|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Release Date||May 4, 1996|
|Writer||John Semper, Jr.|
Elliot S. Magin
After a disaster involving Doctor Octopus, Peter Parker decides to give up the mask once and for all. But a mysterious being and a young child convince him not to.
- Taina, asks if Spider-Man is from a dying planet whose parents sent him as a baby on a little space ship. This is the origin of DC Comics' Superman.
- The Octobot might be a reference to the fact that in the comics Doctor Octopus was able to remove his tentacles and control them remotely.
- First full appearance of Madame Web and her training of Spider-Man.
The episode was loosely based on "The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man," from The Amazing Spider-Man #248.