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The Spectacular Spider-Man #167 (1990)

“A Misty Kind of Memory”

Rating: 5/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

The captain of the boat Peter’s in is Malcolm Knight’s brother, Leo. Leo found Peter in his Spider-Man suit, but keeps the info from him to protect his brother. Mary Jane’s old friend Jason kisses her and she backs away. She liked it, and is confused. Kingpin asks Puma to get rid of Chameleon and Hammerhead. Malcolm and Fogg’s sister are in love with each other. Leo is also in love with Fogg’s sister. He decides to betray Malcolm and tell Peter who he is. Fogg breaks into Leo’s house and tries to kill him. Knight comes to his house and fights Spider-Man. When Knight finds out what Fogg did to his brother, he fights him. Spider-Man knocks them out with a power line. Leo is still alive.

Web of Spider-Man #68 (1990)

“Tombstone Territory”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Alex Saviuk

Nick Katzenberg narrates this story about how Joe Robertson goes to a meeting with Tombstone and Spider-Man follows close behind. Hammerhead is tied up when Joe gets there and Tombstone says because of how Joe helped him gain some super powers that all debts are forgiven. Spider-Man busts in and fights Tombstone but Tombstone has the upper hand. His skin is hard as marble and as cold as ice. Hammerhead breaks free and shoots Tombstone but accidentally hits a munitions supply and it explodes. Joe, Spider-Man, and Katzenberg are still alive. The others, who knows.

Web of Spider-Man #67 (1990)

“With Friends Like These!”

Rating: 4/5

Writers: Gerry Conway & Ben Trovato
Artist: Alex Saviuk

Spider-Man asks Green Goblin (Norman Osborn) what he’s up to, and Green Goblin says he wants to put on the suit again but be a good guy. Spider-Man convinces him that with a wife and son it’s not such a good idea. Harry doesn’t reveal it to Spider-Man, but he remembers now that Spider-Man is Peter.

Tombstone stumbles back to Hammerhead’s headquarters and he’s now indestructible. Bullets have no effect on him and he has super strength.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #163 (1990)

“The Carrion Cure”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

Nick Katzenberg confronts MJ with the pictures of Peter in his Spider-Man suit. She punches him in the face and makes her way to Malcolm McBride’s house to help Peter. Hobgoblin wants Hammerhead to pay to have Spider-Man killed. Hammerhead says bring his head and they’ll talk money. Spidey taunts Carrion until he unintentionally frees him and Spidey pulls down some sewer onto Carrion. Hobgoblin comes back and womps Spider-Man good up into the street. Spider-Man protects MJ and Malcolm’s mother in the street and Hobgoblin throws a pumpkin bomb at them but Carrion blocks it and it blows up in both their faces. They seemingly both die.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #161 (1990)

“Pardoned!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

Joe Robertson is pardoned by the president and released from jail. Spider-Man asks Reed Richards for help in finding a cure for the genetic virus that created Carrion out of an ESU student. Hobgoblin, now with demon powers and a face more horrifying than his mask ever was, is hired by Hammerhead to kill Joe Robertson for causing disgrace to Tombstone. During a celebration, Puma (as Thomas Fireheart) promotes Joe to president and publisher of the Bugle. Hobgoblin attacks the party. Fireheart changes into Puma and attacks him back. Spider-Man comes along and gets involved. Hobgoblin can now fly and materialize a new glider is his gets away from him. Tombstone saves Spidey and Puma from a distance with a sniper rifle because nobody kills his pal Joe but him. Hobgoblin leaves, blinded and with notes about Carrion that Spider-Man had.

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