Peter is still adjusting to his new abilities when Flash Thompson starts flirting with Mary Jane. Peter intervenes, and they end up in a fight after school. Not knowing his new strength, Peter tried to simply stop Flash's punch, and accidentally broke his hand. Hearing Flash and Harry talking about this, Norman asks Harry to bring Peter by the lab for a "tour," to make up for what happened. While in the lab, Dr. Otto Octavius takes a sample of Peter's blood, and they learn his condition has stabilized. Norman is ready for further human testing, with himself as the subject.