he went to the computer on the desk but the whole system was locking up
Peter: Not good! Maybe we should abort.
Otto: Not yet.
Things got worse even the computer exploded which Pete almost caught fire and would have if not for his spider sense and Otto was yelling in pain from the burns in the back
Peter: Doc! Hold on!
He ran to the back wall hitting a stop button which turned all the systems at once and Peter helped get free from the holdings
Peter: Dr. Octavius....are you ok?
Otto: *Coughs* Just....another setback. *Stands up* But...we're close. I can feel it.
Pete and the Doctor looked over hearing a door opening with the committee walking into some smoke two of them even coughed too
Female Director: What happened? Anyone hurt?
Otto: The--the um....The energy levels exceeded our expectations. But from a certain viewpoint that's a very positive development
Director: It doesn't SMELL so positive.
Peter: It was my fault---
Otto: --I assure you in the next phase....
Director: Let's not get ahead of ourselves Doctor. *Coughs* Is there somewhere else we can talk about this?
Otto: Of....of course. We can in my office *To Peter* Parker maybe you should take the rest of the day off.
Peter: What....?? But--
Otto: WE'LL talk later.
He flashes a brief smile at him before Peter obliges his wishes and moves away allowing Otto and the Committee directors to move out of the room into his office to continue their business elsewhere
Soon as the door shut Peter bolts his head back around to the metallic arm just shifting and shuttering and fizzing out
Peter: Ooh man. That arm is in BAD shape. You poor little guy.
It was bad enough from afar but up close and personal it definitely looked worse for wearing
Peter: Well this was a disaster. How could the dampener fail? I know Doc said "Take the day off" but first I have to figure out went wrong.
Skimming to the iPad beside him it didn't take long to find out what exactly went wrong. Three areas needed repair: servo control path servo motor and the power voltage control
Peter: Dammit. The Circuit burned out. That's the third time this week. Better tweak this here.....
Substantially going through the Power Circuit one wire and loop at a time he couldn't forget about the other factors that contributed.
Peter: Ok now to reroute the servo control rebalance the voltage and....FINISHED!
Setup: Complete. Uploading schematic to arm.
Seconds pass and.....
Satisfied Peter drops the tablet on the table and grips ahold of the controller still wanting to be sure if it actually worked out the actual bugs
Peter: Ok, let's see if that worked.
Slowly revolving this thumb over the analong sticks he felt a very smoother control to the stimulation of the arm as he saw it twisting and turning itself around without a single malfunction in place
His double check fixed the process for arm.
Peter: Good as new.
Peter was about to leave till he noticed Otto left his tv in the kitchen on where a broadcast of Jameson's (JK Simmons) show called "Just the facts with J. Jonah Jameson he premiered since retiring from the Daily Bugle
Peter: Hehe hey...looks like JJ's got a new episode out today. Guess wouldn't hurt to see what my "Number 1 fan" thinks about me taking Fisk down.
Peter turned up the volume on the tv as the show opened after it's short opening credit
This is Just the facts with J. Jonah Jameson. Where listeners like you discuss the events and issues affecting New York City with Pulitzer Prize winning--
TWO TIME WINNING!!
Peter chuckled at that yell
Uhh....I mean....TWO time winning Pulitzer Prize winning former editor and chief of the Daily Bugle.
HEY! I said plug the book seven times!
And....as always if you order Mr. Jameson's oldest books Spider-Man: Threat or Menace and the Left Hand of Thanos within 24 hours of our broadcast you'll get an autograph copy with no extra charge.
No personalization's! Don't ask not gonna get it! *Ahem* Good afternoon New York and Welcome to Just the facts with J. Jonah Jameson. Alerting you to the threats that YOU are not aware of. Today's story is about the incident at Fisk Tower earlier today. Let's dive into our first call this evening. You're on sir. Speak!
First just want to say been a fan of the show since it first came on. But second....I don't want to get on your bad side for this...but you gotta cut Spider-Man some slack. He just took down the Kingpin. That guy's brought more threats to this city than ever for years. I mean one last mob boss is good for everyone.
Is that a fact? Tell me sir are you a Police Officer? Security Guard? Prosecutor Maybe another award winning reporter like yours truly?
Uh...no. I'm just a plumber in Brooklyn.
Oh good. THEN FIX MY DAMN TOILET AND SHUT UP! Let me tell you something about crime bosses buddy. Each time one falls every scum in this city fights for the thrown creating gang wars! And sooner or later we're gonna have one in our streets. And does that web headed moron give a damn?! No! All he cares about is taking credit from hard working cops and being on TV. That's what counts.
Well we've had gang wars with or without Fisk for years. So until that one starts I'm on the webheads side.
Then you'll be singing a different tune when three or four mobsters are lining up to charge extra for that same pipe...or just brake your legs GOODBYE!
Suddenly his phone begins ringing. Not even close finished through the first vibration he picks up and answer
Spider-Man, its Yuri.
Peter: Yuri, anything on Fisk? He make it to Rikers?
Not Rykers. Out boy qualifies for the VIP treatment and he’s been sent to the Raft.
Peter: Ahh, packed with Scorpion, Electro and all the rest. Fisk should be honored; that’s esteemed company.
Can’t argue with that. Think you could swing by the precinct? I’ve got a task at hand that could benefit from your unique skill set.
Peter: Yeah, I’m free. Anything. I’m on my way.
He hangs up.
At the precinct, the orange-yellow haze of the sunset shines off of Yuri Watanabe, hanging over the rails of the roof with a pack of sunflower seeds. The city always looked beautiful from this angle but there always laid a deep sickening layer of guilt from within. There’s always someone or something out there bound to create more trouble for the NYPD and it’s one of those instances that can get Yuri a little flustered.
There’s no way to reduce these events and even less of a way to know when they’ll even take place and that’s what drives the NYPD to somewhat of a frantic state; one that Yuri couldn’t stand to be in the middle of. She always took this moment to come out and clear her head, at least until she remembered.
She couldn’t help but to perk a smile for a brief second.
Yuri: Now long you been spying on me?
Turning behind her, the sight of Spider-Man on top of the roof exitway was sight for sore eyes; one that she’s gotten used to.
Spider-Man: Ever since you quit smoking. But what do you tell people when you come up here now?
Yuri: That I need a break from their shit.
Going ground level again, Spidey just leans up against the rails, keeping his distance from Yuri. He might be outgoing in the suit but even he had limits.
Spider-Man: Fair enough. So why you’d call? Need a date to the policeman’s ball?
Yuri: You got a black and white suit?
Spider-Man: Got rid of it ages ago.
Yuri: Uh-huh. Speaking of suit....
Spider-Man: Yeah, I know. I’ll patch this up soon.
Yuri: Figured. No ball this year anyway. We spent too much integrating Oscorps surveillance tech.
She says eyeing over at the Tower right beside her, branded with the Oscorp logo. Lot of memories came back to Peter, staring over at it.
He sighs heavily.
Spider-Man: Worth it though, right?
Yuri: It was.....until an hour ago. The whole system in Chinatown went down. The rest of the citywide ones are working fine but here....every OTHER tower? Zip.
Spider-Man: That's a bumper. What happened?
Yuri: I don't know. They tell me someone sabotaged the central server and now the towers here are off.
Spider-Man: You think this is an inside job?
Yuri: Maybe. I'll figure that part out when I can. Right now, I need to alert the other Precincts case they shut their towers down too. You get these towers back online and Fast.
Spider-Man: And you called me? Aw that's sweet.
Yuri: I "Called" someone I can trust. Besides all the signals are scrambled and we have no idea how to fix it.
Yuri walks back to the door as Pete hopped down from the rails
Spider-Man: I do love a challenge.
Yuri: Just remember the old saying. If you brake it you buy it.
Spider-Man: I thought you trusted me. Well you're in luck Yuri. You're favorite tough-but-lovable grizzled seen-too-much cop movies detective is in town.
Yuri: *Stops dead in her tracks* WHAT??? Oh no no no no you promised me you wouldn't do that any---
Yuri: Awe hell no.
Yuri rushed back in the precinct roof door and shut it as Spidey looked at the tower
Hehehehe I still think your impressions are very funny Pete. Especially...."Spider-Cop".
Spider-Man: Thanks Karen. Anyway get me relay on the other towers while I work on this one.
So over the hour Spider-Man repaired each tower in Chinatown by hacking in the Oscorp tech with the directions Karen gave him through each repair
But each one he fixed detected street crimes brake ins robberies even muggings
So Spidey subdued each one after repairing a tower and after the last tower he spotted a homeless woman getting cornered by punks in black masks
Punk # 1: So you must be a snitch? You gave that tip to the cops didn't you?
Woman: Back off you creep.
She was about to walk pass him till another punk came infront of her
Punk # 2: Yeah she's the one.
Woman: I said back off!
Punk # 3: Keep it quit lady!
Woman: Leave me alone!
Get away from her!
The woman and the masked punks looked up and Spider-Man swoops down like an Owl to a Squirrel and knocked the first Punk out by pounding him to the ground
Punk # 2: Sh**! It's Spider-Man! Waste him!
The thugs swung fists and kicks but like the Fisk men Spidey dodged every move they make and kicked and punched them back one of them took a crowbar at him knocking Pet down from behind and was about to hit him again but he rolled over to dodged it and web yanked the crowbar out of his hand
Spidey swift kicked him knocking him out then a BIG guy in a black mask like the others and hoody came charging at him yelling but Pete flipped over shooting webs at his head and tripped him sticking him to the ground with webs
The last punk took the Homeless Woman hostage pointing a gun to her head and Spidey turned over to see them
Punk # 4: Walk away Spider-Man or she dies!
Woman: Let me go you pig!
Thinking fast Spider-Man shot two weblines one yanked the gun away the other pulls Peter to punch a blow to his face instantly knocking him out
Pete turned to the woman who breathed heavily in relief
Spider-Man: All clear maim. You ok?
Woman: Yeah. Thanks. I knew Jameson was full of crap. You maybe a little goofy and weird....but you're heart's in the right place. I'm Gloria.
Spider-Man: I'm honored. Why were those guys after you? They said you snitched on them?
Gloria: I'm sorry. I can't really talk about it.
Spider-Man: Understandable. Do you....got a place to go?
Gloria: No. But I can take care of myself.
Spider-Man: I--I'm sure you can. But just incase there's....a place called the F.E.A.S.T. Center. Run by a good man named Martin Li.
Gloria: Yeah, I seen it. Thanks but no thanks. I don't want charity.
