Author: SandwichesHinderProgress PM
Jeremiah Jonah Jameson tries to find methods to bring Spider-Man down a notch as his son finds a stone that transforms him into Man-Wolf. Spider-Man also encounters a super-powered Kraven, Morbius the living vampire, Rhino, and Scorpion.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi - Rhino & Mac G./Scorpion - Chapters: 28 - Words: 15,399 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 07-03-12 - Published: 05-03-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8083881
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Peter Parker reviewed his memories in the style of a comic book. He remembered being bitten by a radioactive spider. He remembered seeing his dying uncle. He remembered defeating the burglar known as Dennis Carradine. He remembered the death of Norman Osbourne, also known as the Green Goblin. He remembered witnessing the death of Doctor Octavius, nicknamed Doctor Octopus. He remembered saving Mary Jane from Venom and the Sandman with the help of Harry Osbourne, who died in the process. He remembered defeating Adrian Toomes, also known as the Vulture. He remembered fighting Lizard, whom Doctor Curt Connors became until he made the cure. He remembered seeing the Vultress, her identity revealed to be Felicia Hardy, before she flew away into the dark unknown of the night.
My name is Peter Parker. But the people who know both sides of me also call me Spider-Man. One of those people is my girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson. I really hope she gets to live her dream again. I finally told Aunt May the truth after a few years. She worries about me, but she approves of what I do, just as Uncle Ben would. I also shouldn't forget about my former college physicist teacher... who briefly turned into a lizard last year. There's also Felicia Hardy, though I have not seen her since last year. If anybody bad found out my identity, who knows what would happen.
Peter looked up from the table and at his boss, Jeremiah Jonah Jameson. There is hardly a need to describe his appearance. Anyone could recognize him from a mile away.
"Yes, Mr. Jameson?"
"Stop daydreaming during this staff meeting. My son is on his way to the Moon again, and we have to figure out what we should say about him in the paper."
"How are we supposed to compete with the New York Post if all you've been wanting to do these past couple of days is rephrase the same article about your son's space mission?" Robbie Robertson asked.
"Do I sense jealousy in your tone?"
"Your son is lucky to be able to do such extraordinary things," Hoffman said.
"Of course he is. He is a hero, unlike that crook Spider-Man. What do you think, Parker?"
"I think that we could write in the article that..."
"No. What do you think about what I just said?"
"Um, I think your son is great..."
"What I said about Spider-Man being a crook. You take his pictures. I imagine you would have had something to say about him by now."
Peter Parker examined the serious expression on Jameson's face. It seemed like he was trying to imply something.
Does he know? Peter wondered.
"I just find it... amusing that you see him as a crook when, clearly, there have been many other super-powered people who seem to suit the 'crook' title."
"What do you mean? Like the Fantastic Four?"
"Like that crook, Vulture."
"That was last year's news. Spider-Man is still a popular topic."
"He is a popular hero," Robertson said.
"A wise guy, eh? Listen to this headline: 'HERO GOES DEEPER INTO THE VASTNESS OF SPACE'."
"That's almost the same as yesterday's."
"What was yesterday's?"
"'HERO GOES DEEP INTO THE VASTNESS OF SPACE'."
"This one's different. It has an '-er' in it. Enjoy your staff job while you have it, Parker. This could be as high as you will ever get."
Peter wondered what Jameson meant by this as the subject was changed to the matter of the newspaper article.