Once upon a time, the Golden Age vigilante known as the Black Marvel dreamt he would be a hero among heroes. Dreamt he'd save the world. Only, on his last mission, he failed. Now, the Grande Royal Hotel, site of that fateful failure, is consumed in flames and the Black Marvel has a chance to be a hero once more! But this time he's sent his proteges to redeem his honor. Can Prodigy, Ricochet and Hornet save the day, even after they uncover the origins of this deadly blaze? Speaking of origins, Dusk confronts Spider-Man and reveals the startling facts about the Slingers and their recruitment. And Spidey makes some revelations of his own to the half-life hero. Tragedy, sacrifice and triumph abound in the dramatic climax to "Good-bye to the Golden Age"!