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    **                        Comic Book FAQ Version 1.0                        **
    **            Copyright 2005 Chris Castiglione (dinobotmaximized)           **
    **               Email: dinobotmaximized (at) yahoo (dot) com               **
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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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    V. Comic Books 17-24 *********************************************************
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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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    VI. Comic Books 25-32 ********************************************************
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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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    VIII. Legal ******************************************************************
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    permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public 
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