Amazing Spider-Man 2nd Series comic books issue 48
Cover by Frank Cho. "A Spider's Tale," script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils by John Romita, Jr., inks by Scott Hanna; At the end of his fight with Shathra, a stunned and weakened Peter had succumbed to her sting's poison; But luck favored him when he entered a spiders' den and she lost his scent; Unbeknownst to Peter, he is taken to Ghana by Ezekiel, a friend of his; There Ezekiel feeds him the story of the first Spider-Man, Kwaku Anansi; Ezekiel takes Peter to a holy place of Spiders, something he refers to as a "place of power"; He tells that Peter will have an advantage here; Peter is confused, but is forced to dress up when Shathra comes to the place; A bitter fight ensues. Three-page preview of The Incredible Hulk #50, script by Bruce Jones, art by Mike Deodato, Jr. 36 pgs., full color. $2.25. Cover price $2.25.