Spider-Man Funeral for an Octopus (1995) comic books
"Eight Arms Beyond The Grave" Part 1 of 3. Script by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich. Art by Stewart Johnson (breakdowns) and Al Milgrom (finishes). Cover by Ron Lim and Al Milgrom. In stunning fashion in Spectacular Spider-Man 221, Doctor Octopus perished at the hands of Kaine! And now after attending Doc Ock's funeral, Peter Parker vows to catch his killer! In the meantime Otto Octavius' only living relative, Elias Hargrove, attempts to reassemble the Sinister Six in hopes of recovering Dr. Octopus' metal arms! But the Scarlet Spider (aka Ben Reilly) interrupts the super-villain reunion! Is Ben ready to fight the Vulture, Mysterio, Electro, and Hobgoblin all at once? Cameo appearances by the Sandman, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson, Dilbert Tribly, Betty Brant, and Mary Jane Watson. 32 pages. Cover price $1.95.
"Armed and Dangerous" Part 2 of 3. Script by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich. Art by Stewart Johnson (breakdowns) and Al Milgrom (finishes). Cover by Ron Lim and Al Milgrom. The Scarlet Spider bravely battles two-thirds of the Sinister Six! However Ben Reilly has not been back in the superhero game for very long and predictably succumbs to their combined might! After their satisfying victory; the Vulture, Hobgoblin, Mysterio, and Electro attack the government facility in Long Island that's holding Doc Ock's mechanical arms! But once again the villainous foursome runs into an arachnid adversary! And this time it's the Amazing Spider-Man! The web-slinger knows his opponents very well and elects to use a new piece of equipment to fight them! Say hello to the Octo-Spider! Cameo appearances by Elias Hargrove and Kaine. 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.
"A Farewell to Arms!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich. Art by Tod Smith (breakdowns), Al Milgrom (finishes), Sal Buscema (finishes), and Don Hudson (finishes). Cover by Ron Lim and Al Milgrom. To defeat the remnants of the Sinister Six last issue, the wondrous wall-crawler donned the powerful arms of Dr. Octopus! However now the spectacular one has a new problem: he can't get the arms off! Is the Octo-Spider going to become his permanent identity? Meanwhile across town the Scarlet Spider (aka Ben Reilly) follows Elias Hargrove to a secret meeting! And once there he solves the mystery concerning Otto Octavius' estate! But now can the Scarlet Spider solve Mysterio? Cameo appearances by Electro and Kaine. (Note: Doc Ock returns in Amazing Spider-Man 427.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.