Spider-Man: They got the best wheatcakes in the city. All hands down. All hands down.
Gloria: My mum use to make those when I was five. Hadn't had any since---for a long time from now. On second thought I'll look into it. Thanks again, Spider-Guy.
Gloria turns and walks away as Spidey turns around
Spider-Man: I don't know if it's still in that "One Z" but it's..."Spider-Man".
Soon Peter looked down at his rips on his costume from his fight with Kingpin
Spider-Man: Oh not good. Can't have people taking pictures or selflies of my three "Chest Hairs". I left my tools for suit repair back at the lab. Better see if Dr. Octavius left for the day. Karen? Call Otto.
Calling: Otto Octavius.
Spider-Man: Hey Doctor? How did it go with the committee? I'm real sorry I screwed things up.
Oh no need to apologize Peter. You're little restart made things up for it. I noticed your results after they left. They're just nervous in the face of imminent triumph. They'll cool off. They always do.
Spider-Man: That's good. Need me to head back to cleanup?
No thanks. I'm about to step out for dinner anyway. We'll resume tomorrow. Just one short break then it's back to creating the future.
Spider-Man: Right there behind you Doc.
The line hangs up
Spider-Man: You know Karen wish I could bottle and sell that man's optimism
He sure has a working mind. He could compare Bruce Banner for his money.
The one you wore on Titan before--
Spider-Man: Ahh! Karen don't bring that up. My mind hurts when I think of the blackout after that. Even the parts I can't remember.
And that minute Spider-Man swung back to Octavius Industries
Exhausted after a hard day of Spidey work Peter arrives nearly sweating buckets. Slapping the spider emblem on his chest his suit loosens and expands several sizes larger allowing him to slip out of the suit easily. Lazily tossing it on the table of his own separate office the wear and tear this suit sustained over the years became even more apparent
Even the smallest of tears looked serious.
Peter: I thought this was skintight and abrasion resistant
Nothing stays the same forever, Peter.
Peter: Especially if his name is Tony Stark.
Hearing the doctor suddenly burst in on him with a bag of food was alarming in a lot of ways. With his suit in close proximity towards him. God knows he can actually play casual when the skin of his second persona is not too far from him
Peter: Doc. I--ah---whatcha got there?
Otto: Oh Chinese. If I known you'd be here I would've---
Placing his bag of Chinese to the side the bright color of red and blue of the Spidey suit caught Otto's eyes.
Otto: Hey whatcha got there?
Peter: Uhh….just a...side project. It's...not finished yet.
Otto: Oh....can I at least get a look?
Glancing further over his shoulder, there was no taking the sight away from Otto: the eye lenses the vacuum seal the detached web wings from the upper arms and thighs a rather interesting discovery to befall Otto. Looking back towards Peter and then back at the suit the awkward glances exchanged between the two only escalated once Otto took a brief step back
Absorbing all he could putting two and two together only added more to Peter's decaying layer of secrecy. Again he couldn't help but to flash a smile.
But the damning conclusion was quick to follow
Otto: Of course....it's you.
Peter: Umm, I-I don't know wha---
Otto: Oh C'mon, Peter. It's obvious now. Why else would you----
Peter: I-I--I can--I can explain.
Otto: I only wish you told me sooner.
Seeing how brilliant of a scientist he was feeling the need to lie to Otto was essentially pointless. He already saw the suit in Peter's possession alone and judging from Peter's stuttering stature there was almost no question he knew SOMETHING about it.
Caught "Red-handed" there wasn't much else to do.
Peter: I wanted to. But.....I was just afraid if word got out my friends....and my family might--be a target to all I try to keep off the streets. Even you Doc.
Otto: Yes...that is understandable. I would've done the same if I was you. It all makes sense now how Peter Parker is bound to be as big of a target as the branded Daily Bugle. "Menace". But I too thought that baboon Jameson was full of it.
A slight smile creeps up underneath Peter's mouth
Peter: One day....I'll get Jameson to say something nice about me.
Otto: Better luck convincing him that the moon landing was fake.
They both chuckle
Otto: Don't worry about a thing. Your secret's safe with me.
Otto gave Pete a pat on the shoulder and another flashy smirk
Otto: Well I'll leave you to it.
Otto exit the room with his Chinese food. A huge sigh of relief comes over Peter and he quickly rushing over and locking the door as he just slid down wrapping his arms and legs together.
Another person unearthed his secret identity which meant a LOT of possibilities to Peter: most of which wouldn't be much of any help to his alter ego in the slightest.
Peter: Man....Not again.
You shouldn've known you would slip up again eventually. You only now have a number of your friends AND enemies who know your identity.
Peter: WOW. Thanks for the confidence boost Karen.
Just adheres more to the fact that you can't control most of what happens out there. I don't think you've truly gotten over the realization that you're still human, and no man is an island.
Peter: I still gotta do something about it: I don't wanna have to worry about having to rescue Doc when the sky starts raining fireballs or more UFO's.
Higly unlikely Peter. We're yet to encounter signs of the rapture.
Peter: Since when was I talking about the Bible.....
Turning back towards the suit he bolts himself away from the door scratching his head
Peter:....and how am I gonna fix this?
You could always don the Iron Spider Suit again.
Peter: But....that suit was destroyed.
Mr. Stark always made spares.
Crashing into his office no time flat Peter jumps at the sound only to see a pod contained in a detachable housing unit of nanoparticles. Dispersing on command the pod just shatters itself before formulating an exact model and replica: paint job nanotech and all of the Iron Spider Suit
From head shoulders knees and toes it was refreshing in some ways. Good to be in a suit that would smell like a new car again
Peter: Stark you hot dog.
Pete felt a vibration in his pocket he pulls out his cellphone and the ID read "Mr. Diktovich"
Peter: Uh oh....
Your rent is overdue from---
Peter: Yeah I know! *Answers* Hi Mr. Diktovich. Look if this about the rent---
MR. PARKER! This call serves as your third and FINAL warning! Eviction is proceeding--!
Peter: Wait! Please I just need more time I only get paid at the end of the week I can--
Eviction is proceeding will start Friday unless full payment is received by the close of business! That's my final warning! Have a nice day!
The line hangs up leaving Peter grunting in frustration
Peter: Yeah yeah, "Have a nice day" yourself.
The screen cuts as he went back to the second Iron Spider suit......
……and cuts back outside with Spidey stepping outside leaps off sprinting and flipping himself up high and shooting web as the Web Slinger shows off his Iron Suit like back in the fight with Thanos
He even swung through a crowd
Spider-Man: Coming through!
Woman: Looking good Spidey!
Spider-Man: HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEW YORK! WHOO HOO!
He swung out for the past hour having time of his life until he landed on the veeeeeeeeerrrrrry top of the Empire State Building
Spider-Man: Ah good ol' Empire State. I haven't been up here since I concurred my fear of heights. I sure hope King Kong loved the view before those plains came at him.
Incoming call from: Martin Li.
Spider-Man: Hm, Mr. Li? Accept. Hello?
Peter hey. It's Martin Li. We're all set for May's party. Just wanting to let you know whenever you're ready.
Spider-Man: Oh the party? Yeah I'm about to step off from work anyway. I'll be there in a few minutes.
See ya then.
The line hung up and Pete headed off for F.E.A.S.T. the finest homeless shelter in New York located in the heart of Chinatown
Once there Peter landed down in his social wear and came in through the front entrance and the first to notice him actually caught Peter off guard
He looks over to see it was Gloria the same woman he saved earlier today
Gloria: Gloria. I'm new here. Your Aunt's been showing me baby pictures.
Peter: Oh....uh...well nice to meet you Gloria.
He shook her hand
Gloria: Spider-Man directed me to this place after he beat the crap out of some punks who cornered me.
Peter: Yeah---I--I mean great! How do you like it?
Gloria: Seems nice. They're good people here. I might stick around for a little while.
Peter: Well if there's anything I can do to help just let me know.
Gloria: Same to you.
After getting acquainted with the same woman unknown to her he saved her hours ago he walked through the gym filled with beds bunks hanged cloths a couple of tv's showing news reports and Family Guy episodes
Peter soon came into the kitchen with a man turned over arranging boxes
Peter: Martin? Hey sorry I'm late.
Martin (Daniel Wu): Oh no you're right on time. May's in the cafeteria just have her distracted for just a minute while we get everything ready.
Peter: I'm on it.
Peter walked around through the hall and into the cafeteria caching his only parent figure by surprise
Peter: Hey. There's my Favorite Aunt.
May (Jamie Lee Curtis): Peter? What a nice surprise.
Peter: Need some help?
May: Y---yeah sure. Oh they're some heavy boxes---
Peter notice them putting the sign up and thought fast to keep her turned away
Peter: I mean--I mean...not yet....I actually came....just to talk.
May: Ok....you're not in any more trouble with the....you know what are you? I mean I saw the News about Fisk and.....
Peter: Yeah. And I'm.....behind on my rent but.....I didn't come to ask for money either....
May: Let me guess Girl problems again?
Peter: What?? No no that's ridicules.
May: I'm relived you broke up with that awful Felicia woman but I still wish you and MJ could work things out. She's a great girl.
Peter: Yes she is. And don't worry I'm totally over Felicia....but yeah MJ---
May: I know the two of you would make some beautiful babies.
May almost turned again and---
May looked back in concern of that shout
May: Peter? What is it anyway?
She sits and Pete after a second sits with her as they made eye contact
Peter: It's just....after all these years....you helping me through college and.....working here....sacrificing so much.....and asking for nothing in return....you don't know how grateful I am about that.
May: Oh Peter. That means a lot. I always wonder if I'm ever doing right by you.
Peter: Well don't wonder. After loosing my parents and Uncle Ben...there so many times I would've fallen apart if not for you.
May: That works both ways sweetheart.
Peter: If only there were more people like you.
The Parker family looked over to see Li accompanied by some of his staff and homeless people pushing a cart of a large cake and cups plates and napkins
Martin: Five years ago you walked in this place telling me you were inspired by my mission to help others. And now You inspire Me. Thank you so much May for everything. To many more years of service.
The whole group applaud for her and May gave a smile and kissed Peter on the cheek which embarrassed him infront of everyone
A little while later while the cake was half gone May was talking to some of the other staff members while Peter walked by to Martin who looking at framed pictures of his years in F.E.A.S.T.
Peter: Hey thanks again for setting all this up for her. After everything she had to go through.....
