Sensational Spider-Man comic books issue 9
"Swarmed!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Todd Dezago. Pencils by Mike Wieringo. Inks by Richard Case. Cover by Mike Wieringo and Richard Case. The Onslaught epic is over! But its devastating effects will be felt across the Marvel Universe (and more specifically New York City) for many months to come! And strangely enough one of the first consequences is the accidental severing of the telepathic bond within a certain colony of bees! A mutant colony controlled by Swarm! The buzz-worthy super-villain demands that the scientists at the Seismoharmonic Institute fix the problem... or else! It looks like the wondrous wall-crawler (aka Ben Reilly) will be getting in the pest control business very soon! In the meantime Mary Jane visits her doctor for an ultrasound! Is she having a baby boy or girl? Cameo appearances by Peter Parker, Desiree Winthrop, and Jimmy-6. Flashback cameos by Angel and Iceman to recap Swarm's first appearance in Champions 14 & 15. (Notes: Swarm previously appeared in the Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1993) limited series. This issue includes a 6-page Heroes Reborn preview of the Fantastic Four (1996 2nd series) and Captain America (1996 2nd series) with art by Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld, respectively. This story was reprinted in 2012 in the trade paperback: Amazing Spider-Man The Complete Ben Reilly Epic #5.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.95.