Take a swing through Spider-Man's past! Hoping to snag some rent-paying photos of his arachnid-like alter ego in action, Peter Parker goes looking for trouble-and finds it in the form of a mysterious, mythical stone tablet coveted by both the Kingpin and the Maggia. Caught in the crosshairs of New York's most nefarious villains, Peter also runs afoul of his friends-and the police! His girlfriend, Gwen Stacy, isn't too happy with him, either. And the past comes back to haunt him years later when the Maggia's assumed-dead leader resurfaces, still in pursuit of the troublesome tablet. Plus: With Aunt May at death's door, has the ol' Parker luck disappeared for good? A novel based on the classic "Stone Tablet Saga," adapted and expanded for the present day.