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Web of Spider-Man #72 (1991)

“The Reckoning”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Danny Fingeroth
Artist: Dave Ross

Spider-Man saved everybody from the bomb just before Simon Steele set it off. Dominic Fortune goes into the hospital after faking a heart attack to lure an assassin. After the assassin shoots a dummy of Fortune and thinks he killed him, he leaves and heads back to Steele. Fortune, Spider-Man, and Sable follow. Fortune finds his old love Sabbath and she explains to him how she ended up marrying Steele. Simon Steele is defeated. Fortune and Sabbath try again at love.

Web of Spider-Man #71 (1990)

“Fortune’s Fury”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Danny Fingeroth
Artist: Dave Ross

Simon Steele (a Nazi in hiding) is assassinating witnesses that will put him away. Dominic Fortune wants revenge because Steele killed his son. At Steele’s attack on final last witness, Spider-Man meets Silver Sable and her Wild Pack taking out all of Steele’s men. They go to Fortune’s place where a second attack is taking place. They all defeat the goons and find out where Steele is. Dominic is about to kill him but Spider-Man and Sable stop him. Dominic’s love, Sabbath, who helped him beat Nazis even before WWII who disappeared is there and asks him not to kill Steele. In the hesitation, a plexiglass shield lowers (trapping Spidey, Sable, and Fortune) and Steele, Sabbath and Sabbath’s daughter escape. Sabbath is apparently married to Steele. As they get away, they blow the mansion up.

The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9 (1989)

“Atlantis Attacks, Chapter Six: The Serpent in the Shadow”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Dave Ross

One of the Atlanteans has started claiming to have a miracle cure for drug addiction in an attempt to turn addicts into lizard people for their army. Spider-Man and Cloak & Dagger investigate. Spider-Man gets charmed by the man after discovering the plot. Dagger gets kidnapped by them and when Cloak gets her back, something has happened to her. Continued in Daredevil.

A short story about Hobie Brown (aka The Prowler) and trying to invent some device that will save construction workers if they fall.

Spider-Man counts down the top 25 women in his life:

25. Candi, Randi, and Bambi
24. April Maye
23. Marcy Kane/Sun Priestess
22. Spider-Woman II
21. Black Widow
20. Spider-Woman I
19. Gwen Stacy’s “clone”
18. Madame Web
17. Marla Madison-Jameson
16. Silver Sable
15. Joy Mercado
14. Jean DeWolff
13. Sha Shan
12. Glory Grant
11. Anna Watson
10. Kristy Watson
09. Debra Whitman
08. Kate Cushing
07. Liz Allen Osborn
06. The Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)
05. Betty Brant Leeds
04. Gwen Stacy
03. Mary Parker (mom)
02. Aunt May Parker
01. Mary Jane Watson-Parker

Mary Jane daydreams of killing Jonathan Caesar.

More prequel to current Atlantis story. After plunging into the sea, the new god for Atlantis was Neptune. Atlanteans began worshipping the demon serpent named Set. Neptune got angry and destroyed their altar to him. Set vowed revenge. Some guy finds the serpent crown and puts it on, becoming the emperor of Lemuria and begins a reign of terror.

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