Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Making sense of this Spider-Man world.

Tony Isabella

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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.

Web of Spider-Man #76 (1991)

“Art Attack, Part 4: Art’s Desire!”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Alex Saviuk

The Avant Guard leaves and Spidey breaks out of his ice cube prison. The Human Torch stops by and they head for the Avant Guard headquarters via spider tracer. After a fight, Human Torch and Spidey beat Spark and Bora. Painter restores them but decides it’s too repetitive for his genius and traps them in a painting. Painter then proceeds to disgustingly explode into thousands of cockroaches. Human Torch gives the painting of the trapped Spark and Bora to Mr. Fantastic. The snow in the city melts.

Web of Spider-Man #75 (1991)

“Art Attack, Part 3: Cold Hands Warm Art”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Alex Saviuk

A raging freak snow storm hits New York and causes big problems. Spider-Man, Iceman, Firestar, Marvel Boy, Namorita, Nova, Speedball, Night Thrasher, Hercules, She-Hulk, Thor, and Captain America aid in efforts to help people and stop the storm. The Avant Guard is behind it as some crazy art project. Spidey fights Spark and Bora before Bora causes Spider-Man to be frozen in ice.

Web of Spider-Man #74 (1991)

“Art Attack, Part 2: Art and Soul”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Alex Saviuk

Peter and Kristy visit a piece of performance art by a guy called Spark. Afterward, Spark goes back stage and meets with his partner Bora and his mentor The Painter (who has cockroaches crawling all over him). The Painter can create anything in reality with a swipe of his paint brush. Bora and Spark have given their souls to him to be part of the Avant Guard. Painter makes Spark into a giant electrified brute and Peter fights him as Spider-Man. Eventually the Painter calls Spark back and they plan on sending New York into a new ice age as an artistic statement. Peter and Kristy run into an artist named Peter Nicholas (aka Colossus) and hang out with him.

Web of Spider-Man Annual #6 (1990)

Rating: 4/5

“Up From Slavery”

Writers: Gerry Conway & Stan Lee
Artists: Gil Kane & Sal Buscema & Mike Esposito & Alan Kupperberg

Psycho-Man tries to get Spider-Man’s Enigma energy, but can’t because Spidey lost it months ago. Spider-Man is put in a cage next to a bunch of other captives. They work together and break free. Spider-Man fights Psycho-Man and eventually shrinks Psycho-Man until he can’t see him anymore. Spider-Man grows back to normal size and goes home to MJ. The other captives shrink themselves so they can live in a universe that Psycho-Man shrank and captured.

“Salesday for a Shootout”

Writer: Gerry Conway
Artists: Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Aunt May and MJ are shopping in a mall when terrorists break in and start shooting customers. Punisher arrives and shoots the terrorists. The lead terrorist opens her jacket to reveal a bomb. Aunt May fakes a heart attack as a distraction and Punisher takes the rest of the terrorists out.

“Eleven Angry Men…And One Angry Woman”

Writer: Peter David
Artists: June Brigman & Stan Drake

MJ is on a jury and the defendant’s story condemns Spider-Man as the criminal and all the jurors declare him not guilty except for MJ. It’s a hung jury, so the judge dismisses the case and the defendant settles for a plea bargain after he sees Spider-Man out the window.

“Star Child”

Writer: Tony Isabella
Artist: Steve Ditko

A yuppie couple draws a pentagram on their floor to summon demons that will make them rich. When the pentagram is broken and the demons get free and start terrorizing the town, the couple’s baby is endowed with the Uni-Power and stops the demons.

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