Vehicles: Synopsis for “The Graveyard Shift, Part Three: Trade Secrets”
Spider-Man watches as the Ghost phases his arm through Sajani’s chest.He remembers that she warned him that the prison project would make them a target and now will pay with her life unless he doesn’t something.He tries to attack the Ghost only to phase through him and then shoots web-lines at the Ghost, who mocks him for expecting a different result.
However, the web-lines go through the Ghost to Sajani, who is pulled away by Spidey.He notes that she has no physical harm, but the Ghost’s energy field most affect a heart’s electrical impulses, also noting that the guard is still breathing.However, the Ghost throws various bombs at him.Spider-Man manages to trow Sajani away, but is caught in the explosion which causes the floor to collapse.
Meanwhile, Parker Industries’ staff made it to Peter’s private lab, which contains Spider-Man’s technology.Anna tells the employees they are safe as it’s not connected to the rest of the building’s systems and to call for help once they are outside.She asks the Living Brain if it’s okay and it tells her that it’s systems are at 54% and asks for permission to self-repair.
She grants him permission, surprised the Living Brain can do that, and it repairs itself with the nanites Anna stored in it.The Living Brain also detects a possible upgrade for the nanites, and asks for permission to do it.Anna tells it to do it and asks who else is in the building beside them and the Ghost.The Living Brain detects three faint life signals, which means that either the Ghost is interfering with it’s sensors or they are injured.
Anna tells Clayton they are going there to help.He asks how and she points out he is an ex-super villain and they have the Living Brain and Spider-Man’s arsenal.Clayton examines Spidey’s stealth suit and wonders what can he do with it’s sonic tech.Anna takes the Web-Shooters Otto made to battle Venom, which are equipped with sonic and thermal webbing.
Meanwhile, in the lower levels, Spider-Man is battling the Ghost.He tells the Ghost that he’s not against scientists or guards and he’ll defeat him once he turns solid to use a weapon.
The Ghost tells him he will simply not turn solid, but Spidey points out that he will eventually run out of power and that guys who lay traps like him are pretty weak in a fair fight.
The Ghost acknowledges this and Spidey offers him to surround and tell the police who hired him to sabotage the prison project.The Ghost reveals that he prepared for hours before making his move and that he didn’t came here to destroy a project, but to raze Parker Industries to the ground, activating the bombs he planted earlier.
A pile of rubble falls under Spider-Man, trapping him.
The Ghost tells him he is surprised that the building didn’t collapse completely and that he watched the Fact Channel special in which he was unmasked and was disappointing that there was no good shot at his face, but he will remedy that right now.
However, before the Ghost can unmask him, he is attacked by Clayton, who is wearing the stealth suit and using it’s teach to create a sound wave.The Living Brain and Anna arrive and Anna shoots thermal webbing at the Ghost since he can feel the heat even when it phases through him.
Clayton’s sonic attack damages the Ghost’s suit, forcing him solid while Anna webs him.
Spider-Man manages to free himself and tells them to go outside before the structure collapses while he goes for the security hub for Sajani and the guard.Before leaving, Anna gives Spidey a backpack and tells him it will help him find Sajani, the guard and Peter Parker, the backpack containing Peter’s civilian clothes.Anna, Clayton and the Living Brain, who carries the Ghost, make it outside.Anna tells the staff that Spidey is getting Parker and Sajani and managed to capture the Ghost.
Clayton points out it was them but Anna reminds him it would mean he violated his parole.The police arrest the Ghost, who believes that the job was a setup to eliminate him as a treat.
Clayton and Anna hear he was hired and she suspects it was by Alchemax but knows they are too smart to leave a trail.Peter arrives with Sajani and the guard, calling for a doctor for them and telling the police that there are no more people inside.Clayton asks him what happened to Spider-Man and Anna tells him she saw him swing off before the police could blame him.
Sajani tells the medics that she is fine and confronts Peter, telling him she warned him this would happen and confronted him upon the fact that he lied about not making tech for Spider-Man.
Anna tells her that there should be no more secrets and it goes for them too, revealing that she and Sajani continued working on nano-tech research.Anna points out that keeping secrets from people who should trust in you cuts both ways.Peter apologizes to Sajani, promising not to keep anything important from her.But she doesn’t buy it and tells Peter that that is why Parker Industries is falling apart.
Seconds latter, Parker Industries collapses.Peter tells his employees that Parker Industries is them, not the building but an employee points out that they lost their headquarters, equipment, and work and are before day one.Another one points out that if he still works for Spider-Man then it could happen again.Peter still tries to cheer them up, but doubts if there is a way to solve this.
Appearing in “Repossession, Part 3 of 3: Nothing Left To Lose”
Featured Characters: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (Main story and flashback)
Supporting Characters: Jay Jameson (Main story and flashback)
Villains: Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) (Main story and flashback)