Steve Zink's stories dealing mainly with Spiderman, Spider Woman, Spidergirl and Mary Jane, or in which they are predominant.
In the two months after she had killed the Kingpin, Paula Osborn, the Green Goblinette who used to be Peter Parker, the Spider-Man, became the lead killer amongst the three Goblinettes. The leader of the group, Ellen Osborn, who was transformed from Liz Osborn, did just that, lead and plan. She was involved with her two teammates in all their activities, but let them do most of the dirty work, with her role being the director. The remaining Goblinette, Meredith Jane Osborn, who used to be Peter's wife, Mary Jane, did whatever was required during their missions.
Unlike Ellen and MJ, who had their original minds completely wiped clean to allow their new personalities to take over, Paula had been left with some of Peter's mind still intact. Norman Osborn, the original Green Goblin stuck in an alternate dimension, wanted to torture his long time foe by having his mind aware of everything she did as a Goblinette. Norman had informed Liz and Mary Jane that their minds had to be wiped completely clean so as to make sure their new personalities would get no interference from the original ones. When he did not do this to Peter also, in an effort to humiliate him, Norman opened up the possibility of Peter coming back into control of the mind within Paula's new body.
The restoration started on the day that the Goblinettes nearly killed Peter's old friend, the Black Cat. The revulsion he felt in seeing what was being done to her gave him the impetus to push his way out of the background of Paula's mind. He was still nowhere near in control as the Goblinettes continued their killing and maiming, but one day, two seperate occurances combined to allow him to take over.
The New Adventures of Spider-Girl
The following story contains characters owned by Marvel Comics. It is written as a fanfic parody story not intended to make any use of actual story lines in published books. The story is purely for fun, with no profit to be made by the authors.
In the original run of the Marvel Comics series, What If?, a story asked the question, 'What if Peter Parker had not become Spider-Man?' It hypothesized that someone else would wear the webs, and three different characters were put forward as possible replacements; Flash Thompson, who became Captain Spider; John Jameson, son of Jonah Jameson, who became the ineptly named Spider Jameson; and finally Betty Brant, Jonah's secretary and early love interest to Peter Parker, who became Spider-Girl. Fairly obviously, this story concerns the latter character.
More recently, Marvel has launched an MC-2 line, which details a near-future Marvel universe with new heroes. There, the daughter of Peter Parker, May Parker, has adopted the identity of Spider-Girl. My Betty Brant story isn't to be confused with that character. The new Spider-Girl is pretty cute too, though, so who knows what'll happen further down the line. :)
For those who don't know this incarnation of Spider-Girl, there isn't much to tell. This story begins just after the events in the original 'What If' tale, and there's enough exposition to help you catch up. If you're a fan of the early days of Spider-Man, you'll probably notice I've tried to keep most of the 'mythos' intact, although I've diverged to take in my own personal 'preferences'. I hope you like it.
Issue #1 'Rebirth'
Peter Parker brought his fist down hard on the tabletop, causing the cutlery to jump and several customers in the diner to look his way. He was lucky he didn't have the proportional strength of a spider that flowed through his companion's veins. Otherwise there would have been a repeat of the same embarrassing incident of the previous week, when Betty Brant, the mild-mannered secretary to newspaper editor J Jonah Jameson, had broken a table in half with one blow. Now it was her turn to calm him down.
"Peter, take it easy," she urged under her breath. "I only agreed to talk about this because you promised to be rational. Please, calm down."
"Calm down?" Peter almost shouted, then lowered his voice. "How am I supposed to calm down, Betty? The man who murdered Uncle Ben might be in prison, but the person who put him there refuses to live up to her responsibilities!"
The Green Goblin Strikes Back
In Marvel Comics, Spider-Man is one of the all-time favorites. One of his constant foes almost from the beginning has been the Green Goblin. This villain was originally the chemical industry mogul Norman Osborn, who gained his alter ego after being bathed in chemicals at his plant. In the comics, Norman eventually died, while his son Harry, a good friend of Peter Parker, the alter ego of Spider-Man, married his high school sweetheart, Liz Allan. A lot of what happens in my story is based on a story which Marvel put out in 1996 called "Legacy of Evil" where both Norman and Harry have died, and Liz's son Normie is sought by the "ghost" of the Green Goblin, living in the computer. It wants Normie to become the third Green Goblin. The computer fashioned three android Goblinettes to do all of its dirty work.
