The novel started with the narrator saying Peter Parker is the best student in the class, and he got his dream girl, Mary Jane Watson plus, everyone in Now York City loves spider-man. On every days newspaper or magazines, there is always some photos about spider-man.
Before MJ is a actress, but now she is a new singer for the Manhattan Memories, playing at Broudbust Theatre. MJ walk down the stairs with a big white dress while she sing with a band mixed with strings. She should be focusing her voice towards the back of the theatre. Instead, she was watching Peter all the time in the fist row. So her voice isn't as loud as it should be. After t he show, Peter saw Harry Osborn leaving. Quickly he ran through the crows and calling Harry, because Peter has to explain things to Harry about his father's death. But Harry still believed that spider-man killed him.
The back stage was a madhouse. Peter follow ed the narrow road to MJ's place. MJ asked a bunch questions about how did she do. That night, they went to a date in the woods and watching meteorite. While they were kissing, a small meteorite land not far from them. Soon a symbiote (which need to bonds with other living organisms to survive) come out and attached to Peter's motorbike.
Flint Marko has been escaped from a jail (cause of bank robbery). He ran all the ay back home with police cars chasing after him. The money that Marko had stolen, he out into separate envelops and put it under Penny's (his daughter) pillow. Then he changed his cloth and get something to eat and wear. Suddenly, his wife (Emma) turn on the lights, and she is asking Marko to leave because he killed a men. The conversation stopped when penny is awake. Marko walk to her and Penny give him a small picture of her. Them he left because Emma told him to.
The night that MJ and Peter went on a date, Peter visited Aunt May at about 2 o'clock in the morning. Peter asked if Aunt May could help him how to propose MJ because that's something that Peter doesn’t know how to. At the end, Aunt May give Peter a diamond ring that Uncle Ben had giving to Aunt May.
On the way Peter goes home after visiting Aunt May. Harry attacked him from behind. After a short battle, Peter drop the diamond ring from about 100 stories high. But he just enough time to catch it. Then they had taken the battle into a dark alley where Harry gets hit by a pipe on the head (a short memory lost).
The police had found Flint Marko again, this time there were tons of police and dogs chasing him on a open wide field. Suddenly, he run into a fence says "DANGER, DO NOT ENTER". But Marko is in a hurry, so he didn't even read the sign. About 20 ft. after the fence. There were a big giant man made hole. On the bottom is sand and it's surrounded by concrete. It's impossible to climb out. This place is a test of particle accelerator. When the turbine is spinning and the sand goes into Marko's body and turned him into sandman.
Back in the hospital, Harry can't remember the accident, don't know who spider-man really is and he can't remember who killed his father, he just know his father died. These are all good news for Peter.
The day after the concert that MJ has performed, she come to Peter's house and read the newspaper to him. It said she's voice is not loud enough. Then Peter left because of a crane accident in downtown. Spider-man got there just in time to save Gwen Stacy and he saw a new guy that takes photos of spider-man.
Later in the Daily Bugle, Eddie (the new guy that takes photos of spider-man) comes in before Peter to show J. Jonah Jameson the crane accident. When Eddie ask if he can get a staff job, JJ said who ever bring me a photo of spider-man that was nothing like him, that guy gets the job.
When Harry is health enough to go home. Peter give him a present, the old basketball that they always played when they were little. Meanwhile, when MJ go for another practice for the song. Her manager fired her because all the newspapers.
Few days after the crane accident, Gwen organized a presentation of spider-man who saved Now York City. At the show spider-man let Gwen kiss him and MJ saw it so she felt really bad. A second later, sandman shows up and try to robe a bank car. However, the annoying spider-man (what sandman thinks) follow him and sand man over powered spider-man, but he didn't get the money.
The next Monday, Peter order a table in a fancy restaurant try to purpose MJ. But she still think about that Peter kissed Gwen so it didn't really work out. The following day, captain Stacy called Peter and Aunt May about the death of Uncle Ben. They say the really killer is Flint Marko. Suddenly, Peter got all crazy because he killed the wrong guy. That night Peter didn't do anything, he just wear his spider custom and fell in sleep. When he is dreaming, the symbiote crow on to him and make him the black spider-man. The suit make him stronger, faster, and make his manner go bad. He cut off a little piece and bring it to Dr. Curt Connors (his teacher). He said he never seen anything like it. And don't ever let that get on you.
When Peter gets back home, he heard on the radio that Marko had just robed a bank. Peter try it the new spider outfit. And when he at the bank, Eddie shows up and take some pictures of the new black spider-man. But spider-man smash his camera on to a wall. Eddie got mad so he take some fake photo that black spider-man had robed the bank. Spider-man followed the sands to the under ground subway. Under there, spider-man defeated him and killed him using water. When Peter goes back to his house. Dr. Ditkorich ask him about the rent fee, but Peter yelled at them. When Peter gets back to his room, he saw himself in a mirror that he has turned bad. So he put the suit away. Peter went to Aunt May 's house and tell her that spider-man killed him. But Aunt May said you can't have revenge In your heart. Meanwhile, MJ got a new job at "The Jazz Boom" without telling Peter. Later she went to Harry's house to have some sinner and they kiss, MJ felt really bad that she did the same thing. After MJ left, Harry got mad and he saw his father again, telling him to kill Peter. Harry first wants to attack his heart by forcing MJ to dump him. That worked out pretty good. The next day, Peter and Harry meet at a coffee shop and talking about that MJ dumped him because of another guy. Harry told Peter that he is 'the other guy'. But Peter didn't believed him. That night Peter went to Harry's house to fight him. Harry got a serious of skin burning.
Back in the Daily Bugle, Eddie is really happy about the new staff job, but Peter comes in with the fake photo that Eddie took, so he got fired. At pond sand man come back to life.
Peter had taken Gwen to a jazz club where MJ works. When MJ gets to sing, Peter blocked her and had a dance in fount of everyone. But at the end, Gwen figured out that this is all for MJ, so she dumped Peter. Then Peter got into a fight in the jazz club and he slapped MJ and went outside.
Eddie have no life because he name picture are all on the newspaper about the fake spider-man photos, so he went to a church and wish god can kill Peter Parker. At the same church Peter tries to take the black suit off. When he let the bell make some sound, the suit it's easier to take off. Eddie was right under it, so now he got the symbiote and he turned into venom. Venom swinging across try to find Marko and they work together to kill spider-man.
First when MJ is taken a taxi, Eddie comes in web the taxi 80 stories high and the army can get near because the giant sandman. When Peter heard this, he went back home and wear the royal spider-man suit and comes to rescue. At first, spider-man got the hang of it, but them it's the opposite and spider-man is dying. Suddenly, Harry come in with his Goblin things fighting with Peter even through they had a fight. At the end of the novel, Harry died because venom stab so sharp sticks in his body. And then it's spider-man. Peter realized that the sound makes the symbiote weak so he set a sound trap around Venom and spider-man kill it with Eddie.
Back in the jazz club, MJ and Peter got back together.