Comics : Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #271

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"Whatever Happened To Crusher Hogan?"
Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #271
Dec 1985 : SMURF 271.500 : SM Title
Summary: Crusher Hogan, Man-Slaughter
Editor:  Jim Owsley
Writer:  Tom DeFalco
Pencils:  Ron Frenz
Inker:  Josef Rubinstein
Cover Art:  Ron Frenz
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 Reprinted In: Marvel Tales #281
 Reprinted In: The Very Best Of Spider-Man (TPB)
 Reprinted In: Spider-Man & Zoids (UK) #50
 Reprinted In: Spider-Man & Zoids (UK) #51
Articles: Aunt May Parker, Bambi, Candi, and Randi, Betty Brant, Crusher Hogan, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Nathan Lubensky, Leeds, Ned

This sees the long awaited return of Crusher Hogan, the wrestler who Peter fought in Amazing Fantasy #15 - even before he made his first Spider-Man costume. Crusher is sweeping floors in a Gym, where the folks laugh at his (ficticious) stories of how he trained the young Spider-Man.

Man-Slaughter is the huge monster of a man who keeps the Gym's fighters in line - especially when they are forced to throw fights, and pursuaded not to look elsewhere for work. Man-Slaughter has had a little operation to remove his pain circuits - so when Spider-Man gets involved there is a pretty fair fight between the two. What happens to Crusher in the end? Read the story.