Martin: Oh it was my pleasure Peter. Just makes me wish I could do more.
Peter: Well May's always said "If you help someone---"
Martin: "---you help everyone." Yeah maybe she should run for Mayor this coming election and spread it out from City Hall to the whole city.
They both chuckled but Pete felt his phone vibrated in his pocket again he pulled out his phone seeing Yuri left him (Spider-Man) a voicemail
Martin: What's that?
Peter: Oh....just a Voicemail from the Doc. I gotta run. Listen thanks again for the party means a lot. See you later Martin.
Martin: Be careful out there.
As Pete existed the cafeteria Martin gave a frown for some odd reason as he watched Peter leave like something was occurring
Not much thought went into it, however as he shrugged it off. Worked well in Peters direction since he was keeping eyes on him every step of the way. Finally stepping out from the F.E.A.S.T center, he swipes to the contacts list.
There was a voicemail left from Yuri.
Hey. Silent alarm at the auction site for Fisk’s estate sale just went off. Could you investigate? Quietly? I don’t want to make it a scene if it’s nothing.
Peter: Fisk’s auction site, huh? Wonder what the Kingpin had hidden in its closet?
Routing to Fisk auction site.
Appears Fisk has made more enemies than he’s bargained for; a group of five men dressed causally in black and white with rifles and demon masks on had invaded only with no intentions made to burgle the place. Who breaks in a museum like this without taking any of the extra goodies? Men on a mission.
But these men on a mission did have one thing in their possession: an active hostage. A young black woman, mid 30’s, squandering in terror as a rifle was aimed at her from one of the demons. Rose Rosemann (Aja Naomi King)
was terrified, as most hostages were.
Demon: I’m running out of patience. Where is the file?
Rose: Someone else is here. They must’ve taken it!
Demon: There’s no one here but us. We will find it or you will die.
His voice arguably just as alarming as the rifle in his hand, he shrugs Rose off the marble floor and just shrugs her forward to lead the way leaving the others behind. Rose couldn’t help but to glare over at the expensive statues and relics that were being auctioned from Fisk himself. It only made her wonder why they weren’t here for them. One last glance to the ceiling before she got shoved again.
Up on the ceiling concealed in the vents, one watchful spider had his ears perched and his eyes on everything.
Spider-Man: Oh that ain’t good. They’ll kill her if they spot me. Gotta pick ‘em off quietly.
Perfect timing as the group of demons began spreading out accordingly, allowing Spidey to make the first move on the demon left alone. Leaping out from the vents, he webs him up in a cocoon but not before knocking him unconscious.
He leaps away before anyone has even the slightest suspicion to check it out.
Spider-Man: Yuri—the silent alarm was legit. Masked gunmen and a single hostage. Nothings been stolen yet but it looks like a heist in progress.
Copy that. Sending units your way. Keep the situation from getting worse in the meantime.
Spider-Man: Can do.
Moving as gracefully as any other spider would do, scaling the vents, he scopes all areas of the auction house picking off demon after demon after demon in exhibit room after exhibit room.
Last demon he webbed up was close to the back of the auction site.
Once again retreating to the vents, he continued to move as he fast as he could muster. But hearing the sound of Rose grow more and more scared only escalated the situation.
My serenity wears thin.
Someone else is here, I swear! She must have the file!
If they’re here, WHERE ARE THEY?
I don’t know, I don’t know, I just don’t know!
Spider-Man: Gotta move quicker here. Bad guys getting ready to be bad.
Finally making it to the back room, out the vent and scaling above the support beam where the last two demons were held up, Pete couldn’t help but to notice a slight glimmer of reflective light from the other side of the room.
It distracted him momentarily, barring the resemblance of an object so crucial to his past that he almost dazed off before commotion brought him back to fruition. Once again, the last two demons were extremely close. Noticing how one would alert the others of spotted, Peter shot a web to a pile of crates to separate the two.
With the other exposed, that left him the only one available unfortunately as the other got cocooned from the support beam above. No sooner should the last henchmen suspect something odd, he’s pounced on from behind with the web-slinger standing over his unconscious body.
Spider-Man: Sleep it off.
Crisis averted. With all the demons gone and accounted for, that left the area clear for examining. But Peter couldn’t get that reflective shimmer out his head as it once again pulls him off to the side. On one of the many columns in the back room laid an old but functional Yashica Electro 35 camera: HIS old camera.
His heart skipped a beat one instance and in the other, it sank. Conflicting emotions were seeping through the brain as he gripped ahold of the strap, massaging the matte black texture and adjusting the scope. It meant something a lot more than what he had anticipated.
Spider-Man: No way. She’s actually here.
Immediately, his hands shot up with the camera stuck in his hand, standing face to face with yet another Demon gunman. Funny how he got all but one.
Spider-Man: Buddy, if I had a nickel for every “Don’t move”.....
He gloats to no avail. A gun was pointed directly at his cranium and his brain and his method of dealing with it was gloating. Except he was poised to make the first move as soon as the gunmen.
The opportunity doesn’t come, though. A blunt force launches over the Demons head, leaving a redhead with a eroded pipe standing over its unconscious body. Peters eyes widened at the visual perception before him; massively taken aback by help arriving when he was close to finishing the job himself.
But the sight within itself was mesmerizing as old memories began to resurface, reigniting an old flame. So much so that the mask of the armor was dismissed at will, retracting down into the neckline of the armor revealing Peters petrified face.
Mary Jane Watson (Katherine McNamara) brushing her hair off to the side, flashes that familiar infectious smile towards Peters direction and immediately, there was no taking his eyes off her. A mild chuckle erupts before she finally gets her words out.
MJ: Hey Pete. Long time no see.
Peter: Likewise.....what'd you....what'd you doing here?
MJ: The usual. Same as you. Working. I mean...I was. Heh.
Peter: The woman said someone was here I didn't--I...think you lost this.
Peter lifted his right hand carrying the camera which was obviously and awkward to him hers when they were young Pete was taking pictures of himself as Spider-Man for the Daily Bugle as Mary Jane was an actress
But around when Peter quit the Bugle and went to work with Otto MJ was kicked out of the acting and she felt adventuress enough to be a daring reporter and has been fallowing crime and Spidey activities ever since
MJ: Right thanks.
Pete: So let me guess....Robbie's got you covering the break-in here for the Bugle?
MJ: Actually...Robbie doesn't exactly know I'm here. And it wasn't a break in until five minutes ago.
Peter: Huh?? What'd you....
MJ: Let me explain.
The screen slowly fades with a text: ~15 minutes earlier~
We cut to fifteen minutes before the present time when the screen cuts to MJ walking into the auction house she looked around and as she brushed her hair over her ear she walked towards the front desk where Rose herself confronted her
Rose: Pardon me. Can I help you?
MJ: Yeah Mary Jane Watson. I'm covering the Fisk estate sale?
Rose: Rose Rosemann: I'm the head of the estate. I thought Craig said this was marked tomorrow.
MJ: He....did. But I like to get a jump on things.
Rose: Well...I don't. I'm going to ask you to leave. You'll to come back tomorrow.
MJ: Of course. Sorry.
Mary Jane went on her phone as she turned to the door with Rose walking back to the front desk as she heard talk
MJ: Hey Craig....? Yeah I'm here now but....sorry we just....I think we're gonna have to run something else on the cover....
Rose looked over nervous on what she meant by that
MJ: I don't know uh....maybe the expressionist piece?
Rose: Shit.....uh maybe the expressionist piece?
MJ: *Covers the speaker on her phone* Really?
Rose: Yeah. You're here now. No moment like the present.
MJ: Great thank you. *To phone* Craig? Yeah I'm still here. Listen cancel that. We're good.
Rose: Let's get started.
Soon as Rose turn her back to lead her to the back room MJ heard the recording on her phone she turned on while she was "Faking" the call to Craig who sent her there
She turned it off as she fallowed Rose and MJ caught a glimpse of a Samurai sword as they passed it she thought to herself
God....Fisk cut Peter open like a pork sausage with this first time they fought. Pete was lucky to get away but collapsed in my bed when he came in the window of my apartment in Queens. He was half dead and I had to steal my Aunt Anna's car to drive him to the ER. The first to many Nurse MJ moments. And the second one was....hehe not worth talking about right now.
When they walked in the room MJ caught a glimpse of a painting of two warriors standing in both ends and thought again
I can't get over this image. So much tension between these two. When Pete told me about the fight with Mr. Stark and Captain Rogers they had much tension between one another which divided the Avengers to two.
Soon Rose stopped and turned around
Rose: Starting with the prize: A one of a kind Kakiemonbaku.
MJ: It's beautiful. It's a Mifune?
Rose: Correct. Mr. Fisk has....exceptional taste.
MJ pulled out her camera and took a picture which flashed into Rose's eyes she rubbed them for a sec
MJ: Did you know him well...I mean before his arrest?
Rose: In a....professional context.
She lead MJ to the next phase as she spoke
Rose: I handled many of his sales. Let's move on please.
They walked back to the art when MJ thought to herself when Pete told her about the civil war between Capetian America and Iron Man
Rose: Now this exquisite piece exemplifies the traditional tarashikomi puddled-ink effect.
MJ: *Takes a shot* No offence but the two Nio are extremely imposing. I can see why Mr. Fisk loved this peace. That's likely his style
Rose: He loved the duality. "Destruction screams but creation toils in silence."
MJ: I don't mean to pry.
She speaked as they moved on.
MJ: But was there anything irregular in any of the sales you handled for him?
Rose: Oh no....of course not. I mean not that I was aware of. I mean yes I knew he's been in and out of prison from the mishaps in Hell's Kitchen but none in my knowledge.
MJ: It's just....there's a friend of mine who's running for DA in the next election he told me that Mr. Fisk used art sales to launder stolen goods.
Rose: I....heard of his records on that but....I'm....sure I wouldn't know anything about that.
MJ: Oh I know. I'm just curious now that he's arrested if you had ever noticed anything....strange?
Rose: You know what? I'm afraid I'm running short on time. How bout we grab the cover photo while we can.
As Rose walked to a side door MJ kept on speaking
MJ: He also said when I told him I was doing a piece on you....he said your name was familiar.
Rose: Just the photo please.
MJ: Are you sure....there's nothing you'd like to say maybe....off the record of the Kingpin's activities?
Rose: I doubt your readers would have any interest---
Rose was interrupted by a ring tone in the room
Rose: Dammit! Wait here for a moment.
Rose opened the door and went in that room where that ringtone was coming from and....
