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In this feature, I spotlight storylines that have been, well, left unresolved. Click here for an archive of all storylines featured so far.
Today, we take a look at the recent “reveal” that Spider-Man has a sister that he didn’t know about.
It’s kind of weird. I think of this as a super recent plot development, but someone cited this the other week and I realized, “Oh, hey, this is actually almost two years old now. That’s not NOT recent, but it’s not really all that recent.” Time flies, I suppose.
Anyhow, in the 2014 original graphic novel, Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business, by Mark Waid and James Robinson and Gabriele Dell’Otto and Werther Dell’Edera, some mysterious bad guys suddenly try to kidnap Peter Parker. He breaks free, but then lands on a car that has been following him – a car driven by…his sister?!?!
He’s incredulous, of course, but she shows her proof…
Then she reveals that she’s part of the “family business”….
She later explains how she discovered her parents’ identity…
Later, they meet with a former colleague of the Parkers, and he explains to them why the bad guys want Peter so much…
But, as you might have noticed, he picked up her tea cup to do some sort of test with it.
Okay, so the Kingpin is trying to access the Sleepers and he needs Peter to do it. But Peter and Teresa, naturally, want to get to the bunker to get rid of the Sleepers because, you know, they’re good guys. Along the way, Teresa discovers Peter’s secret identity.
So they get to the bunker, but the Kingpin is there. He also happens to have some shocking news along with him. Go to the next page to see what his shocking revelation is…
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