Dr. Octopus was given a year to live, his body in terminal decline after a lifetime of brutal battles against Spider-Man. So the brilliant madman used that time as you might expect. First, he mobilized an army of Octobots to take over Manhattan. Then, he assembled six sinister villains to abduct Norman Osborn's child. Finally, he pursued Spider-Man to the ends of the Earth while threatening to burn the planet to a cinder. Each time, his ambitious plans ended in failure...or did they? Were his defeats further proof of his madness - or his genius? With Dr. Octopus hours from death, Spider-Man is about to learn the answer, as one of his oldest enemies turns the tables on him with a dying wish that spells doom for Peter Parker and everyone he loves!