Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man annual #3
Issue(s): Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man annual #3
But that only lasts until John becomes the Man-Wolf and goes on a rampage...
...with both Lance Bannon and Peter Parker getting pictures of it. Peter knows to toss his photos since the Man-Wolf is JJ's son, but Lance finds out the hard way.
As Peter Parker, Spider-Man is also working with Doc Connors (aka the Lizard) in this story, and Connors had invented a device that may be able undo cancer by attacking it at the root. Spider-Man tracks down John Jameson, who is at his girlfriend Kristine's house, and convinces him to let Connors use the device to try to detach the moon rock that causes John's transformations. JJ also makes his way to Kristine's house, and reluctantly goes along with the idea, at least at first.
But JJ gets increasingly paranoid as the tests continue.
Art is kind of wonky in that scene with John holding Connors above.
JJ eventually frees his son while he's in Man-Wolf form, resulting in Spider-Man having to fight to subdue him.
Kristine tries to get through to the Man-Wolf, but he's said to be too far gone.
Spider-Man eventually knocks out Man-Wolf with a flying haymaker.
They then administer the cure. At first it's not clear if it's working...
...but it eventually does.
The moon stone itself crumbles to dust.
I'm not a huge Man-Wolf fan, nor do i love JJ when he's at his most irrational. And the art on this issue is pretty bad. But i guess the issue is providing some closure on the open Man-Wolf threads.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP place this between Amazing Spider-Man #219-220.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showJ. Jonah Jameson, Kristine Saunders, Lance Bannon, Lizard, Man-Wolf (John Jameson), Spider-Man
The cover of this issue features one of the worst depictions of J.J. that I've ever seen.
Posted by: TCP | March 2, 2015 7:45 PM
Stupid Peter, why didn't you get rid of the dust? Because of that we had to sit through Cap Wolf?
Posted by: Michael | March 2, 2015 9:42 PM
According to the 6/81 Comics Journal, David Kraft didn't want to do this story, but Shooter ordered that John Jameson had to be cured. Another disposable character (sorta)disposed of?
Jim Mooney was the originally announced inker for this.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | March 3, 2015 10:56 AM
Steve Mitchell was not a great choice to ink either Sherman or Weiss. Bob McLeod or Tom Palmer would have been a much better choice.
Posted by: Vin the Comics Guy | June 25, 2015 1:53 PM
Man-Wolf's tongue goes kinda 'Tex Avery wolf' when confronted by Kristine.
Posted by: Oliver_C | December 29, 2015 9:14 AM
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