Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #122
Issue(s): Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #122
The first encounter has both of them out of costume.
The second is in a hospital. And the battle winds up destroying much of the building...
...and damaging its electrical system, even preventing the back-up generators from working, leaving Spider-Man having to seal up an operating room and donating his spider-light to help doctors delivering a baby (if anyone was on life support and dies due to the lack of power, we don't hear about it).
Peter David has a style that lends towards quips and puns, and that's great for Spider-Man, but it sometimes comes in conflict with the more serious stories. And i think the artists take a lighter-hearted approach knowing that David is writing, leading to goofy looking figures talking about serious topics.
Lt. Keating shows up at the end to berate Spider-Man for letting the Mauler go after he realizes that he's been acting poorly and isn't really responsible enough to care for a child.
According to the Checklist on the Bullpen Bulletins page for this month, this issue was going to feature the Hobgoblin and Dakota North.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this in the same space during Web of Spider-Man #23 with a number of other Spider-Man comics. But in the beginning of Amazing Spider-Man #284, Spider-Man talks about the chewing out from Keating as if it had just happened, so i've placed this after the second half of Web of Spider-Man, directly before ASM #284.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I guess Gerry Conway later forgets that Pete can't speak Spanish during the Lobo Brothers arc, when Spider-man suddenly becomes masterfully fluent in the language.
Posted by: kveto | March 21, 2015 7:37 AM
Well, I'm sure Spidey took some Spanish lessons with the White Tiger, off-panel. It fits continuity just fine!
Posted by: The Transparent Fox | August 3, 2015 1:38 PM
This was the first Marvel comic I ever read, and it got me hooked for life. Also, this is one of like two times the Mauler was used by someone other than David Michelinie.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | July 27, 2016 11:11 AM
Since you've noted the Latino cab driver's appearances in previous two issues, shouldn't he be tagged in the Characters Appearing section for all three? Or is he too minor a character to get a tag?
Posted by: Tuomas | April 5, 2018 6:40 AM
Posted by: Andrew | April 5, 2018 9:28 AM
I'm sure Nathaniel got a surname in #13 at least.
Posted by: AF | April 5, 2018 10:03 AM
I used to have a rule about not tagging characters who weren't given full names, but i've made so many exceptions to that rule it's not really operative anymore. So i've tagged both the unnamed cabbie and Nathaniel. (I couldn't find Nathaniel's surname in MTU #13.)
Posted by: fnord12 | April 5, 2018 2:34 PM
Nathaniel's surname is Richards. That Hickman, he plans YEARS in advance...
Posted by: Andrew | April 5, 2018 4:45 PM
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