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**                        Comic Book FAQ Version 1.0                        **
**            Copyright 2005 Chris Castiglione (dinobotmaximized)           **
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Sections
I. Introduction
II. Version History
III. Comic Books 1-8
IV. Comic Books 9-16
V. Comic Books 17-24
VI. Comic Books 25-32
VII. Credits
VIII. Legal

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I. Introduction **************************************************************
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This FAQ will cover every Comic Book found in Spider-man for the Sony 
Playstation. There are a total of 32 to be collected throughout the game. The
comics are listed in the order in which they can be found, from first to last 
when playing the game from beginning to end.

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II. Version History **********************************************************
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1.0 - June 09, 2005

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III. Comic Books 1-8 *********************************************************
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Comic Book #1: Amazing Spider-man #1
Level: Bank Approach 
Location: On top of four freedoms plaza.
In-game description: "This issue features the first appearance of J. Jonah 
                      Jameson, The Daily Bugle, The Chameleon, and John 
                      Jameson who later became the manwolf! In this issue 
                      Spider-man tries to join the Fantastic Four!"

Comic Book #2: Amazing Spider-man #200
Level: Hostage Situation 
Location: Under a chair in one of the cubicles.
In-game description: "Double-sized issue! Mysterio fakes Aunt May's death, the 
                      truth behind Uncle Ben's murder is revealed, and Peter 
                      faces the burglar without his powers! The burglar, who 
                      kills Parker's Uncle Ben, dies fighting Spider-man in 
                      this issue!"

Comic Book #3: Spider-man #1: The Death of Captain Stacy
Level: Stop the Bomb!
Location: After freeing the hostages near the bomb, backtrack to the previous 
          room.
In-game description: "This issue tells the story of the death of Captain Stacy 
                      at the hands of Doc Ock. Captain Stacy was the father of
                      Gwen Stacy, Spider-man's first love. Gwen was killed by 
                      the Green Goblin back in issue #121 and #122 of The 
                      Amazing Spider-man!"

Comic Book #4: Amazing Spider-man #25
Level: Race to the Bugle
Location: Keep on eye out for a building with a ledge right in front of you and 
          one to the right, look on the right ledge.
In-game description: "The issue marks the first cameo appearance of Mary Jane 
                      Watson! Aunt May attempts to set Parker up on a blind 
                      date with the niece of her friend, Anna Watson. Peter is
                      already dating somebody. Although MJ is shown only 
                      briefly, it's enough to make Peter's current girl feel 
                      very uneasy."

Comic Book #5: Amazing Spider-man #20
Level: Spidey vs. Scorpion 
Location: Destroy all the plants, desks, chairs, and lights in the first room 
          to make the comic appear.
In-game description: "First appearance and origin of Max Gargan as The 
                      Scorpion! In an effort to rid the world of the "evil" of
                      Spider-man, J. Jonah Jameson pays Gargan to undergo an 
                      experiment that will give him the attributes of a  
                      scorpion! As a side-effect of the mutation, Gargan's 
                      sanity steadily erodes, transforming him into an evil 
                      psychopath with a hatred for Jameson and Spider-man!"

Comic Book #6: Amazing Spider-man #16
Level: Police Chopper Chase
Location: There's a roof where 2 Policemen come out of a door, the comic is on 
          the right side of that roof.
In-game description: "First Daredevil appearance in Spider-man! As a teenager, 
                      Matt Murdock was struck in the eyes by material from a 
                      radioactive canister while saving an old man from being 
                      hit by a truck! Blinded by the incident, Murdock found 
                      that his senses had been magnified to superhuman levels 
                      and that he had acquired a "radar" sense, more accurate 
                      than human sight!"

Comic Book #7: Amazing Spider-man #39
Level: Building Top Chase
Location: Inside of the first crane you come across, enter through the top.
In-game description: "The Goblin has managed to trap and unmask Spider-man. 
                      Thinking he has his foe defeated, Goblin then reveals 
                      himself as Norman Osborne, head of Osborne Chemicals. 
                      Spidey is able to break free, and in the ensuing battle,
                      the Green Goblin is caught in an electro-chemical 
                      explosion! As a result, Osborne suffers partial amnesia
                      and Spidey's secret identity is safe once more!"

