Every kid thinks he's different; some are. Now, peer behind the curtain of Doctor Octopus' childhood to witness the formative years of this mad genius! Plus: When the military attempts to harness his brilliance, have they made a deal with someone they can't hope to control? Featuring the first encounter between Doctor Octopus and Peter Parker, the first appearance of Doc Ock's arms, and the true inspiration that led him to build his remarkable appendages -- which may have come from a certain wall-crawler!!