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Spider-Man #19 (1992)

“Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part Two, Slugfest” & “Diabolique”

Rating: 4/5

“Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part Two, Slugfest”

Writer: Erik Larsen
Artist: Erik Larsen

Vulture, Mysterio, Hobgoblin, Electro, and Sandman start fighting Dr. Octopus. Ock turns Sandman into glass, then Spider-Man gets involved. The Hulk comes in and joins the fight as well. Doc Ock beats the crap out of Hulk and Spidey and throws them out of the building. The rest of the Sinister Six agree to temporarily join Ock as the police are coming. It was his plan all along and Electro was in on it. Ock plans to steal an arsenal of weapons from another dimension.

“Diabolique”

Writer: Terry Kavanagh
Artist: Scott McDaniel

Peter goes to a museum to take pictures for the Bugle. His spider-sense goes off and he comes back at night to investigate. The new exhibit is coming alive, and all the statues around it come alive and start fighting Spidey. He fends them off and then prepares to battle Diabolique.

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.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #188 (1992)

“Funeral Arrangements Part Three: Final Judgement”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Sal Buscema

Spider-Man fights Vulture. Vulture takes him outside and up into the sky. Eventually, he pushes the limits of his power pack so far that it bursts into flames and they begin to fall. Spidey tosses the power pack and creates a web parachute to glide down and a web cushion to land on. Vulture is sent to jail. Aunt May runs into Harry, who asks her to deliver a package to Peter. Harry later bathes in the chemicals that gave his dad super strength and drove him to insanity.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #187 (1992)

“Funeral Arrangements Part Two: Desperate Measures”

Rating: 4/5

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Sal Buscema

The Vulture just wants forgiveness from Aunt May for killing Nathan Lubensky. He’s legitimately sorry. But she has a cold heart and tells him to leave. She calls Peter and he comes over in a fury. Vulture comes back and tries again. The cops show up and Vulture flies away with Peter as a hostage. At Vulture’s hideout, Peter jumps out the window of the silo and comes back in as Spider-Man. Vulture is happy, because he wants to brutally murder him.

The Spectacular Spider-Man #186 (1992)

“Funeral Arrangements Part One: Settling Scores”

Rating: 5/5

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Artist: Sal Buscema

Vulture is going around settling scores because he has rapidly spreading cancer and wants to settle old debts before he dies. So he’s killing people who wronged him. He has some kind of score to settle with Aunt May, and shows up at her house.

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