Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

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Web of Spider-Man #90 (1992)

“Sleight of Mind!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Howard Mackie
Artist: Alex Saviuk

Mysterio captures Spider-Man in one of his illusions. Spider-Man has to fight old villains. The three goblins, Venom, Galactus. At one point, the symbiote even takes over Galactus. But eventually Spider-Man snaps out of the illusion and beats the crap out of Mysterio before handing him to the police.

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 Spectacular Spider-Man #190 (1992)

“The Horns of a Dilemma!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Sal Buscema

Harry is getting psychological treatment by Dr. Kafka, but the police decide to take him to The Vault instead and just imprison him for his crimes. Harry hires Rhino to shake Peter up into thinking his secret’s gotten out. Peter makes a sneaky change into Spider-Man and knocks out Rhino and hangs him up.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #189 (1992)

“The Osborn Legacy” & “The Night the World Died”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Sal Buscema

“The Osborn Legacy”

The gift Harry asks Aunt May to deliver to Peter is a Jack-in-the-Box with a Goblin head. There’s also a stuffed Spider-Man in Peter’s bed that explodes. He goes to check on Liz and the others upstairs, but they’re gone and only a note saying “Gotcha!” remains. Spider-Man goes out and finds Harry at his old house in New Jersey. Harry’s having dinner with his family and Molten Man (Liz’s brother). After failed attempts to convince Harry he needs help, Spider-Man fights him. He knocks him out, webs him up, and calls the police. As they load him into the truck, Goblin says he knows Spider-Man’s secret identity but won’t reveal it just yet. Then he laughs maniacally.

“The Night the World Died”

Aunt May has trouble sleeping as she remembers the night Ben died. She’s blamed Spider-Man for all the death in her life, but is coming to realize that he’s not to blame.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #184 (1992)

“The Child Within: Aftermath”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Sal Buscema

Spidey meets Molten Man and tells him about Harry’s regression back to the Green Goblin and wants him to tells Liz. Harry returns home to tell his son that he has to leave for a bit, then Liz sees him in his costume as he’s leaving. Dr. Kafka is having a lot of progress with Vermin and via chemicals has even managed to transform him back into his human self for a bit. Spidey goes out to find Harry and stumbles upon Frog-Man.

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