Appearing in "The Horns of the Rhino!"Edit
- Rhino (First appearance)
- Igor and Georgi, Russian scientists
Synopsis for "The Horns of the Rhino!"Edit
Peter Parker is buying a new motorcycle and calls J. Jonah Jameson for a credit reference and he approves knowing he’ll get cheaper pictures. John Jameson is visiting and even though Jonah goes on a tangent about Spider-Man, John expresses his appreciation for Spider-Man since he saved him in the out of control space capsule (in issue #1). John tells his dad that he’s been cleared by NASA recently. After his last space walk, space spores attached to him and NASA believes they may help the USA in the space race. NASA has assigned him bodyguards to prevent kidnapping from competing countries. A giant man in a rhinoceros costume is charging across the Mexican border with bullets ricocheting off, clobbering through anything in his way. Meanwhile, Pete runs into Betty Brant who has just returned. As they talk, they fumble for words and realize their feelings for each other are gone. Pete excuses himself and he sees footage of Rhino. Later on, Rhino reaches New York and after hearing of this, Spider-Man goes to find him. He arrives at John Jameson’s hotel suite to find John kidnapped by Rhino. Spider-Man confronts Rhino and learns he’s been hired to kidnap John. Spider-Man begins to fight him but realizes he can’t fight Rhino head-on as he keeps charging and could easily destroy him. Spider-Man trips and flips Rhino onto his head knocking him unconscious for the police to arrest him. The next day, Pete is going to school on his bike, Gwen notices his new ride and mentions it. As he tells her she’s got a lot to learn about him, they both really notice each other for the first time. Pete comes home and is reminded that he’ll be meeting Anna Watson’s niece, Mary Jane soon and to not miss dinner.
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- The Rhino appears next in Amazing Spider-Man # 42.
- Betty Brant appeared last in Amazing Spider-Man # 40; she appears next in Amazing Spider-Man # 42
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