Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6
Title: “Venomous: Part Two”
Cover date: Nov. 2004Publisher:
At least one source suggested that Knight and Fogg (Malcolm Knight and Thomas Fogg) might have appeared in this issue. We looked closely and we are certain that they do not appear anywhere in this story.
All over New York City, people are trying to find out Spider-Man's identity in order to earn the $5 million reward for uncovering the secret. In this issue it is revealed that an "anonymous billionaire" has given the $5 million bounty to J. Jonah Jameson and the Daily Bugle in order to offer this bounty. Some of the spoken references to this billionaire include the following exchange from pages 8 and 9:
Peter Parker: "And what's with this crazy Spider-Man stunt? Isn't this, like, the eleventh time you've pulled the old 'cash-reward-for-his-secret-identity' thing?
J. Jonah Jameson: "Who cares? Some anonymous billionaire donates five million bucks to boost our circulation, who am I to say no?"
The identity of this "anonymous billionaire" will not be revealed until Marvel Knights Spider-Man #8. At the end of that issue, it is revealed that the billionaire is Mac Gargan, the villain formerly known as Scorpion.