Web of Spider-Man #57
Issue(s): Web of Spider-Man #57
And yeah, he eats his skinhead buddies.
For full disclosure since i had to do some magic to make these Web books fit with the other Spidey books, i'll show that it seems like Spider-Man is immediately returning to the scene of the bombing.
But the fact that the fire department and police are gone already either shows some amazing irresponsibility on their part or it has indeed been some time.
For now, Spider-Man and Rocket Racer agree to look for Eddie together, with Rocket using ESU computers to investigate Eddie while Spider-Man contacts the police. But based on the way Spider-Man's been acting in this story, it's not a surprise that he first stops in at his new apartment.
The existence of this apartment is why there's a gap between this issue and last. Last issue had Harry Osborn reminding Peter that he was supposed to help move the Osborns move into their new apartment, and it was only after they finished with the move that they offered Peter and MJ the space above them.
Peter's investigation is further delayed when it turns out that MJ's cousin Kristy has escaped from the hospital where she was being treated for bulimia (and she somehow knows where MJ is now living).
I love that Peter had to hide in a box because the apartment really is a single room loft. There isn't even a bathroom?
Since Spidey's being negligent, Rocket Racer has to call the Daily Bugle when he gets some news on Eddie, and instead of Peter Parker he gets Evil Nick Katzenberg.
Peter helps MJ take Kristy to the hospital, but then MJ says that she'll take it from there, so he leaves. Then, on instruction from Dr. Susan Ransome, MJ plays the tough love card with Kristy.
Peter goes to the Bugle and finds out that Nick got the call from Rocket. He follows, and they all wind up at Eddie's father's house. And in the standard Marvel racist twist (see the Sons of the Serpent, whose leaders always turn out to secretly be a minority), Eddie turns out to actually be Jewish.
This awful story finally ends when Spider-Man figures out that there's still a skeleton inside Skinhead that he can punch.
Rocket Racer does not get to participate in this fight.
And even when Spider-Man is seemingly stuck inside Skinhead after he's been defeated...
...Rocket isn't the one who pulls him out. In fact, Spider-Man just gets spit out.
So like, what was the point of Rocket Racer's appearance?
We do get to end with the note that we're all God's children. Except sleazy Nick Katzenberg. Har har.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Since Peter and MJ are moved into their new apartment, this has to take place after Amazing Spider-Man #322. That creates a gap between this issue and last, meaning that Skinhead hung out with his gang for a while before eating them. I'm also placing this after MJ's house painting party in Spectacular Spider-Man #156, since unless you have no choice you should paint your house before you move all the stuff in so that you don't get paint on your stuff, right? Or should you paint after you move in so that you don't scuff up your newly painted walls? Well, i chose the former.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showChaim Cross, Glory Grant, Kate Cushing, Kristy Watson, Mary Jane Watson, Nick Katzenberg, Rocket Racer, Skinhead, Spider-Man, Susan Ransome
Saviuk's MJ cheesecake looks positively wholesome compared to McFarlane's.
Posted by: Robert | November 4, 2014 2:20 AM
Amazing that Conway could fart out this nonsense and then turn round and deliver a great next issue.
It must be interesting to try to read these issues interspaced with ASM. spidey must seem really flighty the way he bounces back an forth between problems/storylines.
Posted by: kveto from prague | November 4, 2014 5:23 PM
He's called "Skinhead", but no boots, suspenders, or Slade lp?
(Original model Skinheads. Never mind...)
Posted by: Mark Drummond | November 8, 2014 5:09 PM
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