I've combined facets of the Green Goblin in the comics and the TV animated Spider-Man show. The events occurring in my story fit neither the comic book nor animated show's timelines, therefore, and should be read strictly on its own. SZ
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Long before Norman Osborne, the original Green Goblin, had become stuck in a different dimension due to a breakdown of the vortex box he'd stolen, he had constructed an extremely advanced computer at his chemical factory, Osborn Industries. This computer was programmed with the ability to duplicate the Green Goblin's thought patterns. Norman also put a remote station of the mainframe in his house so that he'd have access to it at any time that he was at work or at home. The duplication of the Green Goblin's mind in the computer set up a mental link between it and Norman, which he then found even more useful, since he'd have ready access to the computer at any time.
In an effort to subjugate the mind and will of Peter Parker, his enemy the Spider-Man, Norman installed flexible stalks behind the wall of the living room in his house, attached to the remote computer. These stalks were able to stretch up to twenty feet, had mind probes at their ends which stuck into the skin to access the nervous system, and could whip through the air faster than any snake. The Green Goblin was the only one of Spider-Man's foes who knew his secret identity, and Norman had planned on using Peter's friendship with his son Harry to lure him to the house where he could be set upon by the mind probes.
Spiderwoman - Changes Afoot
The following story contains characters owned by Marvel Comics. It is written as a fanfic parody story not intended to make any use of actual story lines in published books. The story is purely for fun, with no profit to be made by the author.
I was going to try and write this as a story, but ran way too short on time to do so. Here's a plot and synopsis for the create a villain contest. It may look like a story, but if I were to take this and make a true story out of it, it would have much more detail. SZ
After a number of occasions when Jessica had managed to defeat her, sometimes soundly and others by a hair's breadth, Morgan La Fey came up with an idea for a way to get her foe in a new and insidious manner.
Inspired by the way she'd seen Jessica's roommate Lindsay dress up as Spider-Woman seemingly for an acting gig, then seeing Jessica herself disguise herself as Lindsay to play the part which she wasn't faking, Morgan decided to have Jessica's friends do her dirty work for her.
Because Lindsay was in the same household, Morgan came to the conclusion that her situation was too tight to be readily useful. However, Jessica's boyfriend, David Ishima, was another matter. Recalling the fun she'd had with Superia and Moondragon in changing a few of the male heroes into copies of themselves to fake out the Avengers, Morgan decided that the world would have no more need of David Ishima.
While David was asleep that night, Morgan magically altered nearly everything in his condo, one floor below Jessica's. Every single item and paint scheme which was oriented toward a male became oriented for a female. All the normal female clothes which appeared in his closets and drawers in place of their older, male counterparts were joined by some much more risque and in fact evil looking items. Oddly, though, a few items of male attire were still to be found in the far left corner of the closet.
MJ and Spidey - Costume Fun
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During last year's Halloween:
Peter Parker had come up with what he figured was a really good way to scare the daylights out of his wife, Mary Jane, on Halloween. Presuming, of course, his spider-sense didn't spark a need for him to put on his USUAL costume and leave to house. No, what he hoped to do this Halloween was put on a totally different costume and make MJ's hair jump! He figured the excitement would be well worth the ensuing good times.
It was shortly after dinner that Peter told his wife while putting on his jacket, "I'm going over to Flash's for a while, darling, and I should get back before the kid's start showing up at the door in their costumes."
"Oh, I wish you'd said something about visiting Flash earlier, honey. Oh well, I'll take care of the dishes and watch for any early kids. I wonder how many itty bitty Spider-Men we're going to see tonight?"
"Probably not many, after what J Jonah had been printing lately. See ya in a bit, Mary Jane," he said at the door.
"Okay, Peter. Say hi for me."