Comic Book #8: Amazing Spider-man #400
Level: Scale the Girders
Location: When the level begins, drop to the ledge and run to the left side to 
          find comic book #8.
In-game description: "The death of Aunt May! After 400 issues and 30 years of
                      watching out for peter, Aunt May passes on. After 
                      suffering a heart attack, Aunt May slips into a coma.
                      For a brief time she awakens, and in that time she 
                      reveals to Peter that she has known for some time that
                      he is Spider-man. A few hours later, Aunt May passes
                      away!"

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IV. Comic Books 9-16 *********************************************************
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Comic Book #9: Amazing Spider-man #14
Level: Police Evaded 
Location: When you come across a roof where the glass gets shot out, go down, 
          walk over to the top window cover and press the square button to 
          reveal the comic.
In-game description: "First appearance of Green Goblin! Norman Osborne, head
                      of Osborne Chemicals, is the man behind the mask of the
                      pumpkin bombing Green Goblin! This issue also features
                      appearances by the incredible Hulk and the Enforcers!"

Comic Book #10: Amazing Spider-man #41
Level: Spidey vs. Rhino!
Location: Destroy every barrel in this are to make the comic appear. 
In-game description: "First appearance and origin of the Rhino! The brute who
                      wouldbecome the Rhino was a small time muscle man who
                      worked for professional criminals. He was the subject of
                      an experiment to develop a super human assassin. Through
                      chemical radiation treatments, the Rhino was created!"

Comic Book #11: Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-man #42
Level: Catch Venom 
Location: On the left of the building still under construction.
In-game description: "Lured to the statue of liberty by a false message from
                      the Human Torch, Spider-man is ambushed by the Frightful
                      Four! The Sandmanm Electro, Wizard, and the Trapster all
                      have a score to settle with Spidey, and when you're done,
                      the Fantastic Four are next!"

Comic Book #12: Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-man #76
Level: Catch Venom 
Location: The right side of the second building you swing to after losing 
          control of Spidey as he chases Venom through a building.
In-game description: "In this exciting issue a gang war erupts and Spider-man
                      and Black Cat get caught between Doctor Octopus and the
                      evil Owl! Black Cat is left nearly killed and Spider-man
                      goes on to the final battle with Doctor Octopus!"

Comic Book #13: Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8
Level: Spidey vs. Venom
Location: Under the car. 
In-game description: "The first appearance of the symbiote Spidey costume! 
                      After a titanic clash with the collected super villains
                      on battleworld, Spidey's costume is left in tatters!
                      Spider-man uses alien technology to create a living 
                      costume. The costume later discovered to be a symbiote,
                      a parasite member of an inter-galactically feared alien
                      race!"

Comic Book #14: The Spectacular Spider-man #229
Level: Sewer Entrance 
Location: Proceed until you reach the area with the pipes, then backtrack to 
          the entrance to find this comic.
In-game description: "As the "Maximum Clonage" story line draws to a close,
                      Peter and his clone, The Scarlet-Spider, face a new
                      Doctor Octopus while trying to find a cure for the
                      radioactivity in the now pregnant Mary Jane's 
                      bloodstream! The Spiders win, but Peter now decides it
                      is time to start his own family, and without Spider-man.
                      Exit Peter Parker, and enter Ben Reilly, the 
                      Scarlet-spider!"

Comic Book #15: Spider-man #1 (McFarlane - Silver)
Level: Sewer Cavern 
Location: Behind the waterfall.
In-game description: "Written and drawn by Todd McFarlane, with the 
                      reintroduction of Calypso, an evil witch that used
                      Voodoo magic to fulfill her plans! this issue also marks
                      the Lizard's return to comics. "Torment" was one of the
                      more gritty, memorable Lizard related story's to be
                      told."

