Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #11

Background

This has to be the most awaited Spider-Man story Ever. If you don't know the background to this story, then you probably spent the last three years in a country which only recently discovered language.

Story 'Deadly Diversions'

The mysterious mastermind tells Gaunt to find and kill Ben in front of Peter, while at the Daily Bugle Jonah Jameson complains as the two underlings of the same mastermind "fix" the elevators. Meanwhile Peter and Ben leave May's home and talk about the loss of the heroes since Onslaught. Peter tells Ben that since Mary Jane is due any time now, he has a beeper that keeps him aware of her situation. He also tells Ben that his spider-powers are now totally back, or so he thinks. When Ben and Peter stumble upon a group of kids playing in a building downtown, they are caught off guard, as Gaunt chooses this moment to attack them both.

Ben changes into Spidey as Peter is buried under the rubble with the children, who turn out to be androids under the control of Gaunt, who reveals himself to be the Robot-Master, Mendel Stromm. In the thick of battle, Peter's powers cut out again, but then are restored just as Stromm's robots encircle him and Ben. Back at the Daily Grind, where Mary Jane and Aunt Anna are waiting for Peter, the new waitress Alison Mongrain slips Mary Jane a drug that starts painful labor. The beeper Peter has goes off, denoting trouble, but he is left in the clutches of Stromm, unable to leave!

General Comments

Great stuff.

Overall Rating

Four and a half webs.