After a brief break due to technical difficulties, we are back with this week’s edition of Marvel Universe. Today’s episode of Ultimate Spider-man is titled “Back in Black.” Spider-man has to deal with an imposter in a black Spider-man costume, while dealing with a cold. Today’s episode of The Avengers is titled “Who Do You Trust.” Nick Fury returns to fill Tony Stark in on the Skrull threat. Today’s short segments include a look at creating Iron Man’s suit, Fury Files featuring the Skrulls, Joe Quesada draws the Hulk, and more Marvel Mash-ups.
Ultimate Spider-man – “Back in Black”
Peter Parker has the flu. A robotic gargoyle type thing attacks the city. Someone dressed up in the black Spider-man costume quickly takes care of it, while Peter watches on tv. Suddenly, everyone loves this dressed in black Spider-man. Spider-man meets with Fury and the team to discuss this new guy. Spider-man tells everyone that this is Venom, but no one believes him, thinking he’s just jealous. Spider-man goes off to find this new guy, still really sick. Another robotic gargoyle type thing attacks the city, and again the Spider-man in black stops him. As he’s posing for a kid, Spider-man confronts him. But the new guy just mocks him and leaves. Norman Osborn meets with Octavious about this new Spider-man. At school, Harry Osborn tells Peter that he’s the guy in black, and is using the symbiote, He keeps it in a watch type thing. Peter is in disbelief. He questions why Harry is using this thing that destroyed his house. Peter tries to convince Harry that he shouldn’t be using this thing, but a flash of anger shows up in Harry as he leaves. Harry tries to tell his father, but Norman isn’t interested in what Harry has to say. Spider-man doesn’t tell Fury that he knows who the new Spider-man is. Spider-man runs into one of the robots that have been rampaging, when Harry takes it down. Harry is angry and lashes out at the crowd. Harry fights Spider-man. The Venom personality starts to come out. Venom and Spider-man burst into Oscorp, but Spider-man kicks Venom out before anything can be revealed. Eventually, Spider-man is able to defeat Venom by electrocuting him. Spider-man catches Harry as he falls. Harry thanks Spider-man for saving him. Octavious discovered that Harry was Venom, but doesn’t tell Norman. Spider-man still doesn’t tell Fury that Harry was Venom. Harry is sleeping when part of the symbiote crawls out of his ear. Spider-man meets with the rest of the team, only to find that he’s gotten the rest of them sick.
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