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Spider-Man #18 (1992)

“Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part One”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Erik Larsen
Artist: Erik Larsen

Ghost Rider and Spider-Man fight some delusional guy in a robotic suit who murdered some people. The family that Sandman stayed with for a while is harmed and he suspects Dr. Octopus. Vulture, Mysterio, Electro, and Hobgoblin ask Sandman to join them in getting revenge on Doc Ock for betraying them last time. He agrees, but doesn’t trust them (and doesn’t participate in criminal activities anymore) and tells Spidey about their meeting at Doc Ock’s hideout. Ock has reacquired his adamantium arms and plans to do some damage with them. Meanwhile, MJ tells Peter the director of the new Arnold Schwarzenheimer movie wants her to play a hooker (nude scenes required). Peter has a problem with that, MJ gets angry at him.

Web of Spider-Man Annual #07 (1991)

Rating: 4/5

“The Vibranium Vendetta, Part 3: The Machine and the Man”

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Guang Yap

Ultron-13 steals a box of the synthetic vibranium. Iron Man and Sunturion follow him into the sewer, defeat him, and get the vibranium back. The synthetic vibranium in its raw form turns into antarctic vibranium and melts metal. Iron Man figures out a way to get it all safely away before it melts all of New York.

“Fast Feud II: Speed Demon’s Revenge”

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Paris Cullins

Speed Demon wants revenge against Rocket Racer, says he has 10 minutes to live. After a chase, Rocket Racer manages to knock Speed Demon out.

“The Origin of Venom”

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Don Hudson

The origin of Venom.

“The Origin of the Green Goblin: Sins of the Father”

Writer: Peter Sanderson
Artist: Don Hudson

The origin and history of The Green Goblin.

“The Origin of the Hobgoblin: The Price of Power”

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Don Hudson

The origin and history of The Hobgoblin.

“Outlaw Justice Part Three”

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Alan Kupperberg

Silver Sable, Rocket Racer, The Prowler, and Will-o-the-Wisp fight Sandman. Sable slips inside and finds the kidnapper and the girl. The kidnapper nearly gets away with the girl, but Sandman takes him out. Sable offers him a contract to be part of the Outlaws team.

The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #11 (1991)

Rating: 4/5

“The Vibranium Vendetta, Part 2: The Ghost and the Machine”

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Marie Severin

Sunturion is about to blast everyone when Iron Man comes in and takes him out. Spider-Man hits Sunturion with a microwave beam that turns him back into Arthur Dearborn. Everybody leaves. Ultron-13 wants the Vibranium to make himself invincible and creates an army of androids to steal it. Iron Man, Spidey, and Black Panther reconvene at the Roxxon lab later. Spidey and Panther fight the android army and Ghost fights Ultron-13. Ghost loses. Iron Man stops Dearborn from getting away and downloads data from Roxxon’s computer. Ultron-13 agrees to help Kingpin get the secrets of the synthetic vibranium.

“Outlaw Justice Part Two”

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Alan Kupperberg

Silver Sable, Prowler, and Rocket Racer show up at the kidnapper’s compound and defeat the guards. Then they run into Sandman who’s working for the kidnapper. But secretly, he’s trying to thwart the kidnapper to get back in the Avengers’ good graces.

“One Track Mind”

Writer: Gerry Conway & Terry Kavanagh
Artist: Ron Wilson

Spider-Man thwarts an attempted bank robbery involving the Rhino.

“With Babysitting Comes Great Responsibility”

Writer: Fred Hembeck
Artist: Fred Hembeck

A very young Petey Parker is put in charge of babysitting a baby. He takes him in a wagon to get a free banana split but has to rush home before his aunt and uncle and the baby’s parents get home.

The Amazing Spider-Man #348 (1991)

“Righteous Sand!”

Rating: 5/5

Writer: David Michelinie
Artist: Erik Larsen

Peter is feeling lonely and gets a tip from Ben Urich that something might be going down at the trainyard and he should take some pictures. Peter changes into Spider-Man and heads over there. Sandman is now a reserve member of the Avengers and everybody knows who he is. Somebody tells him he saw some people in camouflage loading guns into a truck. Sandman goes to check it out, finds out it’s a plan to steal nuclear waste at the trainyard, and calls the Avengers to help take them down. Spider-Man and Sandman take out a lot of the guys before Thor, Captain America, Sersi, Quasar, She-Hulk, and Black Widow show up to finish the job. Captain America lightly reprimands Sandman because it’s not a global incident and that’s what the Avengers take care of now. Sandman thinks he’s being fired and storms off. Peter returns home and rediscovers that he’s not lonely as long as he’s got MJ. The Black Fox comes back to town for one last big score.

The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10 (1990)

Rating: 4/5

“Into the Microverse”

Writers: Gerry Conway & Stan Lee
Artist: Rich Buckler

Spider-Man returns home, small as a bee, and explains to MJ what happened. She takes him to Harry’s lab where they try something, but Spider-Man just keeps getting smaller. He eventually becomes smaller than the smallest nuclei and lands on a microscopic world where they try to capture him. He continues getting smaller and lands in some kind of spaceship where he’s captured by Psycho-Man.

“Pale Reflection”

Writer: Glenn Herdling
Artist: Todd McFarlane

The Prowler is hired by Silver Sable. She puts him through some tests to prepare him for future tasks.

“The Choice”

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artists: Ross Andru & Alan Kupperberg

Wizard and Trapster try to recruit Sandman. Sandman refuses and then later meets up with them and shoots them with Trapster’s gun and calls the police.

“What I Did On My Summer Vacation”

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Alan Kupperberg

Rocket Racer is now a bounty hunter and goes after some rednecks in Ohio who’re stealing and selling weapons. With the help of the local sheriff, he catches them.

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