After his home was broken into, Peter Benjamin Parker’s father gathered his research and took Peter to Ben’s house. After saying goodbye, Peter’s parents departed and were killed in a plane crash. Attending Midtown Science High School, Parker is bullied by many popular students, especially Flash. Although he wasn’t “cool,” he likes skateboarding, photography, and science. After standing up for someone, Parker attracted Gwen’s attention. At Oscorp, he accidentally sets some spiders free and is bitten by one of them. On the way home, he falls asleep but awakes with shockingly good reflexes and the ability to stick to any surface. After a chat with Curt about cross-species genetics, Parker discovers he’s a successful human cross-species of a spider. Angered by his uncle, Parker storms out of the house, goes to a convenience store and is mocked by a cashier for not being able to afford a bottle of milk. Just as he’s leaving, the cashier’s robbed by a thief, who kills Ben. Spidey confronts Connors in the sewer unsuccessfully and reveals his identity, so he attacks Peter at school while the cops are after both “menaces.” Peter tells Gwen to create an antidote at Oscorp and the cops shoot him down and he lands hard on a taxi. After being cuffed, Parker has his mask removed by Stacy, who Parker convinced to let him go, but he is shot again. Spidey is moving slowly due to the bullet wound and all hope is lost until a bunch of cranes create a clear path and Spidey makes a web bandage for his wound. Stacy distracted Lizard with a shotgun while Spidey dispersed the antidote cloud, turning everyone back into humans. Unfortunately, Stacy is mortally wounded and tells Parker that he will make dangerous enemies and he wants Gwen to be safe before dying. Parker goes to Stacy’s funeral but is unseen on the church roof due to him being full of guilt for not saving him. Gwen confronts him and is angry about how she didn’t see him at the funeral; he tells her he can’t see her anymore. While in class, Parker’s teacher tells him not to make promises he can’t keep and he replies, “But those are the best kind” while looking at Gwen. She smiles, suggesting the couple will resume their relationship.
The Amazing Spider-Man, by Josh Nizzi.