…..something in that room caught Mary Jane's FULL attention
A Chinese statue, old enough to where it looked as if it was eroding away. But the look alone at the texture from afar rose volumes let alone eyebrows from MJ. *The Nio statue.*
MJ: Is that—No. No way, that shouldn’t even be there.
Camera in hand, she quickly snaps a photo of the statue before the commotion through the other side of the door comes to an abrupt stop, forcing her to conceal the camera away in her jacket. Rose emerges from the room, shutting the door rather vulgarly and while her body language remained tranquil, her eyes betray her.
She was flustered but she couldn’t maintain the composure for long.
Rose: Well then.....Ahh, my dear. I think it’s about time for you to go.
MJ: Oh. Umm, could I—use the restroom real quick?
Rose: Huh. Fine.
MJ: Thank you. Umm, you know this—this is a really lovely space.
Rose: You’re right: it is. And this is the last time you’ll see it. The ladie’s is around the corner.
MJ: Thanks again. Be right back.
No sooner should she make her way should Rose huff in frustration, reaching for her mobile phone.
Pausing right as she got close to the ladies room, she inches further away taking cover behind the janitors cart. The cart reeked of dead pathogens and the aftertaste of dirty mop water, passing the odor of a sewer-like smell as she covered her nose.
*Hello Craig. Funny you should call.*
MJ could only scoot further below the cart hearing Rose’s voice raise higher in pitch and tone from where she was seated.
Rose: Because the reporter you sent clearly is not working the puff piece we agreed upon. No, she’s here now.
In the midst of her pacing in confusion and pent-up frustration, she was guarding the room to the back door, right there in plain sight.
MJ: I got to get into the back room. If that statue is what I think it is, this just turned into a HUGE story.
Waiting and waiting and waiting, she bids her time until Rose gets out the way. Finding time, she quickly slides beside the next exhibit case she sees. She slips up once, she would’ve been spotted.
Rose: What do you mean we had to reschedule? If she’s not your reporter, then who is she? Craig, WHO is in my auction house?!
It went dead silent for well over a minute as she gasps slightly, losing breath but recuperating seconds later. MJ had already moved further across the room but barely had her cover blown with Rose snapping her head over in that direction.
She sees nothing.
Her eyes fumed with anger, projecting it in her voice as she spoke back in the phone.
Rose: No, I do not trust you to fix this.......Well, the first thing I’m gonna do is have Ms. Investigative Journalist arrested and the next thing I’m gonna do is collect your head, Craig.....
MJ: Damn. She’s pissed.
Rose: It is most DEFINITELY a threat. Uh-huh. Sure, Craig.
Soon as her back was turned, the door was left wide open allowing MJ to sneak into the backroom before slightly closing the door. Even the slightest of thuds could alert the woman from the outside but no such thing happened.
Turning back towards the Nio, she froze. The mere sight of it alone raised one question too many.
MJ: Fisk used this to hide away evidence but why didn’t the police take this?
Turning to her right, laid an exhibit case an office table and other expensive/inexpensive items stored in that room. Apart from a brief glimpse of the Nio in a portrait with Rose and Fisk, not much stood out at least at first glance. Following her gut instinct, MJ stares down at the book on that table, so coincidentally left with the Nio statue on the page.
Right below the photo on the right laid the following words:
MJ: The statue can move. Most common pose is latent power: left arm down, mouth closed, right palm facing forward.
CuriosIty struck a serious chord with her, even more so looking beside the end of the desk seeing a portfolio of the statue, holding a golden staff. Eyeing over at the exhibit case with the staffs and back at the Nio, connecting the dots was elementary.
MJ shatters the glass, grabbing the staff near the end of the display case before approaching the statue; twisting its head to the right and shutting its mouth. She readjusts both arms with the right palm facing forward and the left arm down. The staff gets placed in the left arm for good measure.
Matching the original position, a drawer within the statue opens and MJ scuffles through the supply of paper inside but not before staring down at a file tied up with red string. Very little stuck out from its normal decor apart from everything she was holding in her hand.
Even more incriminating: the name of said file.
MJ: “Devils Breath”?
That’s as far as her curiosity would lead her to as the front doors swung open, drawing her attention from within the back room. Five demons in stock black and white suits
It caught Rose Rosemann’s full undivided attention. Drawing herself over to all five individuals, she tried to escort them out safely to no avail as she was slapped down. Almost immediately, she was rendered defenseless.
Demon: *Where is the statue?*
Rose: In—In there.
She points to the back room.
MJ: Not good.
File in hand, she takes the left route out which just so happened to lead into the basement level. Scurrying out right as the demons burst into the room only to find nothing within the statue, they were quickly dispersed throughout the area to search unaware the one they needed to look for had already escaped.
And she had no intention on slowing down.
MJ: I had to hide back here in hopes they wouldn’t find me. I was actually on my way out until I saw some reflective red and blue.
Peter: Oh. Heh, yeah. This—this was a gift from Tony. I just decided to.....take it out for another swing or two.
MJ: I’ll go with “Or two”
Mild chuckle from them both.
Peter: But still, consider yourself lucky to be alive right now.
MJ: Says the guy I saved five minutes ago.
*Hard to dispute that matter.*
Peter just stood there, still somewhat in exasperated awe over the actuality that here he is again, chatting with MJ. After all the months that passed, it honestly felt longer than that. That same mentality had been stuck with him ever since he first met her and now in 2018, it hasn’t really changed all that much.
On a different subject matter, he couldn’t help but notice how sweaty her hands were as she showed him the file she collected earlier.
MJ: Listen, whoever these guys are, they’re after this file.
Peter: What’s in that these guys want so bad?
MJ: Notes on something called “Devils Breath”. Not sure what it is but Fisk was hired to build a research lab for it and.....it scared him. He compares it to Pandora’s Box.
Peter: I don’t like where this is going. Not much shakes Fisk.
MJ: All the more reason they want it. But I can’t get out when the place is swarming with these guys.
Retracting his mask back on, Peter knew his job wasn’t done just yet. Duty calls.
Spider-Man: Ok then......we’re gonna get you and that file out of here. Just, umm.....I’ll take out the bad guys, you sneak to the front and try and make a break when it’s clear.
A slight nod from her goes through to him as she just waves goodbye. Again, he refused to move his eyes away from her in his line of sight as she got to the door. But it only creeks open as Mary Jane stops. She positions herself in the pathway of the door with her arms crossed slightly.
Calling Peter out again, she loses her train of thought briefly before saying the first thing to go through her head.
MJ: It’s good to see you again.
Spider-Man: You too. Not exactly how I pictured us meeting again, though.
MJ: Funny. It’s exactly how I pictured it.
A wink and another brief smile later, she exits the room.
As he watched her shut the door our web slinging hero just stood there awkwardly and couldn't help but to sniff twice
Spider-Man: Did she....change her perfume? Smells really---FOCUS Pete! Focus!
Hyper Genting thermal calories of perfume flavor--
Spider-Man: Yeah I know the flavor.
Your heat seems to increase 40 degree per--
Spider-Man: KAREN!!! Come on man Damn!
Not saying another word Spidey zipped up the ceiling and crawled eyeing the Demon men with Rose being held two rooms away
Spider-Man: Ok Karen...give me visual scan.
Beginning: Visual scan.
The vision of his mask sight scanned around the room calculating eight hostiles. One hostage.
Spider-Man: They'll kill the woman if they spot me....I better pick them off silently
Shall I activate enhance stealth mode?
Spider-Man: Enhance Stealth mode? You didn't tell me you had that.
Mr. Stark operated 40 present stealth technician in your suit.
Spider-Man: Of course he did. Yeah....Enhance Stealth it is.
His suit enhanced it (Not making him invisible) but hardly making any noise as he web zipped and hopped on each holding in the building.
And without raising alarm to the Masked Hostiles he snatched them all in webs one by one
Soon came across the last one by one the next room entrance and zipped kicked him down knocking out the goon
Spider-Man: There. That's all of them. Now to--
NO! LET ME GO!
One of the las Demons dragged MJ out of the back room by her jacket and as he threw her over she dropped the "Devil's Breath" file
He grabbed it and another Demon pointed her gun at MJ
MJ: STOP! PLEASE!
He clicked his gun and Mary Jane just looked away till Pete burst the doors down landing on his feet shot webs at the gun and another's gun pointing at Rose and he yanked them out of their hands
Noticing Spider-Man the Demon with the file ran out of the Auction House and got away with it
Spidey had no time to go after him he had to deal with the remaining hostels to secure the hostages.
Spider-Man: YOU TWO! HIDE!
MJ ran back in the back room as Rose hid behind one of the Statues as the final round with the Masked Men began
Spidey using his spider like reflexes kicked and punched every Demon near him and webbing them to walls
Spider-Man: Not cool with the hostage taking guys. Cause that gets on my BAD side!
Some Demons hand glows like powered fists and tried to hit Spider-Man with them Pete even saw some had glowing scythes and tried to swing at him
Spider-Man: Whoa....what is up with those glowing stuff on your hands and weapons? Wait don't tell me....you guys are ghosts? Never really fought a Ghost before. I mean I've fought spectres but technically spectres are not ghosts. I mean all ghosts are spectres but not all spectres are ghosts.....well you guys get it right?
Get it or not the Demons only responded by trying to kill him and Spidey kept dodging their attacks the axes made the flour and walls exploded each time they were hit on them
But just a few short minutes Pete beat down and webbed up the last ones to flour and walls
Spider-Man: Whoo! Daily cardio: Check.
After catching his breath Pete approached one on the flour and took off his mask observing it and a little curious
Spider-Man: Huh. Looks antique. But I wonder where it came from. I can tell it's chines. Maybe I know who can help me ID and track down what it is and where it's from.
Spidey heard sirens approaching
Spider-Man: I guess it'll have to wait. Better let Yuri take over here.
As Spidey left the room the screen fades only to cut to when New York's finest was observing the knocked out Demons even cutting the ones on the walls down from the webs
Rose soon spotted Mary Jane and approached her fast and seriousness in her eyes
Rose: I just talked to Craig before this disaster. You are NOT the reporter he was suppose to send. You're not even working with Heritage Arts!
MJ: I never said I did. I work for the Daily Bugle.
Rose: Wha….n---you....you will NOT write a SINGLE word of what you saw here.....
MJ holds her camera up to her on Record mode
MJ: For the record. What'd you know about the file those Masked Men stole? And the long history of stolen goods the Kingpin of Crime laundered at the auction house
Rose: That....I never....I....screw this! YOUR Editor will be hearing from OUR Attorney!
