The Spaulding Chemical Plant was a chemical plant located in New York City.
When Joseph Robertson was a cub reporter he got a tip about a break in at the Spaulding Chemical Plant.
As Robbie arrived at the Spaulding Plant he saw that it was Lonnie Lincoln that broke in. Lonnie then told Robbie that he was setting him up for the break in because he wore gloves and Robbie forgot to. Because of this his fingerprints were everywhere.
Lonnie revealed that he was setting Robbie up because he was the one that got sent to juvenile detention as a child while Robbie was able to get away before the police arrived. Lonnie then told Robbie that whenever he got out of prison they would be family again.
Lonnie then activated an alarm and attempted to escape. However, Lonnie accidentally fell into a vat of chemicals and was believed to have died. When the police arrived at the Spaulding Chemical Plant, Robbie explained to them what happened and his co-workers at the paper told the police that they did receive a tip about a break in.
However, unknown to Robbie, Lonnie survived his fall into the chemicals. The chemicals turned his skin white and gave him super strength. Lonnie then became a hitman going by the name Tombstone.
Tombstone planned a break in at the Spaulding Chemical Plant. Robbie arrived at the Spaulding Chemical Plant after getting a phone call from Tombstone. As Robbie arrived Tombstone showed him that Randy was helping his gang rob the chemical plant and told Robbie that he forgot to wear gloves, just like Robbie several years ago. Tombstone then blackmailed Robbie saying that Randy would not be implicated in their crimes but only if he stopped the Alisa Silvermane exposé. However, Robbie revealed to Tombstone that he was able to rush the Silvermane story into print.
Spider-Man quickly arrived and fought Tombstone and defeated him. The police arrived shortly afterwards and arrested Tombstone.