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in: Comics, 1987, 1987, February Copper-Age, Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, Michael Zeck/Cover Artist, Bob McLeod/Cover Artist, Tom DeFalco/Writer, Christopher Priest/Writer, Alan Edward Kupperberg/Penciler, Jim Fern/Inker, Bob Sharen/Colourist, Rick Parker/Letterer, Jim Salicrup/Editor, Adam Blaustein/Editor, Peter Parker (Earth-616)/Quotes, Frank Castle (Earth-616)/Quotes, Peter Parker (Earth-616)/Appearances, Edward Leeds (Earth-616)/Appearances, Joseph Robertson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ben Urich (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hammerhead (Joseph) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Richard Fisk (Earth-616)/Appearances, Roderick Kingsley (Earth-616)/Appearances, Blue Boys (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jason Macendale Jr. (Earth-616)/Appearances, Oswald Silkworth (Earth-616)/Appearances, Mr. Varley (Earth-616)/Appearances, Mr. Johnston (Earth-616)/Appearances, Frank Castle (Earth-616)/Appearances, Kris Keating (Earth-616)/Appearances, Vanessa Fisk (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ann Macintosh (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York Police Department (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Daily Bugle/Appearances, Fisk Towers/Appearances, Web-Shooters/Appearances, Goblin Glider/Appearances, Jack O'Lantern's Platform/Appearances

Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 285


Amazing Spider-Man Vol 1 285

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Peter Parker (Earth-616) with Venom (Symbiote) (Earth-616) for the first time
What's the difference between you and them?!
Conversation Tail
Original Sin Vol 1 4 Dell'Otto Variant Textless
The Punisher
The difference is I'm right and they're dead!
Conversation Tail

Appearing in "Gang War, Part II: The Arranger Must Die!"Edit

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Synopsis for "Gang War, Part II: The Arranger Must Die!"Edit

Hammerhead, who survived the restaurant bomb, offers the Rose second-in-command if he supports his leadership bid. The Rose promises to consider it, then learns the Blue Boys have attacked his gambling den. Spider-Man joins that battle but, when the Punisher shoots two Blue Boys, pursues the vigilante instead, webbing him to a chimney. As Spider-Man sees to the wounded, Punisher escapes. Hobgoblin, his costume apparently protecting him from Punisher's bullets (ASM #284, '87), prowls the city. Jack O'Lantern attacks a business withholding Kingpin's protection money but Hammerhead ambushes him. Outgunned, he flees. As the Kingpin's men get antsy, the Arranger meets with Richard Fisk, the Kingpin's son. At the Bugle, Peter eavesdrops as Ned tells Robbie he's investigating a story involving Soviet Cold War spy activities, and Ben Urich informs Robbie that Hammerhead put out a contract on the Arranger, who arranges a meeting of the Kingpin's top lieutenants. The Rose attends. The Punisher tries to end it all with a bazooka shot but Spider-Man stops him. In the ensuing bedlam, Moe, an Arranger man who betrayed him to Hammerhead, tries to kill his boss but is simultaneously blasted by Jack O'Lantern and Hobgoblin. Their respective bosses order the men to shake hands. Outside, the Punisher gasses Spider-Man and departs.

  • Plot by DeFalco, script by Owsley.
  • No letters page is published this issue.

  • No trivia.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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