Sensing the attack, Peter dodges, and the glider impales Norman.
As he dies, Norman begs Peter not to tell Harry of Norman's identity. Harry arrives to find a costumed Peter standing over his father's body.
Mary Jane confesses to Peter that she is in love with him.
Peter, however, feels that he must protect her from the unwanted attention of his enemies.
He forces Peter to choose whom he wants to save and drops Mary Jane and the children.
Peter saves both Mary Jane and the tram car, while Norman is pelted by civilians who side with Spider-Man.
He seizes a gun, intent on shooting Peter, but Peter escapes and hides Norman's equipment.
At Norman's funeral, Harry swears vengeance toward Spider-Man, whom he deems responsible for his father's death, and asserts that Peter is all the family he has left.
Norman holds Mary Jane and a Roosevelt Island Tram car full of children hostage alongside the Queensboro Bridge.
The next morning, Peter finds that he is no longer near-sighted, and his body has metamorphosized into a more muscular physique.
At school, he finds that his hands can produce webs, and his quickened reflexes let him avoid injury during a confrontation with Flash Thompson.
He enters an underground fighting tournament and wins his first match, but the promoter cheats him out of his money.
When a thief suddenly raids the promoter's office, Peter allows him to escape.