The enigmatic Ezekiel returns to Peter's life! But is he the same man who stood by Spider-Man's side in his hour of need, or will he prove to be something much deadlier?
Peter wakes up strapped to a column inside the temple,and realizes that all of the supernatural menaces. he has recently fought were really after Ezekiel. Intending to draw the Gatekeeper to Peter, Ezekiel performs a ceremony that mingles their shed blood, causing them to hallucinate each other's lives. Realizing that, compared to Peter, he has never done anything with his spider-power. Ezekiel steps in just as the Gatekeeper is consuming Peter, sacrificing himself instead. Spidey .wakes to find Miguel, who explains that Ezekiel died redeemed. thanks to his influence. At Ezekiel's grave, Peter asks Miguel about the origin of his spider-powers. Miguel answers that Peter was meant to have them and everything else is irrelevant.