Comic Book #16: Peter Parker Spider-man #1 (reprint version B)
Level: Sewage Plant
Location: Take the first left and you'll find the comic at the end of the path.
In-game description: "Dynamic forces exclusive cover! This issue features the 
                      first appearance of The Ranger! This issue shows Parker 
                      taking pictures of a jail break being foiled by 
                      Spider-man! Someone else has taken to wearing Spidey's 
                      costume, but isn't doing a very good job!"

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Comic Book #17: Peter Parker Spider-man #1 (reprint version A)
Level: Hidden Switches
Location: It appears next to the third switch after pressing all four.
In-game description: "Spider-man series re-launch! This issue features the
                      first appearance of the Ranger! The issue shows Parker
                      taking pictures of a jail break being foiled by
                      Spider-man! Someone else has taken to wearing Spidey's
                      costume, but isn't doing a very good job!"

Comic Book #18: The Spectacular Spider-man #158
Level: Tunnel Crawl
Location: It appears behind the second switch in the level after pressing it.
In-game description: "Whenever humanity is threatened, the enigma force
                      chooses a champion in which to grant the nearly 
                      limitless powers of Captain Universe! This time 
                      Spider-man is chosen, but an accident interrupts the
                      transfer of power, leaving Spider-man with cosmic power,
                      but none of the awareness of Captain Universe!"

Comic Book #19: Amazing Spider-man #6
Level: The Lizard's Maze
Location: It will appear after you speak to the Lizard.
In-game description: "First appearance and the origin of the Lizard! Dr. Curt
                      Connors is a scientist in the field of re-combatant
                      genetics. Hoping to restore his missing arm, Doctor
                      Connors develops a serum based in Lizard DNA, thinking
                      that a Lizard's regenerative abilities will restore his
                      lost arm. The experiment works, too well, and he is
                      transformed into a mindless, rampaging lizard man!"

Comic Book #20: Amazing Spider-man #42
Level: Symbiotes Infest Bugle
Location: In the vent where the first hostage is being held. You can reach it
          after turning on the AC, the switch to activate it is behind the 
          desk right next to the level starting point.
In-game description: "With the addition of romance artist John Romita, the
                      world gets its first full look at Mary Jane Watson!
                      Aunt May and Anna Watson have been trying to set these
                      two up for a while, and when Peter finally meets Mary
                      Jane, she bursts onto the scene with the memorable 
                      line:"Face it, tiger, you just hit the jackpot!"
 
Comic Book #21: Amazing Spider-man #100
Level: Elevator Descent
Location: It's behind the left door at the bottom of the level.
In-game description: "100th anniversary issue! In this issue Parker again
                      decides to give up being Spider-man, and to that end
                      concocts a potion that should strip him of his powers!
                      He takes the potion, which ends up mutating him even
                      further! Upon waking from a state of Delirium, Peter
                      discovers that he has grown four new arms!"

Comic Book #22: Amazing Spider-man #50
Level: Stop the Presses!
Location: It's under a stack of newspaper rolls in the second printing press
          room. Lift the stack to find the comic.
In-game description: "First appearance of Kingpin! People that he is trying to
                      help are afraid of him, and Aunt May has been sick for
                      some time. This pushes Peter Parker to give up being
                      Spider-man, whose absence does not go unnoticed, 
                      particularly by a gang leader named Wilson Fisk, the 
                      world would later come to know him as the Kingpin of
                      crime!"

Comic Book #23: Amazing Spider-man #13
Level: Bugle's Basement
Location: There are three pipes next to each other leaking steam. Shoot all
          three of them until they stop leaking. The furnace next to the pipes
          will break and reveal the comic.
In-game description: "First appearance and origin of Mysterio! Quentin Beck, a
                      special effects designer, grew tired of his backstage 
                      role! With the advice taken from a friend's joke, Beck
                      decided to take out a new-costumed crime fighter! He
                      decided to target the then fledgling Spider-man!"

