Web of Spider-Man comic books issue 122
"The Call." Smoke and Mirrors. Part 1 of 3. Plot by J.M. DeMatteis. Scriptby Todd Dezago. Art by Steven Butler (breakdowns) and Randy Emberlin (finishes). Cover by Steven Butler. Visions of the Jackal plague both Peter Parker and Ben Reilly! However both men know that Professor Miles Warren died several years ago! So neither is sure what's happening now! The Scarlet Spider follows his intuition north to the Catskills where he encounters a bizarre creature called Jack! And then a powerful one named Guardian! While the Guardian pounds lumps on Ben, the annoying Jack mocks him for being a clone! Has the Jackal really come back from the dead? What a shock to the system that would be! Story continues in Amazing Spider-Man#399. Cameo appearances by Mary Jane Watson, Anna Watson, Aunt May, Kaine,Joe Robertson, and J. Jonah Jameson. (Notes: The retcon of the original clone saga (in Amazing Spider-Man 144-149) expands considerably in the Smoke and Mirrors storyline. The letters page includes a statement of ownership:average print run 348,650; average paid circulation 199,708). 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.