Characters Appearing: Betty Brant, Joe 'Robbie' Robertson, Spider-Man, Whiplash (Blacklash)
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #101
Issue(s): Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #101
He's also got to dwelling on Gwen Stacy. Peter's memories of Gwen are a bit more... racy than i would have imagined.
...and Blacklash is forced to take one of the wife's guards as a hostage.
The guard goes after Blacklash on his own. Spider-Man also gets involved.
Sneaking into the building, Spider-Man sees the rope left behind by the hostage's husband, and he thinks to himself: "Now that's an odd place leave a rope! [sic]. Wonder if... Nah! What would he be doing in town?" I don't know who he's referring to!
Spider-Man catches up with the guard and webs him up so he doesn't get himself hurt, and then he faces off against Blacklash.
After it's over, both the guard and his wife are thankful for Spidey's involvement, as opposed to being upset that he interfered. The issue ends with Spidey leaving a flower at Gwen Stacy's grave.
A little sentimental but it's generally handled well. Unspectacular but decent art (except for the odd choice on Gwen). Fine for a fill-in. And a nice cover that makes a good use of Spider-Man's other costume's color scheme. You know, the costume he doesn't wear in this issue.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Never heard of Juan Alacantara before.
The 1980s and the ubiquitous nunchucks. Guhhh.....
Posted by: Mark Drummond | April 1, 2012 3:05 PM
The greatest thing about this issue is the cover.
Posted by: A.Lloyd | October 8, 2014 11:34 PM
FNORD - when you wrote -
Posted by: clyde | March 25, 2015 2:41 PM
I was being serious. If it's a Batman reference it's over my head, which wouldn't be surprising.
Posted by: fnord12 | March 25, 2015 3:16 PM
I remember buying this issue just because of that nice cover (hey, I was 10) and being surprised that he was wearing his red and blue.
Posted by: Erik Beck | May 26, 2015 6:54 AM
I was a bit sad to see Blacklash go back to crime after his last appearance in MTU, but it gives us a good issue. (And is realistic in depicting a criminal returning to crime despite his intentions.
I really liked Spidey's motivation for not letting the guard try to save his wife Ïf I fail, you can wind up hating me, instead of yourself" or something along those lines.
Posted by: kveto | March 18, 2016 9:53 AM
I agree with Kveto about Blacklash and everyone about the cover.
This is a decent story but the issue after Spider-man breaks up with a woman he loved so much he actually told her who he really was is the wrong place for it!
Also, does it strike anyone else that going to a concert is a silly thing to do here? Remember the end of WEB#1? "BONG! BONG! BONG! BONG!" etc... I can see Spidey sitting there asking "Hey, when's the show going to start?" and somebody replying, "He's been playing for half an hour!"
Posted by: Benway | July 7, 2017 1:16 AM
Actually, thinking about it... I still want to see the continuity insert showing how utterly deaf Peter Parker clad only in undershorts managed to escape from that church and get all the way home.
Posted by: Benway | July 7, 2017 1:42 AM
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