Comic Book #24: Amazing Spider-man #311
Level: Spidey vs. Mysterio!
Location: It appears on the bottom level after destroying all of Mysterio's
          conduits.
In-game description: "In a world turned suddenly upside down, Mysterio makes
                      his presence known! This issue tied in with the "Inferno"
                      story that took place in the pages of X-man, X-factor,
                      New Mutants, and Excalibur, where the realm of Limbo was
                      merging with Earth!"

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Comic Book #25: Amazing Spider-man #129
Level: Waterfront Warehouse
Location: It's between a couple of crates in the room with the last two
          symbiote generators.
In-game description: "First appearance of the Punisher, Jackal, and the 
                      mechanic! Frank Castle, better known as the Punisher,
                      makes his first appearance as an assassin hired by the
                      Jackal. The Punisher would go on to become a tough-as-
                      nails vigilante known for fighting bad guys using their
                      rules!"

Comic Book #26: Amazing Spider-man #15
Level: Waterfront Warehouse
Location: Behind a broken gate that can be pushed down at the very end of the 
          level.
In-game description: "First appearance of Kraven the Hunter! Kraven, one of the 
                      world's greatest hunters, gained powers by drinking rare
                      and exotic jungle elixirs. These elixirs gave him the 
                      strength and speed of a savage beast! All the better to 
                      catch Spidey with!"

Comic Book #27: Amazing Spider-man #2
Level: Underwater Trench
Location: Behind the locked door underneath the very first door you go through.
          The switch which unlocks the door is in the room past the second gun
          turret area.
In-game description: "First appearance of the Vulture! Peter Parker, in an 
                      attempt to make money to support himself and Aunt May,
                      comes up with the idea to photograph his actions as
                      Spider-man and sell them to the Daily Bugle, Jonah
                      generally thinks Parker is in cahoots with Spider-man, 
                      getting the scoop on all the good fights for a percentage
                      of the money he makes off the photos."

Comic Book #28: Spider-man 2099 #1
Level: Stopping the Fog
Location: It's in an Alcove under center of the starting area.
In-game description: "First appearance! And origin of Spider-man 2099! Spider-
                      man of the future, Miguel O'hara, wears the webs and 
                      battles against the corporations and disturbed citizens 
                      of 2099!"

Comic Book #29: Amazing Spider-man #3
Level: Spidey vs. Doc Ock!
Location: It appears for only a few seconds after Doctor Octopus' shield 
          regenerates for the first time.
In-game description: "First appearance and origin of Doctor Octopus! Dr. Otto 
                      Octavius, a scientist in the field of atomic research, 
                      crafts a harness consisting of four mechanical arms that
                      allows him to work with radioactive materials from a safe
                      distance. There is an accident, and Octavius survives, 
                      but his harness has become fused to him body... thus 
                      Doctor Octopus is born!"

Comic Book #30: Amazing Spider-man #33
Level: Spidey vs. Carnage!
Location: It will appear in the middle of the room for a short time.
In-game description: "Spider-man faces the Master-planner (who is revealed to 
                      be Doctor Octopus) while Aunt May lies sick in the 
                      hospital! Spider-man must overcome Doctor Octopus in a 
                      massive underwater battle if he is to win the day!"

Comic Book #31: Amazing Spider-man #252
Level: Spidey vs. Monster-Ock!
Location: You'll come across it as you're running from Monster-ock.
In-game description: "First appearance of the symbiote costume in Amazing 
                      Spider-man! Straight from Secret Wars, Spider-man returns
                      with his alien costume! Little does he know that the suit
                      is alive, and it has plans of its own!"

Comic Book #32: Amazing Fantasy #15
Level: Spidey vs. Monster-Ock!
Location: You'll come across it as you're running from Monster-ock.
In-game description: "First appearance of Spider-man! Also, the first 
                      appearance of Aunt May, Flash Thompson, The Burglar, and
                      the death of Uncle Ben! In this issue Spider-man learns 
                      what it means to be a hero, that "with great power there 
                      must also come... great responsibility... and so a legend
                      is born!"

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VII. Credits and Thanks ******************************************************
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