Rose stormed out like an angry parent and MJ felt a vibration in her left pocket she pulled out her eyephone received a text from Pete
Hey you alright?
She replies as she walked towards the exit
Yeah. Fine. But they got away with that file I told you about.
''Damn. Sorry. Can I make it up to you? Say....Dinner at Micks?
MJ: Mick's? *Chuckles* As if the last six months never happened? Ah what the hell.
Sure. See you in five minutes.
Five minute later Pete and MJ sat in a booth both chuckling for the last time they were at Mick's it use to be a Burger Restaurant but now it's Italian that still serves fries
They hadn't been here since their last date before the brake up and since it's been month a bit much changed around here
MJ: Since when did Micks become Italian?
Peter: I have no idea. Ned and I came here one day and it caught us by surprise. Even seeing Stan come here on his spare time.
MJ: I know. I normally see him at the Café in Queens when he's not at his shop.
Peter: They got good pizza. But not as good as Eddie's. Still glad they make these fries.
Pete and MJ both took a fry and ate them
MJ: Totally. Best in the city.
Peter: So uh....how's the grind at the Bugle?
MJ: Hm. The same. Betty's still asking about you. Robbie's still protesting when he calls Johana at his show. Just to get him laughed at by his viewers. He did gave me my so-called antics tonight. So I guess I'll be meeting with the legal team. Again.
Peter: Ah I wouldn't count on it. When he reads the article you're gonna write guaranteed promotion.
MJ: *Giggles* So.....about the creepy mask guys. What's your take? Friends of yours?
Peter: Never met them. Must be new in town. And maybe just another night in the city. What's your take?
MJ: I think there's a bigger story to them. But let's not make this about business. How's Otto? Did you guys get that promotion yet?
Peter: No but....we're on the cusp of something really big. Something that will change the world forever.
MJ: That's great.
Peter: Yeah and.....he knows my identity.
Peter: My suit got messed up during the fight with Fisk I...tried to fix it at the lab but....he walked in on me. He said he keep my secret but....taught me a lesson to not leave the door unlocked.
MJ: I should hope so. But then a locked door didn't stop me from finding out.
Peter: Yeah....but on the positive side we're close to a brake through.
MJ: I'm happy for you Pete. But you know Oscorp would hire you in a heartbeat. One phone call to Harry....
Peter: Yeah. But....Dr. Octavius's work will help MILLIONS. I feel like I'm where I'm "Meant" to be.
MJ: You looked up to him since college. Your job with him almost sounds more important than your other job. I never heard you talk like that before.
Peter: I guess so much can change in six months.
MJ: Pete? Why did you ask me here? Do you even remember why we broke up?
Peter: This is a trick question isn't it?
They soon turn out the window seeing police cars outside ride pass them even Pete's phone vibrated on the table
The Caller ID said: "Yuri"
MJ smirked as Pete answered
Peter: Hey. Just saw the units heading down third. Where's the fire?
Looks like our old friend Herman Schultz is at it again.
Peter: Oh....*Eyes at MJ* What a....Shocker.
MJ chuckled softly
Peter: I thought his parole was decline.
Yeah. But someone made a bail for him after it didn't take. We don't know by who.
Peter: No worries. Herman's a big cupcake I'll have him back in Rykers by bedtime.
Peter hung up made eye contact with Mary Jane
MJ: Saved by the Captain.
Peter: Sorry. Talk to you later?
MJ: Yeah. Just go.
Pete was about to head for the door till he heard a man's voice call his name Pete turned to see...…
…..it was Stan (Stan Lee) (1922 - 2018) the comic maker and old friend of his Uncle Ben's
Stan: Ahh good to see you true believer. Gosh I haven't seen you since....I really can't say it enough no matter how much time passed. I'm still sorry about your Uncle Ben. He was a good man. He was the best.
Peter: Thanks Stan. Seeing you just reminds me how we use to come to your shop together. After the mess I made at your house while house sitting for you.....I felt kinda bad.
Stan: Oh water under the bridge my boy. Hey if you ever come by the shop again I got some Merry Marvel mayhem to get the old pulse pounding?
Peter: Thanks. I'll likely stop by when I can. For now I gotta go. But I'll come by.
Stan: Well nuff said. Anytime you need inspiration you'll know where to find me.
Nodding directly at him, he waltz straight out the door but not before he turned directly back towards MJ. She only waved goodbye at him with that infectious smile not doing much to hide the interior expression from within as he left. The doorbell jangling rung to dead silence.
Already having placed the check down, MJ found it hard to just get up and leave. Not when she’s still staring at Peter leaving from the other side of the window. No sooner should she finally get up and head for the door amidst the distraction came Stan.
Stan: So good seeing you two together again. You always were my favorites.
MJ: Thanks, Stan. Feels good to be back.
This suffocating cloud of sadness came over her all of a sudden as she stares back at Pete just walking off in the darkness all by his lonesome on the sidewalk; a reminder of the exact spot she was when they first met nine years ago. She felt this sudden urge to go up and just hug him, fighting back the abundance of tears she felt trickling out her eye sockets.
While the break-up was necessary, it did little to hide her feelings and shield her true intentions: Deep down, she missed him.
But the past was the past.
And the present was just as important as glass and debris blew from the confines of Audrey’s Finest down on the streets of Madison and Herman Schultz aka Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine) steps through, breathing as heavily from the helmet as his sweat drenched his yellow plaid protective suit. His vibro-Shock gauntlets
Spider-Man: Hi, Herman.
As quickly as he appeared, Herman pushed himself off the ground groaning loudly as he vanished with this loud crash vibrating off the ground as he left the scene.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t get far before he notices loose web threads falling behind him. It pretty much told him Spider-Man was following him.
Shocker: Give it up. You’re never gonna catch me.
Spider-Man: That’s what you said last time.
Shocker: I don’t wanna hurt you, man. You’ll just slow me down.
Spider-Man: Ok, that’s considerate.
That was a first, seeing how Herman didn’t want actually want to do any serious damage.
Even more-so, despite his vibro-shock units creating high-pressure air blasts to help guide his path, not much destruction was actually left in his wake by the time he and Spidey past the Brooklyn bridge. That only rose more red flags as Herman stopped bouncing on the streets and onto the rooftops.
Peter knew something was up.
Spider-Man: What’s all the money for, Herman?
Shocker: Why do you care?
Spider-Man: One: Because you know the police are watching your every move, so you shouldn’t be robbing again. And two: just trying to make polite conversation.
Shocker: Well, I’m done talking.
Bouncing off one of the fixed antenna pieces, Spidey barely had enough time to dodge an incoming seismic blast from Shocker as the rupturing dipper effect skins past him, caving a wall into two apartment complexes next to one another.
But then came another one.
And another one.
And another one. By this point, it was getting ridiculous.
Spider-Man: Seriously, Herman? I knew you were dumb but I didn’t think you’d be THIS dumb. You know the cops are watching your every move. Desperate much? If you’re not stealing for yourself, you’re obviously working with someone.
Spider-Man: Or FOR someone.
Spider-Man: Look, Herman. I’m sure I can help. You can either tell me now or I’ll punch it out if you later. Your choice.
Another seismic blast barely knocking him out the air was enough to answer his question. But barely recovering amongst the effect above a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, he couldn’t leave himself hanging out for long. Opting his visual lenses to zoom the distance feed ahead, he finds Shocker still fleeing but also two pipes sticking out from the roof.
Attaching two webs to the pipes, bending back as far as the body would let him and letting go, he sprung amongst himself forward letting the magnitude of his kinetic energy carry him the rest of the way as he tackles Shocker square off his feet, barely catching him red-handed.
Spider-Man: Gotcha. Now let’s talk.
Shocker: I said.....I’M DONE TALKING!!!
A back elbow and straight punch later, he attempts to flee but gets blinded by the silk of the webbing and crashes back on the roof. No sooner does Spidey flip Shocker back up to his feet, does ANOTHER seismic blast in his direction send him flying off the roof into freefall.
Webshooters couldn’t help him much, for the electrical interference of seismic blast shorted them. This left either one of two options left and Peter took the least extravagant, pulling out a built-in parachute, deployed from the spider symbol on his back. Despite not reaching a certain higher altitude, it was the best case scenario since the webshooters were available. But at least it helped him land flat on his feet.
He did say he was done talking.
Spider-Man: Dually noted.
He had shrug off the parachute as it blinded him momentarily. Since it was STILL the only one in its unity, Peter needed to remember to come back for it to be resupplied after its use. Webbing it up to the wall and cautiously crawling back on all fours, his optimism quickly dashed to disappointment not seeing Herman anywhere in sight. Even with a built-in surveying the area nearby, he found no traces of the yellow plaided villain anywhere to be found.
Spider-Man: Damn it.
A far from enjoyable conflict this time around for Peter. But then again, none of his confrontations with Shocker were exactly the definition of greatness. His first official scuffle with Herman was extremely one-sided at worst and very underwhelming at best. But responsibility comes through a lot.
So he went on patrol to scout and monitor for him. Still nothing. He had laid low for the time being. However this free space of time; It made him think back to the demon mask from the gallery. He figured until he popped back on the radar, he’d take the initiative and get some background info on what he found earlier.
Incoming call from......
The line picks up.
He got away, didn’t he?
Spider-Man: Just barely.
Damn it. At least, we’re still monitoring his movements. Did you at least know anything about his motive?
Spider-Man: Tried that already. He’s not very talkative. Plus, I think he hates me.
You have that effect on a lot of people.
Spider-Man: But you like me, right?
I TOLERATE you.
From that moment, the line cuts off. Leaving Peter speechless for only a moment, he couldn’t help but to think “That might just be the nicest thing she ever said to me.”
She doesn’t sound at all like what she said.
Spider-Man: Like she said, got that effect on a lot of people.
In coming call from: Mary Jane
A confused “Hmm” passes through Peters lips, seeing how unexpected this came. But spontaneous excitement flustered his thought process as he quickly picks up the line albeit shuddering and stumbling over what to say. All that did come to mind was.....
Spider-Man: MJ. You’re up late.
Just catching up on the news. Looks like you had quite an event with Shocker tonight.
Spider-Man: He was unusually combative. Not in the mood for my usual chatter.
None of your enemies are.
Spider-Man: Yeah, well, it’ll grow on ‘em. By the way, uhh.....Glad to know you’re checking in on me after all this time. To what do I owe you this call?
chuckles How about a favor? You still got that mask from the gallery?
