Welcome to this week’s installment of Marvel Universe. Today’s episode of Ultimate Spider-man is titled “Why I Hate the Gym.” Taskmaster infiltrates the school as a gym teacher to try to discover the identity of Spider-man. Today’s episode of The Avengers is titled “To Steal an Ant-man.” Hank must get some help when he discovers someone has stolen his equipment. In the short segments we see someone climb walls “like” Spider-man, Fury Files profile White Tiger, J. Scott Campbell draws Iron Fist, and of course there are more of those Marvel Mash-ups.
Ultimate Spider-man – “Why I Hate the Gym”
Spider-man is chasing a villain called The Leaper, while Doc Ock and Taskmaster are watching video, when White Tiger tells him that Nick Fury wants him to report back for training. Peter Parker shows up late for school. Coulson tells him and and Flash Thompson that they have a new gym teacher for today named Jager. Jager, who is actually The Taskmaster, makes the kids run an obstacle course to judge their abilities to see if any of them are Spider-man. Peter intentionally fails in order to maintain his cover. Jager asks Flash, Danny, and Harry to come back tomorrow for the finals. Ava is upset she wasn’t asked to come back, and decides to show up anyways. That night, Taskmaster knocks out Coulson in his office, and accesses the SHIELD security. Ava calls Peter, and tells him that something is wrong with the school. Spider-man joins her at the school to see what is going on. They find Stan the Janitor, and rescue him. However, he falls through another trap door. They find Coulson hanging above a vat of acid. Coulson tells them that Taskmaster is behind this. He tells them to get out, but they race off to save Harry. Harry, Flash, and Danny are running from Taskmaster. Flash and Harry escape before a blast door closes. Danny stays behind to fight Taskmaster, but is defeated. Taskmaster captures Harry to lure Spider-man out. It works as Spider-man confronts Taskmaster. Taskmaster thinks Flash is Spider-man, and defeats him. White Tiger attacks him, but isn’t able to beat him either. Taskmaster has them both in trouble when he offers Spider-man a job. Spider-man escapes him, after finding out that Taskmaster used to work for Fury. They come up with a plan to outsmart Taskmaster. Spider-man lures him into a completely dark room, and uses nightvision in his mask, and gives an extra mask to White Tiger. They also switch gloves to surprise Taskmaster. They also change up where things are in the gym. They momentarily defeat Taskmaster, but he’s eventually able to escape out the window. Taskmaster returns to Doc Ock, and tells him that Spider-man is not a student.