The Amazing Spider-Man #371 (1992)
“Invasion of the Spider-Slayers, Part 4: One Clue Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” & “Strained Relations”
“Invasion of the Spider-Slayers, Pt. 3: Life Stings!”
Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Mark Bagley
The Black Cat has some new gadgets that help her be more cat-like. Balance and agility enhancing implants, gloves that can sharpen to claws, and contacts that help her see in the dark. Her and Peter go to a mental hospital where Mendel Stromm’s assistant Max Young resides. They discover that he was broken out by Alistair Smythe. Spider-Man and Black Cat are attacked by a giant spider-slayer and destroy it. They figure Smythe’s behind it and set out to find him. Richard and Mary Parker get kidnapped by the FBI agent that was spying on Aunt May’s house.
Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Aaron Lopresti
MJ uses memories of her abusive father and speculations on what Peter’s parents coming into the picture might do to their relationship to help her acting in a movie.