Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Web of Spider-Man Annual #4 (1988)

“Sweet Poison!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Steve Gerber
Artist: Cynthia Martin

Peter is in Miami promoting his book. His spider sense alarms excruciatingly when the maid enters his hotel room to clean, but nothing out of the ordinary happens and she leaves. Turns out she’s possessed by a powerful being from another dimension. The High Evolutionary sends some minions to kill her and her son (who is also suspected of being a danger). Spider-Man breaks up an interrogation and finds out where a huge stash of cocaine is. It’s out in the Everglades and he finds it, but gets jumped by some other drug dealers and the High Evolutionary’s men. And then also the maid, who’s possessed by some lady named Poison. The Kingpin and Slug are also involved behind the scenes of the drug thing. Spider-Man wins the battle. And Poison leaves the maid’s body, but leaves some of her power.

In a short story about Poison, the maid explains how Poison first came to her when they were both dying, saying if they bonded, they could both live. And now, after Poison has left her body, I guess she’s a crime fighter of sorts. She hunts bad people.

Then a recap of the past year. And more of the High Evolutionary story. He and his animal-men were battling some demon and a lot of them were killed. Some lady named Magda in his fortress has twins, but leaves, and asks him to care for them. The High Evolutionary finds suitable parents in some gypsy village, and the last narration box states that these twins grow up to be Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

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