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Comic books in 'Spider-Man Web of Death'

  • Issue #397
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 397

    48-page Flipbook Edition. "Tentacles." Web of Death, Part 1 of 4. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Cover by Mark Bagley and Larry Mahlstedt. Peter Parker is dead (spider) man walking after the antidote failed to remove the Vulture's deadly virus from his body (at the end of Spectacular Spider-Man 219)! The web-slinger is fading fast with no help in sight! But in a truly bizarre twist of fate, one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies takes compassion on him! Is Doctor Octopus really going to step forward and save the wall-crawler's life? Sometimes six arms are better than two! In the meantime, Mary Jane returns to New York City after reconciling with her family. Story continues in Spectacular Spider-Man 220. First appearance of Stunner. Cameo appearances by Aunt May and Kaine. Flip story: "Radically Both." Story by Christopher Golden. Back cover by Tom Grummett. This 15-page abridged story (with clip art) is taken from the Ultimate Spider-Man (1994 Novel) anthology by Berkley Books. The short story features Spider-Man vs. the Lizard. (Notes: This issue was published with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers White Ranger barcode card for Tiger game systems. The issue may or may not contain the card now.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #220
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 220

    48-page Flipbook Edition. "A Time to Live!" Web of Death, Part 2 of 4. Script by Tom DeFalco. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Bill Sienkiewicz (finishes). Cover by Sal Buscema. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man #397. Doctor Octopus works feverishly to save Peter Parker's life as the Vulture's deadly virus pushes the wall-crawler closer and closer to death! What a strange turn of events to see Doc Ock helping Spider-Man! Perhaps the six-armed super-villain's heart is not as cold as it's seemed through the years! After temporarily containing the virus, Dr. Octopus drops the web-slinger off at his brownstone to be reunited with Mary Jane! And once inside she announces to her husband: "We're having a baby!" Mary Jane is pregnant! Story continues in Amazing Spider-Man #398. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Anna Watson, Kaine, and Stunner. Flip story: "Scoop!" Story by David Michelinie. Illustrations by Mark Bagley and Alex Saviuk. Back cover by Tom Grummett and Klaus Janson. This 15-page abridged story (with clip art) is taken from the Ultimate Spider-Man (1994 Novel) anthology by Berkley Books. The short story features Spider-Man vs. the Raker. (Notes: This issue was published with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers White Ranger barcode card for Tiger game systems. The issue may or may not contain the card now.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.25.

  • Issue #398
    Amazing Spider-Man (1963 1st Series) 398

    "Before I Wake." Web of Death, Part 3 of 4. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Mark Bagley. Inks by Larry Mahlstedt. Cover by Mark Bagley and Larry Mahlstedt. Story continues from Spectacular Spider-Man 220. Terrific news! Mary Jane is pregnant! The Parkers are expecting a baby! But if the Amazing Spider-Man wants to live to see his child born, he must find a cure for the debilitating virus inside his body! Would the web-slinger be willing to stand arm-in-arm-in-arm with Doc Ock in order to be saved? Desperate times call for desperate measures! The doctor is in! Octopus style! Story concludes in Spectacular Spider-Man #221. Cameo appearances by Aunt May, Kaine, and Stunner. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #221
    Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 1st Series) 221

    "A Time to Die!" Web of Death, Part 4 of 4. Script by Tom DeFalco. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Bill Sienkiewicz (finishes). Cover by Sal Buscema and Bill Sienkiewicz. Story continues from Amazing Spider-Man #398. In heart-pounding fashion, Dr. Octopus resuscitates the wondrous wall-crawler and rids his body of the deadly virus! What a stunning act of kindness and generosity from Spider-Man's long-time foe! Is Doc Ock turning over a new leaf? Maybe so! But sadly the good doctor's reformation is short-lived after he's ambushed by Kaine! And now it's Otto Octavius' turn to fight for his life! Will six arms be enough to avoid the deadly mark of Kaine? Appearances by Mary Jane Watson and Stunner. (Note: Dr. Octopus' legacy continues in the Spider-Man: Funeral for an Octopus (1995) Limited Series.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.