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- Before I go -- a little helpful hint -- breathe through your nose. 'Cause those webs can taste pretty hideous! Heh-heh.
- -- Spider-Man
Appearing in "Torment (Part I of V)"Edit
Synopsis for "Torment (Part I of V)"Edit
Spider-Man web-slings across the city and stumbles upon a mugging in progress. He gets the drop on the criminal who turns around and fires at him. Spider-Man easily dodges the bullets then disarms the man. He hangs him suspended from the cornice of a building wrapped up in web fluid.
Elsewhere, a mysterious individual conducts a ritual that summons forth the Lizard. The Lizard rises from the East River and tries to track down the source of a persistent throbbing in his skull. He comes to shore and attacks a group of would-be thieves. He dives into them demonstrating a savage ferocity unlike any he's ever displayed before. One of the punks fires a gun at the Lizard and blood sprays against the wall behind him. This is hardly enough to stop his rampage.
The next morning, Peter wakes up and decides to a little web-slinging before class. Mary Jane bids him good-bye and looks at the front page of the Daily Bugle. The headline reads "3 Killings - men slashed to death". A photograph in the paper shows a wall with the letters "CNNR" written in blood.
As day turns to night, the Lizard claims another victim.
- This issue is reprinted in the Spider-Man: Torment trade paperback.
- This issue has an alternate cover.
- Premiere issue.
- With this issue, the Lizard adapts a more savage, reptilian physical form. The Lizard appeared last in Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #313.
- The cover of this issue appears in the comic galleries from the video games The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (Sega CD version) and Spider-Man.
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- Untold Tales of Spider-Man
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- Spider-Man article at Wikipedia
- Spider-Man article at Marvel Universe
- Spider-Man article at the Marvel Directory
- Spider-Man article at Don Markstein's Toonopedia
- Spider-Man (Volume 1) series index at Spiderfan
- Spider-Man (Volume 1) series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Spider-Man (Volume 1) series index at the Grand Comics Database
- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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