One day on a school fieldtrip, Louis gets bit by a spider. This unique spider gave him amazing reflexes, strength, the ability to shoot webs, and to climb up walls. He is found by spiderman, who takes him under his wing and trains him to become spiderboy. But being a superhero's sidekick has its downfall. When spiderboy gets murdered by one of spiderman's worst enemies, there is nothing he can do to save him. Years later, a new hero has entered the equation, and he is brutal. He knows spiderman's every move, his every flaw. He's out for revenge, and nothing is going to get in his way. Even if it means squishing the spider.