Appearing in "The Road Block"Edit
- Daily Bugle
- Mary Jane Watson-Parker
- An unnamed officer
- Don Fortunato (Mentioned)
- Kate Cushing (Mentioned) (a former journalist at Daily Bugle)
- The Rose / The Schemer / The Blood Rose (Richard Fisk) (Mentioned)
- Kingpin of Crime (Wilson Fisk) (Mentioned)
- Aleshia (First appearance)
- Kadril (First appearance)
- X-Men (Mentioned)
- Onslaught (Mentioned)
- Avengers (Only in flashback) (Believed to be deceased)
- Fantastic Four (Only in flashback) (Believed to be deceased)
- May Parker (Peter and MJ's unborn daughter) (Mentioned)
- Aunt May (Only in flashback)
Races and Species:
- Spider-Man's Suit
- Captain America's Shield (Flashback and main story)
- Captain America's Uniform (Flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "The Road Block"Edit
While the city recovers from Onslaught's attack, Spider-Man unknowingly busts up the Rose's attempt to cripple Fortunato's operations. Meanwhile, decreased revenue and repairs to the damaged Bugle building force Jonah to lay off some employees including Kate Cushing. Elsewhere, Scrier meets with Rose, insisting he is his future partner. Unable to get into his apartment with Jimmy-6 there (SM #70, '96), Spider-Man goes for a swing. Peter arrives at the Bugle to see Jacob Conover fired. Robbie fires Peter next. Later, Scrier returns to Gaunt's warehouse where he removes his mask, revealing he is possibly a normal man in disguise. Spider-Man finds two kids, Aleishia and Kadril, fighting over whether mutants were responsible for the deaths of the city's heroes. He takes them web-slinging, telling them that assigning blame only diminishes the heroes' sacrifice. As Scrier and Gaunt discuss their mutual employer, Chakra spies on them. Peter returns home where Mary Jane reveals she plans to name their baby May. Chakra reports the Scrier-Gaunt alliance to Traveller and the Host. Spider-Man drops the kids off. Aleshia asks how he continues, having lost so many friends. Spider-Man tells her they are always in his heart.
- This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.
- How will Spider-Man deal with the results of the Onslaught war? And will Peter dodge the axe when J. Jonah Jameson "downsizes" the Daily Bugle?
- No trivia.
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