Synopsis for “The Power of Electro!”
Peter Parker goes to the Daily Bugle to try to talk J. Jonah Jameson into giving him a raise, Jonah tells the boy if he can get into the town of Indian Point, which has been closed off to everyone, including the press, Jameson will consider the raise. Going to Indian Point, Peter changes into Spider-Man and is able to get past the roadblock to find that the town is filled with S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Sneaking through the city, Spider-Man is confronted by Captain America, who demands that the wall-crawler leave and refuses to explain the situation. When Spider-Man doesn’t listen, Captain America ends up fighting him. After a brief battle, Captain America easily bests Spider-Man and convinces him to get out because his presence will endanger his life.
Captain America rushes towards the cities power plant, thinking back to the events that brought him here: How a few days ago in Los Angeles, where Barry Starr, son of movie star Robert Starr was bit by a rat and infected with the plague. In order to get him treatment the boy was put on a trip to New York, however he was kidnapped along the way. Tracking the boy to Indian Point, SHIELD had quarantined the town in order to prevent any infections from getting out.
Confronting the kidnapper at the power plant, Captain America finds that the kidnapper is really Electro, who had kidnapped the boy as an additional money maker outside of his current job: destroy the power plant. Captain America doesn’t fair very well against Electro, but is saved at the last minute by Spider-Man who had come back to help once again. The two turn the tables on Electro, and tell him that the boy is infected with the plague. The visibly ill Electro panics and tries to burn the illness out of his system by taking on the full force of the generator in the power plant. Spider-Man and Captain America manage to escape with Barry just before the plant explodes, seemingly killing Electro.
After, Captain America, Spider-Man and Barry are treated and brought before Dum Dum Dugan, who decides to report the incident as a “lightning strike” in order to prevent public hysteria.