Spider-Man: Yeah. I’m actually about to head to the F.E.A.S.T center to ask Martin about it.
Martin Li? How come?
Spider-Man: He’s got a degree in art history. If anybody knows the origins of that mask, it’s gonna be him.
Suppose that makes sense. Anyways, make sure to keep me in the loop when you find out. I’m positive there’s a bigger story behind this and I plan to be the one to break it.
Spider-Man: No problem.
Peter froze. Almost cutting the line off, he felt awkward just trying to go through that motion. And it wouldn’t paint him well considering the two just started patching up, only to squander it again. In order to make sure what was happening wasn’t a one time thing, he squirrelly mutters.....
Spider-Man: So.....we’re cool now?
He was surprised to hear her say “Absolutely”.
Spider-Man: You mean I can call you.....like whenever?
Sure. Whenever, wherever, whatever.
A massive sigh of relief resonates through Peters body, feeling massive weight from the shoulders just dissipate away as the line hangs up on the other side and the mask retracts away.
Peter: Heh. Guess we’re talking again. Cool.
It seemed Pete's luck with MJ was finally changing but it did depend where there relationship now was going from this
Remembering MJ asking him if he remembered why they broke up was the only dent in it giving how much HE missed her too and the funny thing was he barely remembered the reason he mostly thought it was cause they were both too busy but THAT was NOT the biggest reason
And no it was not cause of Peter's other ex Felicia Hardy they didn't pair up officially till AFTER the brake up but that was more of a complicated story than with Mary Jane cause May had a real reason of being relived her nephew was not with Felicia no more
But hours later it was morning finally and after Peter waited while texting and eating a donut he changed out of his costume and into his social attire and walked in the shelter up to the second flour to Martin Li's office
He was writing a letter to May which seemed odd....and he looked like he was sweating nervously
But his trance broke off when he heard a knock on his door Li looked up fast and putted his note in a drawer storing his journal
Martin *Ahem* Come in.
The door slightly opened with Pete poking his head in with a smile making Li smile back
Martin: Peter. How are you son?
Peter: Oh same old same old. I'm sorry to disturb you Mr. Li....
Martin: Nonsense. I feel no bothers of you or anyone. What can I do for you?
Peter: I....kinda need to show you a little something. I have a friend from the Bugle named Mary Jane. She's doing a story on art imports and she stumbled across this piece she couldn't make heads or tales with. So she asked me to find expert opinion on it and I know you have a degree---
Martin: And this might be the first time I actually get to use it.
Peter: Well something like that.
Martin: *Chuckles* Very well show me what it is.
Peter set his back pack on Li's desk who looked at it curiously and Pete pulled out the Demon mask which made Martin's eyes widen and felt his heart beating too fast like he was being haunted
Pete held up the mask as Martin slowly took it looking DEAD in it's pained emotionless eyes
Martin: Interesting. Nothing I thought would be in a city like this. Where did she find it?
Peter: Uh....she didn't tell me. She was working another story till she came across it. What is it?
Martin: It's a uh....
Martin was loosing words fast his sweat began to run down again which made Pete worry a little
Martin: It's a replica of an Antique Chines opera mask. I haven't seen one like this in years. Dated back when I was in an Orphanage in Hong Kong.
Martin turned the mask to it's back side and the cines symbol on it was familiar enough to ID the mask
Martin: The symbol in the back roughly translates to the darkest legend in all of China. They call it the "Demon".
Peter: The "Demon"?? What's that?
Martin: It's a Myth that inspires negativity and darkness. My father....before he and my mother left me at the Orphanage told me....ghost stories about it. Scared the hell out of me....it made me tell it to kids at school I got laughed at about it. But....it was no laughing matter when it came to this mask and symbol.
Martin handed Peter back the mask and Li's expression soon turned serious
Martin: Peter I need to listen to me carefully. That mask it's.....there's a BIG possibility it's connected to very VERY dangerous people. Your friend may need to find a different story.
Peter: Why? You don't think she's in trouble do you?
Martin: I....I don't know. I hope not. But she could be. So why take the risk?
Peter: I asked her that myself when we dated in High School. But knowing her....it's likely she would.
Martin: Well trust me Pete. You may need to talk her out of it. These people....they really mean business.....and they shoot first and NOT ask questions. So....
Peter: I'll....talk to her. I promise. See you Mr. Li.
Peter grabbed his bag and headed out of the office leaving Li with the same serious expression on his face and he soon looked directly at the shrine of his parents
Giving us a funny feeling there's more about his past than what he just told Peter
Soon as Pete walked down the hall of the second flour to the stairs by the exit he pulled his phone out speed dialing Mary Jane
Hey Pete. So what did he say?
Peter: Pretty disturbing things. Mr. Li said the symbol in the mask means "Demon". He seemed so spooked he told me to tell you you should drop the story and find another one.
Haha! Fat chance! A story like that makes me wanna keep digging. What scared him though? Does Mr. Li know more than what he's letting on?
Peter: Nah. He probably just had a scary flashback or something. His childhood was pretty rough. It probably just gave him grim reminder.
That makes sense. I can bet mine wasn't any better than his. So....Demons huh? That's a Catchy Name. Well thanks for the update Pete. See ya soon.
The line hung up and Pete silently chuckled to himself thinking that went as well as he hoped he looked back again at Li's office before going down the stairs to the exit getting a tingling feeling but not by his spider sense but the feeling you get when you feel something bad is heading your way
But Pete looked back head down the stairs and out the door heading back to Octavius Industries
Today didn’t look to be that day luckily. A text message from Otto went through to him stating: We’ve just got a breakthrough. Get here quickly.
That form of breakthrough came in the form of what should be a glorified waiting game back at the lab. The prosthetic arm was finally being tested on an actual test subject on a former war Veteran with no left arm: the perfect opportunity to test it out. Otto could sense nervousness on the behalf of the veteran but none that could be visibly detected.
Everyone has those moments where your hands are shaking, the time stops ticking, everything is just set out of motion when the notion is still possible that you could be wrong. That’s where Otto did not want to be.
Otto: Don’t worry. We’ve tested it beforehand.
Veteran: How does it work?
Otto: Like a natural arm.
Briefly eying over at Peter as he walked in the room with his labcoat on, that big fat smile on his face was all he needed to hear about his presence needed.
Otto: Just think of what you want it to do and.....
No other words needed to be further expressed but a cloud of worry hung directly over their heads. Despite Peters work on the prosthetic arm beforehand, there’s always the possibility that they missed something. An arm like that has so many different moving parts that contribute to its movement that if one little thing goes out of wack, it’s a trainwreck and everything falls out of place.
Very early signs, however, said otherwise. Finger movement was evasive as well as wrist and elbow extension. Motion detection was a solid plus as the arm, as careful as a tortoise, reached for the paper cup across from him and slowly lifted it up.
Otto could help how his voice cracked as he laughed in excitement for they had reached momentary success for now.
The success however was cut short. Three site workers, one female, two male walked in from the door and immediately began renovating the area; none of which please Peter or Octavius in the slightest.
They had to know what was going on.
Peter: Hey! What’d you think you’re doing?
Site worker: This sites been declared a safety hazard.
She says as she hands him a clipboard, one in which Peter doesn’t bother to look at since he still didn’t know what the hell was going on.
Peter: By whom?
He asks to no avail as his question fell on deaf ears. Being ignored made him understandable ticked off a little.
Peter: Hey, I asked you a question!
The questions were getting them nowhere, for the place was getting ransacked top to bottom. From trinkets and tools to the more expensive, fragile gadgets and equipments used for said procedures, they were practically getting robbed of their life’s work. All of their toolboxes, documents, everything.
Otto: Stop that right now!
He says as he takes the tool box away.
Otto: This is very sensitive equipment. You know—that’s it. I’m calling the mayors office directly.
Otto: Speak Of the devil.
The devil, this being one Norman Virgil Osborn (Bryan Cranston), the co-founder, owner and President of Oscorp Industries and collectively, the mayor of New York City since 2006. He burst into the room with his arms up, looking ecstatic as ever with this gleefully pompous smile covering his face.
Norman: How the hell are you?
Peter: Mr. Osborn, I, uh....
Norman: C’mon now. How long have we known each other, Peter? It’s Norman. Norman.
Still every bit as shy as he was when we first met, he thought to himself. Not that it was a bad thing. Confidence came along the way but it was nice to know that sheltered side of Peter didn’t change much.
Otto: What are you doing here, Norman?
Norman: Good to see you too old friend. The grant agreement you signed has strict safety provisions.
He says as he hands the clipboard over to Otto who just skims through all the cursive writing, checkmarks and innuendos Hidden in the text. He scoffs at the sight, realizing it brought up similar violations that nearly brought down his line of work but didn’t.
Norman: You know this isn’t your first violation.
Otto: Please. These were excused.
Norman: By me. But you should’ve confiscated this equipment a long time ago.
Otto: But we just got a breakthrough.
Demonstrating to the veteran solider with the prostatic arm attached. A small sentiment of fear and a very inhuman chill crawled up Otto’s spine, seeing Norman basically tend to his patient with his experiment literally dangling over the empty arm socket.
Norman: Thank you for your great service to our country. These folks will escort you to Oscorp Robotics where you’ll receive the latest in prosthetics, no charge.
Escorting him out without his consent, red flags were raised and Otto was not a happy man.
Otto: This isn’t about safety infractions, is it?
Norman: I’m just trying to help you, Otto. You’re free to continue your work......but in a more naturally secure environment.
Otto: At Oscorp.
Norman: You were always the smartest guy in the room.
Otto: You haven’t changed a damn bit.
Norman: Neither have you.
His preverbal efforts at hiding that crooked grin doesn’t get Norman far; Otto could see straight through his lies and deceit: using this accident as an excuse to to have his grant funding revoked and confiscate all his materials and research. No ultimatum would make Otto change his mind about Norman.
Those days were long gone. But it didn’t stop Norman from poking the bear even more.
Norman: Hey, Peter. Harry will be back from his trip to Europe in a few weeks time. Maybe you two could finally get a headstart on the business you both dreamed about.....
Otto looked at them odd hearing that Norman is trying to get Pete work for him instead of Otto he wasn't mad at Pete but at Norman for even having the nerve to try to have his assistant quit on him and work at a business run by Oscorp
Peter: I appreciate the offer Norman.....but I’m right where I need to be.
