Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Jim Mooney

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Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #059 (1981)

“I Want Spider-Man!”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Roger Stern
Artist: Jim Mooney

Some guy’s doing a news episode about Spider-Man and wants footage of him. One of the guys he hires to get the footage is Martin Blank (aka The Gibbon). The Beetle tests out his new suit and inputs the analyzed Spider-Man battle data into his suit. While on the camera team searching for Spider-Man via helicopter, Martin Blank puts on The Gibbon suit and attacks Spider-Man. Spider-Man clobbers him, but gets immediately attacked by The Beetle.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #053 (1981)

“Toys of the Terrible Tinkerer”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Artist: Jim Mooney

The Tinkerer is back and Spider-Man finds his hideout and battles his barrage of armed toys and escapes a giant sized claw game trap. Then destroys Tinkerer’s assistant robot called Toy and leaves.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #02 (1980)

“Vengeance is Mine — Sayeth the Sword!”

Rating: 3/5

Writer: Ralph Macchio
Artist: Jim Mooney

A former business partner of Silvermane who calls himself Rapier wants vengeance for Silvermane’s attempt to kill him many years ago. Spider-Man stops him from killing Silvermane. As Rapier runs away, Silvermane shoots him in the back. But doesn’t kill him.

Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #049 (1980)

“Enter: The Smuggler!”

Rating: 2/5

Writer: Roger Stern
Artist: Jim Mooney

Spider-Man finds a new villain in town called The Smuggler and busts up his operation. The issue ends with Smuggler being webbed up and Spider-Man holding him over his head wondering what to do with him.

Short story about White Tiger. First a recap of his life, then we find out his family has been murdered. Continues next issue.

The Amazing Spider-Man #207 (1980)

“Mesmero’s Revenge!”

Rating: 2/5

Writer: Denny O’Neil
Artist: Jim Mooney

A hypnotist upset about bad reviews seeks vengeance on Spider-Man for foiling his attempt to kill the critic who gave him a bad review. Spider-Man foils his plot again fairly easily.

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