Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Chris Marrinan

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Spider-Man #29 (1992)

“Return to the Mad Dog Ward, Part One: Hope and Other Liars”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Ann Nocenti
Artist: Chris Marrinan

Dr. Hope from the Mad Dog Ward is still doing experiments on people to make them into mindless assassins. Spider-Man runs into some of them robbing an armored car. He’s also feeling stressed about all the lying he has to do to protect his identity.

Spider-Man #25 (1992)

“Why Me?”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Terry Kavanagh
Artist: Chris Marrinan

Spider-Man gets a note from Captain Britain and goes to London to meet him. There he runs into Excalibur, Nightcrawler, Phoenix, Shadowcat, Kylun, and Cerise and they fight D’Spayre and Nightmare and Juggernaut. Spider-Man gains the Phoenix power after Phoenix dies and destroy D’Spayre and Nightmare. Everybody but Cap and Spidey were androids. Then they fight Rhino, Doctor Octopus, The Vulture, Green Goblin, Vermin, Lizard, Scorpion, Tarantula, and Silvermane. Afterward they realize it was all an elaborate virtual reality program put on by Arcade.

The Amazing Spider-Man #360 (1992)

“Death Toy!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Chris Marrinan

Spider-Man saves Cardiac and the security guard in the toy factory. The toy factory is manufacturing dolls that are dangerous. Spidey and Cardiac find out that the parent company is Stane International and it is manufacturing weapons and testing them on humans. They show up at Stane Int. headquarters and fight the security detail. The man in charge runs outside but is caught by police who say they’re shutting him down for an investigation. Also, the first appearance of Carnage. He kills a random guy and says he chose him to be Carnage’s first victim because his name was stupid.

The Amazing Spider-Man #359 (1992)

“Toy Death!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Chris Marrinan

Ben Urich is writing articles exposing scammers who find legal ways to rip people off. After each article is published in the Bugle, Cardiac finds the scammer from the article and gives them a whooping. Spider-Man tries to stop him. They end up in a toy factory and Spidey has seconds to save both Cardiac and a security guard. Also, Cletus Kasady (Eddie Brock’s old cell mate) is talking to an unseen friend and escapes from prison.

Web of Spider-Man #83 (1991)

“Entrepeneurs”

*Entrepreneurs is spelled wrong in the actual comic book, so I’m just keeping it the same here in case it was on purpose.

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Chris Marrinan

Some techies make a powered suit to rob banks with. Spider-Man fights this Hypertron 1.0 and defeats him. A promoter named Bob has no money and his business is about to go under, so he steals the suit and tries to become a super hero to make money. When the techies come looking for the suit, he makes a mess of things and gives the suit to the police after Spider-Man webs up the techies. But he saved the schematics on a floppy disk.

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