Comics : Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #149

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This review was first published on: 2002.

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"What About Carrion?!"
Spectacular Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #149
Apr 1989 : SMURF 314.600 : SM Title
Summary: Spider-Man vs. Carrion - Trial of Joe Robertson
Arc: Part 6 of "Lobo Brothers Gang War"
Editor:  Jim Salicrup
Writer:  Gerry Conway
Pencils:  Sal Buscema
Inker:  Sal Buscema
Cover Art:  Sal Buscema
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Articles: Carrion II, Glory Grant, The Lobo Brothers, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Mercado, Joy, Robertson, Joe "Robbie", Tombstone

It is 2:45 AM and a huge wolf with large fangs in a slavering mouth stands on the roof of a building near the "office tower owned by Wilson Fisk... the Kingpin of Crime". By the light of a full moon, the wolf leaps down from rooftop to rooftop.

At the office tower, a truck is being unloaded of great bundles of currency. It is the day's take of the Kingpin's operations. One of the men speculates that there must be five or ten million dollars there. But Lou, the one in charge, tells him not to get any ideas and to just put the money in the vault inside. It's not safe to mess with the Kingpin's money. But somebody didn't tell the wolf that.

All of a sudden, he is among them, overcome by bloodlust, slashing with his claws and rending with his fangs, killing every man as the money scatters in the air around them.

At 3:18 AM, a flunky awakens the Kingpin's lieutenant, the Arranger. He tells the Arranger that all seven men at the vault have been killed, slashed by a wild animal. Written on the vault wall, in blood, is the message, "Kingpin: The wolves come for you!"

Meanwhile, Joy Mercado is covering the trial of Robbie Robertson, accused of "a misprision of felony" for failing to rat on the hitman Tombstone years before. Joy calls her report in to Bugle editor Kate Cushing. (What has become of all these great supporting characters, by the way?) As Kate hangs up the phone, a rapturous Gloria Grant strolls by, singing, "Got my man and he loves me." Kate asks, "Who's the guy?" and is stunned to hear that it is Eduardo Lobo, "a known criminal". Kate tries to get Glory to sit down so she can break the news to her, but Gloria runs off. "I'm meeting him for lunch", she says, "Ta!"