Spectacular Spider-Man comic books issue 247
"Mad Jack" Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Luke Ross. Inks by Dan Green and Al Milgrom. Cover by Luke Ross. J. Jonah Jameson lies in a hospital bed after being ambushed by Jack O'Lantern last issue! And when Spider-Man swings past the hospital, he bumps into Jonah's assailant! After a short scuffle, the web-slinger realizes that "Mad Jack" is more powerful than the old Jack O'Lantern! Several hours later in a bizarre twist; Mad Jack's cat, Maguire, hypnotizes John Jameson and sends him on a mission to kill his father! Will this terrible day for the Jameson family ever end? Cameo appearances by Marla Madison Jameson, Joe Robertson, Dr. Kafka, Betty Brant, Flash Thompson, Jill Stacy, and Mary Jane Watson. (Notes: The Spectacular Spider-Man title takes a one-month hiatus for Marvel's company-wide "Flashback" event. See the special one-shot issue: Spectacular Spider-Man Minus1 (1997) #1. This issue includes a 3-page preview of the new Alpha Flight (1997 2nd) series.) 40 pages. Cover price $1.95.