Spider-Man begins to worry about his growing mutation. In order to seek a cure, he heads to the Xavier mansion, where he encounters the X-Men. A brief fight occurs, after which Spider-Man explains his plight to Xavier. Professor X tells Spider-Man that he cannot cure him, and he angrily leaves the mansion. Beast tells Spider-Man to go to Herbert Landon, who is working on a cure for mutants. Afterward, Landon’s men capture Beast. While Spider-Man is watching Landon’s demonstration, the facility is attacked by Hobgoblin. However, a mysterious force holds the ceiling in place long enough for Spider-Man to escape. Wolverine begins to worry about Beast’s disappearance. He discovers that Beast spoke with Spider-Man before he disappeared, and sets out to find him.