Comics : Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #9

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This story is part of an Arc: "The List"
     Part 1 / Part 2

This review was first published on: 2004.

Background...

Peter Parker is still swinging in the red'n'blues, unbeknownst to his wife, who is away on a photo-shoot... A photo-shoot which should have also been a second honeymoon... except that Spider-Man got in the way, again.

In Detail...

"The List"
Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 2) #9
Sep 1999 : SMURF 450.500 : SM Title
Summary: Doctor Octopus
Arc: Part 1 of "The List"
Editor:  Ralph Macchio
Writer:  Howard Mackie
Pencils:  John Byrne
Inker:  Raymond Kryssing
Cover Art:  John Byrne
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Articles: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius), Glory Grant, Mary Jane Watson-Parker

Jonathan Rickman studies a list at his desk, and finally, he knows who he has been looking for... but then he is interrupted by an intruder, who blasts their way in through the outside wall.

Shortly after, Spider-Man plays hero at a fire which has engulfed that same building. He rescues Mr Rickman from the burning roof. Rickman is clearly distressed. Rickman drops his list, a list which contains the name of Peter Parker.

Parker meets Rickman at the hospital, as does our old friend, Doctor Octopus. Is Ock the intruder? No, it would appear that another is behind it all. What is clear is that Parker, Rickman, Octavius and the unnamed protagonist are all part of the same mystery.

Meanwhile, Mary-Jane (tm) is receiving phone-calls from a very unwelcome admirer, who threatens to kill her husband, and have her for himself. Is that a concern? Hey, this is Spider-Man he's talking about knocking-off... he's gonna have to take a number!

In General...

Mackie sticks to the basics and does a fine job.

Overall Rating...

Reassuring. 3.5 webs.