Characters Appearing: Aunt May, Daredevil, Grey Gargoyle, Jonas Harrow, Spider-Man, Walter 'Lonesome' Pincus
Amazing Spider-Man #219
Issue(s): Amazing Spider-Man #219
While he's there, he discovers that the prison warden has been letting the Grey Gargoyle, Dr. Jonas Harrow...
...and a non-super criminal (although he does have an eyepatch!) named Dubroth...
...who are prisoners there, leave the jail, commit whatever crimes they want to commit, and then return to the jail. Peter takes some pictures, but then gets caught. His camera is subsequently stolen from the warden's office by a down-on-his-luck janitor, who sells it at a pawnshop.
It turns out the warden was Dubroth's commander in "the war" and he committed some war crimes that Dubroth knows about, and that's why the warden is letting the prisoners escape.
Peter's bail is paid for by a collection donated by Aunt May's retirement community (after JJ refuses to help). His lawyer is Matt Murdock.
Once he's let out, he changes into his spare Spidey suit, the one that was bleached after it got covered with brine.
But he quickly makes it back to his normal costume and manages to track down his camera's film in the pawnshop before the villains do.
The art's a little weak at times, but this was fun. Here's a shot of Lonesome Pinky, Peter's tiny cowboy neighbor.
Quality Rating: B-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Matt Murdock mentions having just gotten out of his Daredevil costume after fighting "Ladykiller", the S&M psychopath from Daredevil #173 (incorrectly listed as #73 here). So this issue takes place concurrently with Daredevil #168-182 thanks to Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller volume 2.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
the grey gargoyle-jonas harrow team-up has to be one of the oddest pairings. not exactly sure what harrow was doing as a strong arm man.
Posted by: kveto from prague | October 10, 2011 5:08 PM
Denny O'Neil left the book over repeated conflicts with Tom DeFalco.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 21, 2012 9:22 PM
Could Lonesome Pinky be a riff on New York based novelist Kinky Friedman? I don't know whether Friedman had a high profile at the time but he's an eccentric writer known for using himself as a character in his work and who portrays himself as a "Jewish cowboy" living in a run down New York apartment.
Posted by: Jay Patrick | May 29, 2013 8:26 PM
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