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Spider-Man: Am I an Avenger? (Trade Paperback) | Comic.


Richard Parker (father, deceased);
Mary Parker (mother, deceased);
Teresa Parker (possible sister);
Benjamin Parker (uncle, deceased);
May Parker (aunt);
Jay Jameson (stepuncle, deceased);
John Jonah Jameson (stepcousin);
Mary Jane Watson-Parker (wife prior to excision of any and all records of marriage, now ex-fiancée);
Philip Watson (father-in-law prior to excision);
Madeline Watson (mother-in-law prior to excision);
Gayle Watson-Byrnes (sister-in-law prior to excision);
Venom (former symbiote)

Clones:
Ben Reilly (clone/"brother");
Kaine (clone/"brother");
Spidercide (clone, allegedly deceased);
Guardian (clone, deceased);
Jack (clone, deceased);
Spider-Skeleton (clone, deceased)

Encountering an ad offering a cash prize for staying in the ring for three minutes with professional wrestler Joseph "Crusher" Hogan , Peter decided this would be a good way to test his powers. Wearing a mask to avoid potential embarrassment in case he lost the match, Peter easily defeated his opponent. TV producer Maxwell Shiffman observed his performance and convinced him to go on television with his 'act.' Designing a full costume and fabricating a fluid similar to a spider's web and wrist-mounted web-shooters , Peter called himself Spider-Man , becoming an immediate sensation.

Following his first TV appearance, Peter failed to act to stop an escaping thief , claiming that it was not his responsibility to do so. Peter forgot the incident as his fame rose, but days later he returned home at night to find his Uncle Ben had been murdered. Learning the police had the burglar responsible holed up in a warehouse, Peter changed to Spider-Man and easily captured him only to discover he was the same thief he had allowed to escape earlier. Filled with remorse, he realized that when someone has power, he has an obligation to use it responsibly, so he decided to become a superhero. [1]

The first problem young Peter faced was the lack of money with the death of his uncle. Due to the fact that his Aunt May was too weak to work and Peter was seen as fragile, he decided to get a job, even though Aunt May wanted him to become a scientist instead. Peter even thought about using his spider powers for crime, but decided against it after thinking how his Aunt would react to him in jail.

However, it was seeming impossible to him to find a job in order to pay his growing debts. As Spider-Man, he was not able to continue his career as TV star, because of J. Jonah Jameson , owner of the NOW Magazine and the newspaper Daily Bugle . Jameson started a campaign against Spidey, stating that he was a bad influence for children and a criminal for taking justice into his own hands, referring to the situation with the burglar. These protests start taking effect and turning the public against Spider-Man, causing Spidey's manager to leave him, impeding his ability to earn money even as Spider-Man. [37]


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