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Part one of "Ends of the Earth", the next big spider-man event! The Doc Ock story you've waited 50 years for! Doctor Otto Octavius holds the entire earth hostage with his dying breath. What price will spider-man have to pay to buy the whole world one more day? Special appearance by The Avengers!
The story, and the Ends of the Earth, begins with Spider-Man fighting Equinox. Peter Parker has been busy at Horizon Labs and is showcasing new technology that he developed. These include a Spider Glider and Spider Bombs; both of which are influenced by Spider-Man's old foe, Green Goblin. With this new technology, Spider-Man easily takes care of Equinox but one of the firefighters has his leg severed so Spider-Man helps get him to the hospital where he stands a chance to get his leg reattached.
Peter Parker has been developing new technology to combat any foe that he has faced before, specifically his worst enemies the Sinister Six.
Problem strikes Horizon Labs when Mayor Jameson arrives and attempts to shut Horizon Labs down. He cites a number of offenses that give proof to how dangerous the Labs are. The real reason why he wants to shut down Horizon Labs is because they were almost responsible for the death of his son, John Jameson.
Our story switches over to a secret underwater location where the Sinister Six are plotting their next big move. Doctor Octopus has devised a plan to speed up global warming but this was just a sample of the technology that he has developed. He plans to use this technology, not to speed up global warming, but to reverse it and thus be remembered as the man who saved the world. Mary Jane and Peter Parker see through this scheme while the general populace is praising Doctor Octopus for his ingenuity.
Peter takes all the new technology that he has been building and dons a brand new costume. The scene now switches over to the Avengers Mansion where the Avengers are divided on what exactly Doctor Octopus' motives are. Spider-Man shows up, clad in his new armor costume, and calls for the Avengers to assemble!