Amazing Spider-Man #224
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #224
Stern starts off by having Aunt May's fiance Nate Lubenski accidentally give the Vulture a new lease on life by having a conversation with him about the fact that getting older doesn't mean giving up on living.
The Vulture escapes from the hospital...
...where he's been kept since Spider-Man last captured him and where Nate is getting physical therapy (yes, they seem to let the prisoners mingle with the regular patients) and goes on a massive crime spree that lasts "days" without Spider-Man being able to catch up with him. But he's taken up residence at May & Nate's retirement home, and when Peter comes to visit he recognizes him.
The Vulture and Spidey fight...
...but the Vulture ultimately gets away after choosing to spare Nate's life.
Nothing substantially different than Stern's Spectacular run, but JRJR's still early art is nice (even if his Aunt May is a little too decrepit looking).
I know this sort of thing is bound to happen, but there's a letter in the lettercol speculating about what would happen if it turned out that it turned out that it was actually the clone from Amazing Spider-Man #149 that survived.
Quality Rating: B
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
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