Around the same time, Aunt May is being attacked, but is miraculously rescued by another unexpected savior, Doctor Octopus! So with his allies keeping the Red Goblin and his underlings busy, Doctor Octopus can gather his resources and formulate a plan.
This leads up to a heated battle with Venom (Eddie Brock) and Spider-Man who are trying to figure out a weakness in Red Goblin’s defense. Unfortunately for them, it feels as if they are making no progress, and Brock is soon out of the fight because of his injuries.
Brock and Watson are eventually able to convince Peter that they only way for them to get rid of this threat once and for all is for him to rejoin with the Venom symbiote as a last-ditch effort. Peter agrees reluctantly and FINALLY puts the black suit on again, and this time he’s got a lot of righteous rage burning in his heart.