Peter Parker Spider-Man comic books issue 44
"The Vengeance Gambit!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Marv Wolfman and Steve Leialoha. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Steve Leialoha (layouts) and Alan Gordon (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Rubinstein. Since the Kingpin retired from organized crime in Amazing Spider-Man 197, various ganglords have tried to take control of New York's mobs. But now one of the web-slinger's old foes makes his own push to be the top crime boss in Manhattan! What's his strategy? Simple, kill the other candidates for the job...and perhaps even the score with the wall-crawler along the way! Cameo appearance by the Vulture. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.
cover by humberto ramos paul jenkins (w)/ humberto ramos (p)/wayne faucher (i) ? THE SCOOP: Regular cover artist -- and major Spider-Man fan -- Humberto Ramos lends his extraordinary talents to a special four-part story featuring the return of the web-slinger's most relentless foe: the Green Goblin! ? THE STORY: Norman Osborn is back. Norman Osborn is pissed. And this time, no tricks, no games. What he wants is plain and simple: Peter Parker's heart on a silver platter! ? THE BUZZ: "PETER PARKER: SPIDER-MAN is the most cerebral of the Spider books, focusing on the title character and his two distinct identities... it's the complex nature of the character that Jenkins explores, often with Vertigo-level depth... if you had to give one super hero book to an adult, non-comics reading friend of yours, this is the one I'd suggest." - ComicBookResources.com ? THE FORMAT: 40 pages, with ads. 7-59606-04717-8-04411 (MarvelPG)2.25 Cover price $2.99.