Norman: Never say never. This is opportunity knocking.
Even on the way out the door, that smug smirk wouldn’t leave Norman as he made his way out. The sooner he left, the quicker Otto could clear his head. Peter could see him struggling to sit down so he had to monitor him slightly, advising him to be careful.
Morale was surprisingly low for Otto but not that it kept Peter from trying.
Peter: Well, they didn’t take everything. Maybe we could start over—
Otto: Peter.....there’s no “we”.....at least not anymore. Without the grant from the city, I won’t be able to pay you. I mean.....I know your other job requires no extra charge but.....
He didn’t need to elaborate any further. This left Peter in a lot of different ways: troubled, confused, conflicted and a wee bit exasperated.....exactly how he felt when his parents left. But both understandably stumped with nowhere left to go, they had to accept and come to grips with the circumstances as best as they could. The depressed Peter latched onto Otto, hugging him as long as he could not wanting to have to let go of this part of him.
Otto: If I were you, I think I’d look for another job.
Peter only nods. As much as it tore him up, he couldn’t deny facts: he needed money. He needed stability. But Otto no longer had the means to make it so.
Back on patrol, Peter, instead of swinging, relied on jumping from building to building, taking a mid-evening run to try and cool his head. He was the furthest from his happy-go-lucky self as he ever was. The funding got cut from his job so he’s more than likely to be let go, his apartment is on the verge of being evicted and whatever the Demons has related to this “Devils Breath”, it was only going to make his REAL JOB all that more complicated.
It made him wonder sometimes when it ever got that complicated as he took this moment to catch his breath, dangling on the edge of the rooftop in one of the buildings in Hell’s Kitchen.
This rare unusual reflection of Peters personality struck Karen as off.
What’s the matter, Peter? You seem mopier than usual.
Peter: I think I just lost my job, Karen. The city—Norman, actually—pulled our funding.
He only nods.
Peter: I just wish there was a way I could help Doc.
Aww Peter, I’m sorry. If Harry was here, maybe he’d talk some sense into his dad.
Peter: Well, that’s the problem: Norman never listens to Harry. Even tried to kill funding for his research stations.
Regardless of such, I believe he will make the right decision in the foreseeable future. As for you, you can find another source to exploit your talents towards. Your work is too important.
Peter: I suppose.....
Incoming call from: Yuri Watanabe
Urgency and panic sets in as the mask retracts back around his face and neck. Time to head back to work for real.
Spider-Man: Accept. Yuri?
We just managed to track down Shocker. He’s robbing a bank on East-Thirty First.
Spider-Man: Should’ve seen that coming.
I did manage to get more information on how he even got released in the first place. Remember how I said “someone made bail for him when it didn’t take”? Turns out that was completely falsified. Turns out one of the guards just walked up to his cell, released him, then gave him his suit back.
Spider-Man: I knew he was working with someone.
Oh trust me: somehow it gets weirder than that. The guard who released him? He’s dead. I can only assume Shocker didn’t want any loose ends. But from looking back at the footage, the guard appeared to be in some sort of trance. And maybe it might be the lighting from the video, but his eyes appeared to be glowing.
Spider-Man: Creepy. Alright then. I’ll see what I get out of Shocker when I get to the bank.
Police cruisers and first responders had already arrived at said bank on East Thirty First but no officers were outside themselves.
Logging in at camera six, small crackles of static ripples through the video footage of the bank as Shocker once again shows himself with two stockpile bags of money in his hands walking out of the vault. Ruble and debris laid on the outside of the vault and no means of security were in sight as every officer who entered the bank to apprehend Shocker laid battered and broken....or worse.
The only means of security Shocker happened to run into was the dangling 5’10 human spider creeping in on him AGAIN just as he was walking out with the money. And it annoyed him.
Spider-Man: Herman, c’mon now. I’m not in the mood for this.
Shocker: Not now, bug boy.
Spider-Man: Hey look, I’m just doing my job. I’m no parole officer but that’s gotta be a parole violation.
Zipping the bags of money out of his hands but the silk still sticking to his palms, Shocker had to take the incoming assault as Spider-Man zipped forward and tackled him back into the vault, all of which was recorded on Camera 06. Crawling on his back to tie up the yellow plaid menace the easy way, Herman was having none of that. The use of his gauntlets helped him bounce up to the ceiling nearly crushing Spidey in the debris, getting him off his back.
Wanting a hasty retreat, he rushes out the vault only for Spidey to shoot a thread around his neck and chuck him back in the vault before he kips up and shuts the vault door.
Spider-Man: Whoops, guess we’re stuck in here for a while. How about we play twenty questions?
Not having any of it, Shocker throws a punch but misses.
Spider-Man: Thumb wrestle?
Dodges another punch.
Spider-Man: Alright, fine. Face punch it is.
When he comes back with a punch of his own, the metal on his suit barely scrapes some of the paint job off the left side of his mask. But that didn’t stop Shocker from blowing Peter back again into the vault door, crumbling it off its hinges completely and crashing back into the main hall.
Flipping out but quickly catching his balance, he finds the place swarming in a whirlwind of money: most of which was in Herman’s duffle-bags. The look on Herman’s face as he was storming out would’ve been priceless but Pete didn’t have to see it to envision it.
Because he’s already seen it one time too many.
Spider-Man: Whoa! I forgot your gauntlets are all digital now.
Shocker: Argh! Have it your way. You wanna fight?! LET'S FIGHT!
Shocker blasted shockwaves only for Spidey to leap off the chandelier and to a pillar
Spider-Man: Man....I really can't wait to put you back in jail so we can talk science!
He lands on the flour just for Shocker to create a blastering shield around himself and kept firing at Pete
Spider-Man: Remember when we met? It was under that bridge you and the other Shocker guy with those alien weapons? Me so young....and stupid I'll admit and you and the first Shocker just.....stupid!
Shocker: Yeah and what was it you said? If I'm gonna shoot at something.....SHOOT AT YOU!
He fired again only this time he hit him forcing him across the room but thanks to the iron armor it protected him from any sever damages
Spider-Man: Karen....get me the full scan of his suit.....I need a way to shut that force field down.
Already on it. It's gonna take me Nano minutes so try to keep him occupied.
Spider-Man: Sure....whatever you say....
Shocker then created a MASSIVE wave which nearly tumbled the room down Spidey had never seen Herman behave this way that is.....worse than he normally does
Plus from what Yuri told him earlier one question popped into Pete's head
Spider-Man: Why you doing this Herman?!
Shocker: Because if I don't they'll kill me!
Spider-Man: Not if you turn yourself in. Yuri can offer you protection. If you come clean we can help you.
Shocker: Then just let me have my money!
He fired again and again and again and Spidey felt like a sitting duck with Karen taking her time
Spider-Man: Kar Ren.....
Spider-Man: THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL NANO MINUTES?!
Shocker busted a powered fist into the flour shaking it a bit with Pete then landing on a pillar of the chandelier
Spider-Man: Come on Herm. Just tell me who you're working for and maybe I can help you cut a deal.
Shocker: Nah! If I talk I'M DEAD! They made that VERY clear!
Spider-Man: You're freaking me out Herman. I've never seen you scared of people before.
Shocker: That's the thing. I'm not even sure these guys ARE people. They could be anything under those masks....
Spider-Man: Wait a minute.....did you say....."Masks"?
Shocker: I said enough!
He fired again and Spidey leaped to the next pillar which Shocker's wave destroyed the first one
Pete. I've calculated a weak point in his suit. Nothing physical can penetrate that shield but drop something heavy and blunt should be able to brake through it.
Spider-Man: Heavy and Blunt huh?
Spider-Man looked over at the broken pillar and then up to the chandelier down to see Shocker standing under it about to fire again giving Pete an idea
Spider-Man: THAT'S IT!
Shocker fired again but Spider-Man leaped to the next one with the blast destroying that too then the same happen with the other pillars and the Chandelier began to loose it's grip on the ceiling
Shocker looks up and the darn thing collapses on him pinning him to the flour and his shield was shut down
Spider-Man: Sorry Shock. But you brought this on yourself. Literally.
Seems that was the end of an era and it wasn't long soon as police came in soon as the noise died down when Spidey came out of the bank it was already night time and he soon saw Yuri by a fire truck and walked up to her
Yuri: How'd it go?
Spider-Man: He's all yours now. But man....he was scared and desperate.
Yuri: Well good work. We already have a special cell waiting for him at the raft. We'll make sure if his next Peral doesn't make bail he'll stay behind bars this time.
Spider-Man: There's one more thing. I think he's working for the Demons. They're everywhere all of a sudden.
Yuri: Demons? That sounds like one of the Daily Bugle headline. I'm sure Jameson would find it interesting.
Spider-Man: With or Without Jameson I hear they use to have very talented photographers. But now they have some very good reporters so....the Bugle's still a perfectly fine news organization.....
Yuri: Not sure I call it better news than the Daily Globe.
Spider-Man: Well....anyway.....have you had ANY reports on demons.....er….guys with masks....?
Yuri: Actually I have. For the last couple of months or less.....since Osborn's re-election was announced.....they have been pretty busy. Hitting a lot of Fisk properties. Construction Sites. Warehouses. Office Holdings.
Spider-Man: You think they're after the Kingpin? Why not just hit the Raft?
Yuri: Maybe they're actually trying to steal things from him now that he's locked up.
Spider-Man: Damn. You thinking what I'm thinking?
Yuri: Brewing gang war. We should probably get ahead of it.
Spider-Man: Agreed. Are they're any Fisk Properties that weren't hit yet?
Yuri: I know just one. One of my patrolling officers reported a bunch of activity at one of his shipyards in Portside.
Spider-Man: What did he use it for?
Yuri: No idea. But I think I know someone who does. Let me send an officer to help you there. His name's Jefferson Davis.
THAT last name "Davis" for some reason sounded familiar to our friendly neighborhood hero
Yuri: He's been working the Fisk case since that explosion in Hell's Kitchen. If anyone knows what's going on at that shipyard it's him.
Spider-Man: Thanks Yuri. When Spider-Cop's on the job come hell or high water the job gets---
Yuri: AWE HELL NO!
Yuri rushed to her police car not wanting to hear that last part she turned the ignition and rode off with sirens running
Spider-Man: She'd never admit it. But the chief was warming up to Spider-Cop. His casual disregard for by-the-book- thinking was a breath of fresh air. She'd come around. Some day.
Hehehehe your impressions might inspire her if given an opportunity to feel right about something.
