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The Spectacular Spider-Man #165 (1990)

“Knight and Fogg”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

Kingpin has Arranger killed by an assassin team from London called Knight and Fogg. Arranger tried to ask Spider-Man for protection, but Spidey wrote it off as a trap. Peter and Joe Robertson hash it out for a bit. Their friendship is dissolving because Joe thinks of Peter as a fraud and won’t forgive him for “faking” a photo of Spider-Man.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #164 (1990)

“Bugged”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

Beetle meets with the Arranger for a job. Arranger wants him to kill Spider-Man. Beetle says he doesn’t mess with super heroes anymore, so Arranger sends him after an armored car full of money. Then Arranger contacts Peter to tell him about the heist and try to contact Spider-Man. Spider-Man is waiting in the armored car when Beetle attacks. Spidey beats him easily and sends him back to jail. Arranger is in hot water with Kingpin because of all his recent failures.

Web of Spider-Man #55 (1989)

“Showdown”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Alex Saviuk

The Lobo brothers have turned their war against innocent civilians. Kingpin’s had enough and arranges a meeting with them to discuss peace. Chameleon hears of this meeting and uses the opportunity for an ambush. Hammerhead’s men drive by shooting and a fight breaks out. Spider-Man shows up and joins in on the action. Kingpin leaves with the Arranger and Gloria ends up accidentally killing her boyfriend with a silver bullet while trying to shoot Spider-Man. With the Lobo brothers out of commission, the gang war is over for now.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #154 (1989)

“Claws”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

Chameleon is now disguising himself as the Arranger to get information from Kingpin’s men, now that he doesn’t have the resources of the Bugle. MJ is feeling overwhelmed with everything that’s going on. Spider-Man sees that Puma is back in town and fights him for a while, but Puma gets away. The Arranger buys silver bullets. Kristy (MJ’s cousin) denies that she’s bulimic.

Web of Spider-Man #53 (1989)

“Wolves in the Night”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Mark Bagley

Things heat up as everybody prepares for the gang war. Spider-Man finds out that the Lobo brothers are planning to attack Kingpin at midnight and warns Arranger. Arranger sets up an impeccable security blanket around the Kingpin’s building. The Lobo brothers attack. MJ’s cousin Kristy has a self image problem and throws up to get skinny. She has mysterious bruises all over and Aunt May is worried about her. Kristy lays unconscious on the bathroom floor as Aunt May furiously knocks.

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