Characters Appearing: Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, Spider-Man
Spectacular Spider-Man #148
Issue(s): Spectacular Spider-Man #148
Answer: no! Because this Inferno issue is all about demons tormenting her by making her think that her dead husband has risen from the grave.
Flash Thompson had come by to help her out (which kind of reminds me of when they huddled together in the Casket of Ancient Winters saga in Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #96)...
...but he's attacked too, by a demon pretending to be Spider-Man.
Or maybe it's prototyping Carnage.
So it's up to a hallucination of her dead husband as a good guy to help her gather her strength.
Sure, that's good for her long term mental health.
They eventually face their demons and survive, just as Inferno is wrapping up.
And here's the only actual appearance of Spider-Man in this issue:
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place concurrently with X-Factor #38.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The point of the hallucination is that Betty FINALLY realizes she relies on men too much, which is an attempt at redeeming her from the insane adulteress PAD left her as.
Posted by: Michael | August 28, 2014 8:42 PM
I find it hard to sympathize with Flash. He has "feelings" when it suits him. When did he ever think about Peter's feelings when he constantly bullied him during High School?
Posted by: clyde | August 28, 2014 8:53 PM
The ending of this takes place concurrent with X-Factor #38 where Madelyne dies and the Empire State Building is restored at dawn so that would place it after Daredevil #265, which ends shortly after the demons are sucked back into Limbo by Magik which takes place in New Mutants #73 (Before Uncanny X-Men #242-X-Factor #38)
Posted by: Jay Demetrick | August 29, 2014 1:20 AM
I agree, Jay. I've swapped this with DD #265.
Posted by: fnord12 | August 29, 2014 7:34 AM
Poor Flash will end up getting a more central role in Las Vegas' own equivalent of Inferno during Circle of Four that'll leave a lasting demonic impression on his life.
Posted by: Max_Spider | August 30, 2014 9:03 PM
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