Spider-Man: Then cross your fingers Karen. But uh.....in the meantime what can you tell me about this cop she's sending: One Jefferson Davis. There's something about his last name that sounds awfully familiar.
I still have the Baby Monitor protocol installed. Searching database.
Mere seconds later, results come in.
Jefferson Davis. Born on 1987 Graduated with honors in Brooklyn University. He’s one of the Skilled fighters with extensive firearm training, extensive knowledge of organized crime. 44 years old, 5’10. Husband and father of one. His brother is a few years younger than him.
Spider-Man: Can I get the brothers name?
It’s a rather familiar one at that. Aaron Davis.
Spider-Man: Aaron Davis.
The association with him to Jeff Davis was obviously apparent; nobody would deny the two are brothers. But something about that name also rung a bell or two yet Peter couldn’t place his finger on it.
At least until he asked Karen for a photo ID.
It was at that moment then and there, staring at a digital imprint of Aaron Davis’ (Donald Glover) ID, that everything started coming back to him. Not exactly in a very positive light also.
Spider-Man: Ahhh Jesus, it’s “Mr. Criminal”.
I’m gonna have nightmares over this, he thought to himself, cringing over the little mistakes he made from when he was still new to the whole vigilante trip. He wasn’t exactly expecting any families to get tied up in the midst of his “investigation” but fate can be cruel sometimes.
And more things than not, it is.
Spider-Man: Ah Jesus, I’m in for a rough one. Set coordinates to that shipyard.
The last of many of pickup trucks towed on into the shipyard near the construction site. One of Fisk’s men was already guarding the main entrance just as more of Fisk’s armored squadron piled out the back of the pickup truck, mobilizing around the area. Crowding around in the dark, guarding retail gates, perched upon rooftops to take a sniping position, time was in the essence for them
They were prepared to guard this shipyard no matter what it took or die trying.
Just do your job. Guard that shipyard with your heart on your sleeve.....and if they set one toe inside the vault, I will have your head.
Fisk guard: No worries, boss. Tripling security. Demons won’t touch a thing.
Not much was left to dispute as it the line cuts off.
Fisk guard: Alright, listen up! Boss may be in lockup but that don’t mean his hardwares up for grabs. The demons have moved in on our caches and two have already gone missing. We’re not losing anymore, understand?!
All guards minus one piped in and agreed. Shortly after he made his presence clear, he found himself panicking and resisting heavily trying to break free, only to get flipped backwards and fall flat on the upper half of his back.
The metallic clang of Peters Iron Spider suit met with the rooftop as he rebalanced himself and scopes the area from afar. A light tingling sound caught his attention however as he felt the excessive nanites that compile his suit slither off his arms, legs, back and face and pile up within the Spider emblem on his chest, leaving nothing but the Stark suit underneath.
No other tears or rips were present in said suit anymore much to Peters bewilderment.
Spider-Man: Wait. My suit.
I had repaired the vacuum seal of the suit and further tightened its enhanced durability while you were visiting Mr. Li. Surely, there won’t be any such incidents this time.
Spider-Man: Well, what do you know? Thanks.
Focusing back on the matter at hand, the shipyard amongst first glance was very deserted, possibly abandoned at one point. But given its location aside one of the many construction sites in the city, let alone one by the pier, Peter begged to differ.
However the area was more heavily guarded than it needed to be.
With this much right security around a safe-house, it did make him wonder exactly WHAT caches the Demons were looking for. They’ve already invaded the auction house so they’ve made it clear whatever beef they had with Fisk appeared to be strictly more than professional.
Spider-Man: Demons got them tripling security. I’ve got to see what they’re guarding. But whatever it is, I don’t want EITHER of their hands on it.
Adjusting his eye lenses squinting forward so the camera shutter lenses caught a clear target, Fisk’s snipers were the clear line of sight by a wide margin. Five snipers scattered throughout the shipyard, all armed, equal distance separated between one another.
Spider-Man: This is gonna be easy. Karen, thinking what I’m thinking?
He says as he scrolls through the HUD display on his fingers at all 576 web shooter combinations and swipes two options from the side.
Stun web and ricochet web.
Web shooters armed and loaded, he turns away as he fires both webs at the nearest searchhouses poised with a sniper inside. One looking through the scope caught a shadow on the very outside of the shipyard flipping through each building while being as surreptitious as possible.
Sniper #1: Hey, Jimmy. I think we g—
Cut short by a pulsating blue ball of webs, he’s blindsided as he falls back and nearly drops the rifle. A minute after recovery, he’s knocked woozy yet again. And then the ball kept coming back, ricocheting off of every wall, every door and every other sniper guard in the shipyard like Space Cadet 3D pinball.
Always hitting its target and never letting up.
The last two of the snipers got did in with another violent brush of the ricochet web only to the misfortune of the ground team as a sniper round went off blasting straight through one of the guards legs and rendering him one leg short as he shouted in agony.
Not long before the others rushed to his aid, one felt guard felt silk attached to his legs. Before long, it forcefully yanked him away dragging him alongside the concrete as the others began getting yanked away as well. No reaction time was given as they got plastered onto the wall and webbed up into a cocoon.
Hiding in the shadows, Spidey’s Spider sense tingled as he jumped back behind a crowbar wielding guard and knocked him sillily with a roundhouse kick only to incapacitate another approaching guard with a Web hammer and sent him face first into the wall. As for the wounded guard, he barely managed to maintain his leverage as he held up his rifle in a crouching position targeted at the back of Peters head.
The ricochet web however incapacitated him from pulling the trigger.
Spider-Man: Area clear.
The Doppler effect was in effect as the whirring of sirens slowly vibrated louder and approached closer to the shipyard, causing Peter to take a Yo-yo stance and just hide out in the open for the cop car to stroll on in.
The sirens wear off, the door opens and out steps Jefferson Davis (Morris Chestnut), uniform badge and all, here for his assigned duty to investigate said shipyard. Upon realization that he was beaten to the punch given all the web silk lying around, he doesn’t bother trying to overcompensate things.
If anything, he just chuckles it off as he sees Spidey just dangling down from the yo-yo, staring at him.
Jeff: You know we can’t vigilantes trespassing or doing illegal searches.
Spider-Man: Yeah, I know.
Jeff:.....which is why I brought a warrant.
The entire time, he was smirking as if he was waiting for this day to come down to this.
Jeff: So how about we do some perfectly legal searching?
Spider-Man: Sounds good to me.
Jeff: Jeff Davis.
Jeff held out his hand and Pete grabbed it shaking hands with him
Spider-Man: Pleased to meet you. I'm--Hehehe well yeah
Jeff could not help but to laugh either knowing that he almost introduced himself when there wasn't need to given Spidey's fame
Jeff: My son's a big fan of yours. He'd hope to meet you one day.
Spider-Man: I can send an autograph to him after this
Jeff: I'm sure he'd love that.
Spider-Man and Jeff soon came walking towards the front door and Pete was still a little bit peculiar about the warrant Officer Davis brought
Spider-Man: So uh....does that warrant cover breaking down doors?
Jeff: Yeah but.....not without a LOT of extra paper work. God I hate paper work.
Spider-Man: I can't imagine.
Jeff: I'm sure you never had paper work.
Spider-Man: No but I never get paid for my job.
The two chuckled again but soon got back on focus and of course Jeff did try to open the front door but would not even budge
Spider-Man: Not good. Guess I'll find another way in. But any place this run down should have a hole in the wall or a broken window or something.
Jeff Yeah I've seen a lot of Detective movies to know that for a fact. Why don't you check around back. I'd go myself but....heh...you know not Spider-Man.
After another brief moment of laughs from that Spidey did leap up to the roof of the warehouse and came across a vent on the roof he pulled it open and leapt down in it
As he was inside and landed on holdings above Pete looked a little spooked feeling this place might be...."Haunted"
Spider-Man: God...I feel like I'm in a horror movie. Uh...hello? Any Fisherman with a grudge and hook for a hand in here? Or a Hockey Player with a machete? Or....a cannibal with chainsaw?
Pete was so nervous he could not help but to reference horror characters and soon went back to finding that front door Jeff was waiting at
He then leapt down again landing right there by the front door
Spider-Man: Jeff? You still out there? I found the door and....doing my best to refrain from my habit of knock-knock jokes.
Appreciate it. Listen do you see a lock or a junction box powering the door?
Spider-Man: Yeah. I'm looking at it now.
Good. See if you can overload it that should force the door open.
Spider-Man: On it. I know just the tool I need. Karen. Activate taser webs.
As you wish.
Spidey shot a small taser web which overload the junction box automatically opening the front door and Officer Davis walks in
Jeff: Wow. Gadget man huh? You remind me of Miles?
Jeff: That's my son's name. When he was five he took apart the TV when it wouldn't work. Now he and his friends are unlocking cell phones at his school.
Spider-Man: Sounds like he can teach me a few things.
And sure enough Spidey and his new cop partner began their "Legal" investigation by searching crates and shooting more taser webs at more junction boxes to open them and so far
Spider-Man: I think this is Fisk's way of messing with me while he's in lock up.
…...until Pete and Jeff stumbled upon an opening on the flour which took both to lift it open
Spider-Man: Wow. I see you been working out.
Jeff: We're not all donut eaters.
When they went down it lead to an abandon bootlegger's tunnel
Spider-Man: Hmm....looks like no one's cleaned this place since Al Capone.
Jeff: And there's a lot of big chunk of concrete blocking the way.
Spider-Man: Oh yeah?
Pete shot two web lines pulling the blockade off and both came in a room stored with Fisk weapons
Jeff: Jackpot! Looks like the Kingpin's men stored most of their weapons.
Spider-Man: And some are already missing. Damn! Demons might be here already. How they beat us here?
Jeff: My guess....that back door over there.
Jeff pointed at the briefly opened back door and the two peaked out to see those familiar masked men from the Auction house loading boxes of Fisk weapons in trucks
Spider-Man: Shh! Demons....
Jeff: So that's them eh?
Spider-Man: Yeah. And they mean business. Stay here. I'll try and web them all up.
Jeff: Hell no. There's too many of them. It's gonna take both of us.
Officer Davis looked back and took a smoking Grenade from a top shelf
Jeff: And some of these
As the trucks soon began to drive Spidey web zipped up as Jeff pulled out his gun and runs up and Pete shot web lines to pull the trucks back
Jeff: FREEZE! NYPD! YOU'RE ALL UNDER ARREST!
(To be continued)
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