The rumors are true -- he's back. Come down from the mountain like a righteous wraith of vengeance, dispensing rough justice and then swinging off into the night. Things were going well, too... that is, until Mayor Waters dispatched his contingency plan -- the newly reassembled Sinister Six -- and things got complicated. Now Peter Parker isn't just fighting for his very life, but to keep alive the spark of hope that's been squelched under Waters' boot. But first, he'll have to contend with the thing that was formerly known as Otto Octavius.