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Web of Spider-Man #55 (1989)

“Showdown”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Alex Saviuk

The Lobo brothers have turned their war against innocent civilians. Kingpin’s had enough and arranges a meeting with them to discuss peace. Chameleon hears of this meeting and uses the opportunity for an ambush. Hammerhead’s men drive by shooting and a fight breaks out. Spider-Man shows up and joins in on the action. Kingpin leaves with the Arranger and Gloria ends up accidentally killing her boyfriend with a silver bullet while trying to shoot Spider-Man. With the Lobo brothers out of commission, the gang war is over for now.

Web of Spider-Man #54 (1989)

“The Wolves of War”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Alex Saviuk

The Lobo brothers (in werewolf form) mutilate the Kingpin’s men. Kingpin had the foresight to leave a dummy in his office and hide somewhere. Peter arrives home and collapses and then sleeps off the effects of the serum. Upset about the Bugle accusing him of being involved in the massacre of Kingpin’s men, Spider-Man goes to the new sleazy photographer for the Bugle who tells him it was all Jameson’s idea and that Jameson is at his penthouse. Spider-Man goes there and fights Jameson and eventually finds out it’s Chameleon. Chameleon runs away and Spider-man finds and frees the real Jameson.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #153 (1989)

“Siege”

Rating: 5/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Sal Buscema

Bruiser, Joe Robertson’s protector friend in prison, helps him work out and become strong. Tombstone then fights Bruiser and kills him. The alarms go off and Tombstone leaves Joe, who weeps over Bruiser’s body.

Spider-Man is under gunfire by Hammerhead’s men. He sees Jonah Jameson, who tells him to come with him. He does. Jameson is actually Chameleon, but Spidey doesn’t realize that. Chameleon injects something into Spider-Man that makes him weak and woozy. Hammerhead comes in and beats him up for a bit. Spider-Man gains enough strength to knock Hammerhead out and travels to Kingpin’s building. It’s already under fire. The war with the Lobo brothers has already begun.

Web of Spider-Man #53 (1989)

“Wolves in the Night”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Mark Bagley

Things heat up as everybody prepares for the gang war. Spider-Man finds out that the Lobo brothers are planning to attack Kingpin at midnight and warns Arranger. Arranger sets up an impeccable security blanket around the Kingpin’s building. The Lobo brothers attack. MJ’s cousin Kristy has a self image problem and throws up to get skinny. She has mysterious bruises all over and Aunt May is worried about her. Kristy lays unconscious on the bathroom floor as Aunt May furiously knocks.

Web of Spider-Man #51 (1989)

“The Crimelord of New York!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artist: Mark Bagley

Chameleon is lobbying to take over Kingpin’s position as Crimelord of New York. He seeks the help of Hammerhead. Spider-Man fights the werewolf version of one of the Lobo brothers, but he gets away. Arranger asks for Spider-Man’s help in ending the war. Civilian lives could be at stake.

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