||FEATURE: Spider-Man; GUESTS: Milton and Zelda Osnick; Brad Rossi; Dr. Bailey Kuklin; DEBRA Whitman; VILLAINS: Ollie Osnick (1st); Dr. Octopus; CAMEOS: Moon Knight; Frank Miller (page six, panel one)
||Inspired by Doc Ock, a bratty rich kid constructs his own mechanical arms and heads out on a crime spree.
||Ed Hannigan (breakdowns); Al Milgrom (finished art); Rick Magyar (finished art)
||Al Milgrom; Rick Magyar (backgrounds)
||There are a lot of in-jokes and pop culture details in the background of this story; Frank Miller is portrayed as an obsessive artist drawing water towers; Ollie's gang sits around his house listening to classical records while reading Playduck (a Howard the Duck movie reference); Ollie has Star Wars toys in his room including a Tie-Fighter, a B-Wing Fighter and a Darth Vader poster; Ollie passes a graveyard sporting tombstones for Elektra, Gwen Stacy, Jean Grey and Denny O'Neil; Cops find issues of Ka-Zar and other Marvel comics on the floor of a vandalized convenience store; Ollie steals Rom and G.I. Joe toys from FAO Toys (whose sign exclaims "Amusements for the Well Heeled").
||in Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 2005 series) #3; in Uomo Ragno, L' (Edizioni Star Comics, 1987 series) #24