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Spidey Suit #6: The Original Stealth Suit

 ~Amazing Spider-Man #651 (2011)

Being well-known in the Marvel Universe as a scientist, Peter Parker is one of the few superheroes that weaves through his career adapting devices and inventions to beat his foes. Most often, it's his ingenious web-shooters that get the upgrades; we've seen them do everything from retard flame to insulate from electricity. Sometimes, too, it's the Spider-Tracers.

But every-so-often, Parker rebuilds his entire Spider-Man suit; at first thought, you might remember the Spider of Steel which appeared for only one issue. Once again, the concept seems complicated, but turns out brilliant when applied by an intellectual like Peter who can actually use his knowledge of physics with the resources at Horizon Labs or the FF's Baxter Building. So, this is exactly what happened when he took on Hobgoblin in Amazing Spider-Man #650 (2011).

Spider-Man found out that Hobgoblin was turning out to be a more-than-nasty foe; he had a sonic scream and had managed to acquire a cache of Reverbium, a metal that was very potent and dangerous. To help him succeed in the mission, Peter went into his lab and built this suit of omni-harmonic mesh with wave-bending properties; he coupled it "anti-metal" darts, a special form of Vibranium from the Savage Land that would destroy the Reverbium.

Designed in black, the suit has simple neon-tracings down the front and back that allows anyone wearing special goggles to see him when invisible. According to Pete, it has three modes: Green Neon means invisibility, Red Neon is the sound-absorbing mode. The last mode is White, which means it's off. (Is off a mode?)

Last check, Pete passed the suit over to a clone of his named Kaine during the infestation on Spider-Island; this protegee who also has Spider-Man powers has done some modifications of his own, which you'll be seeing soon enough.

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