The story arc is mostly remembered for Spider-Man's striking aesthetics, swinging through the city with four extra arms.
TAGLINE: No cop-out! Spidey is really awake! He HAS six arms!
Peter Parker has had enough of being Spider-Man. Peter feels miserable about all the anguish he's had to endure. His best friend Harry Osborn has become a junkie, and his close friend Captain George Stacy died in his arms. Stacy's daughter Gwen Stacy – Spidey's girlfriend – wrongly blamed Spider-Man for this. Peter has a fatal thought: for Peter Parker to live, Spider-Man must die!
So, Spidey brews up a chemical cocktail intended to terminate his spider powers. Peter takes the cocktail and falls into a troubled sleep in which he fights all his enemies, while enduring excruciating side pains. When he wakes up, he notices a ghastly thing: he has six arms. The potion increased his spider powers rather than nullifying them.
He then visits his only possible confidant, Dr. Curt Connors (alias the Lizard) and fights a vampiric villain called Morbius, the Living Vampire. Although the stress of confronting Morbius makes Connors transform into the Lizard, using an enzyme Morbius "infected" the Lizard with when he bit him – causing the... Read More