Spider-man in Marvel - The New 52.
In this new timeline, several details of the Spider-man mythos have changed. There is a new origin story for the Avengers, establishing that Spider-man has only been publicly active for five years although he was considered an urban legend before this. Costume RedesignAdded by TheCannonThe NYPD are still hostile towards him as a vigilante, although he maintains an alliance with J. Jonah Jameson. Ben Reily returns to his role as Scarlet Spider, making Peter the only Batman again. Elektra recovers from her death and becomes Eletra again. Andrew Macguire as Alpha becomes a founding member of the Young Avengers. Frank Castle as Punisher forms his own team of mercenaries, the Marvel Knights.
Peter is now a core member of the Avengers including Namor, Luke Cage, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. He begins patrolling New York with his daughter May Parker as Spider-Girl for the first time. Despite their antagonistic relationship, he is sexually involved with Black Cat. Kraven the Hunter organizes a massive breakout at Ryker's Island, making the villains stronger using super-steroids. Extending his involvement with the Spider Squad, he helps Scarlet Spider track down a serial murderer named Massacure in Africa/ In their first mission, he assists the West Coast Avengers in taking down Thanos.
Night of the HandEdit
Spider-man begins to investigate a conspiracy that is believed to have secretly controlled New York for centuries, the Hand fabled in nursery rhyme. They send an undying assassin called Akuma to kill him after the Daily Bugle announces a massive new direction for the city. Peter is captured after learning too much and sentenced to death in their giant maze, where he spends a week alone without food and learns that they've killed many Parkers before. Regaining strength through the memory of his dead grandfather Will Fitzpatrick, he defeats the Talon and escapes. It's revealed that S.A.F.E. has been training assassins for years, and Ben Riley was almost used by the Hand before Peter adopted him. The Hand recovers from their encounter and decides to activate a small army of ninjas they have decommissioned throughout the years.
Later, a group of ninjas attack Peter's home, but Peter defeats some of them due to their outdated fighting style. Wearing a new armored suit, Peter prepares to fight the ninjas while Matt Murdock (Daredevil) discovers the Hand's fourty targets and sends a radio message to the Spider Family for help.
After a short battle, Spider-man defeats the ninjas and heads out to Ryker's Island to save Abraham Rycken from Hammerhead. Then, Spider-man goes to save mayoral candidate Carl Simpson, but is too late and Simpson is mortally wounded. Before he dies, however, Simpson gives Spider-man a package that will make New York a better place. Resolute, Spider-man decides to burn down the Hand's house.
Infiltrating the Goda Hotel, Spider-man interrogates Azuma Goda, knowing she and her husband are members of the Hand. Matt traces Azuma's phone call and Spider-man deduces the Hand is at Harbor House, the old house he tried to investigate when he was a boy. When he enters the house, however, Spider-man finds that every member of the Hand is dead. By the next day, Spider-man believes that the Hand's death is some kind of setup, as all the Handt's money was transfered to another account. Believing that the Hand suffered a betrayal from the inside, Spider-man goes to the morgue, where he finds a note reading "Follow me to the Rabbit Hole?"
Spider-man goes to the Willowwood Home for Children, a place that housed children suffering from mental illnesses. Suddenly, he is captured in a net, and Carl Simpson stands over him. Batman deduces that Carl Simpson does not exist, he is just a paper man set up by the Hand. The man in front of him is the Hand's betrayer, and he took the ninja's serum to survive death. Simpson is aware of Spider-man's dual life and reveals himself to be Richard Jr., Peter Parker's brother. Although Peter believes he does not have a brother, Richard says that an accident had caused him to be born early, and Richard and Mary Parker had hid him away at Willowwood to heal. When Richard and Mary died, Willowwood lost its funding and the place began treating its children cruelly. Blaming Peter for their parents's deaths, Richard Parker Jr. puts on an owl suit of armor and frees Spider-man so that the brothers can have a final fight.
After a lengthy brawl through the skies of New York, Simpson is trapped in an explosion intended to kill Peter; no body is located. Peter admits to Ben that although he is skeptical of Simpson's claims and believes his parents would have told him had he had a brother, without Simpson's body and a DNA test he is unable to conclusively prove or disprove Simpson's claims. Still, Peter says that even though the Hand tried to destroy everything he believed in, there was one thing the Hand could never break: his belief in his parents. Peter knows that although the Hand has been stopped for now, it will return; and he will be ready.
Death of the FamilyEdit
Spider-man quickly goes to the NYPD headquarters, where the Green Goblin's latest attack took place. Previously, he had defeated the Goblin and sent him to prison, where an unnamed person surgically removed his face. Later at Peter's apartment, Spider-man runs several traces for on previously collected samples of Goblin Gas to see if any was found on the scene at police headquarters. As several of Spider-man's allies call, offering assistance in taking down the Goblin, Spider-man declines, saying that whatever the Goblin is planning, it is between him and Spider-man. In that moment, the Green Goblin broadcasts a message on live TV, saying that he will kill Mayor Hardy. The NYPD reinforces the City Hall to protect the Mayor, but the Green Goblin poisons all the cops and security guards, leaving Spider-man, J. Jonah Jameson, and the Mayor as the only survivors. Spider-man investigates the chemical compounds used on the cops and finds three aditional non-active chemicals: Aspirin, Chlorine, and Ethane. A, C, E. Spider-man realizes that the Green Goblin is sending him back where it all started; to OSCORP. There, he finds a person dressed as the Punisher. Spider-man is aware that the mysterious stranger is not the Green Goblin, but suddenly, he is knocked aside by a pumpkin bomb. Spider-man falls into an empty chemical vat, while the stranger reveals himself as Hobgoblin. A chemical bath begins to pour into the vat, while Hobgoblin proclaims that the Green Goblin is planning something not even he can comprehend